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 solo exhibitions

                2009 May              Club Balear, Montevideo,  URUGUAY

                2005 Jun               “Ebb and Flow”, Australian Embassy, Washington DC  USA

                1999 Oct                Gallery In The Square, Salamanca Place, Hobart  TAS

                1999 July              ‘Sunburnt Textures’ Craft Council of NT Gallery, Darwin NT

                1999 Jan               Arcobaleno Gallery, Punta del Este, URUGUAY

                1999 Feb               Le Spezia Cultural Space Gallery, Montevideo, URUGUAY

                1997 Jul                  “Interactions” , Ellis House, Bayswater, WA

                1995 Sep              Mountford Winery, Pemberton  WA

                1993 Apr               “Seams and Themes”, New Pieces, Berkeley, CA, USA

                1987 Jul                 “Sunburnt Textures” Perth School of Creative NeedleArt, WA


significant group exhibitions – invitational

                2017  August        Judith Trager Exhibition Dair Barn Boulder CO USA

                1999  Mar              Australian Quilt Art, J.Hooworth curator, Grobenzell, GERMANY

                1998 Jul                 “Scintilla” miniature textiles, City of Canberra Art Gallery,   ACT

                1998 Jan               International Quilt Week, Aust machine quilted works, Nagoya, JAPAN

                1997 Mar               “IMPACT”, Lilly Art Gallery, Rockingham Civic Centre, WA


significant group exhibitions – juried

               2016 June             My Corner Of The World, Stratford Ontario, CANADA

               2016 June             Petite Miniature Textiles, Wangartatta, Vic

               2014 Nov              Golden Textures, Maryborough, Vic

               2012 Nov              Golden Textures, Maryborough Vic

               2012.June             Petite Miniature Textiles, Wangaratta Vic.

               2011 Oct                “QUILT!”  Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, QLD

               2010 Jan               Galeria Los Caracoles, Jose Ignacio, URUGUAY        

               2009 Nov              Art Quilt Australia, Canberra  Art  Gallery, ACT.

               2009 May              Quilt National, the Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio USA

               2009 Nov              Quilts=Art=Quilts, Schweinfurth Art Center, New York USA

               2008 Oct                SAQ Oeania Art Textile exhibition Brisbane, and touring

               2008 Sep              “My Place” Johannesburg, later Australia, NewZealand

                2007 Oct                “Australia Wide” online , and touring

                2007 May              Quilt National, The Dairy Barn Arts Centre, Athens, Ohio, USA

                2006 Oct                “The Creative Force” SAQA, Houston, International Quilt Festival  USA

                2005 Sep              “Across Australia” D. Cevaal curator, 2 years tour; Europe and Middle East

                2003 Sep              The New Quilt 2003,   Manly Art Gallery  NSW             

                2003 Mar               “Fire and Ice” multimedia, Fulton Gallery Troy, NY,  USA

                2002 Jun               “Under the Southern Cross”, D. Cevaal curator,UK, NZ, NETHERLANDS

                2001 June             "Second Glance" WAFTA members' show, Fremantle Art Centre, WA

                2001 Mar               26th Alice Craft Acquisition Craft Award,Araluen Centre,Alice Springs NT

                2001 Feb               "Celebration Quilts,Canberra City Museum & Art Gallery, ACT

                2000 Dec              "Australian Bounty" Aust.Art quilts, Aust. Embassy, Paris FRANCE

                2000 Sep              "Progressions" Darling Downs Art Gallery, Toowoomba QLD

               1999 Aug              “The New Quilt ‘99-MORE OR LESS” Manly Art Gallery NSW

                1999 Jun               “Stitched and Bound” Craftwest Gallery, Perth. WA tour during 2000

                1998 Aug              “The New Quilt ’98: Crazy Art” Manly Art Gallery  NSW

                1997 Sep              17th National Craft Acquisition Award Exhibition, Darwin, NT

                1997 Aug              “The New Quilt ’97: the Green Show, Manly  Art Gallery, NSW

                1997 Jul                 “Razor’s Edge ‘97” Artshouse Gallery, Perth WA

                1997 Mar               “First Off” WAFTA member’s show, Craftwest Gallery, Perth WA

                1996 Dec              Dame Mary Durack Outback Craft Exhibition, Brisbane QLD

                1996 Sep              City of Perth Craft Award Exhibition, Craftwest Gallery, Perth WA

                1996Jul                 “Quilts ’96:Making Their Mark” Sydney Quilt Festival, NSW

                1995 Jun               “The Razor’s Edge”, New Collectables Gallery, E Fremantle WA

                1995 May              Quilt National, Dairy Barn Arts Centre, Athens, Ohio, USA

                1994 Oct                WA Water Authority Art Award; Notre Dame U, Fremantle WA

                1994 Jul                 “Colours of Australia”, Opera House Sydney   NSW

                1993 Oct                “Fiberart’93”all-fibre sponsored by BASF, Dalton, GA, USA

                1993 Jun               “Vision: Southwest” multimedia; Prescott Fine Arts Assn AZ, USA

                1993 Jun               “FIBER/texture’93”contemp. Colorado textiles Boulder CO, USA

                1993 May              Quilt National, Dairy Barn Arts Centre, Athens, Ohio, USA

                1992 Oct                “Visions: Art of The Quilt”, San Diego, CA, USA

                1992 Mar               “Innovative Traditions 1992” Museums at Stonybrook, NY, USA

                1991 Nov              “Quilts=Art=Quilts” Schweinfurth Art Centre NY, NY, USA

                1991 Oct                “Fiberart’91”all-fibre, sponsored by BASF, Dalton GA, USA

                1991 Feb               “Rituals & Primitive Origins” Sarratt Gallery, TN, USA

                1989 May              “Expressions in Quilting” Barrington Arts Council, Illinois, USA



                1998 May              to end June, Artist in Residence, Crafts Council NT, Katherine NT

                1997 Apr               Artcraft Expo; silver medal, sculpture, Fremantle WA

                1995 Apr               Artcraft Expo; gold medal, best hanging work, Fremantle, WA

                1994 Oct                Water Authority Art Award, joint winner, Notre Dame U, Fremantle WA


published articles

                2011 Aug              Prologue, in “Mantas Traperas”  Larghero P et al, p 8 

                2006 Feb               “ UFO’s”, Down Under Quilts Magazine  #96, pp 38-40

                2004 Nov              “Irregular Shapes” Down Under Quilts Magazine  #78,  pp 33-37

               2004 Nov              “Freehand Curved Piecing”, Quilters Newsletter Magazine   pp 56-57

               2004 Jun               TEXTILE # 75,  Review: “Detours and Diversions”  p 28

               2003 Sep              “Plus Va Change”,  p.30 masterclass article, Patchwork Magazine sept ‘03

               2001 Oct                Down Under Quilts Magazine  Dec 2001 p 26  “Colour-its easier than…”             

               1997                       “Irregular Shaped Quilts” chapter 2 in , “Quiltskills”     


selected bibliography

                Quilt National Catalogues 1993,1995,2007,2009

                Down Under Quilts  Nov 2004 profile article, by Erica Spinks  p. 30

                Patchwork Magazine, sept 2003, “Fabric of Life” profile by A. Merrett, p27.

                The Mercury,  review,  J.Andersch  Oct 22,’99 p

                TEXTILE # 50, detail photo and text in review of “Razor’s Edge’97” p34

                Craftwest  Aug ’97,  p15, photo & text “First Off” review, M. O’Ferrall

                TEXTILE # 49, photos and text publicising solo exhibition “Interactions”

                Quilt Almanac 1996 feature article, photos and text

                HOMES & Living Magazine , Jan/Feb’96, feature article and photos.

                Down Under Quilts #30 Sept’95  pp8-9 feature text & photos

                TEXTILE #43 feature, text & photos, p 12 July ’95

                The New Quilt 2 (QN’93 catalogue) p9


memberships  &  affiliations

Ozquilt Network Inc.

Studio Art Quilts Association SAQA – Professional Artist Member



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