Art quilts on show at Capalaba


The wonderful world of contemporary art quilting will be on show at the Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba, from Monday 19 August.

Each of the stunning quilts in the State of the Art 13 exhibition, which runs to Saturday 28 September, is a personal commentary by the artist, inviting the observer to see themselves and the world in a new way.

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Selected by Lisa Walton, a nationally and internationally renowned quilt media artist, the art quilts created by the Queensland Quilters Art Quilts group highlight the diversity of techniques and subject matter art quilters are exploring today.

Representing the work of quilters from Redlands, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast, State of the Art 13 encourages innovation and experimentation in contemporary textile art.

The original quilts explore themes as diverse as the floods, the Australian landscape and personal stories.

Featured quilters include Sue Dennis, Mel Forrest, Linda Robertus and Kate Oszko, among others; with works ranging from more traditional techniques and materials, to art quilts incorporating hessian, denim and digital images.

This is the group’s annual juried exhibition and showcases quilts as an art form while aiming to inspire others to venture into art quilting.
Event details

What: State of the Art 13, Queensland Quilters Art Quilts group
Where: Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba.
When: Monday 19 August – Saturday 28 September, 2013.
Admission: Free.
Information: (07) 3829 8899 or email gallery@redland.qld.gov.au

Image: Sue Dennis’s art quilt Shake the tree (detail) 2012. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.