There is not much happening exhibition wise in Australia, here in Melbourne we are currently in our 6th lockdown, where there are only 4 reasons to leave within 5k of your home. Everyone is getting pretty sick of it.
However, exhibitions overseas are starting to open up.
There is a travelling exhibition curated by Brenda Gael Smith called Open Borders, they are travel inspired quilts from Australian artists. We cannot travel but our quilts can!
There was a lovely advertisement featuring my quilt, Magical Coral Reef.
The exhibition will travel with the Mancuso shows this year.
The World Quilt Show is currently an on-line exhibition and that is on at the moment.
The quilts will be on show in person at
The Pennsylvania National Quilt Exhibition 16th - 19th September
Pacific International Quilt Festival 14th -17th October
Quilt and Sewing Festival of New Jersey 17th - 20th November
There is also going to be a Portrait exhibition at the same shows and my quilt was selected to be in that too. This exhibition was curated by Phyllis Cullen, I did a on-line portrait class with Phyllis and we continue to meet monthly via zoom for a critique session, which really helps to keep everyone motivated.
My quilt of my grandson Jack climbing a tree will be in that exhibition.
Another exhibition called the Wonder of Eyes was supposed to be on show all over Australia in 2020, then all shows got postponed to 2021. Unfortunately, now most of the shows have been cancelled this year as well. The little quilts are going to be returned to us. I did a peacock and there was a lovely post on Instagram showing some of the postcards and my peacock was in the front.
We are still wondering if the Australasian Quilt Convention will go ahead in December and our Victorian Quilt Show in November, but it is starting to seem unlikely.
Bye for now,