Monday, 25 January 2021

Meet The New Quilt Artist: Judi Nikoleski


Names of Artworks: Habitat Drift 1,2&3 (triptych) and Restless Fiery Night


Judi immersed herself in the making of creative textiles after a career change from an extensive period working in publication and internet design. She had always loved working with fabric and sewing as a creative interest and the change was a natural progression. She built upon a solid foundation in graphic design and illustration by attending multiple courses in creative textiles. This was the impetus for her many series of unique art textiles which incorporate felting, dye painting, printing, silk screening, quilting and many other textile techniques.

Since 2007 Judi's creative art quilts have been exhibited in twenty five group shows in NSW, Victoria and the USA, including two juried shows at the Manly Art Gallery NSW and two solo shows at Timeless Textiles Newcastle. Her work has received multiple awards for surface design, creative use of pigments and dyes and textile portraiture. Two of Judi's art quilts have won the Best of Show Acquisitive award at the Australian Cotton Fibre Expo. Many of her wall hangings have been purchased by private individuals. She works from her studio in Charlestown NSW.





Judi Nikoleski online: Webpage        


The New Quilt, on exhibition at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, NSW from 5 February – 11 April 2021. 

Gallery hours: Open 6 days a week Monday, Wednesday-Friday 10am-4pm Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm. Closed on Tuesday and public holidays.   

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Meet The New Quilt Artist: Alison Muir



Names of Artworks: Comfort and Feeding the aquifer 


Water is the driving force in Muir’s world. She had developed an individual style using layered 'vliesofixed' strips of cloth in the early 2000’s. 

The thesis and accompanying exhibition 'Fathoming the depths: informative textiles' presented social & environmental issues: the politics of water and an MDes (Hons) was awarded in 2010, using experimental works, questioning the audience about the messages in the textile and remaking new works for the 4 out of 12 messages which were not clear.

For the last 10 years, Muir has experimented with natural dyes and mordants, using indigo and Australian flora as the source material. Exhibitions include Quilt National 2011 and 2019 in USA, Australia Wide travelling exhibitions, Art Quilt Australia since inception and various International textile exhibitions in Europe, USA and Australia.

Muir starts with a 'water message' and the design is generated using appropriate research, techniques, colours and stitching with unconnected traditions such as dyed textiles and political comment, scientific details and text in natural dyed textile landscapes/seascapes.

All deliver messages, sometimes political and always passionate about our water environment





Alison Muir online: Website  Instagram  


The New Quilt, on exhibition at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, NSW from 5 February – 11 April 2021. 

Gallery hours: Open 6 days a week Monday, Wednesday-Friday 10am-4pm Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm. Closed on Tuesday and public holidays.          


 

Saturday, 23 January 2021

Meet The New Quilt Artist: Jill Miglietti


Name of Artwork: Memory Crosscut

Jill Miglietti is an artist with a long-established practice in contemporary fibre and textiles. She holds a Diploma of Textile Art and her work is held in public and private collections. Working from the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, she translates memories and environments from her encounters with diverse locations.

Working in two- and three-dimensional modes, from layered, textured surfaces to soft sculptural forms, Jill Miglietti is concerned with psychogeography. Thematically and materially, her practice explores the many interactions between the environment and our formations of identity and memory. From slow observation and detailed recording, natural colours, textures and forms are all abstracted in the process of mapping personal experiences and narratives of specific places. Highlighting the difference between just being in a place and properly dwelling in it, her work is at once personal and universal, evoking familiarity and sparking a return, of sorts, to those treasured places where the spirit rests, the heart slows and the senses sharpen.




Jill Miglietti online: Website  Facebook  Instagram


The New Quilt, on exhibition at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, NSW from 5 February – 11 April 2021. 

Gallery hours: Open 6 days a week Monday, Wednesday-Friday 10am-4pm Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm. Closed on Tuesday and public holidays.          


Friday, 22 January 2021

Meet The New Quilt Artist: Irene Koroluk

Names of Artworks: Death in ParadiseIncineration

Irene Koroluk is a Tasmanian artist whose practice draws on her connections with the natural environment. Through her work, she aims to capture and reveal beauty and diversity in the landscape. Drawing on her imagination, memory and personal experiences from her travels and explorations, Irene captures both stillness and movement through detailed and layered interpretations of the places she encounters.

Primarily working in textiles, Irene creates tactile and detailed art quilts, often using mixed media in her compositions. Her practice also encompasses drawing, print making, photography and painting.

Interested in the fragility and and transitory nature of the landscape, her work aims to instil the value and importance of appreciating and protecting natural habitats, highlighting the places and species that touch and replenish her soul.






Irene Koroluk online: Website


The New Quilt, on exhibition at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, NSW from 5 February – 11 April 2021. 

Gallery hours: Open 6 days a week Monday, Wednesday-Friday 10am-4pm Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm. Closed on Tuesday and public holidays.

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Meet The New Quilt Artist: Judy Hooworth


Name of Artwork: Creek Drawing #17

Since moving to the Lake Macquarie area in 2003, Judy’s work has been influenced and inspired by Dora Creek which flows near her home. During walks along its banks she has recorded her impressions with photographs, notes and drawings. She is interested in the patterns created by the movement of light on water and the colours and moods created by changes in the weather day by day. She is passionate about the preservation of the creek and its natural surrounds.

Judy’s quilts have been featured in books and magazines here and overseas and she has exhibited widely throughout Australia, USA, UK, Asia and Europe in solo and group exhibitions. She has won many awards and is represented in public and private collections in Australia, USA and UK, including the Powerhouse Museum, Tamworth Art Gallery, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Stanthorpe Art Gallery, Deakin Australia, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles USA, and the Museum of Arts and Design NY, USA.



Judy Hooworth online: Facebook  Instagram


The New Quilt, on exhibition at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, NSW from 5 February – 11 April 2021. 

Gallery hours: Open 6 days a week Monday, Wednesday-Friday 10am-4pm Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm. Closed on Tuesday and public holidays.

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Meet The New Quilt Artist: Bronwyn Hill

Name of Artwork: Lyre Lyre

Bronwyn Hill has been quilting for more than 30 years, the past 15 years focussing on art quilts and experimentation in this field.

Having a background in dress making/clothes design the artist uses many varied and non-traditional quilting fabrics to create desired texture and colour. Bronwyn uses chiffon, netting, silk, linen, velvet and even glitter fabric to create her whimsical creations.

Working with raw edge applique, free motion thread painting and textile pencils the artist has the freedom to create what is in her mind into unique pieces of textile art.

Bronwyn draws inspiration from just about anywhere, nature, life experiences, travel and her imagination.




Bronwyn Hill online: Instagram 


The New Quilt, on exhibition at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, NSW from 5 February – 11 April 2021. 

Gallery hours: Open 6 days a week Monday, Wednesday-Friday 10am-4pm Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm. Closed on Tuesday and public holidays.

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Meet The New Quilt Artist: Neroli Henderson


Name of Artwork: Whitewash 2020

Neroli Henderson is an internationally award-winning artist based in St Kilda, Victoria. Her works often form pointed social and/or political commentary and this has gained her a reputation as an "artivist". A former graphic designer Neroli uses a range of media and techniques in her art, including photography, digital printing, collage, painting/drawing and other surface manipulation, almost always incorporating stitch as an integral component for both texture and line. Her Whitewash series explore the illusion of serenity when the reality is anything but, and like many of her works explores a lack of control in the world around us.

This piece was created during the hard lock down in Melbourne, when residents could only leave their home for up to an hour a day for exercise or for essential food or medical treatment. Yet while this harsh mandate was in place with up to 750 cases a day of Covid-19 being reported, a glance out the window revealed a city quiet and still, seemingly at peace.




Neroli Henderson online: Facebook  Instagram


The New Quilt, on exhibition at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, NSW from 5 February – 11 April 2021. 

Gallery hours: Open 6 days a week Monday, Wednesday-Friday 10am-4pm Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm. Closed on Tuesday and public holidays.