Meredith Woolnough is a visual artist from the coastal region of Newcastle, Australia. Best known for her nature inspired embroideries, her work is held in public, private and corporate collections worldwide.
Meredith holds a degree in Fine arts (first class honors), from the University of New South Wales, a Masters of Teaching from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration (with distinction) from the University of Newcastle. She is also the author of the book “Prganic Embroidery” published 2018 by Schiffer.
Meredith maps the frameworks of the various veining systems found in nature to create work that explores the balance, harmony and connectivity of life on earth. Inspired by the patterns, structures and shapes found in plants, coral, cells, and shells, her embroideries represent both the robust beauty and elegant fragility of life.
The work explores the sculptural possibilities of a unique drawing technique that utilizes a domestic sewing machine and a base fabric that dissolves in water. Through a delicate system of tiny stitches Meredith creates intricate and complex openwork compositions that are then carefully pinned in shadowboxes like preserved specimens.
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