Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Visiting Local Galleries

Last Saturday a friend and I set off to a small township about 20 minutes away called, Goombungee and we visited their lovely Rosalie Gallery.
A group of textile artists who call themselves WOTE have put on a most fantastic exhibition.  WOTE stands for Women on the Edge - love it!!
The exhibition is entitled 'Elements of Red' and explores the use of the primary colour RED.
It is amazing, so if you live in the Toowoomba district - do not miss it.  It is on until 7 November, so not much time.
I am not sure who this work belongs to as it is not on the brochure and I didn't take a note.  The participating artists are Jean Constantine, Jan Scudamore, Joan Ellard, Tessa Wright, Joan Mundy, Dorothy Cottee, Toni O'Leary, Diana Symes, Carol Oyston, Gail Grunske and Barbara Scott.
Well done ladies!! 
When we got back to Toowoomba it was time for a bite to eat and a longed for cup of coffee.  Then we took a short stroll from the coffee shop to the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery.
Here we saw some more lovely textile art and a couple of local textile artists known to us were juried into this show too.
It is called "Progression" and is the 6th Juried Art Quilt Exhibition.  It is also on til 7 November.  Well worth a visit.

This image is part of an art quilt by a local textile artist, Jen Luck.
We are very lucky to have these two intimate galleries available to our artists in the local region, and it is good to see textile art becoming more recognized.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Hi Dianne, what a great day you had. I so admire the work of Jen Luck, thanks for the beautiful photograph. I'll be passing through Toowoomba soon, but I daresay no time will be made for gallery hopping...........GRRRR