Mandy McAlister

McAlistar, Mandy

Artist Statement

I grew up with a creative mother, who spent many hours working in her studio, surrounded by paint, driftwood and natural fibers. I have been influenced by her ‘can do’ and innovative attitude to her art.

Personally, I have always been drawn to fabric and threads.

My work is fairly spontaneous and I enjoy working to a theme. I am interested in the human condition and my work often conveys personal experiences. My environment, the beautiful Blue Mountains, is also an inspiration.

The techniques I frequently use are dyeing and manipulation of cloth, construction of cloth, hand and machine stitching.


Mandy McAlistar_Treads
Treads, inTransit Exhibition


Certificate IV Colour and Design   ISCD
Journey of Colour and Stitch, Embroiders Guild NSW
Contextart Workshops
ATASDA workshops

Group Exhibitions
2019    un:Seen – untethered fibre artists, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2019    un:Seen – untethered fibre artists, Gallery M, Marion Cultural Centre, S.A.
2018    un:Seen – untethered fibre artists,Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre,
Hornsby NSW
2018    Synthesis – untethered fibre artists, GalleryONE88, Katoomba, NSW
2018    inTransit – untethered fibre artists, Tuggeranong Arts Centre. ACT
2018    Stitched Up – untethered Group installation. Queen St Gallery, NSW
2017    inTransit – untethered fibre artists, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, NSW
2017    Stitched up – untethered fibre artists, The Lock-Up, Newcastle, NSW
2017    ebb and flow – untethered fibre artists, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2017    ebb and flow – untethered fibre artists, Belconnen Art Centre, Belconnen, ACT
2016    ebb and flow – untethered fibre artists, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre,                     Hornsby, NSW
2015    Out of Hand – untethered fibre artists, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre,                       Hornsby, NSW
2016    Façade – ATASDA, Palm House, Royal Botanical Garden, Sydney
2016       2nd Prize off the wall, Blackheath Art Society, NSW
Professional Affiliations
2015 – untethered fibre artists
Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association (ATASDA)
Embroiderers Guild