Hello, I’m Morley Grainger. Welcome to my studio!

My work is said to be unique – I use fabric and stitching the way other artists use paint and sculpting media. Critics call the work conceptually very strong.

I’m happiest working in series on a particular theme as the exhibition titles indicate.

Writer and critic Fran Kenneley writes: “like America’s Judy Chicago, Morley Grainger looks at the historical and political and interprets that look with a wide range of materials. However, where Chicago is often considered as having a ‘conceptual arsenal’, the message in Grainger’s art is more subtle. She is one of few artists in Australia today working with these ideas, in this medium”.

The self-contained exhibition packages in this presentation, nine in all, tour the Australian regional art gallery and museum networks. This body of work represents fifteen years of my life!

Being a late starter I’m hurrying to make up for lost time!

A professional artist’s occupation involves more than creating works for exhibition and sale. There is a role, a duty, to share the knowledge and skills gained in the course of a creative career.

Please browse through my exhibitions and read about my experiences. I also take commissions, lecture and give workshops.

Should you require more information or would like to comment on my work, I’d love to hear from you by email at my studio in Queensland, Australia.

All Exhibition Video Clips

Tweets From The Trenches

The Adorable Mrs Dennis

Rise – cooking up character

Line of Blood—Myall Creek Massacre 1838—our shared history

Well preserved!



The Interview

Tony Wigan, long-time friend and champion chats candidly with Morley, back-tracking through Morley’s artistic beginnings, career highlights, exhibitions and accolades. (22 minutes)

Setbacks – Shattered Dreams