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
Group Exhibitions (selected)
untethered fibre artists inc.
2019 un:Seen – Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2019 un:Seen – Gallery M, Marion Cultural Centre, S.A.
2018 un:Seen – Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, NSW
2018 Synthesis – GalleryONE88, Katoomba, NSW
2018 inTransit – Tuggeranong Arts Centre, ACT
2018 Stitched up – The Embroiderer’s Guild, NSW
2017 inTransit – Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, NSW
2017 Stitched up – The Lock-Up, Newcastle, NSW
2017 ebb and flow – Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, NSW
2017 ebb and flow – Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT
2016 ebb and flow – Wallarobba Arts & Cultural Centre, NSW
2015 Out of Hand – Wallarobba Arts & Cultural Centre, NSW
2018 The Indecisive Moment – Concourse Art Space, Chatswood
2016 Apple & – Head-on Photo Festival
2015 Contemplate – Concourse Art Space, Chatswood
2014 Peat Island – Gosford Regional Gallery
2014 Food Inc– Lane Cove Gallery (Good Food Week)
2013 Burnt – Willoughby Incinerator Gallery
Australia Textile and Surface Design Association (ATASDA)
2018 The Space in Between –Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
2016 facade – Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
2014 Future . . . Past – Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
2012 Fragment – Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
2010 Voyages of the Imagination – Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
2008 Out of the Blue – Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
2007 From the Earth – Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
2006 Off the Grid – Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden (RBG), NSW
2006 Up over Down Under – NSW Parliament House Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2005 Ornamentum Speciosum Textillli – Palm House Gallery,
RBG, Sydney, NSW
2004 Flights of Fancy– Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden (RBG), NSW
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.