Pam de Groot

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Artist Statement

My work is informed by the natural world, its shapes and the materials under my hands. I am predominantly a feltmaker and use the unique properties of this medium to create each piece. Each fibre brings a different quality to bear on the work.  I have a strong drive to work with sustainably sourced materials from the natural environment. Much of my work includes objects or colours from my local area.

I hope to excite the viewer with the possibilities and mysteries of this ancient craft as we continue to explore the seemingly endless depths of its potential for art.

www.pamdegroot.com

Education:
1984 – 86 Diploma of Teaching, University of New England
1986 – 1989 Studio Ceramics Certificate, Armidale TAFE

Masterclasses in Felt Making with:

  • Mollie Littlejohn (Australia) 2004
  • Judit Pocs (Hungary) 2008
  • Lisa Klakulak (USA) 2011
  • Elina Saari (Finland) 2011
  • Marjolein Dallinga (Canada) 2012

Artists in Residence

2015 Artist in residence Blackheath Public School
2012 Artist in residence Kindlehill Steiner School
2012 Artist in resident Kindlehill School
2012 Artist in residence Kindlehill Steiner School
2011 Artist in residence Lawson Public School
2011 Artist in residence Lawson Preschool

Exhibitions
2017   Textiles out of Context Braemar Gallery Springwood NSW
2016   Textiles in Context Braemar Gallery Springwood NSW,
2016    Art, Craft  Craft NSW Gallery. The Rocks NSW.
2016    Into the Future  Craft NSW Gallery. The Rocks  NSW
2016   Textiles in Context Braemar Gallery Springwood NSW,
2016   Art, Craft Craft NSW Gallery. The Rocks NSW.
2016   Into the Future  Craft NSW Gallery. The Rocks  NSW    
2015   Wrapt Woodford Academy. Woodford. NSW
2014   White Craft NSW Gallery. The Rocks NSW

2013   Making Ground Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
2013   Context Art Springwood NSW
2012   Red  Craft NSW Gallery. ‘The Rocks NSW
2009   Ethical Fashion and Interiors. Craft NSW Gallery The Rocks.
2005   Textiles Exhibition Lewers Regional Gallery Penrith

Publications Bibliography
Verlag, M. (publisher) Filzfun Magazine Germany Issue Feb 2015 pp 35-39
Albanese, K. Moriarty, M,Meek, Bailye, W (Editors,publishers) Felt Magazine Australia Issue 11 June 2014 pp 11-13.
Ravenscroft, J. (Editor, designer) Felt matters UK. Issue 106. March 2012, pp 10,11.
Hale. J., Mornu. N (editors) 500 Felt Objects Lark Crafts, NY, 2011, pp 78,89.103.
Koenen, A. (Editor) Vilt Kontakt The Netherlands IssueOctober 2011pp 28-3
Kasmayr, M (Editor) VerFiltz Und zugenaht, Germany Issue Feb 2010 Cover, pp 31,32,33.
Albanese, K. Moriarty, M. (Editors, publishers) Felt  Magazine Australia Issue 2 Dec 2009 pp 25-27.
Verlag, M. (publisher) Filzfun Magazine. Germany. Issue Feb 2015 pp 35-39