Of the Detour via the Silk Road, at Timeless Textiles Gallery, Judy Hooworth’s second exhibition, she says: My new work is influenced by travels in China and Central Asia in 2012 and 2013. Inspired by embroidery and tile patterns from the region I have connected with artisans from the past, recreating and re interpreting their designs with silk screened mono prints and intensive stitching in my quilts and textile pieces.

Judy Hooworth studied at the National Art School in the 1960s and began making patchwork quilts and stitched textiles soon after. She has exhibited widely, in Australia and abroad, and her work has been published in many books and magazines throughout the world.

After maintaining a studio art quilt practice for more than 25 years, Hooworth is known for her series of abstract quilts based on imagery of Dora Creek and also colourful contemporary quilts that reference traditional patchwork patterns,. She has written three books on contemporary quilt-making. Judy is represented in public and private collections in Australia, UK and USA including the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Tamworth Art Gallery, Wangaratta Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. She was awarded the Quilters’ Guild NSW Inc. Study Scholarship in 1994, and a Professional Development Grant from the Visual Arts/Crafts Fund, the Australia Council in 1995.

This exhibition opens on 20 November 6pm- 8pm and continues until 12 December 2014.