About Bekahdu

ame “I craft because I must”. I remember reading this years ago and thinking “YES”, thats me!. I have always  crafted in one form or another, it makes me happy, it brings satisfaction and comfort when things are tough and accentuates my happiness when things are great. “I craft because I must”.
I originally studied textile design many years ago, but had gone on to study sculpture and painting so sewing was left by the wayside.
I began sewing again after many, many years when my children arrived. I found it difficult to find the daylight hours needed to paint so, my mother presented me with a sewing machine so that I could have a play. I haven’t looked back. It reignited my love of fabrics and now 5 or 6 years later I am starting my new journey into Art quilting.
I started selling online around 2005 and Bekahu was born a couple of years later.

Rebekah Dundon                  www.bekahdu.com.au

beck@bekahdu.com.au

 

 

 

Education:

1991-1995                 Bachelor of Education (Visual Arts)

Melbourne University

1989-1990                 Advanced Certificate of Studio Textiles

Melbourne Collage of Textiles

Recent Exhibitions:

2016               Taste of Art Noosa                                     Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin QLD

Nature As Designer 3                                The Hub Gallery, Caboolture, QLD

2015               Taste of Art Noosa                                     Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin, QLD

One Red Thread    2015                           Berry NSW

Threads of Nature                                      Aspire Gallery, Brisbane

 

2014               Taste of Art Noosa                                    Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin, QLD

Desert Threads                                            Uluru, NT

A World of Colour Textile Arts Prize       Berry NSW

One Red Thread  “Moulin Rouge”       Berry. NSW

 

2013               Taste of Art Noosa                        Noosa regional gallery, Tewantin, QLD

The Hottie Challenge                         Open Drawer Gallery, Camberwell, Victoria

One Red Thread                                        Berry School of Arts, Berry, NSW

 

2012               The National Wool Quilt Award             National Wool Museum

Geelong, Victoria

Recent Awards

2016               Winner 3D Category “Taste of Art, Noosa”

2014              Winner in the Art Quilts category of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival

Highly commended “Desert Threads” Textile arts prize

2013              Winner 2D category “Taste of Noosa”

Third Place “One Red Thread” Berry NSW

2012               Winner in the Art Quilts category of the Bloggers Quilt Festival

Finalist in the National Wool Quilt Award

 

 

 

Published Work and Articles

Fiber Art Now magazine Fall  2013 Volume 3 Issue 1 pg 57

Art Quilting Studio Magazine Winter 2014 pg 90-94

Down Under Textiles magazine, Issue 15, 2014 pg 7

Down Under Textiles magazine Issue 17, December 2014 pg 61 and pg 71

1000 Quilt Inspirations, Sarah Sider, published by Quarry Books 2015, page 140

Down Under Textiles Magazine, Issue 20, 2015, pg 57-60

Textile Fibre Forum #119 2015 pg 12-13

Textile Fibre Forum  #120 2015 pg 39-42

Embellish Magazine Issue 24 2015 pg 8-10

Art Quilting Studio Winter 2016 pg 76-79

 

2016 

Tutor at “Sewing up a Storm in the Desert” Uluru, NT

 

 

 

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