Meredith Woolnough’s elegant embroidered traceries capture the beauty and fragility of nature in knotted embroidery threads. Through a delicate system of tiny stitches she creates intricate and complex openwork compositions that are then carefully pinned in shadowboxes like preserved specimens.
Meredith maps the frameworks of the various veining systems found in nature to create work that explores the balance, harmony and connectivity of life on earth. Inspired by the patterns, structures and shapes found in plants, coral, cells and shells her embroideries represent both the robust beauty and elegant fragility of life.
Meredith Woolnough is an award-winning visual artist from the coastal region of Newcastle, Australia. She holds bachelor degrees in Fine arts and Natural History Illustration and a Masters of Teaching. Meredith’s work is help in private, public and corporate collections worldwide.
To see more of her work visit her website www.meredithwoolnough.com.au
Phone: 0401 443 635
Some of my highlights
2008 Masters of Teaching, The University of Sydney
Emerging Artist – Craft minor award, Craft NSW, 2014
Finalist, Open Acquisitive Prize, University Gallery, 2014
First prize (Fibre arts category) Port Stevens Art prize 2012
Best in show (Mixed Media) Winmalee Artfest 2012
Wangaratta Art Gallery – Permanent Collection
Tamworth Regional Gallery – Permanent Collection
Macquarie Group Collection
Private collections in Australia, Switzerland, Hong Kong, USA, Germany and the Netherlands
The Milk Factory, Bowral
Timeless Textiles, Newcastle
Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth
Weswal Gallery, Tamworth