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Exhibitions at 76 Queen St Gallery Concord West

Our redeveloped building at 76 Queen St Gallery, Concord West is now complete and open to the public. Current and future exhibitions are shown below, exhibitions change regularly.

Public gallery is open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat/Sun 10am-2pm. Closed on Public Holidays.

 

 

Lives across the Centuries: The Untold Stories      

Friday 1 June to Tuesday 26 June 2018

Artist: Helen Parsons
Curator: Mary Brown

Helen Parsons has created a research based body of work on the poignant history of infant mortality and the creation of new life through technology in the 21st century. It is site-specific art, in that Helen considered the Guild’s new galleries when planning and creating this very new body of work. An interactive work will be hung in Gallery 2. Visitors will be able to touch this work and embroider the work.

Helen will be hosting multiple events at the Gallery throughout the duration of her exhibition. All proceeds from events/workshops will be entirely donated to the Embroiderers Guild Furniture Fund.
Booking is required email info@embroiderersguildnsw.org.au or phone 02 9743 2501 

Events: 

Thursday 21 June 6-8pm
Exhibition Floor Talk - Helen will give more information about the works. If you are visiting from the country for the Craft & Quilt Fair this event has been organised especially for you.
Please book by Monday 11th June
Fee $20 per person to be paid on booking   

All proceeds from above events are to be entirely donated to the Embroiderers’ Guild Furniture Fund (with grateful thanks to Helen Parsons and Mary Brown).

 

 

Retrospective of Laura Leverton and Christina Barton      

Friday 29 June to Wednesday 29 August

We invite you to join us in celebrating the work of Christina Barton and Laura Leverton, two expert needlewomen and well-respected, long time members of the Guild. The mother and daughter duo were generous teachers of their skills, enjoying traditional embroidery but also using well known stitches to experiment. Christina and Laura both had great success at a vast variety of exhibitions spanning many years, it being rare not to find work of one or both in the "Showcase of Excellence" at the Royal Easter Show.
From all members and friends of the Guild, we would like to sincerely thank Kevin Leverton, for his most generous donation used to make our beautiful new building possible. Also to the support, good-will and trust of the family in allowing us to display such a cherished collection of heirlooms. We hope that seeing the beautiful pieces being displayed will inspire us all to become involved with enthusiasm in Kevin's vision, as the Guild moves forward on the next part of our journey.

Events:

Official Opening of Exhibition   Friday 29 June 6 - 8pm
All Welcome.  The Leverton family will be in attendance and Keryn Leverton will entertain us with her music.  RSVP Essential

Workshops:
Fees  Standard $90   Members  $75  Bookings essential.   Maximum 8 students.

Inspired by Schwalm Embroidery with Ann-Marie Bakewell   Thu 9 August  10am — 3:30pm

Dancing Girls, Surface Stitchery with Carolyn Pearce   Thu 16 August  10am — 3:30pm

Blackwork for Beginners With Barbara Allum   Thu 23 August  10am — 3:30pm

Free Demonstrations in the Gallery:

Judy Smart      Thu 5, Thu 12, and Thu 19 July    11-12noon and 1-2pm
Judy will be in Gallery 3 and she will spread her stitching and books on the table and sit, stitch and chat about her work and Laura and Christina and their work.

Jenny Bargh    Mon 23 July   11-12noon and 1-2pm

Bookings for all events are to made by contacting the Guild office on 9743 2501 or emailing
info@embroiderersguildnsw.org.au

 

 

The Point of Stitch Exhibition

July/August - dates to be advised

A display of works from the Darling Harbour Craft & Quilt Fair              

Festival of Contemporary Machine Stitch 2018

September to November 2018

The Embroiderers’ Guild NSW is excited and inspired by Bernina’s 125th Anniversary of the sewing machine. A Festival is planned with lots of interesting activities, the highlight being a juried exhibition of local, national and international artists submitting entries of original and innovative contemporary machine stitch works. There will be artist talks, workshops, items for sale, books, and displays from the Guild’s collection all related to machine stitch.

To find out more click here for the Festival of Contemporary Machine Stitch 2018

 

Beautifully Imperfect -  Nicole Anderson

Final dates to be advised

An exhibition by our local photographer “We are all imperfect and that’s what makes us beautiful.”