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Blue Mountains Exhibition: Follow The Thread

The Blue Mountains Group Exhibition “Follow the Thread” held at Braemar House Gallery from 22 February - 25 March 2018 was a great success. 816 visitors viewed  the Exhibition on twenty days over this period. This is the greatest exposure the Group has had at any Exhibition and it was very warmly received by the public. We have been asked if we are having another next year! We believe we will let some more time pass to allow our members to generate more beautiful works before we try again. Gaining an exhibition space  is quite competitive  with only forty artists being chosen from over one hundred and twenty applications. Although the weather was hot and trying, we had a wonderful opening with 113 people in attendance. Twenty five members’ works were represented with some pieces from the Guild Collection and the Craft Fair challenges. We were able to display many different techniques which created much interest. Many thanks to Wendy Schmid, Sue Gower, Lizette Campbell and Mary Brown who advised and assisted us. 
There was a very diverse range of embroideries and we are extremely grateful to Kath Wilkinson, our Curator, who made the process so much easier with her help and advice. All our members assisted and were very generous in travelling to Springwood to explain the work to visitors.
Dianne Conomos demonstrated Traditional Japanese Embroidery on most Saturdays which generated a great deal of interest. Susan Barker, Judy Gipps and Ann Langley also demonstrated different techniques.  
We had great support from the Braemar House team who were so helpful: from lodging our application, getting organised, installing the exhibition and assisting us with our opening and the days the Galley was open. Kerry Beaumont , Exhibition Manager was extremely helpful. It was interesting working with the Braemar volunteers and many new friendships were forged.


Title: Taj Mahal

Embroiderer: Betty Parsons

Photographer: Barbara Morris

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