Cloth, Canvas & Glass is a group exhibition by local artists, Rose, Yvonne and Gloria who have come together in friendship, collaboration and art.

NOTICE: The Glasshouse venue (including Glasshouse Regional Gallery) will be CLOSED to walk-in visitors on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd January due to circumstances out of our control. This period may also be subject to extension at late notice.

Ticketed workshops - Masterclass with Fiona Solley & Life Drawing with Jill Cairns - will be going ahead and ticket holders will be contacted with any necessary details regarding entry to the building.

Box Office and Visitor Information services will be available by phone between 9am and 2pm on (02) 6581 8888.

Glasshouse Regional Gallery Presents:

A Response to Recent Environmental Events

Rose Burke, Yvonne Kiely & Gloria Muddle

As the Mid North coast recovers from the past recent major environmental events - the black landscapes, the dense smoke and flames, the floating embers, apocalyptic skies, and then the rain - these three artists visually map memories and experiences through each of their given mediums. Transforming and documenting what has been left behind, what was present in the skies and sand and the new life that came after.

Cloth, Canvas and Glass breathes new life into an impossible time, celebrating the beauty, chaos, and resilience of our local landscapes and in the end the growth and regeneration that comes after.


Rose Burke

Rose has been working with warm or kiln fired glass for the past 25 years. From her studio in Port Macquarie Rose produces a range of individually designed fused glass items including functional bowls and plates, sculptural pieces and wearable art.

Rose has been a finalist in the Outback Art Prize and also participated in various exhibitions such as Northern Exposure Port Macquarie, Framed the Darwin Gallery, Gallery Guava on Norfolk Island, Nexus Gallery Bellingen, Breathing Colours Balmain and Kirra Galleries Melbourne. Her work has been sold in galleries Australia wide and also sourced by local, state and federal Government for official gifts for events such as APEC and the Asia Pacific Cities Summit.

Gloria Muddle

Gloria works from her studio in Port Macquarie, has a Visual arts degree from the University of western Sydney, is a member of the Fire Artists Network, Mid north coast, and also a long-time member of the Sydney textile group. ATASDA. (Australian Textile and Surface Design Association) Her work has been published in several magazines. Australian Artists, textile Fibre Forum, and Cloth, Paper, Scissors (USA) Gloria has participated in many group exhibitions, and she has won numerous awards, for her watercolours and textile work. She is represented in private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas.

Yvonne Kiely

Yvonne Kiely born in Ireland, studied at Dublin’s National College of Art and Design, moved to Australia in 1982 where she continued studying at the National School of Art in East Sydney. Living in Port Macquarie since 1990, Yvonne has exhibited extensively in group exhibitions and has work in private collections.