Tuesday, April 26, 2011

From the Exhibitions

 From the main exhibitions -
Lynn Ogle - "One Flax Flying".  I liked the way this was divided into 3.
 Thelma McGough - "Black Saturday" .  I liked the colours in this memorial to the Victorian bush fire victims.
 Griet Lombard - "Sunset at Waitarere Beach". An novel way to portray a sunset.  Great colours.
 Clare Smith - "A Change in the Weather".  Lovely quilt in a limited palette.
 Wendy Ward - "Michael's Quilt".  Personally, I hate doing paper piecing although I admire the results.  Here the colours are really well utilised.
 Faye Quayle - "Wiltshire Summer Fields".  Lovely lime and emerald greens mixed with browns.

After this, I ran out of batteries.  You know how it is. Sorry I couldn't show you more.
 Later with fresh batteries - the Silk Road Exhibition for which I have no catalogue.  Sorry.  This was the winning piece that I liked for its colours (no surprise there).
 I think the next 2 are from the City & Guilds display.  Again, I liked the use of colour.

 These last 2 are part of the Western Canada Fibre Art Network Exhibition.  The first features a really interesting layout.
This one was digitally printed - very clear image, and (wait for it..) great colours.

I've said it before and I'll say it again - fibre art in New Zealand is as good as anywhere in the world.  Well done, everyone.

5 comments:

Deb H said...

Wow Shirley, these are really beautiful. What a lovely show. Thanks for sharing.

Nice hearing from you! With life happening so much latly, I don't seem to be able to keep up with all the blogs I enjoy, so I appreciate when you drop by mine, as it prompts me to come see you too! Thanks again!

Donald said...

Great post Shirley - stunning work eh!

Thanks for putting it all together.

Cheers

Donald

Anonymous said...

you have labels in the silk photos if you zoom in you can read them!

Wendy said...

Hi Shirley, thanks so much for featuring my quilt on your blog, very humbled. The two silk road pieces are by Amanda Hasselman (top one) and Jeanette Gillies both local Wakatipu women. Wendy Ward

Leeann said...

Great to have photos of the quilts, thanks for putting these on your blog.