Saturday, January 18, 2014

Isabel Foster Retrospect - The Challenge of Colour

The Challenge of Colour exhibition runs at Burrinja Gallery in Upwey from 14 December 2013 to 16 March 2014.

I was delighted to accept an invitation to the official opening of Isabel Foster's retrospective exhibition at Burrinja Gallery on 14 December 2013.

Neil McLeod © Barbara Oehring 2013

The exhibition was opened by long-time supporter Neil McLeod of Neil McLeod Fine Arts Studio and Burrinja exhibition curator JD Mittmann.

Isabel Foster has a passion for colour. Over her 45 year career she has created a body of work which shows her lifetime's devotion to needle and thread. Her textiles are bright, bold and bizarre.

The exhibition features embroideries, weavings, tapestries, patchworks and 'crazy' knitting.


© Barbara Oehring 2013

© Barbara Oehring 2013

© Barbara Oehring 2013

© Barbara Oehring 2013

The 92-year-old artist is interviewed by Tim Smith and Burrinja's Melanie Berry.

© Barbara Oehring 2013

The exuberant Isabel Foster.
Isabel Foster © Barbara Oehring 2013

Isabel Foster Retrospect - The Challenge of Colour
14 December 2013 – 16 March 2014
Free Guided Tours
Tues, Thurs and Sat 11am
Burrinja Gallery
Cnr Glenfern Road and Matson Drive
Upwey VIC 3158
Phone: 9754 8723

Open Tuesday to Sunday
10.30am to 4.00pm


  1. Great post and photos, as always Barbara. Looking forward to seeing this exhibition soon.

  2. Thank you Joni. You'll love the textiles and colour in this exhibition.