Thursday, October 2, 2014

Exhibitions x 3

Visiting " Leaves of Distinction " Exhibition- Rebecca and Andrais from  the Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea 
To say the last month has been busy is an understatement. This weekend, my work will be in three art exhibitions in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. "Leaves of Distinction" continues at Timeless Textiles Gallery, 90 Hunter Street, Newcastle East until 12 October. I have been overwhelmed by the number of visitors to the exhibition already and the positive response. Thank you to all who have visited either in person, or the online virtual tour here or  photographer Henk Tobbe's Flickr page .

Today, NCEATA (Newcastle Creative Embroiderers and Textile Artists) opened a group exhibition at the Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, which will continue there until 26 October. I have two art works in this exhibition - Valley Girls - one depicts the colour of the tourist aspect of the wine industry in the Hunter Valley and the other, with eco dyed fabrics, represents the environment. Both of these art dolls are built on wine bottle bases ( Hunter Valley wines, of course)
Valley Girl 1 - Wilma Simmons, Empress Wu Designs
Valley Girl 2 - Wilma Simmons, Empress Wu designs  
Opening on Saturday, the Hunter Arts Network Exhibition, Coastal Journeys will be held at the iconic Nobby's Lighthouse. I have one mixed media sculpture in this exhibition - Driftwood Daydreams ( a driftwood, clay,and fabric sculpture with wire and glass beads embellishment)
Nobby's Lighthouse from

Hope you add one of these art events to your holiday weekend activities....


  1. Your artworks are beautiful. I love the colours of the Valley Girls and especially love the intricacy of the bodice of Valley Girl 1. Such a gorgeous concept.

  2. What incredible work you do! It reminds me a little of Brian and Wendy Froud, English authors and puppeteers who do the most amazing things. It's wonderful to have discovered you and your work


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