Archives for January 2016

just a moment with Jane McKeating

Jane McKeating is associate head of the Department of Design at the Manchester School of Art.  She is also co-author, with Alice Kettle, of Machine Stitch Perspectives and Hand Stitch Perspectives. Jane has spent more than 25 years making embroidered textiles.  She finds the portability of hand stitching to be an ideal complement to the… Read More →

just a moment with Linda Robertus

How do you record the special dates in your life? This is a peek into My Calendar by Linda Robertus of Brisbane, Australia. With a busy young family, the summer holidays and commitments as editor of Down Under Quilts, Linda almost abandoned this project but completed it in the nick of time. Read the story… Read More →

just a moment with Linda Steele

Welcome to the first installment of just a moment!  Today features a glimpse of Life on the Reef by Melbourne-based artist Linda Steele. Linda is an award-winning quilter and is especially well-known for her richly embellished crazy quilts. Hand embroidery and ribbon work also often feature in her textile art. Life on the Reef was… Read More →

a matter of time: selection process

The art of curating brings three distinct imperatives: to select; to organise; and to look after the items in a collection or exhibition. Today I look at the first imperative and the selection process for a matter of time.   I received 104 entries from 99 artists. With only 32 spaces available for exhibition, determining the… Read More →

just a moment – coming soon!

Join us daily for  just a moment starting on Friday, 29 January 2016. Subscribe below to have the latest updates delivered straight to your in-box! Enter your email address:  just a moment is a series of daily blog posts from 29 January to 29 February 2016 that will feature an artist and preview their artwork… Read More →

preliminary exhibition program

Mark your calendars! a matter of time will premiere in March 2016 and tour in 2016/2017 including the following venues: Stitches & Craft Show, Sydney: 3-6 March 2016. Curator floor talk at 12.30pm on Thursday and Sunday. Stitches & Craft Show, Brisbane: 17-20 March 2016.  Curator floor talk at 12.30pm daily. Australasian Quilt Convention, Melbourne:… Read More →

vital statistics

In my earlier post, I shared some preliminary statistics relating to the timeline for entries for this exhibition together with a breakdown by country and region.  In this post, I drill down some more and highlight some other vital statistics.  I emphasise that this is a very broad-brush overview rather than a rigorous statistical analysis. … Read More →

a matter of time artists

I welcome the following artists to a matter of time: Mirjam Aigner Sheila Beer Deborah Boschert Betty Busby Eileen Campbell Sue de Vanny Dianne Firth Suzanne Gummow Kay D Haerland Julie Haddrick Alvena Hall Julie Harding Neroli Henderson Monica Johnstone Niraja Lorenz Deborah Louie Susan Mathews Mary McArdle Catherine McDonald Jane McKeating Joy McPadden Alicia… Read More →

At the stroke of midnight

Entries for a matter of time closed at the stroke of midnight on 15 January 2016. THANK YOU to the 99 artists who, together, submitted 104 artworks for consideration.  I understand that artists have many demands on their creative time and I appreciate your support of my curatorial endeavours.  It’s going to be a fabulous… Read More →