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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, DarwinNT


               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” PerthSchool of Creative NeedleArt, WA




significant group exhibitions – invitational              


               2018 Aug              “Nature Of A Stitch” cur. K. Keifel, Sheehan Gallery, Walla Walla, WA USA.


               2017 Aug              “75”, J Trager curator, Dairy Arts Centre, 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 ArtGallery, Rockingham Civic Centre, WA




significant group exhibitions – juried




              2024 Jan               Salon International de Arte en Vidrio y Textil, Maldonado  UY


              2023 May              Quilt National ’23, Dairy Barn Arts Centre, Athens OH  USA


              2022 Nov              SAQA collection for SOFA Chicago -event cancelled,


              2022 Sep               SAQA Textile Expressionism, virtual,


              2021 May             Quilt National 21, Dairy Barn Arts Centre, Athens, OH  USA


              2021 April              SAQA Oceania “Distance and Diversity” touring Australia and NZ


              2020 Oct               Australia Wide 7, Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT,  AUS  


              2018 Feb              ArtQuiltAustralia17 Yarra Ranges Museum Gallery Lilydale Vic. AUS


              2017 Sep              ArtQuiltAustralia17 Queen Victoria Art Gallery, Launceston AUS


              2016 Oct               Australia Wide 5 Wool Museum Geelong, AUST; toured Aus, NZ, USA


              2016 June             My Corner Of The World, SAQA, Philadelphia USA.


              2011 Oct               “QUILT!”  StanthorpeRegionalArtGallery, 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








               1998 May             through June, Artist in Residence, Crafts Council NT, Katherine NT


               1997 Apr               Artcraft Expo; silver medal, sculpture, FremantleWA


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


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




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-it’s easier than you think…” 




                                                               selected bibliography


               Quilt National Catalogues 1993,1995,2007,2009, 2021, 2023


               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


         Foundation Member


               Studio Art Quilts Association    Juried Artist Member






               West Australian Water Authority,  Perth, Western Australia.


               Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, Colorado USA.


               Embassy of Australia, Buenos Aires. Argentina.


               Numerous private collections in Australia, NZ, Uruguay, USA, France, S.Africa.





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