Biography

Educational Qualifications:
Diploma of Teaching, B.A.(Hons), B. Special Education. Assoc. Diploma of Art (Studio Textiles) Melbourne Institute of Textiles (1993)

Publications:
Newspapers
'Whitehorse Post' 4/9/1996, 'Vivid Textiles'
'Whitehorse Gazette’ 4/9/1996 'Going Solo'
'Whitehorse Post' 29/4/1998 'Local Artist shows in City'
'Progress Press' 11/5/1998 'Aussie Artist’s Tribute'
'Progress Leader' 30/9/2008 'Sharing faiths through art'
'The Gazette' 22/4/1998 'Art stitched in Time'

Journals
'Textile Fibre-Forum' No 47, 1996, Gallery News
'Textile Fibre-Forum', No 52, 1998, Gallery News
'Gesher', Vol. 3 No 5, Sept. 2008, 'Spirit, Art and Community'
'Quilting DownUnder', Volume 164, 2014

Catalogues
2001 'Australian Quilts in Public Places' exhibition 'JOURNEYS', Immigration Museum, Melbourne
2004 International Women Artist’s Association Exhibition, (IWAA) 'HER PRESENCE IN COLOURS', Melbourne
2006 IWAA Exhibition, 'LIFE OF COLOURS', Daegu, Korea
2008 IWAA Exhibition, 'HER PRESENCE IN COLOURS, Vlll', Beijing, China

Invitational Exhibitions
2010 '... and let them be for signs, and for seasons', Centre for Theology and Ministry, Melbourne University

Recent Juried Exhibitions

1999 'SURFACE TENSION' Exhibition, Fairfield City Gallery, Sydney
2000 EXPLORING AUSTRALIAN SPIRITUALITY, Adelaide Fringe Festival
2000 'POSTCARDS: Images of the Twentieth Century'. Fairfield City Gallery, Sydney
2001 Australian Quilt Association’s ‘Australian Quilts in Public Places’ Exhibition 'JOURNEYS', Immigration Museum, Melbourne, then to Immigration Museum, San Francisco (2004), and Waterloo Quilt Festival, Canada (2005).
2007 'Australian Quilts in Public Places' exhibition 'FROM THE RED ROCKS TO THE CORAL SEA', Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Bundoora, Melbourne
2007 Embroiderer’s Guild (Vic) 'Textile Art at the Gallery' 'FABRICATE' Exhibition, Melbourne
2010 Vicquilter’s 'ONE STEP FURTHER' Exhibition, Melbourne
2013 Vicquilter’s “One Step Further” exhibition, Melbourne
2013 “Australian Quilts in Public Places” exhibition, Melbourne
2013 Chapel on Station Religious Art Prize exhibition, Melbourne

2014 Australasian Quilt Convention Challenge exhibition
2014 Chapel on Station Religious Art Prize exhibition, Melbourne
2014 Vicquilters’ “One Step Further” exhibition, Melbourne
2015”Golden Textures” Biennial Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibition, Maryborough, Victoria


Solo Exhibitions

1996 'FIELDS OF TIME, FIELDS OF ETERNITY' Exhibition, Box Hill Community Arts Centre, Melbourne
1998 'INVOKATION' Exhibition, Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Art Space, Melbourne
1999 'CANVASS' Exhibition, Living Colour Studio, Yarraville, Melbourne
2010 '... and let them be for signs, and for seasons', Centre for Theology and Ministry, Ormond College Melbourne University

Selected Group Exhibitions

1991 Melbourne College of Textiles Graduate Students Exhibition; Malthouse Theatre Complex, Melbourne
2000 'HEART: Her Art' Exhibition, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong
2006 IWAA Exhibition, 'LIFE OF COLOURS', Daegu, Korea
2007 Multi-faith Arts Festival: 'LANDLINES - land, letter and form' exhibition, Augustine Centre, Hawthorn, Melbourne
2008 IWAA Exhibition, 'HER PRESENCE IN COLOURS, Vlll', Beijing, China
2008 Multi-faith Arts Festival: 'LAND+SPIRIT+TRANSFORMATION' Exhibition, Augustine Centre, Hawthorn, Melbourne
2009 Australian Quilt Association exhibition, Siena College, Burwood, Melbourne
2009 'RHYTHM OF LIFE' Religious Art Prize Juried Exhibition, Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill, Melbourne

Artist Residencies

1996 Artist in Residence for City of Whitehorse, Box Hill Community Arts Centre
1996 Merrivale Independent Primary School, East Burwood, Melbourne
1996 Maroondah Community and Social Health Program - Art Project for Intellectually Disabled Adults
1998 Artist in Residence, Elwood Primary School.
2007 Artist in Residence, Camberwell Girls Grammar School.

Collections/Commissions
Melbourne College of Textiles (now RMIT)
Augustine Centre, Hawthorn, Melbourne
Institute of Natural Dyes, Daegu, Korea
Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre, Bundoora, Melbourne
and private commissions

Awards
1990 Best First Year Student in Advanced Certificate in Studio Textiles.
1991 Best Second Year Student in Advanced Certificate in Studio Textiles.
2007 Winner of Australian Quilt Association’s 'Australian Quilts in Public Places' exhibition 'FROM RED ROCKS TO THE CORAL SEA', Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Bundoora, Melbourne
2013 Vicquilters’ “One Step Further” Exhibition ; Packers’ Award


Associations and Links

Textile Network (Victoria) Committee Member 1998-2000
Australian Quilters Association (AQA) Committee Member 2008/2009
Australian Textile and Surface Design Association (ATASDA)
Ozquilt Network
Art and Spirituality Network, Centre for Theology and Ministry, Ormond College, Melbourne University