Tracey Hewitt is a textile and mixed media artist who makes things you want to touch. She enjoys using unusual, and unexpected combinations of materials.
Since 2004, Tracey has been sending her work to Bush Christmas, an annual exhibition of works from rural and remote artists. In Goondiwindi, among some beautifully presented stores, is Fairway Studios, where you can also find Tracey’s work and occasional exhibition. Tracey’s work has also featured at the Surat on Balonne Gallery, the Rhubarb Gallery Space in Theodore and her most recent venue is an online presence at etsy.com
Given that the love of her life owned a cattle property he wasn’t leaving - and she grew up loving drives in the country - Tracey moved to Central Queensland after high school, a college semester in Brisbane, and a somewhat dreary job in a bank. From the convivial chaos that is her life, she ventures off to workshops and master classes with ATASDA (Australian Textile and Surface Design Association), TAFTA (The Australian Forum for Textile Arts Ltd) and Flying Arts tutors. And, she loves the internet! Delivering education to her office chair via the magic of the World Wide Web. Dale Rollerson’s Playway’s on the Net having had an enormous impact on her development as a textile artist. More recently, Tracey has left her home on occasion to teach workshops—some close to home, some as far afield as Blackall.
Tracey was born in Brisbane but went straight ‘home’ to Quilpie where her Mum endured 2 years of dust, flies and heat before she told her Dad “No more.” He quite agreed, so it was back to Brisbane for her formative years, but the wide open spaces (and dust, flies and heat) must have seeped into her soul, and she now loves living just out of Theodore where she’s lived and loved since 1982. She has raised 3 high spirited sons and shares her home with her husband, one of those boys and an assortment of small dogs and cats—most notably Garfie—who could mend a broken heart!