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Glasshouse Regional Gallery | Meredith Woolnough

artist in residence & workshop

Image: Meredith Woolnough, ‘Ginkgo Circle’, 2014, 40 x 40cm, embroidery thread and pins on paper. Photo: Gez Xavier Mansfield Photography. 

In March, Glasshouse Regional Gallery welcomes textile artist Meredith Woolnough as the gallery’s Artist in Residence in the Art Lab.

Meredith Woolnough’s elegant embroidered traceries capture the delicate beauty of nature in knotted embroidery threads. Through a delicate system of tiny stitches she creates intricate and complex openwork compositions that are then carefully pinned in shadowboxes, just like preserved specimens.

Inspired by the patterns, structures and shapes found in plants, coral, cells and shells Meredith’s embroideries represent both the robust beauty and elegant fragility of life. Meredith is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning artist from Newcastle, Australia. Her work is held in public, private and corporate collections worldwide.

Meredith will also be running a Sculptural Embroidery Workshop on Saturday 1 April, 10am – 4pm.

For more information visit the website.