|Since making my first quilt, patchwork quilting and textiles have developed into a compelling avocation for me. (I was a commercial and regulatory lawyer in another life.) I relish every step in the artmaking process – the planning, the construction, the sharing AND the serendipity factor!|
This website highlights selection of my contemporary textile art.
Exhibitions, Teaching & Sharing
I teach throughout Australia and overseas (see my schedule) and my work can also be viewed in many exhibitions. In the Canberra Times, visual arts reviewer Kerry-Anne Cousins remarks on one of my pieces in the recent exhibition, Art Quilt Australia: People, Place & Nation:
“Brenda Gael Smith’s work Desert tracks: not terra nullius is an outstanding work. Smith uses subtly paired colour combinations of rich earth colours and repetitious zigzag shapes to suggest the gentle rhythm of walking across the land. I thought this made a political point subtly and with sophistication.”
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Living Colour! Celebrating Life Across the Spectrum
Living Colour! is a vibrant exhibition of 32 contemporary textile artworks, celebrating life across the spectrum, curated by me. The exhibition will premiere at the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne, 10-13 April 2014 and continue on tour until October 2015. I invite you to preview some detail shots at A Glimpse of Living Colour.