Stand back: Kerrie-Anne Riles

Stand back: Kerrie-Anne Riles

Stand Back!.

An exhibition of pictorial art quilts, in which textile artist Kerrie-Anne Riles combines her photography and textile art skills, will open at Timeless Textiles gallery in June 2013

“Being both a keen photographer and a pictorial quilt artist gives a perfect synergy to my work,” she said. “I enjoy macro and close-up photography and then creating large works exploring intricate details.”

From a distance the fine details of the works blend together to appear as a believable reproduction of the original photograph. Closer inspection reveals detailed machine quilting. Quilts in the exhibition have been inspired by photos taken both in Australia and overseas, with Kerrie-Anne having lived in several countries. She sees her quilts as tracing her personal history.

Originally trained as a Primary school teacher, Kerrie-Anne has been teaching quilting for about 30 years. In 2003-04 she lived in England, where she studied machine embroidery, design, and patchwork and quilting. She has been art quilting ever since, also attending many art quilting seminars in America as she has gradually developed her unique style.

More recently Kerrie-Anne has been working on corporate commissions in Canada. In 2012 she exhibited, and was Artist in Residence, at FibreWorks Studio and Art Gallery in BC Canada where she worked for six weeks in a yurt. She is anticipating another busy year next year, as she has been invited back to be FibreWorks with a solo exhibition, and will be teaching Summer School at the Abruzzo School of Creative Art in Italy.

Stand Back opens 6-8pm on Thursday, 20 June until 14 July 2013



20 Jun 2013 - 14 Jul 2013


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