Wednesday, November 26, 2008

British Tapestry Group members’ un-juried Exhibition 2009

Stirling Castle and the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum
12th September – 1st November

We’re really excited to announce the British Tapestry Group [BTG] will be holding a 2 venue exhibition in Stirling during the autumn of next year. It will also be a double first for BTG as it’s the first time we’ve exhibited in Scotland, and the first time we’ve held a small format, un-juried show. The venues are: the Historic Scotland room at Stirling Castle; and Gallery One, the Ballengeich Room, at the Stirling Art Smith Gallery and Museum.

We’ve only had both venues confirmed in the last few days, but here’s all the information you’ll need to get you started:

1. entry is open to all members, including any international members BTG may have at the time of the exhibition.
2. the theme of the exhibits is open to individual member choice.
3. entries will be limited to up to two tapestries per member, although only one may be exhibited.
4. each tapestry is to be no larger than A3 (277x420 mm or 11.7x16.5 inches), including any frame or other method of mounting the work, in either portrait or landscape format.
5. all tapestries are to be wall pieces, hung with mirror plates. More details will follow about this.
6. any tapestries sold whilst on show at Stirling Castle may be removed immediately, provided a replacement tapestry is available.
7. only tapestries of a standard appropriate to being a member of the British Tapestry Group will be hung.

Apologies to anyone who would have liked to submit a free-standing tapestry but there simply isn’t anywhere such pieces can be exhibited this time – save those for the next BTG Open exhibition.

We’ll be asking all exhibitors to send a digital image of their work[s], so that the exhibition can be shown virtually on the British Tapestry Group’s website at

Linked to the exhibitions, BTG will also be holding a weekend of workshops and talks at both venues. We’ll be publicising this event once the dates are finalised.

Further details can be obtain by contacting Jane Freear via The British Tapestry Group website

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Liz Williamson: Textiles, Living Treasure 2008

Liz Williamson: Textiles at Object Gallery
Living Treasures: Master of Australian craft website
Liz Williamson Living Treasure 2008

Liz Williamson website

Generate: art inspired by Charles Darwin by Julie Ryder

Julie Ryders new Exhibition opens at the Australian National Botanic Gardens visitors centre on 2rd December 2008 running until 26th March 2009.
Generate: website

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Denise Stevens
Old tiles detail 2008,
wool & cotton
woven tapestry 42cm x 56cm

Sorry about the lateness of the exhibition posting, I have just discovered it!
17 October - 24 November 2008

EXHIBITION OPENING Wednesday 29 October 2008
By Tamworth Textile artist Glenys Mann at 2pm.

To be followed by a floor talk by Armidale textile artist Tom Moore All welcome to attend Weaver.......Showing Off

The weavers are all members of the Australian ‘Weavers’ Forum’, a group established in 1998 by local Trudy Newman.

“When the group first started we had about 20 members and it has now grown to around 200,” says Trudy. “We have members in every state of Australia and they keep in touch via newsletter and our web site

Approximately 22 works will be on show reflecting a wide range of techniques available to the hand weaver. Both tapestry and loom weaving are represented and visitors can see on display rugs, wall hangings, garments, wraps and shawls.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Meryn Jones moving from tapestry to tapa & shell

Material Modesty
Meryn Jones
November 26 - December 20 2008
Artist celebration
Saturday December 20

Modesty Apron in Mother of Pearl #1 2008 (Detail)
Shell, buttons, cultured pearls & polyester thread on raw tapa cloth
600 X 300mm (Photograph: A. Higgins Queensland)

Stephen McLaughlan Gallery
Level 8 Room 16 Nicholas Building
37 Swanston Street Melbourne 3000
(on the corner of Flinders Lane)
T : 0407 317 323
E :
Saturday : 11am-5pm
Wednesday-Friday : 1pm-5pm
& by appointment