6 - 29 September


Dare to Differ 2019

An exhibition of contemporary quilts presented by,
Quilter's Guild of South Australia Inc.
and Brother International (Aust)

This exhibition features a juried selection of contemporary art quilts from textile artists all around Australia. The aim is to present the transformation in contemporary quilting by extending the limits of art textiles, quilt making and the courage to “dare to differ”.

"Dare to Differ” exhibitions are held bi-annually, and originated after a small group came together in South Australia more than 20 years ago with the aim of promoting and showcasing contemporary art quilts in this state.

The interpretation of the theme is left to the quilt maker. Contemporary quilt makers are encouraged to extend their horizons, leaning more towards contemporary Visual Arts. The exhibition is open to all quilt makers within Australia. By opening entries to interstate contemporary quilt makers, South Australian quilt makers and the general public get the opportunity to view a very high standard exhibition of contemporary art quilts.

A definition of a quilt for this exhibition is that it must be predominantly fibre, and be composed of a least two distinct layers, stitched together throughout the quilt. It must be innovative, original and of course meet the criteria of the title “Dare to Differ”. Entries were preselected from photos – one of the whole quilt and one detail. The selection process was done by two or more contemporary quilt artists with an international standing.

The exhibitions in the past have been exciting, diverse and of an extremely high standard and this 2017 exhibition is no exception.

Sponsors are The Quilters’ Guild of SA and Brother International.

The Quilters' Guild was formed in 1984 and has grown to encompass over 500 individual Guild members with over 100 city and country groups now affiliated with the Guild.

The aims of the Guild are to promote the art of patchwork and quilting; provide a central bureau for quilters in South Australia; and to encourage the formation and maintenance of quilters' groups. They also seek, encourage, and maintain a high standard of design and technique in both traditional and contemporary quilt making. Members get to partake in exhibitions and workshops, and gain knowledge and skills with regard to quilt making in South Australia.

1pm Saturday 14 September
"What is an Art Quilt?"

View and discuss the quilts on show, and learn from Suzanne Gummow what makes a good art quilt.
Free entry, all welcome