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Denise Lithgow Textile Artist

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Denise Lithgow Textile Artist

Denise Lithgow Textile Artist




Growing up on a sheep property in South Australia instilled my love of working with wool. Using wool, I create sculptural felted vessels and I also combine the felt in other works including my machine embroidery pictures. My work is inspired by the landscape but the imagery manifests itself in an abstract way. I exhibit my work regularly in Australia and internationally and have won many awards. I have works in public and private collections.



“The creative pathway is a search for meaning and insight into ourselves.” My textile practice revolves around free flowing design and bright, vibrant colours.This approach is dispersed into different areas including silk painting, dyeing fabrics, machine embroidery and felting.

I exhibit my work in galleries regularly and have won prizes, including the Brisbane Textile recycled award, the Royal Sydney arts and crafts for the last 5 years. My work has been selected for the biannual “World of Threads Festival” in Oakville, Canada 2014, 2012, the Broken Hill Outback Art prize the last 2 years and many other Australia exhibitions.


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    I’m currently in an exhibition with Dionne Swift called Collective Stitches traveling around Europe UK and Ireland then coming to Australia in May 2019
    Also I have an exhibition on at Bowral Art Society with the Gang of Five, Bowral NSW Australia and Terrigal , The Design Gallery NSW Australia called “Wandering West” with Peter Griffen .
    Im exhibiting my sculpture felt works and 2D wall works

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    I love the freedom of your work-energizing!

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    I have my next exhibition opening at Breathing Colours Gallery Balmain,Sydney,Australia from 3rd -16th Nov. Its a two person exhibition called “The Two of Us” with Artist Peter Griffen with his Trees and Landscape paintings.
    My Felt Vessel has just been selected as a finalist in the Hornsby Sculpture Prize also showing at Wallarobba Gallery, Hornsby.

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    I have recently won the Hornsby Sculpture Prize with my felt vessel “The Link” in Sydney Australia.
    Also I won the Texture of One Fibre Section prize in the Blayney Shire NSW, Australia.

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      Congratulations, Denise!! Great to get the recognition for your hard work!

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    Hi Denise
    I met you in Arkaroola. I was with my sister Rosalie. Lovely to see your beautiful work here. I hope to see it “live” in Adelaide sometime.

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