New exhibition opening at Menier Gallery London

Material Evidence, one of the two new exhibitions launched by international textile group Quilt Art in 2019, will be on display at Menier Gallery London from Tuesday 18th until Saturday 28th of June 2019. Most works are for sale.
My work Can we leave things as they are? 2018, H139 x W 214 cm, a wall-hanging made of fabrics, lacquered fabric, acrylic paint, is part of this exhibition.

Mirjam_Can we leave(700)
The work is dealing with the world changing faster than ever.
People’s lives are changing in accordance. How can we adjust to these changes? Crossing borders, reaching our limits? Do we need to rest and reflect more often to deal with this?
We often are satisfied and used to a current situation, yet the only certainty we have is that nothing will remain as it is. A consolation is that humanity wouldn’t have been able to survive until now without the ability to survive.

18_Can we leave_det(700)
After London, the exhibition will travel for a couple of years. More info on the Quilt Art website.

Zomerexpo 2019 at Museum de Fundatie

Transgression 2, 2016, H115 x W134 cm; mixed media

This work will be exhibited at the Zomerexpo 2019, Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, NL from 25 May - 1 September, 2019.
3200 works were entered, a 1000 (with 2 from me) were selected for the second (live) selection at the Van Gendthallen, Amsterdam, from which 235 have been selected for the Zomerexpo Biennial. The last time there were 70 000 visitors.

9th International Biennial Exhibition of Mini Textile Art “Scythia”

Plastic head(700)
Plastic Head, 2019, H27 x W17 x D20 cm; plastic, copper wire; machine stitching
Will be exhibited at the 9th International Biennial Exhibition of Mini Textile Art “Scythia”, 21 May - 4 June, 2019, Ivano-Frankivs'k, Ukraine

3rd International Textile Art Biennial, Haacht

17_Covering Ground_det(700)
My floor installation "Covering Ground" will be exhibited at the 3rd International Textile Biennial at Haacht
From 22 - 31 March 2019


Art Quilts Unfolding

50 years of innovation

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Written by Sandra Sider, editor, Nancy Bavor, Lisa Ellis, Martha Sielman, SAQA. Published by Schiffer Publishing

Wow, I am so honoured to be featured with two pieces and an interview!
Artists had been invited to enter 1 work per decade from which a selection would be made. The work on the left is Ancestral Shadows, 2002, first prize winner of the 2nd European Quilt Triennial Heidelberg, in a private collection. On the right Passages, 2014, now exhibited in the QA International exhibition Dialogues at Kirkcudbright Galleries Scotland. The development is remarkable.

This coffee table book is truly packed with amazing art quilts made by groundbreaking and innovative artists of the past 50 years. Read more in this review by
They predict:
Art Quilts Unfolding will become one of the defining books of the medium and the movement.