It was very sneaky of the organisers of the Dobell drawing prize to tell me that I got a mention in this review, but not let on what that mention was.
The full review of the show by Tracy Clement can be read in the May/June print edition of Art Guide Australia or it can be read online here. The installation photo was taken by Peter Morgan, the in-house photographer at the National Art School in Sydney.
In 2019 I am starting a new project called Opening Stitches. In this project I ask people to provide a square of cloth with one or two sets of ‘opening stitches’ on it. I will then take the cloth and continue stitching in response to the stitches provided to me.
I plan to combine the collected pieces into one or more works that may be exhibited in future. All participants will be credited for their work (unless you wish to have your name withheld).
You can follow my progress on Instagram @leonieandrewsart
If you are interested in participating please contact me for mailing details.
Guildelines for joining the project
The start of two trial pieces in this series.
One of my trial pieces at 24 January 2019
Detail of my trial piece, 2019. Opening stitches provided by Alexis Yeadon and Susan Weisser.
I have been exploring some colour options for works to be included in my solo exhibition scheduled for September this year. Most of the work has been in subdued colours, but this piece calls for a bolder approach.
To those of you living on the east coast of Australia, there are two opportunities to see my work during December and January.
Firstly I am exhibiting my textile work at the Gosford Regional Gallery, along with two artists from my home town of Newcastle (NSW) Eleanor Jane Robinson and Mandy Robinson. If you can make it to the opening on Friday 4 December at 6.00pm I may see you there.
4 December 2015 – 13 January 2016
Leonie Andrews, Eleanor Jane Robinson
and Mandy Robinson
GOSFORD REGIONAL GALLERY, FOYER
36 Webb St, East Gosford NSW
Otherwise you can see one of my textile works that was selected into the Gold Coast Art Prize. The opening is on 5 December also at 6.00pm, but sadly I won’t be able to make the event.
Gold Coast Art Prize
5 December 2015 – 31 January 2016
THE ARTS CENTRE GOLD COAST
135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise
I’ve known about it since this time last year, but to hold the real thing in my hand is something else completely. Yep, there’s now an article in the current issue of Craft Arts International about my work! The current issue being No 94, pps 105-107.
A quick peek at the article
The article is written by Peter Haynes, a Canberra-based curator who I worked with in 2013. It focuses largely on work that was in my 2014 solo exhibition and also includes other works that have appeared in group shows over the last few years.
I hope you enjoy seeing the ‘other side’ of my work!