Gallery exhibition of local artist draws praise

Adelyn Nichol’s work on display until August 30 at Heritage Home for the Arts


The stunningly beautiful artworks of a local artist have garnered plenty of attention.

Adelyn Nichol, who works her magic in the mediums of stained glass, mosaics, fibre, felt, and fabrics, has filled the Heritage Home for the Arts gallery floor with a dazzling display of her colourful and clever pieces.

Her show, featuring around 40 gorgeous items, opened on August 2, and runs for just a few more days – until August 30.

“This is an exhibition you will not want to miss,” said Jane Ireland, arts administrator for the centre. “Adelyn’s work is stunning, and filled with intricate, beautiful, and fanciful embellishments.”

The popular, award-winning artist says she began her artistic career early, armed with a needle and thread, designing clothing at a very young age. 

A burning desire to take up the thread again returned to her later in life.

“In 2000 I decided to try quilting,” said Nichol. “It didn’t take long to establish my interest in wall art, rather than conventional quilting. I needed to do things my own way, rather than following patterns and rules.”

Nichol has since expanded her interests to include stained glass work, mosaics, fibre art, and even acrylics.

The month-long exhibition of artwork by Adelyn Nichol can be enjoyed at the Heritage Home for the Arts, 44 Water Street (across from Erin Park), until Friday, August 30. 

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, 12 noon until 5 p.m. Special summer hours mean that on Wednesday the gallery stays open later, until 8 p.m., plus Saturdays have been added, with open hours from 12 noon until 4 p.m.

LANDSCAPE REVEALED – Above, Adelyn Nichol with an evocative quilted landscape, and below, a family heirloom mirror that she has recreated into a modern masterpiece.

PANORAMA OF COLOUR – Above, Adelyn Nichol is panoramically pictured amongst several of her stunning pieces of work, during the gallery showing this month at the Heritage Home for the Arts. Below, Nichol’s Byzantine-style mosaic and mirror reflects a vivid quilt.