Presented by Four X Four, a new exhibition of textile art will be on display with the collage which were used as the original design concepts. See the original artworks and the developing designs.
















This new exhibition, Collage to Stitch, is the work of four South Australian textile artists and is the culmination of one years’ exploration of collage as a tool for developing ideas, originating from a workshop with textile artist Carolyn Sullivan. The themes chosen and the approaches taken reflect personal passions and generally revolve around nature. Flowers, trees and gardens were frequent topics for reflection by artists Maxine Fry, Ruth Galpin, Suzanne Gummow and Sandra Obst.

See the collages and the developing textile designs along with the final textile artworks. One of the artists will also be on hand each day.


Details: Collage to Stitch exhibition presented by Four x Four.

Meet one of the Four x Four artists at the event.



maxine-fry Maxine Fry

Maxine’s love of nature is reflected in her work. She is an enthusiastic textile artist having come from a traditional quilting background. She loves to travel and takes many photos to inspire her latest pieces. Her work has developed from her collection of collage postcards and has extended into more detailed pieces of textile art. Maxine uses the sewing machine extensively in the creation of her work.

Ruth Galpin

Ruth Galpin has a love of the elements of colour, line and pattern and enjoys using repetition and contrast, along with simple printing techniques, in particular mono printing. She creates art quilts with hand dyed and printed fabric and collages with an assortment of hand made and commercial papers.

Suzanne Gummow

Suzanne Gummow is a passionate Textile Artist and Visual Arts Educator. Her own art practice is inspired by her travels, exotic gardens, all things Asian and soaking up the experiences of many cultures. Suzanne creates textile works that involve hand and machine embroidery, embellishment, collage, layering and with the gleam of metallics. She exhibits locally, nationally and internationally.

Sandra Obst

The materials that Sandra Obst uses include fabris and papers, some old and previously used, and other textile ephemera. Colour and texture enhanced by hand and machine stitch are key design elements. For Sandra the exploration and use of techniques and fibres are not only an aim in themselves but also a way to create a story with them being the vocabulary.