In March we are delighted to welcome textile artist Meredith Woolnough as our Artist in Residence in the Art Lab. If you love textiles, fabrics, threads and embroidery, we encourage you to drop in, join the workshop and experience the development of a textile exhibition right here in your regional gallery.
Meredith Woolnough's elegant embroidered traceries capture the delicate beauty of nature in knotted embroidery threads. Through a delicate system of tiny stitches she creates intricate and complex openwork compositions that are then carefully pinned in shadowboxes, just like preserved specimens.
Inspired by the patterns, structures and shapes found in plants, coral, cells and shells Meredith's embroideries represent both the robust beauty and elegant fragility of life. Meredith is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning artist from Newcastle, Australia. Her work is held in public, private and corporate collections worldwide.
Meredith will also be running a Sculptural Embroidery Workshop on Saturday 1 April, 10am - 4pm.
Meredith Woolnough, Ginkgo Circle (2014), 40 x 40cm, embroidery thread and pins on paper. Photo: Gez Xavier Mansfield Photography.