Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Sydney Quilt Show 2018- Guest artists

Bob James and Anna Brown were the guest artists in the recent Sydney Quilt Show. They both had a number of their works on display. I was disappointed that I didn't get to meet them but I did enjoy looking at their quilts.

Bob James runs workshops on Design and Composition that are very popular and I am told that the people in his classes work very hard.

This first quilt is only very small and the strips of silk are only about 1/4" wide.

Silk Collision by Bob James

In contrast this next quilt is large.

Summer in New York by Bob James

Whispers- Abstract geometric by Bob James

This next quilt was actually in the judged show and won a prize.

Homage to NY Abstract Expressionists 1940's

Bob James sounds like a very knowledgeable guy and I wish he lived down in Melbourne and could come along to the Waverley Art Quilters.

The other featured artist was Anna Brown, I have seen her textiles in exhibitions for years so it was lovely to see many of them together. She really has found her signature style.

I love her use of black and white.

Flora 6 by Anna Brown

Flora Canopy no 5 by Anna Brown

What is not obvious from a distance is all the stitch that Anna Brown adds to her work.

Flora Canopy detail by Anna Brown

This next work is slightly different to her usual work but still in her style.

Rain Forest by Anna Brown

I really enjoyed my time at the Sydney quilt show and I will try and get there every year from now on.

To see all the prize winners click on the Sydney Quilt Show 2018 link

To see my previous post on the Sydney Quilt Show, please click here 

Bye for now,


Robbie said...

Another great show and tell! Thanks! And I didn't leave my couch!

Charlotte Scott said...

Interesting. I've never heard of either of them, so now I'm a little more educated.

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Robbie, I also love it when people show the photos of shows that I cannot get to.

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Charlotte,
There is so much good work out there and I love it when I find new artists.