Ruth Stoneley: A Stitch in Time
13 July – 7 October 2013 | Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) | Free admission
10.00am — 5.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am — 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday
9.00am — 5.00pm Public Holidays
To accompany ‘Quilts 1700–1945’, the Gallery presents an exhibition of contemporary quilts by the late leading Brisbane quilt-maker Ruth Stoneley (1940-2007).
Stoneley was an inspirational figure, not only in terms of the expressive, innovative works she made, but as an active member of the Brisbane quilting and arts community, connecting with other makers through ‘Patchwork Supplies’, her Highgate Hill shop, and as a teacher to many local practitioners. While Stoneley came to quilting later in her life, only committing herself to her craft full-time from 1982, she quickly made up for lost time, making prolifically, and exhibiting widely in Australia, and internationally.
The exhibition will showcase exemplary examples of Stoneley’s practice, showing her transition from early experimentations with the contained patterns of the traditional quilt through to the free-flowing, abstract and expressive works she made in later years, to reflect her feelings, emotions and ideas about herself and the people around her.
This information was sourced from the website for the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/exhibitions