My artwork and practice is created as a response to a subject matter or topic, through the use of textiles as an artform.
My art wear and subsequent installations are optimistic in their intent and essence, hoping to breakdown the perceived barriers within the genres of fibre and using the body form as the carrier.
Art to be worn is my trademark.
The constant challenge in this chosen artpractice, both in design and technical abilities, defines me and the evolution of my personal skills.
As a textile artist – I focus on the tactile.
As a designer – I focus on the concept and visual impart.
As a tutor and convenor – my passion is raising the profile of the textile and fibre arts within the public arena – through exhibitions and education.
1973 Dress Design Diploma, National Art School, East Sydney
2014 Open Studio- Photography, Northern Sydney Institute
2011 Fine Arts Diploma, Northern Sydney Institute
2018 The Indecisive Moment – Concourse Art Space, Chatswood
2018 Synthesis – untethered fibre artists inc. GalleryONE88, Katoomba, NSW
2018 inTransit – untethered fibre artists inc. Tuggeranong Arts Centre. ACT
2018 The Space in Between– ATASDA. Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
2018 Stitched Up – untethered Group installation. NSW Embroiderer’s Guild
2017 inTransit – untethered fibre artists inc. Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre
2017 Stitched Up – untethered Group installation. Lock Up Gallery Newcastle
2017 ebb and flow– untethered fibre artists inc. Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.
2017 ebb and flow – untethered fibre artists inc. Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT
2016 ebb and flow – untethered fibre artists inc. Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre
2016 facade – ATASDA. Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
2016 Apple & – Head-on Photo Festival
2015 out of hand– untethered fibre artists inc. Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre
2015 Contemplate – Concourse Art Space, Chatswood
2014 Peat Island – Gosford Regional Gallery
2014 Future . . . Past – ATASDA. Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
2014 Food Inc– Lane Cove Gallery (Good Food Week)
2013 Burnt – Willoughby Incinerator Gallery
2012 Fragment – ATASDA. Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
Early Exhibitions of Note:
Alexandra Palace London. Art to Wear
Up Over, Down Under – Pittsburgh USA
Transformations – Fairfield Regional Gallery and Museum .
The Colour of Night – Fairfield Regional Gallery and Museum
Orange Regional Gallery Collaborative Textile exhibition
Awards and Prizes:
Winner, Wearable Art, Expertise Events 2012, 2nd place 2011
Finalist, World of Wearables (WOW) New Zealand, 2006, 2007, 2008
Supreme Award Winner, Fashion Flair and Fantasy, Canberra, National Museum
Supreme Award Winner, Fashion Fantasia Tasmania, winner in two categories.
2014 – untethered fibre artists inc. Convenor, Founder
1999 – 2005 ATASDA NSW President and Committee,
Convenor & foundation member ATASDA Palm House Exhibition Committee
2017 ebb and flow, untethered group, Textile Fibre Forum, Issue 128 image p18
2016 Out of Hand, untethered group, Down Under Textiles, Issue 24
Textiles HSC Curriculum Text Book
Quilt Arts USA
Textiles Textile and Fibre Arts
Fibreline, TAFTA Magazine and numerous other publications.