Denise Lithgow

Business name: Denise Lithgow Designs
Based on the landscape, and a strong sense of colour and design I react to what feels right as I create my work. Born on a sheep property I’ve grown up with wool and so it is not surprising that felting is the process I use to create my vessels. Once I was introduced to felt I was captivated by its tactile qualities, rich range of colours and the magical meshing of fibres, which then can be manipulated into forms and shapes to create vessels. Felt is a non woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing woollen fibres. I use felt as it’s an ecological, sustainable textile. I am represented in galleries though out Australia and internationally and I exhibit my textile art and sculpture regularly in group exhibitions, art prizes and international exhibitions. 2017 my sculpture was selected as a finalist in Scythia 8th International awards, Ukraine. 2016, winner of Annandale Sculpture prize, finalist Stanthorpe, Hunters Hill & Wangaratta Petite Miniature and Hornsby sculpture prize, also my work is published in “Worldwide Colours of Felt”, My sculptural vessels were selected in the Harbour Sculpture Prize 2015/2017 and 2015/2017 winner of “Textures of One” prizes. In 2016 my sculpture received Highly Commended in the Buda Contemporary Textile Prize, Castlemaine and my artwork received highly commended at Art Unlimited, Dunedoon. I’ve recently had a solo exhibition at the Muswellbrook Regional Art Centre and The Design Gallery, Terrigal . My 2-D art work and felt sculptures were selected as the Australian representative for the Biennial “World of Threads Festival” in Canada 2012/2014 and I was a finalist in the Broken Hill Outback Art Prize 2012/2013 with my 2-D felt works and the Hunters Hill Art Prize regularly. In 2014 I won the Hornsby Sculptural Art Prize and 2015 received the judges highly commended. “The Link” has been selected for the “Worldwide Colours of Felt” book, published in the Netherlands and my work is included in the Dimensional Cloth, Sculpture by Contemporary Textile Artists book by Andra Stanton in USA June 2018. Denise Lithgow denise@deniselithgow.com la Fabrique, 21 Emma St Leichhardt NSW 2040 A U S T R A L I A tel +61 (0)2 9564 5828 mob +61 (0)417 215218 http://www.deniselithgow.com http://www.facebook.com/DeniseLithgowTextileArtist Instgram Denise_Lithgow