Art and Nature: Content in Australian Quilts

Lenkowsky, Kate
April 2009
Surface Design Journal;Spring2009, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p32
Trade Publication
The article explores the content in Australian quilts. According to Malcolm Andrews, issues including the sense of identity and relationship to the environment are the core of quilt art by many Australian artists. Dianne Firth experimented other approaches including natural quilts made from leaves. Whole-cloth silk quilts by Jan Irvine-Nealie are painted with an airbrush. In the "Shift Series," Judy Hooworth's emphasis is more environment than landscape.


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