Fiona Hammond

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Artist Statement

Fiona Hammond is a mixed-media artist whose love of beads, textiles and fibre has led to an eclectic array of wearable and non-wearable pieces over the last 16 years – everything from contemporary quilts to jewellery and sculptural forms.

Her main modalities are beadwork, quilting, textile arts, kumihimo braiding and coiled basketry. She is well known for her love of vibrant colour and a somewhat quirky aesthetic.

Fiona’s quilts and beadwork pieces have been seen in Australian quilting and beading magazines, as well as various exhibitions. She has received many awards and prizes for her work over the years.

She has been an invited Guest Artist at several Stitches and Craft Shows around the country in 2015, where her display of artworks and her hands-on workshops have been well received.

Fiona is an enthusiastic teacher in the field of creative arts and crafts, and loves to share her knowledge and skills with her students.

Education (selected)

2002 – present     Numerous workshops with Australian and international tutors through TAFTA, STURT, Quilt symposiums and associations, Beadwork association, and local art galleries. (textile arts, quilting, basketry, jewellery, beadwork, Kumihimo braiding, fabric dyeing, knitting, hand stitching, felting, fabric printing, paper making)
1999                    Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, Goulburn NSW
1975 – 78            Diploma of Teaching, Kuring-Gai College of Advanced Education,               Lindfield, Sydney, NSW

Professional Experience
2016 – 17            Judge of beading category at Royal Canberra Show –
Arts and Crafts Exhibition
2010 – 17            Judge Beading Category, Royal Sydney Show – Arts & Crafts Exhibition
2006 – 08            Exhibition Designer, Canberra Quilters annual exhibitions
2005 – present   Workshop tutor – regional and national – textile arts, beadwork, quilting,                              fabric dyeing, basketry, jewellery, Kumihimo braiding, hand stitching

Solo Exhibitions
2015                     Guest Artist exhibitions at Stitches and Craft Shows in Brisbane,
Adelaide and Newcastle
2013                       My Bead and Textile Heaven – Gallery on Track, Goulburn, NSW

Group Exhibitions (selected)
2018       Synthesis – untethered fibre artists inc. GalleryONE88, Katoomba, NSW
2018       inTransituntethered fibre artists inc. Tuggeranong Arts Centre. ACT
2017       inTransit – untethered fibre artists,Wallarobba Arts & Culture Centre, NSW
2017       ebb and flowuntethered fibre artists, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, NSW
2017       ebb and flowuntethered fibre artists, Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT
2016       ebb and flowuntethered fibre artists, Wallarobba Arts & Culture Centre, NSW
2016       Façade – ATASDA, Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, NSW
2016       Out of the Blue – Gallery on Track, Goulburn, NSW
2014 & 2016         Queanbeyan Quilters biennial exhibitions, Queanbeyan, NSW
2015        Out of Hand – untethered fibre artists, Wallarobba Arts & Culture Centre, NSW
2015        Gardenesque – Gallery on Track, Goulburn, NSW
2015        Gardenesque – Gallery on Track, Goulburn, NSW
2014        Future…Past – ATASDA, Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney,
2013        Absolutely Fabulous – Roma, QLD (invitation)
2013        Come to Your Senses – Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW (invitation)
2012        Fragment – ATASDA, Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, NSW
2012        Rhythm and Blues – North Shore Craft Group, Sydney, NSW
2012        Textile Trio – The Q Exhibition Space, Queanbeyan, NSW (joint exhibition)
2011        Fantasy – Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW (invitation)
2010        Prize-winners’ exhibition, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW
(prize for 2009 Goulburn Art Award)
2010          Voyage of the Imagination – ATASDA, Palm House Gallery,
Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, NSW
2009          Goulburn Art Award exhibition (juried group)
2008          Out of the Blue – ATASDA, Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, NSW

Professional Affiliations
NAVA ▪ ATASDA ▪ QuiltNSW ▪ Canberra Quilters ▪ Queanbeyan Quilters ▪ Bead Society of Victoria

Publications
2005 – 16       Numerous articles, profiles and projects in Australian textile art, beading and quilting magazines