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. 2020 my work was selected as a finalist in the Australian Textile Art Awards. 2019, Invited guest artist for the 44th Annual Camden Art Prize, NSW and teaching felting at Olhao, Portugal,, also at the Art Gallery of NSW, Australia. I was in a group exhibition at Buren, The Netherlands,"Abstracts from the lowlands & Down Under". 2018 my sculpture was selected in the Greenway Sculpture prize and a finalist in Seed Stitch Contemporary textile prize.NSW,Australia. 2020 "Bibly" has been published in the Australian Textile Art Awards book by Artwear Publications. “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. 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. My 2-D art work and felt sculptures were selected as the Australian representative for the Biennial “World of Threads Festival” in Canada. Denise Lithgow 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 Instgram Denise_Lithgow