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Craft and Quilt Fair 2017

Order and Chaos


'Order and Chaos' was the theme for the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW’s space at Expertise Events’ Craft & Quilt Fair, June 2017. The event has now moved back to Darling Harbour in the new and fabulous International Exhibition Centre.


ORDER can be defined as a state of peace or things being in the right place. It can be the way in which things are arranged in relation to each other according to a sequence or pattern.
CHAOS can be defined as complete disorder and confusion. Chaos is haphazard, pell-mell, a conglomeration and can also be achieved by the way in which things are arranged, unpredictably and randomly with each other.

The exhibition had four installations:
          Installation 1: 3D Geometric Forms - pure abstract
          Installation 2: Wall Works – abstract or pure abstract
          Installation 3: Wearable Art – abstract or pure abstract
          Installation 4: Small abstract objects 

An added dimension to the brief was to define each installation as being abstract or pure abstract:
ABSTRACT work seeks to break away from the realistic representation of physical objects, but the viewer can still recognize that it is a tree or a human etc. To abstract in art or design means to simplify, to reduce and take away details or to stylize. 
PURE ABSTRACT designs, should not reference anything in the physical world such as faces, flowers, animals, stars or anything of a recognizable nature. Geometric forms and patterns are pure abstractions and give a sense of order. 

The members got busy stitching, the result was amazing and a great success, you can see some of the great work in the gallery below. Enjoy the variety and be astounded at the beautiful work.

All photographs were taken by Craft Fair Exhibition Team Members: Val Tomlins, Sharyn Hutchens, Karen Morath, Barbara Allum


Gallery #1 - click on image to enlarge  
Barbara Allum Small ObjectsBarbara Allum WallworksCandy Cosgriff 3D Geometric FormsCarol Pitcher 3D Geometric Forms
Cathie Griffiths Small ObjectsCheryl Aiken small ObjectsCrows Nest Evening Stitchers WallworksDisplay 3D Geometric Forms
Display Small ObjectsDisplay WallworksGlenis Collie 3D Geometric FormsHelen Inglis 3D Geometric Forms
Helen Inglis 3D Geometric FormsHelen Parsons Wearable Art - Viewers Choice WinnerHelen Parsons Wearable Art - Viewers Choice WinnerHelen Parsons Wearable Art - Viewers Choice Winner
Helen Whelan WallworksJaci Heyman 3D Geometric FormsJaci Heyman WallworksJaci Heyman Wearable Art
Jaci Heyman Wearable ArtJoan Dunn 3D Geometric FormsJoan Dunn 3D Geometric FormsJulie Jenkins Wallworks
Karen Morath Wearable ArtKris Smith WallworksLaterals Group WallworksLinda Jackson 3D Geometric Forms
Liz Price WallworksLiz Warrell WallworksMargaret Rolfe WallworksMargaret Smith 3D Geometric Forms
Margaret Smith WallworksMollymook Group WallworksMonica Wondracz Wearable ArtMore than 3 Sisters Group 3D Geometric Forms
More than 3 Sisters Group Small ObjectsNepean Group WallworksParkes Group WallworksRhonda Brownridge Wallworks
Rhonda Brownridge Wearable ArtRhonda Mostram 3D Geometric FormsRoz Miller Wearable ArtSharyn Hutchens Wallworks
Sharyn Hutchens Wearable ArtSue Turner WallworksTBA Group WallworksVal Tomlins Small Objects
Val Tomlins Wearable ArtWest Pennant Hills Group Wallworks - Winner of Group display