Logic will get you from A to B.
Imagination will take you everywhere. Albert Einstein
2019/20 Research and creation of exhibition for Tamworth Regional Gallery
2018 Continuing exploration into natural dyeing and weaving.
Sourcing and use of tussah, banana, and jute silk.
2018 Saori weaving instruction and development. Ongoing weaving and natural dying.
2017 Textile Residency, Odisha, India. One of 10 international artists.
2017 Ongoing tuition with Pablo Tapia - Australian Tonal Impressionist methods
2016 Textile Workshops as Artist at Tomago House Tutor
2014 Tonal Impressionism – Intensive workshop - Pablo Tapia - Max Meldrum method
2014 Diploma in Advanced Painting Hunter St TAFE
2012/13 Diploma of Fine Art/Visual Art Hunter St TAFE
2011 Life Drawing with Bruce Rowland Hunter St TAFE
2010 Mark Making and Mixed Media - Anne France Fulgence Sturt Winter School
2009 Large Scale Figurative Art - David Fairbairn Sturt Summer School
2008 Pastels - Veronica O’Leary Sturt Winter School
2004 to 2007 Developing art practice in Newcastle
I taught Mixed Media courses which were attended by up to 6 students and were for a 4 week period. Also held weekend workshops at my studio.
2004 Advanced Drawing Skills and Techniques Newcastle, TAFE Plus
2003/04 Drawing the Human Figure, Diploma of Fine Art Tamworth TAFE
2002 Practised and exhibited in Tamworth, NSW
2001 to 1974 Career as a Designer primarily in advertising and marketing, exhibition and events and finally as the
partner and Creative Director of a rural publishing firm.
1980 Diploma of Art - Design
exhibitions & achievements
December 20/January 21 Tamworth Regional Gallery
October/November '17 "The Never Ending Thread" Buddha Gallery, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India joint
Residency in Fakirpur, Odisha, India
August ’17 Cstudios Art GalleryNewcastle solo
February ’17 Cstudios Art Gallery, Newcastle solo
May '16 Artist in Residence, Tomago House, National Trust
May June'16 VISTAS @ Tulloch Wines solo
Jan April '16 Artist in residence,@ Hanging Rock
Sept Oct '15 Beach & Bush, Tamworth Regional Art Gallery solo
2015 Foresight Gallery, "Buildings, Trees & Things" co-exhibit
Timeless Textiles solo
CStudios, Newcastle group
Weswal Galleries, Tamworth group
2014 Textiles and Prints - Timeless Textiles, Newcastle solo
"Coastal Journeys" HAN, Newcastle group
Cstudio Art Gallery, Newcastle group
Cstudio Opening Exhibition Newcastle group
Cstudio Gallery, Newcastle Ongoing
Christmas Exhibition, Weswal Gallery, Tamworth group
“Body of Work”, Cstudio Newcastle solo
“Master and Apprentice” Cooks Hill Gallery Co exhibited with Bruce Rowland Cstudio Opening Exhibition, Newcastle group
2012 Works on Paper, Front Room Gallery group
The Rabbit Show, Front Room Gallery group
Seascape and Beyond, Newcastle group
2011 Works on Paper, Front Room Gallery
Seascape and Beyond, Newcastle group
2010 No 13 Gallery, Lorn solo
Black Chandelier Opening Exhibition, Newcastle group
2009 Aquaessence Exhibition, NAS, Newcastle group of 3, curated the group and exhibited
No 13 Gallery, Lorn
Sturt Summer School, Mittagong
2008 Sturt Winter School, Mittagong
2002 to 2004 Weswal Gallery, Tamworth ongoing
Prizes and Awards
September '16 Meroogal Womens Art Prize 2016 finalist
2015 Contemporary Painting Prize “Inspired” Art Prize, HVGS winner
Please listen to my radio interview with ABC (like BBC) North West Radio. It is about my residency at Hanging Rock and features some of the music I commissioned.
Valentin Serov http://www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org/
Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo http://www.antoniodattilorubbo.com.au/
lga De Amaral Ohttps://www.olgadeamaral.com/
Sheila Hicks Shttps://www.sheilahicks.com/