Best in Show – Auckland Festival of Quilts 2018
With thanks to Auckland Quilt Guild and Bernina NZ – for sponsoring Best in Show.
WALL by Norma Slabbert, 2018 – Inspired by a graffiti scrawl on a wall of a Belgrade barrack that was used by refugees and migrants. Credit: Quote originally seen on an Alamy photo of a scrawl on a Belgrade barrack wall – believed to be a quote from the poem, Home, by Warsan Shire.
September 2018 – Selected for Australia Wide Six
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Detail: Tumbleweed by Norma Slabbert, 2018. ” Once I pulled my roots free I became a slave to the wind….” (Joan Baez). Selected for Australia Wide Six an Ozquilt touring members’ exhibition, September 2018
February 2018 – Selected for Art Quilt Australia @ Yarra Ranges Regional Museum
Saturday 10 February 2018 to Sunday 15 April 2018
Detail: Borders by Norma Slabbert, 2016. While we stitch people flee their homes – tudging over deserts, highways, byways, fields and farmlands – to find closed borders.
Selected for the Japanese Challenge – Natural Sites & Wonders of the World
Shown in Yokohama, Tokyo, France, and New Zealand, 2018.
Scenes from the Seto Inland Sea by Norma Slabbert. Naoshima is an island in the Seto Inland Sea that is known for its modern art museums, outdoor sculptures, and architecture. It offers viewing experiences that is greatly influenced by the natural environment and beauty of the Seto Inland Sea. The quilt is inspired by my travel photographs and the special memories we have of our visits to the island.
3-5 November 2017
First Prize, Modern Quilts, Auckland Quilt Guild Inc, Festival of Quilts
Modern Conundrum (detail) , Norma Slabbert, 2017. If modern means current, why is the modern quilt all about fabric? When we dress tradition in white, bright, and bold fabric, what makes it modern? And what makes grids and graphics modern? Or is it possible that we are dazzled and duped by a movement driven by commerce and a brilliant fabric marketing campaign? Could the modern quilt be more than primary, pretty, and perfect? And could it really be current and carry the worry of our time and reflect the things that excite and provoke us? Here I’m making a so-called modern quilt, while reports of explosions and trucks mowing people down infiltrate my quilt space.
9 September – 22 October 2017
Selected for Art Quilt Australia 2017
By Ozquilt network: https://www.ozquiltnetwork.org.au Showing at : Queen Victoria Art Gallery, Launceston, TASMANIA www.qvmag.tas.gov.au/qvmag/
Year 60 Quilt by Norma Slabbert – on display at the Australasian Quilt Convention, Melbourne
Year 60 Quilt by Norma Slabbert on display at the Australasian Quilt Convention, Melbourne, 20 – 23 April 2017. For more information visit: http://aqc.com.au/year-60-quilt/
Best of Show – Auckland Festival of Quilts 2016, Auckland
No Entry by Norma Slabbert, Best of Show, Auckland Festival of Quilts 2016, Auckland. NO ENTRY – two words with the power to ban, exclude, forbid, reject, upset, hurt, injure, infuriate, threaten, annoy, provoke, anger, tempt, challenge, jeopardise, demoralise, despair, destroy, and kill.
Thank you Bernina – for sponsoring my Best of Show at Auckland Festival of Quilts 2016 with this beautiful Bernina B 350.