Meredith Woolnough is a visual artist that works and lives in Australia, near the coastal region of Newcastle NSW.

Inspired by pieces found in her diving’s and walking around her area, her delicate art capture the fragility of nature in knotted embroidery threads. She explores the delicate connection of living things and ideas of environmental degradation.

Meredith has a special technique, first, she traces a natural form onto her water-soluble fabric. Then, once she has embroidered her art onto the fabric and dissolved it, she mounts the resulting artwork on a piece of paper, a wall, or whatever other format the artwork demands. Some are even suspended in clear resin or framed. And she does it all with a regular domestic sewing machine.


embroidery thread

100cm diameter

Wall installation

Tamworth Regional Gallery permanent collection

“I want people to look closer, to question, and in doing so, discover.” 

X-Ray Magazine interview

Upcoming Exhibitions


Artisans in the Gardens 2015, 10 – 18th October 2015, Lions Gate Lodge, The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, NSW

St Thomas Art and Craft Show, 24 – 25th October 2015, 2 Horsley Ave Willoughby, NSW

Spring Salon, NCAC Studio Artist Exhibition, 22nd October – 8th November 2015, 246 Parry St Hamilton East, NSW

Open Studio day, 31st October (10am – 4pm), 246 Parry St Hamilton east, NSW

Arcadian Artists Trail,  7th-8th November 2015, 34 Muraban Rd Dural, NSW


Natural Networks, Timeless Textiles, 21st April – 15th May 2016, 90 Hunter st Newcastle East NSW