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1. Meg Doller
Shift 2022
Woven tie-down strapping over repurposed canvas, 30.5 x 30.5cm
$90

2. Meg Doller
Pulse 2022
Woven tie-down strapping over repurposed canvas, 30.5 x 30.5cm
$90

3. Anne Doller 
Windmills in time 2022  
Cotton, 66 x 66cm
$200

4. Meg Doller 
Secure 2019
Woven tie-down strapping over repurposed canvas, 25.5 x 30.5cm
$80

5. Meg Doller 
Crop 1 (orange) 2021
Woven tie-down strapping over repurposed canvas, 30.5 x 30.5cm
$90

6. Rachel Doller 
Shapes on pink #2 2022
Acrylic on canvas, 51 x 51cm
$170

7. Meg Doller 
When all you’ve got is just that 2020
Woven tie-down strapping over repurposed canvas, 51 x 41cm
$200

8. Rachel Doller 
Shapes on yellow #5 2022
Acrylic on canvas, 61 x 51cm
$195

9. Anne Doller 

2021 Quilt
Cotton, 2 x 2.5m
NFS
Hand sewn while in & out of lockdown using material from my cupboard. The 2021 Quilt was hand pieced using templates from Maree St Clair Quilts, Bendigo and machine quilted by Rhonda from Simply Quilts, Toolamba. 

10. Rachel Doller 
Colour study #1 2021
Acrylic and pastel on paper, 60 x 42cm
$150

11. Meg Doller 
Crop 2 (green) 2021
Woven tie-down strapping over repurposed canvas, 25.5 x 30.5cm
$80

12. Meg Doller 
Ag show 1st 2nd 3rd apricot jam 2022
Woven tie-down strapping over repurposed canvas, 41 x 31cm
$100

13. Rachel Doller 
Colour study #2 2022
Acrylic and pastel on paper, 60 x 42cm
$150

14. Rachel Doller 
Colour study #3  2022
Acrylic and pastel on paper, 60 x 42cm
$150

15. Anne Doller 
Dream weaver 2022  
Cotton, 66 x 44cm
$170

16. Rachel Doller 
Shapes on yellow #6 2022
Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60cm
$195

17. Meg Doller 
Storm cloud cockies 2022
Woven tie-down strapping over repurposed canvas, 52 x 42cm
$200

18. Rachel Doller 
A walk through my garden (triptych) 2021
Acrylic, house paint, oil pastel, cardboard, cut paper on canvas

$450

19. Anne Doller 
2½ sq, no waste 2022
Cotton, 72 x 47cm
$180

20. Rachel Doller 
Shapes on blue #2 2022
Acrylic on canvas, 46 x 61cm
$175

21. Anne Doller 
Sleep tight 2022
Cotton, 65 x 61cm
$200

22. Meg Doller 
The distant sigh of rubber on wet bitumen 2017
Woven tie-down strapping over repurposed canvas, 46 x 46cm

$200

Anne Doller
dollerma@live.com.au

I am not a traditional quilter. I hand and machine sew quilts, wall-hangings & bags using different techniques. Some are applique, others are based on patterns including Quilt As You Go, Stack-n-Whack, Disappearing 9 Patch & many more. 

I have collected material over many years, developing a stash that allows me to play with colour, pattern and size in a range of works. No material is ever wasted; from larger pieces down to smaller off-cuts, all are used one way or another. 

I am in my “Happy Place” when I am sewing, creating presents for our Grandsons & special friends. 

These days, some of my quilts are made for charities to be given to children in need. Material from my stash is pieced together to bring happiness, warmth and comfort to these children. Making these projects is rewarding for me. 


Meg Doller
megdoller@live.com.au

I am a maker - of art and poems and images – and the work I make is both rooted in and grows from my experiences and thoughts, observations and reflections.

Living where I do, I drive. A lot. The landscape through which I drive inspires my work, and the time on the road creates a contemplative space in which ideas ferment, words come together and connections are made. I use what I see as inspiration. I gather what I see as raw material.

I have been making woven tie down strapping works for some time. Use of a discarded item wrapped around a re-purposed canvas appeals to my waste-conscious mind, and the regular grid achieved with a plain weave pays homage to my Studio Textiles Diploma.

The distant sigh of rubber on wet bitumen (2017) was made during a residency at a caravan park for the 2017 Shepparton Festival. The sombre, steel-grey colour of the truck tie-downs simultaneously suggests storm clouds and the colour of asphalt, whilst the formal grid echoes the grid of roads, and the brighter blue strapping, the mark of tyre treads.

Storm cloud cockies (2022) employs a similar colour palette of steely blues punctuated by flashes of white just as sulphur created cockatoos in flight appear against the backdrop of approaching storm clouds.

In contrast, Shift (2022), Pulse (2022), and Ag Show 1st 2nd 3rd apricot jam (2022) are bright; the warm and cool tones playing off and jostling for attention, and RGB colours standing in as a known short-hand for place positions. Secure (2019) - also bright - signals safety and references both the function of the raw material and my continued use of the modernist grid.

Crop 1 (2021) and Crop 2 (2021) - inspired by uniform fields of canola and wheat – visually represent the blocks of colour that surround my home on Dja Dja Wurrung land, Elmore.

Observing crops from a car travelling at 100kms reduces any nuance of colour to a blur of homogenous orange or green or yellow. A monochrome monoculture.

When all you’ve got is just that (2020) speaks of the life of an artist and the parameters imposed upon them. Parameters like time, materials and skills are both restriction and challenge, and they come with a deadline that forces a hard stop. Because sometimes, when all you’ve got is just that.


Rachel Doller
racheldollerdesign@gmail.com

My work echoes personal musings which are reflected in a variety of styles from eye-catching abstract compositions, expressive representations of places and items I hold dear, and geometric assemblages. Using a variety of media including acrylic, cut paper, oil pastel and ink, I create pieces that are bold and graphic with colour combinations that are dynamic and engaging.

There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.’
- Helen Frankenthaler