What Lies Beneath - Exhibition 2014

Over 150 exhibits created by 20 members of the 84 Contemporary Textile Group to celebrate 30 years of their existence. The exhibition was opened by the Mayor of Wanneroo - Tracey Roberts in the Gallery of the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre. Exhibits interpreting the theme of 'What lies beneath', were of a very high standard and pushed the boundaries of textile art to the delight of over 500 visitors from 13-23 November 2014. Slideshow


Fantast Work! Chrstine Vergrugg, Martin, WA.
A fabulous exhibition ladies! Thankyou. Vivien Beere.
Inspiring and thought provoking – I wish I took time to have a go! P. Kilgalle.
The exhibition represents many, many hours of work.  Well done! So inspiring and enjoyable to see. Joyce.
What a beautiful exhibition. Amazing work. L Gardiner.
Strata – excellent example of breaking boundaries.  Captures the fragility of the environment.  Tonalities are well balanced. Jan and Carl Altman.
The most inspiring exhibition I have had the delight to visit for many years.  BH.
Lovely display. O Brooks.
Wonderful work. C Medhew.
Absolutely beautiful! Such a lot of work.
Absolutely wonderful!!
Very gifted talent! Thx.
Absolutely stunning! So glad I’ve seen this wonderful exhibition and well done to all. Thank you . Elizabeth (Morley).
Inspiration abounds in this exhibition – thanks ladies. Stephanie Knudsen.
Wonderful exhibition – great creativity.  Inspiring. Genevieve Armson.
The intricate work is just mind boggling.  Patricia Gray.
Absolutely inspiring exhibition of very talented artists.  J TR?
Beautiful array of work.  ??
So inspiring and uplifting!
A very vibrant and inspiring exhibition.  Well done all!
A beautiful workshop.  So clever and so beautiful.
WOW!!! What a different exhibition.
Fantastic absolutely great exhibition.
Fabulous, inspiring and humbling.  Very enjoyable exhibit.
Thank you – inspirational innovative work. Thankyou.
Just wonderful thanks.
Magnificent – some people are so clever.  Daphne.
How to choose! All are wonderful.  ??
Bookmarks – it would be nice to buy small items.
Enjoyed the variety of exhibits.
Very talented work – enjoyed being able to come and see it.
Unbelievable! Stunning exhibition. Well done! Yvette Corby. Clarkson.
Have loved looking a this amazing collection of art.  All very clever people. Great ideas. Thank you. Linda Mindorie.
What a wonderful exhibition. Blew my mind with the talent you all have. Many thanx’s for sharing your treasures with us all. Eleanor Butland. Exceptional, great. Thankyou.
What a wonderful display of very clever women.  Kay Platts.
Fabulous! Stunning! A. Weber, Wanneroo
So innovative and most impressive! M.LO. Sleven
Wonderful, well done.
Brilliant! Judy.
So creative.  I loved it. Dot McManus.
Wonderful exhibition. What clever people and love the presentation.  Mariette, Falcon, Mandurah.
This is a wonderful exhibition.  Be proud girls (ladies). Judy Nash.
Well done everyone involved.  Very inspiring and beautiful. Sandra Keeling.
Great exhibition, wonderfully displayed.  Carolyn Thomas.
Such wonder4ful work and imagination. Such patience. Lorraine de Lacy.
Just amazing – such design!
Beautiful work – you all should be very proud. Michelle Henderson.
Lovely work. June Bennett.
Every piece requires a second look! Beautiful exhibition.
Very beautiful and inspiring. Sue Valente.
Excellent quality work. Nellie Waterman.
Beautiful craft. Robyn Beveridge. Lakes Entrance, Vic.
Very interesting.
Loved it and the ladies taking the time to talk to everyone.
Wow, its amazing.  Well done to everyone.
Fantastic exhibition. Very inspiring.
Inspiring and beautiful.
Congratulations! Wonderful work. So colourful! Judith Pinnell.
It’s wonderful to see so much beautiful work from so many talented people! Cherry Johnston.
You are all so incredibly talented. What beautiful work. Thank you.
Mesmerizing.  If loved every piece. So much creativity.
Beautiful, beautiful work. Well done all. A stunning exhibition and so much work.
Its great!!! Keep up the good work. F Cook.
Great exhibition, lovely pieces of work. (U>K>)
Very impressive and inspiring. Kathy Collett.
Absolutely great. Lot of hard work. Amazing. Pam Montgomery.
Congratulations to all ladies for a wonderful exhibition with talent and displays to admire. Hilary Illingworth. Mandurah.
What a wonderful exhibition. I’ve been inspired. Very creative. Marietta de Lobel,  Jandagup.
Incredible exhibition. Angie Paine.
Brilliant! Love it! Nola Smith, Southern Suburbs Ass.
Absolutely stunni8ng. Mavis and Neil Stewart.
Beautiful work, very inspirational. Kevin and Margaret Flanagan, Mindarie.
Veronica Young.
Val Boyle.
Would love to join your group – your work is inspirational. April Rigby. 0401530717
Lyn Dunlop.
Very inspiring – just need more days in the week. Tina Edwards, Kallaroo Embroidery Group.
So much inspiration for next project. Tina Makle?
Jennie Robu?
How inspirational.
Beautiful thank you. Gle?? Smith.
Just wonderful. O Johnst?
What a wonderful display. Helen Frankel.
Very beautiful works. We enjoyed it. S ???
What a wonderful array of talent.  The variety is amazing. PS Loved the door. Marie.
Inspiring. Terri Beardman.
Always so inspiring. Well done girls. Lia Overman.
Absolutely beautiful works. Amazing work.
What beautiful work, very talented, creative and skilled artists.
Lovely work. Well done. Lorelie Smit.
2 Dutch blokes enjoying this art! Thanks.
Great creativity, and wonderful work. Liz Robson, Embroiderers Guild.
WOW! STUNNING!! Very imaginative. Thank you for the opportunity to see such beauty and creativity. Judith Mat??
Could have spent hours at the beautiful work. Linda Allen. Well done ladies.
Amazing work well done! Thank you.
Absolutely fabulous – a great credit to all you talented ladies!  Gerry.
Absolutely Beautiful!! Judy Germano.
Exquisite. Anita Jacobs. Par excellence.
Much more than expected!! WOW! Jane Wells.
Really inspiring. Kay Patmore.
Wonderful exquisite works. Chris and Reg Burrows.
Fantastic work. Well worth the visit. Peggy McKenna.
Enjoyed exhibition wondered at the patience and creativity! Brilliant. J. Math??
Very interesting and inspiring a good idea for creativity and reusing and recycling! Lesley  ???
Very interesting! Loved them all! Sue Temple.
Well worth the trip. Val.
Fantastic display, interesting work. Vict?? S.V.
Sara Quail’s bedspread is amazing!
Most inspirational oozing with talent. Well worth the drive to enjoy the opportunity to see this amazing work done in Perth.

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Entry form submission            1st September, 2014              

Artwork Delivery                    Tuesday 11th November between 10am and 12 noon 
If you cannot deliver at this time, please organise for someone else to deliver for you.

Official Opening                     Friday 14th November     6 pm at the Gallery

Exhibition Dates                Thursday 13th November until Sunday 23rd November 2014

Artwork Collection                 Monday 24th November 2014  from 11am

Group pieces review             6th July 2014 meeting



The 84 Group was established to elevate the quality of textile and fibre arts in Western Australia by promoting the making of quality machine and hand embroidery.  An important aspect of this is the sharing with other textile artists and the general public by exhibiting.


The 84 Group “What Lies Beneath” is open to all 84 Group financial members and Life members and all are encouraged to participate.

Number of Entries:

   Up to Seven (7) individual entries per artist, predominantly textile or fibre which adheres to the theme of “What Lies Beneath”.  Multiple panels or a group are considered to constitute a single artwork.  The gallery space is very large, and we will require some large pieces as well as other sizes so there is no maximum size.  All can be accommodated  Art to

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Wear is encouraged and there are plinths for 3D works. The artworks should not have been exhibited previously and should be presented with the appropriate hanging devices and fixings or display equipment.  A completed entry label must be attached to back or underneath of the artworks.

It is strongly encouraged that you put your price on that you want and the Wanneroo Gallery takes out a commission of 20% + GST if applicable.
The City of Wanneroo on completion of the exhibition, remits the total figure for sales of artworks, less the agreed 20% commission and if applicable, GST owed on said commission.
Artist registered for GST:
List price $200, GST $20, Commission $44, Balance to artist $176
Artist not registered for GST:
List price $200, Commission $40, Balance to artist $160
Entrants are to allow reproduction of their artwork for publicity and promotional purposes.

An entry fee of $30 for each exhibitor.  The Group exhibits are free.

Submission Details:
The artists must submit a completed and signed Entry Form accompanied by the entry fee. The payment may be made by Cash or Cheque (made payable to 84 Group) or Bank Transfer (details on website).  Fees are non-refundable and cover administration and handling, but the majority of the total cost of the exhibition will be subsidised from 84 Group funds.

Entry forms must be received by the Exhibition Committee by 4pm on 7th September 2014 .  No late entries will be accepted.

Group exhibits:          Members can enter into the Group exhibits – “Summer Sandwich”              and the horizontal installation piece (“Strata”) free of charge.
Assistance will be given in the workshop Meshy not Mushy which will be samples of techniques which can be used .

Delivery of Artworks:
Artworks are to be delivered to the Wanneroo Gallery between 10am and 12 noon on Tuesday 11th November  - if you cannot deliver yourself you can make prior arrangements.  If late it makes it difficult for volunteers to do their job.


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The Exhibition:
The Exhibition Committee and Gallery have the final decision in all matters pertaining to artworks submitted.  There is no selection process but the appropriate presentation standard is required.

The insurance of artworks will be the sole responsibility of the artists.  We will exercise all reasonable care but will not be liable for any damage or loss to artwork.

It is valuable for the public visitors to the Gallery to have an exhibiting artist to talk about the work and the Group.  We will make up a roster closer to the exhibition which will cover every day.

Collection of Works:
Artworks are to be collected from the Gallery on Monday 24th November after 11am unless otherwise organised with the Exhibition Committee.  Bring your wrapping with you.


These will be given out at a later date to all members as well as a proforma for a short description of your inspiration for your pieces.

Any queries:  Contact  Exhibition Committee:
Helen Jones          93306967
Glen Hall              93378434
Jocelynne Leath   0413180314
Sara Quail             92448575

All information is also on the website http://www.84textilegroup.com.au/