Alison Muir
A Commentary on the Aquatic Environment

Events

 

Here is a list of major exhibitions for Alison going back to 2000


 

2013

  •  'Art Quilts Australia 2013; people place and nation' at Craft ACT Craft and Design Gallery Canberra
  •  'Water warp and weft' exhibition selected 'ancient water 2' for display at The Whitehorse Gallery Box Hill Victoria
  •  'Stitched dialogue' exhibition of my work jointly with Trudy Billingsley at Barometer Gallery Paddington
  •  'Golden Textures' exhibition selected 'Hidden wealth' for display at Central Goldfields Art Gallery , Maryborough Victoria

2012

  • 'Watermarks 4' selected to Hands all Around 2012 at International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston USA
  • 'Australia Wide 3' touring exhibition selected 'embedded' & arranged by Ozquilt Network Inc
  • 'muddy waters' selected for 'regeneration', at Manly Art Gallery arranged with The Quilter's Guild of NSW

2011

  • 'Ancient messages' juried into 'Quilt National 2011, The Dairy Barn, Ohio, USA
  • 'Quilt' selected 'cost of carbon' to exhibit (Australian artists selected to Quilt National only) at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery

2010

  • 'Fathoming the depths; informative textiles' Master of Design exhibition College of Fine Arts, Paddington UNSW
  • 'Watermarks 4' selected for The New Quilt 2010, at Manly Art Gallery arranged with The Quilter's Guild of NSW

2006 to 2009

  • 'Blood falls' selected to SAQA 'Art meets Science' international exhibition touring in USA
  • 'Watermarks 2' selected for 'Art Quilt Australia 2009' at Craft ACT, Canberra
  • 'Australia wide 2' selected 'watermarks tropical' for the 2008 touring exhibition arranged by Ozquilt Network Inc
  • 'Fissure' selected to 'Dare to Differ' exhibition in Adelaide 2008
  • 'Blue yonder 2' selected to 'My place' travelling exhibition curated by Dijanne Cevaal in 2008
  • 'Not potable' selected to 'Australia Wide' in 2007 arranged to tour by Ozquilt Network Inc
  • 'Think pink' selected to TAG 2007 by The Embroiderer's Guild of Victoria, Mosman Art Gallery '2088' exhibition 2007 and The New Quilt 2008 at Manly Art Gallery
  • 'Water marks' selected to SAQA 'Creative Force' 2007 exhibition USA
  • "Oil on troubled water" was juried into Expressions 2006 the wool quilt prize at the Wool Museum, Victoria in 2006, and won best use of colour at European Quilt Competition 2007
  • 'Sydney twinkle' juried in Husqvana 'Imagine that' Show for 2006/07,
  • 'The wave 2: in memorial' was juried into The New Quilt exhibition at Manly for The Quilters' Guild of NSW show in 2006, won a work of merit award at the Japan Great Quilt Exhibition in Tokyo in 2007 and selected to represent '20 years of Art Quilts in USA' through Studio Art Quilt Associates
  • "Water currency" hung in the 2088 exhibition at Mosman Art Gallery in 2006 and selected to The New Quilt 2008 at Manly Art Gallery
  • "Clean up the Act" juried into SAQA 'Transformations' 2006 Artists working with fibre exhibition in Birmingham UK and USA 2006/7,
  • "Sally's anchor Broome" juried into 'Refabricating Difference' show at Braemar Gallery in 2006 and the 'Textile Art' exhibition at The Embroiderer's Guild of Victoria in 2006
  • "Medium is the message" hung in the 'Just in Time' exhibition at College of Fine Arts, Paddington Sydney for 'In Time' conference on textiles 2006
  • "Troubled Water" accepted for the 2005-2007 touring show 'Across Australia' to exhibit in Mittagong NSW, Panorama Mesdag in The Hague, Netherlands then Tripoli in Lybia, Opera Museum in Cairo Egypt and Museums in Damascus and Aleppo in Syria.

2000 to 2005

  • 12 new works were created for 'Aquamarine: recent textiles by Alison Muir' solo show at Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney held November 2005. The new works included "Aquamarine, Real estate, Summers passed, Memory scroll: Aitutuki Lagoon, Memory scroll: fabric markets Seoul, Memory scroll: 50th birthday, The 4 year term, Sydney sink, Clean up the Act, Hidden depths, Sally's anchor Broome and Medium is the message". Altogether 35 works were on display including works borrowed from public and private collections.
  • 'Hidden Depths' selected for 'Changing Definitions: The Art Quilt' exhibition, Arkansas Arts Centre, Little Rock, Arkansas USA 2004, Yarrawonga Victoria exhibition, July 2005
  • 'Ancient Water' won Best use of Colour awarded by Down Under Quilts magazine at The Quilters' Guild of NSW 2005
  • 'Light Reflections, Kirribilli' exhibited at North Sydney Art Show 2005
  • "Spring, Fitzroy Street, Kirribilli" hung at North Sydney Art Show 2003 and "Refabricating" show at Braemar Gallery, Springwood 2004
  • "Evensong" won Second Prize in Art Quilt section of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Show 2003
  • "Aotearoa" juried into 'Expressions 2002' show for The Wool Museum exhibition, Geelong Victoria, 2002
  • "Achieving Purple" and "Bush Remedy" juried into "Refabricating our Indigenous Spirit" show at Braemar Gallery, Springwood 2002
  • "Tropical Tranquillity" juried into "Feel Free" exhibition in Barcelona 2002 and Husqvana World tour until 2005
  • "Worshipping the Sun God" juried into the Australian/New Zealand travelling exhibition Under the Southern Cross in 2002 and 2003
  • "Light Reflections, Neutral Bay", second prize and the Waterfront prize at the North Sydney Art Show 2001
  • • "Reflecting on Black and White" juried into 'Dare to Differ' show in Adelaide 2001, and "Piecing a Quilt of Life" in USA 2003
  • • "Huck's Farm" and "International Affair" juried into "Refabricating our Lives" show at Braemar Gallery, Springwood 2001
  • "The Wake" juried into the Immigration Museum 2001, Melbourne to celebrate immigration to Australia in the l900's. On exhibition in Australian Embassy in Washington DC in 2003
  • "Reflection: the autumn of an Australian Monarchy" juried into the Centenary of Federation exhibition in Canberra, ACT, 2001. Also won 3rd prize for Innovation in World Quilt and Textile Exhibition, USA 2002
  • "Short Poppies are valuable Too" juried into Quilt National 2001 in USA and touring USA from 2002 to 2004, and Pan Pacific Forum in Hawaii 2004
  • "Reflecting on a Saline Land" and "Reflecting on La Nina" both on display at Paralympic Games Quilts 2000, Mosman Art Gallery and various venues, and donated to raise money for the Paralympic Games in Sydney in 2000
  • "A wet blanket" juried into 'Expressions 2000' show for the Wool Museum, Geelong Victoria in 2000

Printed publications, which include Muir's work, are:


2013

  • 'Art Quilt Australia 2013: people place and nation' published by Craft ACT and Ozquilt Network Inc ISBN 9781740883795

2012

  • 'The New Quilt; regeneration' published by Manly Art Gallery and The Quilter's Guild of NSW

2011

  • 'Quilt National 2011' published by The Dairy Barn, Ohio USA
  • 'Art Quilt Australia 2011' published by Ozquilt Network Inc

2010

  • 'Fathoming the depths' Master of Design (Hons) UNSW
  • 'The New Quilt 2010' published by Manly Art Gallery and The Quilter's Guild of NSW

2006 to 2009

  • 'Art meets Science' published by Studio Art Quilt Association
  • 'Australia wide 2' selected 'watermarks tropical' for the touring exhibition arranged by Ozquilt Network Inc
  • 'Art Quilt Australia 2009' published by Craft ACT and Ozquilt Network Inc
  • 'The New Quilt 2008' published by Manly Art Gallery & The Quilter's Guild of NSW
  • 'Creative Force' published by SAQA 2007
  • 'Imagine that' touring exhibition published by Husqvana Viking Sweden 2006/7
  • "Expressions 2006, the Wool Quilt" published by The National Wool Museum, Geelong Victoria, 2006
  • 'The New Quilt 2006' published by Manly Art Gallery and The Quilter's Guild of NSW
  • 'Refabricating difference' catalogue for exhibition Braemar Gallery 2006

2000 to 2005

  • "Aquamarine: recent textiles by Alison Muir" catalogue for solo show Mosman Art Gallery 2005
  • "Changing Definitions: The Art Quilt" catalogue Arkansas Arts Centre, USA, 2004
  • "Feel Free" touring exhibition published by Husqvana Viking Sweden 2002
  • "Under the Southern Cross" touring exhibition curated by Dijanne Cevaal 2002
  • The Best Contemporary Quilts at "Quilt National 01" co produced by Lark Books and The Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Centre, USA 2001
  • "Celebration Quilts 2001" an exhibition for The Centenary of Federation, published by Canberra Quilters in 2001
  • "Immigration" exhibition published by Australian Quilts in Public Places and the Immigration Museum, Melbourne 2001
  • "Quilts 2000" by Dianne Finnegan and Karen Fail for Paralympic Games 2000

Collections and websites

  • 80 art quilts are in public and private collections in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Germany and USA.
  • Public Collections include North Sydney City Council, Fairfield City Council, and Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
  • www.ozquiltnetwork.org.au; www.saqa.com