Cynthia Morgan



Few mediums offer the same flexibility as textiles as an artistic expression of life itself. Through the age old traditions of quilting, the individuality of different fibres has been explored in detail, and a new artform is emerging. The artists’ talent is tested by their ability to express the personalities of the media, and through their craft create a personal bond between viewer and art.

Cynthia Morgan is a resident of the Sunshine Coast at Caloundra, an hours drive north of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland. Her studio overlooks Tooway Lake, Moffat Beach and Headland and the sea. She dyes her fabrics to achieve greater subtlety for her art quilts, and loves to work in the ever changing sea colours. Cynthia is known for her Rainforest, Australian Outback, and Flower series, as well as the Barrier Reef and Sea series. Between teaching assignments in USA and working in her studio, Cynthia and her husband choose for their frequent holidays, interesting locations in the rainforest, or Outback Australia, or on the Barrier Reef to inspire her. Cynthia uses the photographs she takes on these holidays as her jumping off point for her designs. Through her quilts Cynthia wants to make the viewer more aware of the beauty of the natural environment which is being gradually eroded by man’s uncontrolled intrusion. This reflects her concern for the growing struggle between retaining the integrity of the natural environment while still allowing for man’s sustainable development.

Awards Received:
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* 2006 Caloundra Art Festival, Queensland, Australia. Highly Commended
* 2002 Caloundra Arts & Crafts Festival, Queensland, Australia. First Prize
* 2001 Caloundra Arts & Crafts Festival, Queensland, Australia. Highly Commended
* 1995 National Audubon Society’s Exhibition, Ohio, USA.Judge’s Choice And Viewers’ Choice
* 1994 National Audubon Society’s Exhibition, Ohio, USA. First Prize For Craftsmanship
* 1993 Dame Mary Durack Outback Craft Awards, Brisbane. Second Prize Fibre
* 1991 Caloundra Arts And Crafts Festival, Queensland, Australia. First Prize Patchwork And Quilting
* 1990 Caloundra Arts And Crafts Festival, Queensland, Australia. First Prize Contemporary Quilts

Collections:
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* Cynthia Has Her Work In Private Collections In Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand and USA. Public Collections Include:
o Waterlilies – Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
o Brisbane Landmarks – Metway Bank Headquarters
o Surfside – Gold Coast International Hotel
o Through The Open Doorway – Rockhampton Girls’ Grammar School

Invited Or Juried Exhibitions:
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* 2002 Under the Southern Cross,UK, New Zealand, Netherlands
* 2001 Under the Southern Cross, Brisbane, Australia
* 2001 Excellence in Craft Awards, Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia
* 2000 Horizons & Beyond, Europe and NZ
* 2000 Go for Gold, Sydney Australia
* 2000 One Step Further, Melbourne Australia
* 2000 Zonta Convention, Hawaii
* 2000 Australian Bounty France and UK
* 1999 Quilt Art Australia – From Bush To The Sea – Grobenzell, Germany And Sydney Quilt Festival, Australia
* 1998 National Audubon Society’s Exhibition All Creatures Great And Small – Dayton, Ohio, USA
* 1998 Bernina World Quilt Competition At World Quilt & Textile – Pasadena, USA
* 1998 Quilts From Down Under At Quilts Canada ‘98, Vancouver
* 1998 Images Of Australia Ii – World Quilt & Textile, Pasadena, USA
* 1997 Images Of Australia – World Quilt & Textile, Pasadena, USA
* 1997 Images Of Australia – Bundaberg Art Centre, Bundaberg, QLD
* 1996 National Audubon Society’s Exhibition – Undercurrents Ohio, USA
* 1996-7 And 1995-6 Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, New York
* 1995 Australia Dreaming Exhibition – Sydney, Australia, Nagoya Japan.
* 1995 National Audubon Society Exhibition – Buds, Blades And Bowers, Ohio, USA
* 1994 National Audubon Society Exhibition – Fabric In Flight, Ohio, USA

Publications:
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* Quilting Masterclass, Katherine Guerrier, Apple Press, 2000
* Workshops From The Quilter’s Guild, Publication by Fairfax Publishers, 1997
* A Quilter’s Journey Inspiration To Culmination by Cynthia Morgan, Kangaroo Press, 1995
* Issue 33 Of Craft Arts International, Work Dislayed On Cover And Full Article By Louise Lucas, 1995

Judging:
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* 2001 World Quilt & Textile Competition, Lansing, Michigan, USA
* 2001 Dame Mary Durack Outback Craft Awards, Brisbane, Queenlsand, Australia
* 2000 Caloundra Arts and Craft Festival, Australia. Fibre Art
* 2000 Pacific International Quilt Festival
* 1999 Pacific International Quilt Festival
* 1998 Bernina World Quilt Competition, Pasadena, USA
* 1998 Maroochy Art Festival, Australia. Fibre Section
* 1998 Esk Challenge, Australia
* 1995 Caloundra Arts Festival, Australia. Art In Fibre And General Craft

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Title : Chasm

Artist : Cynthia Morgan

Medium : Hand dyed fabrics

Size : 101.5cm W x 120cm H

Price : $2465.00

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