Joining Threads (SAQA Global Exhibition)

SAQA and Timeless Textiles, the only commercial fibre art gallery in Australia, are partnering together to present this unique opportunity for SAQA artists. This exhibition is composed of 2 artworks (each 30cm by 30 cm) by each artist which are a diptych or speak to one another.

Exhibition Schedule

Timeless Textiles in Newcastle, NSW, Australia from August 13, 2024 through September 16, 2024.

Note: This is a single venue exhibition.

About the Jurors

Jette CloverJette Clover (Belgium)

Jette is a mixed-media artist. Her formal education is in journalism and art history, and most of her quilts and collages deal with language and writing. Since 1998, she has worked full-time as a studio artist and exhibited and taught workshops widely in Europe, USA and Australia.


Anne KemptonAnne Kempton (Australia)

Anne is a fibre artist and a gallerist of Australia’s only commercial fibre art gallery, Timeless Textiles. Anne is dedicated to raising the collectability and wonderment of fibre art, as well as creating communities around social change. Being a lover of cooking, melding raw materials & ideas together to create something new is one of her greatest joys.


Judy HooworthJudy Hooworth (Australia)

Judy studied at the National Art School from 1963–66 and began making patchwork quilts and stitched textiles soon after. She has maintained a studio art quilt practice for more than thirty-five years. Judy’s quilts have been exhibited and published in Australia and internationally; she’s a well-known tutor, author and lecturer at home and overseas and is represented in many public and private collections in Australia, the UK and the USA

Selected Artists

Regula Affolter (Switzerland) - the extras are running
Ludmila Aristova (New York, USA) - Folding & Unfolding
Geneviève Attinger (France) - Jazz & Java
Nancy Bardach (California, USA) - Water & Fire
Bobbi Baugh (Florida, USA) - The Flying Wallendas
Helen Beaven (New Zealand) - Which Way Up?
Anne Bellas (France) - Avant et après la pluie (Before and after the Rain)
Anna Brown (NSW, Australia) - Canopy 30 - Climate action
Sandra Champion (Tasmania, Australia) - 'worst of the worst' #4
Shin-hee Chin (Kansas, USA) - Diptych in Gold and Blue: Daffodils in the Lake and Stars in the Milky Way
Fenella Davies (United Kingdom) - Copse
Sarah Lykins Entsminger (Virginia, USA) - East Graham Bay 2
Dianne Firth (ACT, Australia) - Black and White
Victoria Gutierrez (Nevada, USA) - Blueprint for a Broken Planet
Laurel Izard (Indiana, USA) - Inside and Out
Clover L Kemp (Maryland, USA) - Seed Dispersion
Patty Kennedy-Zafred (Pennsylvania, USA) - American Portraits:  Bitter & Sweet
Pat Kroth (Wisconsin, USA) - Hot and Cool Jazz
Deborah A Kuster (Arkansas, USA) - Matisse and Picasso
Mary-Ellen Latino (California, USA) - Poetry of the Sea!, var.2
Alicia Merrett (United Kingdom) - War and Peace
Julie-Anne Rogers (NSW, Australia) - Regeneration
Lynne Seaman (United Kingdom) - Seeking Simplicity: Threads 6&7
Anna Wagner-Ott (Ontario, Canada) - Meandering
Geraldine Warner (Washington, USA) - Early Spring
Laura Wasilowski (Illinois, USA) - Fine Line Trees Summer and Autumn
Hope Wilmarth (Texas, USA) - Reflections I and II
Zara Zannettino (SA, Australia) - Dichotomy

In the Exhibition
 Sandra  Champion - 'worst of the worst' #4
Sandra Champion
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 Patty  Kennedy-Zafred - American Portraits:  Bitter & Sweet
Patty Kennedy-Zafred
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 Anne  Bellas - Avant et après la pluie (Before and after the Rain)
Anne Bellas
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Dianne  Firth - Black and White
Dianne Firth
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Victoria  Gutierrez - Blueprint for a Broken Planet
Victoria Gutierrez
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 Anna  Brown - Canopy 30 - Climate action
Anna Brown
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 Fenella  Davies - Copse
Fenella Davies
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 Zara  Zannettino - Dichotomy
Zara Zannettino
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Shin-hee  Chin - Diptych in Gold and Blue: Daffodils in the Lake and Stars in the Milky Way
Shin-hee Chin
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Geraldine  Warner - Early Spring
Geraldine Warner
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 Sarah Lykins Entsminger - East Graham Bay 2
Sarah Entsminger
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 Laura  Wasilowski - Fine Line Trees Summer and Autumn
Laura Wasilowski
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Ludmila  Aristova - Folding and Unfolding
Ludmila Aristova
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 Pat  Kroth - Hot and Cool Jazz
Pat Kroth
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Laurel  Izard - Inside and Out
Laurel Izard
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 Geneviève  Attinger - Jazz & Java
Geneviève Attinger
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 Deborah A Kuster - Matisse and Picasso
Deborah Kuster
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 Anna  Wagner-Ott - Meandering
Anna Wagner-Ott
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Mary-Ellen  Latino - Poetry of the Sea!, var.2
Mary-Ellen Latino
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 Hope  Wilmarth - Reflections I and II
Hope Wilmarth
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Julie-Anne  Rogers - Regeneration
Julie-Anne Rogers
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 Clover L Kemp - Seed Dispersion
Clover L Kemp
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 Lynne  Seaman - Seeking Simplicity: Threads 6&7
Lynne Seaman
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Regula  Affolter - the extras are running
Regula Affolter
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 Bobbi  Baugh - The Flying Wallendas
Bobbi Baugh
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 Alicia  Merrett - War and Peace
Alicia Merrett
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Nancy  Bardach - Water & Fire
Nancy Bardach
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 Helen  Beaven - Which Way Up?
Helen Beaven
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