Meredith Woolnough

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.

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Phone: 0401 443 635

Meredith Woolnough

Meredith Woolnough is an award winning visual artist that works and lives near the coastal region of Newcastle NSW. Her practice engages with the natural environment utilising the skeletal frameworks of flora and fauna as the basis of her own embroidered specimens. Threads are densely stitched into freeform sculptures that are carefully pinned to paper or set in resin preserving them as delicate handmade artifacts. Her work explores themes of the interconnectedness of living things and environmental degradation.

Some of my highlights

2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts (first class honours), University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts

2008 Masters of Teaching, The University of Sydney

Awards and collections Finalist, Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2015, Wangaratta Art Gallery

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

Gallery Oscar, Turramurra

The Milk Factory, Bowral

Timeless Textiles, Newcastle

Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth

Weswal Gallery, Tamworth

Meet with Meredith Woolnough at the NEXT EXHIBITION & ART TRAIL: 10 - 11 NOV 2018

A unique exhibition... Eight working studios... More than fifty Artists & Artisans... All on a meandering country drive...