Cathie Griffith

Griffith, Cathie

Artist Statement

I am a fibre and mixed media artist based in the inner west of Sydney. I work using a variety of materials and techniques. My greatest passion is stitch – an integral component of my art works.

I am inspired to create work by my life experiences, world events, environmental issues and the colours, textures, patterns and lines I see around me in the natural and built landscape.

I endeavour to use recycled materials and found objects in my work and enjoy the challenge of purchasing as little as possible to create my pieces

Education

2011     Diploma in Surface Design, International School of Colour and Design
(Award of Excellence and an Industry Award)
2010     Certificate in Colour and Design, International School of Colour and Design                          (Award of Excellence and two Industry Awards)
1990     Diploma of Applied Science (Teacher-Librarianship),
WACAE-Edith Cowan University
1978     Diploma in Teaching, Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education

Exhibitions

2018      Synthesis – untethered fibre artists inc. GalleryONE88, Katoomba, NSW
2018     The Space in between – Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, NSW
2018     Brooching the Subject #2 –  Timeless Textiles, Newcastle, NSW
2018     Year of the Dog –  Spiral Gallery, Bega, NSW
2018     inTransit – untethered, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, ACT
2018     Drawn Together – untethered collaborative selected, Stitched Up,
Queen St Gallery, NSW
2018     inTransit – untethered, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Hornsby, NSW
2017     Drawn Together – untethered collaborative, Stitched Up,
The Lock Up, Newcastle, NSW
2017     ebb and flow – untethered Fibre Artists, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, NSW
2017     ebb and flow – untethered Fibre Artists, Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT
2016     ebb and flow – untethered Fibre Artists, Wallarobba Arts  Cultural Centre, NSW
2016     Façade – Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, NSW
2016     Redemption –  prize winner, Berry School of Arts, Berry, Berry, NSW
2016     World of Difference – prize winner, Berry School of Arts, NSW
2015     Medieval Project – (Dijanne Cevaal), Paris, Touring Australian Cities
2015     Out of Hand – untethered, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Hornsby, NSW
2015     Kimberley Dreaming – Perth, WA
2015     Red Obsession – prize winner, Berry School of Arts, Berry, NSW
2015     A World of Texture – Berry School of Arts, Berry, NSW
2014     NSW Embroiderers Guild exhibition, Concord, NSW
2012     Bloom True –  Alley Gallery, Ulladulla, NSW
2012     One Red Thread –  Berry School of Arts, Berry, NSW

Professional Development

Master Classes: Glenys Mann, Ruth Hadlow, Julia Raath
ATASDA Workshops: Dyeing, Screen Printing, Mixed Media, Paper Sculpture,
Collage, Felting
Fibre Arts Workshops: Fibre Sculpture, Fabric Dyeing and Journal Construction,
Printing and Fabric Manipulation
NSW Embroiderers Guild: Introductory Certificate
Other Workshops:  Felting, Free Motion Quilting, Fabric Journals, Boro, Collage, Printmaking,    Sculpture, Painting and Drawing, Shibori,