Newspaper Article – Judy Hooworth
ON a map, Dora Creek squiggles from the feet of the Watagan Mountains to the south-western shores of Lake Macquarie.
Yet through the art and life of Judy Hooworth, that beautiful waterway has flowed much further, reaching the other side of the globe. And it has coursed deep into her soul.
As Hooworth tells me over lunch in Morisset, “I got into this relationship with this piece of water.”
Judy Hooworth has turned that relationship into stunning quilts. From the trees along the banks to the patterns and reflections on its surface, the creek ripples and swirls across the quilts she creates. The results are not just abstract landscapes but also portraits of love for a place.
“It’s moody,” Hooworth says of the creek. “You can go down there and it can be grey, it can be dismal. And then the next day you can go down there, the sun is out, the water is sparkling, and it’s green. It’s just an incredible body of water. And the patterns created on the water really intrigue me. It’s an incredible little piece of paradise.”
Read the rest of the article, published in the Newcastle Herald, 26th August 2017