pathways - a walk through the australian landscape - contemporary quiltmaking from canberra by tACTile


Jenny Bowker, Dianne Firth, Helen Gray, Beth Miller and Beth and Trevor Reid have been friends and fellow art quilters for some time and all live in the Australian Capital Territory. Five of the group of six had worked together in Twisted, a travelling exhibition curated by Dijanne Cevaal.

It was decided to form a group working in Canberra so that an exhibition could be set up with a large collaborative piece as a important element of the exhibition.

The name of the group, tACTile, was decided to give an impression of the touch of textile, while incorporating the fact that we all live in the ACT. It also, incidentally, alluded to the tiled grid of our first collaborative piece.

We are currently in the planning process for the next exhibition. If groups or galleries are interested in this, please contact us through one of the email addresses below.

Jenny Bowker -
Dianne Firth -
Helen Gray -
Beth Miller -
Beth and Trevor Reid -

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photography by Andrew Sikorski


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