Resume of Brenda Gael Smith

artist, curator, teacher, writer & judge

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Juried Exhibitions

2016

  • Gallery Collection in Miniature Wangaratta Art Gallery High Country Lupins #2
  • PETITE Miniature TEXTILES 2016: Wangaratta Art Gallery, Victoria – Dyad#2
    and Wild Lupins #3
  • Art Quilt Elements 2016 Wayne Art Center, Pennsylvania, USA, High Country Lupins #3
  • Golden Textures at Quilt Expo at Beaujolais Dreamlines #5

2015

  • Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize 2015 History, Her Story:  Secret Women’s Business – Only Women Bleed
  • 2015 China International Patchwork Invitational Tournament and Patchwork Arts Show in Beijing, China.
  • Art Quilt Australia 2015: National Wool Museum, Geelong: Flying Colours: Galah Gala and Wild Lupins #2
  • Dare to Differ 2015:  Gallery M,  Adelaide: Kelp Forest and Landlines: A River Runs Through It
  • Gosford Art Prize 2015 Finalist: Gosford Regional Regional Gallery –  Forest and Tundra
  • Evolution, Change, Challenge: A Contemporary Quilt at Hazelhurst Gallery
  • Golden Textures of Australia at Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, UK 7-9 August 2015
  • Reconciliation 2015: Gosford Regional Art Gallery: Canberra:Meeting Place
  • Golden Textures 2015  Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibition, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough, Victoria – High Country Lupins #3

2014

  • Quilts=Art=Quilts 2014, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY: Desert Tracks: Not Terra Nullius
  • Australia Wide Four (2014-2016): a travelling exhibition of Ozquilt Network Inc – Neptune’s Necklace #2
  • Progressions 2014: Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery: Tundra and Forest
  • Australia Quilts:  European Patchwork Meeting 2014 guest country exhibition
  • Reconciliation 2014: Gosford Regional Art Gallery: Desert Tracks: Not Terra Nullius
  • PETITE Miniature TEXTILES 2014: Wangaratta Art Gallery, Victoria – High Country Lupins #2

2013

  • Art Quilt Australia 2013: People Place & Nation: CraftACT, Canberra: Desert Tracks: Not Terra Nullius and Canberra: Meeting Place;
  • Brother International Quilting Contest 2013 – Eco ChallengeForest;
  • Dare to Differ 2013:  Gallery M,  Adelaide: Flying Colours: Eclectus Parrots;
  • FREE – AQC Challenge 2013: Flying Colours:  Uncaged
  • Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibition, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough, Victoria April 2013 – Dreamlines #5;

2012

  • Australia Wide Three (2012-2014): a travelling exhibition of Ozquilt Network Inc –Wild Lupins and Flying Colours: Crimson Rosella;
  • Gosford Art Prize 2012 Finalist: Gosford Regional Regional Gallery –  Hope, Promise, Bounty: Reap What You Sew;
  • PETITE Miniature TEXTILES 2012: Wangaratta Art Gallery, Victoria – Pyrenees #3, Poppy Field
  • Regeneration: Contemporary Quilt Textiles 2012: Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney, Regrowth and Hope, Promise, Bounty: Reap What You Sew;
  • Selections from the Del Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection 2012: Visions Art Gallery, San Diego, Evergreen

2008-2011

  • Dare to Differ 2011: Gallery M – Marion Cultural Centre, Desire Lines#5: After the Rain and Turf
  • Seven Deadly Sins – AP&Q AQC Challenge 2011: Desire Lines #7: Lust in the Log Cabin
  • One Step Further 2010: Whitehorse Art Space, Box Hill, Victoria – Desire Lines#6: Spark! and Shining Through
  • Australia Wide Two (2010-2012):a travelling exhibition of Ozquilt Network Inc – Tussock
  • The New Quilt 2010: Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney, New South Wales Desire Lines#5: After the Rain and Turf
  • PETITE Miniature TEXTILES 2010: Wangaratta Art Gallery, Victoria – Milk Chocolate
  • Remember – AP&Q AQC Challenge 2010: Timelines #1: Remember the Date!
  • One Step Further 2009: Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Victoria Desire Lines #3: Running Hot & Cold
  • Fantasy – AP&Q AQC Challenge 2009: Dreamlines #1: Magic Carpet 
  • Re-fabricating Environments 2008: Braemar Gallery, Springwood NSW – Afterglow and Acacia Bloom
  • Dare to Differ 2008: Prospect Gallery, Adelaide, SA – Grass 
  • My Place travelling exhibition (2008-2010): Tudibaring – Place where the waves pound like a beating heart.

Twelve by Twelve International Exhibition Program

  • Twelve by Twelve:The BOOK!April 2010Australasian Quilt Convention, Melbourne, Australia
  • May 2010 Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW Australia
  • June 2010 Textile Art Festival, Brisbane, Queensland
  • September 2010 Craft & Quilt Fair, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • September 2010 Craft & Quilt Fair, Christchurch, NZ
  • April 2011 Midsomer Quilting, Chilcompton, UK
  • August 2011 Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, UK
  • November 2011 International Quilt Festival, Houston, USA
  • April 2012 International Quilt Festival, Cincinnati, USA
  • July 2012 International Quilt Festival, Long Beach, USA
  • September 2012 North West Quilting Expo, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • February 2012 Craft & Quilt Fair, Palmerston North, New Zealand (Colourplay)
  • April 2013 Australasian Quilt Convention. Melbourne, Australia (Colourplay)
  • May 2012 Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville Australia (Colourplay)
  • July 2013 Midsomer Quilting, Chilcompton, UK (Colourplay)
  • August 2013 AQS Quilt Show, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA (Colourplay)
  • September 2013 North West Quilting Expo, Portland, Oregon, USA (2012 Series)
  • October 2013 AQS Quilt Show, Des Moines, Iowa, USA (Colourplay)
  • September 2014 European Patchwork Meeting/Carrefour Européen du Patchwork (Colourplay)
  • October 2014 Association Belge du Patchwork exhibition (Colourplay)

Selected Bibliography & Videography

Modern Quilts: Improvising Using Stacks of Solids

  • Quilting Arts magazine (February-March 2012) celebrates art quilt collaboration and includes an in-depth Q&A article about the Twelve by Twelve project.
  • Patchwork- und Quiltjournal (February 2012) celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special edition. It includes an article about the Twelve by Twelve exhibition of the Theme Series at Festival of Quilts in Birmingham in 2011.
  • More than thirty projects in Australian magazines such as Australian Patchwork & Quilting, Down Under Quilts, Quilters Companion, Down Under Textiles, Australian Homespun and Australian Country Craft
  • Four Fantastic Quilt Finishing Techniques, instructional DVD and article Quilters Companion, May 2009.
  • Meet A Quilter Profiles, Down Under Quilts, March 2006 & Homespun, October 2008.
  • By the Dozen, profile of the Twelve by Twelve Collaborative Art Quilt Project, Quilters Companion, November 2008.
  • Global Quilting, profile of the Twelve by Twelve Collaborative Art Quilt Project, Down Under Quilts, November 2008.

500 Art Quilts 1000 Artisan Textiles DUQ Cover Issue 94 (March 2006)

Prizes & Awards

  • August 2015: Flying Colours: Galah Gala Third Prize Wall Quilt (Professional) and High Country Lupins #3 Judges Commendation Art Quilt (Open) category, Canberra Quilters Exhibition.
  • June 2015: Dreamlines #7:  Dreaming in Colour Third  prize, Small/Wall Quilt (Professional ) category, Sydney Quilt Show.
  • September 2013: Flying Colours: Eclectus Parrots Second prize, Art Quilt (Open) category, Canberra Quilters Exhibition.
  • August 2011: Lorikeet – Dreaming First prize, Tiny Treasures, Canberra Quilters Exhibition.
  • June 2009: Dreamlines #3 – First prize, Art Quilt (Open) Sydney Quilt Show
  • June 2009: Savannah -First prize New Traditions from Old Favourites
  • September 2009: Acacia Bloom– Second Prize Art/Pictorial Category Australian Machine Quilters Association Show
  • August 2009: Rose Moderne – Third prize, Tiny Treasures Canberra Quilters Exhibition
  • August 2008: Acacia Bloom – 1st prize, Mixed Media Quilt (Open), Canberra Quilters’ Exhibition
  • June 2006: Making Waves – 1st prize, New Interpretations of a Traditional Block (Amateur), Sydney Quilt Show

Training

  • Creative Skills Certificate – Patchwork & Quilting 7802-10, The City & Guilds of London Institute (July 2004).
  • Judging Skills Certificate awarded by Jeannie Spears, NQACJ (November 2007).

Judging Assignments

  • 2014 Sydney Quilt Show, The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc
  • 2014 QuiltWest, The West Australian Quilters Association Inc
  • 2013 Festival of Quilts, Auckland Quilt Guild
  • 2012 Pearl Challenge, 30th anniversary challenge of The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc
  • 2010 Quilters Showcase, Victorian Quilters Inc

Memberships & Associations