Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Sue de Vanny Exhibition

 Hooray, I finally got to a quilt exhibition last week. The first one in 12 months. The last exhibition was actually my own show that was on this time last year and then the world seemingly stopped and there has been nothing on since.

Sue de Vanny's exhibition is currently on display at the Kyabram Town Hall Gallery in Victoria, Australia. It is a large gallery space with professional lighting and it specialises in textiles. We are so lucky to have a gallery like this.

Sue de Vanny is an art quilter and it was so wonderful to see all her quilts together and have a close look at her techniques.

Sue has been to South Africa a few times and uses her photographs as inspiration for many of her quilts.

Close to Me by Sue de Vanny

Long Tall Sally by Sue de Vanny

Majestic Presence by Sue de Vanny

I am amazed at the realism she has achieved in the lion quilt above.

I have always admired her quilt Limelight.

Limelight by Sue de Vanny

I remember Sue's tram quilt at the Australasian Quilt Convention back in 2014, it was very popular and won Viewer's Choice, I think.

Tram Route no. 10 by Sue de Vanny

Sue has started with a different pieced technique lately and this quilt has recently won 3rd prize at Quilt Con, the Modern Quilt Guild Competition. It was able to be at the exhibition because the show was a virtual exhibition this year.

Shape I'm In by Sue de Vanny

I drove the two and a half hour drive to Kyabram with my friend Marion, who was also my room-mate when I went to Uluru in 2018. It was good to spend time with Marion again. I asked Marion to take a photo of me in front of the quilt that I love the best out of all of Sue's quilts.

Me in front of Time by Sue de Vanny

I felt so inspired by the exhibition that I wanted to come home and start sewing, of course I didn't, life got in the way but I do have some ideas percolating in my mind.

Bye for now,



Magpie's Mumblings said...

From what you've shown here it must have been an amazing show. I guess amazing on more than one front when you think not only of the art, but also the fact that the show happened at all!

Linda Steele said...

I didn't realise how much I had missed seeing an exhibition until I walked in, I felt so happy and so inspired.