Meredith Woolnough's elegant embroidered traceries capture the delicate beauty of nature in knotted embroidery threads.

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In March 2017 textile artist Meredith Woolnough was the Glasshouse Artist in Residence.

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 the autumn leaves Meredith collected during her stay here in Port Macquarie. Woolnough's embroideries represent both the robust beauty and elegant fragility of life.

Woolnough is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning artist from Newcastle, Australia. Her work is held in public, private and corporate collections worldwide.

Exhibition Celebration & Artist Talk
Saturday 12 August, 11am. Free with a morning tea and artist talk. Bookings essential, call 6581 8888 or book online.

A Glasshouse Regional Gallery Artist in Residency Project.

Image credit: Meredith Woolnough, leaf line (2017), embroidery thread and pins on paper. Image courtesy of the artist.

Please note the Glasshouse Regional Gallery is closed on Mondays.