Curriculum Vitae

Professional Qualifications

  • 2002 Master of Art Therapy with Distinction: University of Western Sydney
  • 1990 Diploma in Education (Art): University of Newcastle
  • 1989 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Art): University of Newcastle

Publications

* 2016 Quilters Companion Magazine(Australia), No 79, feature “How did they do it?”

* 2016 Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine, Vol 26 No 3, Showcase article

Awards & Scholarships

  • 2016 Merit Award, Floral Challenge, Aotearoa Quilters, Auckland Orchid and Flower Show, NZ
  • 2015 3rd prize, Innovative Section, World Quilt Competition XIX, Manchester, USA
  • 2009 1st prize, Needlework: Dobell Festival of the Arts and Crafts, Wangi, NSW, Australia
  • 2008 Sculpture & 3D Award, for Whisper Scarves,“Art Scrawl”, Hunter Valley NSW, Australia
  • 2004 1st prize, After Five/Evening Wear, Hunter Valley Harvest National Fashion Awards Hunter Valley, NSW; Runner Up for Outstanding ExcellenceHunter Valley Harvest National Fashion Awards Hunter Valley, NSW
  • 1998 Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship, One year of international study towards Masters in Art Therapy, Goldsmiths College, University Of London
  • 1994 2nd prize, Individual Theme: ‘Myth, Magic & Mystery”, Melbourne Quilt Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia
  • 1993 2nd Prize, Needlework – ContemporaryAustralian Cotton Fibre Exhibition,Namoi Valley, NSW
  • 1993 1st Prize, Embroidery Dobell Festival of the Arts and Crafts Wangi, NSW
  • 1992 Highly Commended, Fibres, Fabrics and Threads, Dobell Festival of the Arts and Crafts, Wangi, NSW

Exhibitions:

  • 2017 Participated in the Blessington Quilt Challenge ‘Secret Dreams’ exhibition, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2016 ‘Floral Challenge’, Aotearoa Quilters travelling Exhibition, NZ
  • 2016 ‘ Yellow Challenge’,  Aotearoa Quilters travelling Exhibition, NZ
  • 2016 World Quilt Competition and travelling Exhibition, USA
  • 2015 World Quilt Competition Premier Show, New Hampshire, USA, and travelling exhibition, USA
  • 2012-2015 Art Bazaar: Autumn, Winter & Summer, Hunter Arts Network, Newcastle, NSW
  • 2014-2015  Living Colour travelling textile art exhibition, curated by Brenda Gael Smith, Australia
  • 2013 ‘Coastal Colours’ Solo exhibition, Timeless Textiles, NSW
  • 2012 Group Exhibition “Splash”, Craft NSW Sydney, NSW
  • 2011/12 Major commission for Calvary Mater Hospital, Newcastle, NSW, 4 Altar Cloths, 6 Wall hangings
  • 2010 Group Exhibition at Christchurch Cathedral,Invited exhibitor, Fundraiser exhibition for restoration of the Cathedral, Newcastle, NSW
  • 2009 ‘Art Scrawl’ Exhibition, Hunter Valley, NSW
  • 2008 ‘Art Scrawl’ Exhibition,Hunter Valley NSW
  • 2008 “Collectors Care” Exhibition Fundraiser exhibition for Samaritans, Newcastle TAFE Gallery
  • 2007 Fashion Fantasia entrant Tasmania
  • 2005, 2006, 2007 Stallholder, Art Bazaar Newcastle NSW
  • 2004, 2005 Hunter Valley Harvest National Fashion Awards Hunter Valley NSW
  • 2003 Solo Exhibition Artespresso, Canberra
  • 2001 Centenary of Federation Printmakers Exhibition Group exhibition, Maitland Art Gallery, NSW
  • 2001 1st Anniversary Exhibition, Group Exhibition Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle
  • 2001 ‘Journey North’, Solo Exhibition Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle
  • 2000 Newcastle Art Space Group Exhibition Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle
  • 2000 ‘Art to Wear 2000’ Exhibitions Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney
  • 2000 The Australian Wool Fashion Awards and Exhibition Armidale, Royal Easter Show, and travelling exhibition through various venues in NSW
  • 1998 ‘New Text’ Textile Artists of the Hunter, Group Exhibition Maitland City Art Gallery
  • 1997 Malcolm Sargeant Cancer fund for Children Exhibition Fund Raiser Exhibition Newcastle
  • 1995 ‘All A Facade’ Solo exhibition Suters Architects Snell, Newcastle
  • 1995 ‘Cloth and Clay’ Joint exhibition Back to Back Gallery, Newcastle
  • 1995, 1993 Australian Cotton Fibre Exhibition, Namoi Valley, NSW
  • 1995 New Zealand Wearable Art Awards and Exhibition Nelson, NZ
  • 1995 Mercy Hospice Community Exhibition Newcastle Mater Misericordiae Hospital
  • 1994, 1993 Wearable Art Parade and Exhibition Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
  • 1994 ‘Myth, Magic and Mystery’ Melbourne Quilting Exhibition Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1993, 1992, 1990 Dobell Festival of Arts and Crafts Wangi Wangi, NSW
  • 1993 Exhibition of Works- Fibre Fibre Design, Goulburn, NSW
  • 1993 Dame Nancy Buttfield Exhibition Adelaide, SA
  • 1993 ‘Form and Function’ 249 Contemporary Art Gallery, Newcastle
  • 1992 ‘Filtered Fibre Dreams’ Joint Exhibition John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle
  • 1992 ‘The Things Women Do’ Group Exhibition Marthaville, Cessnock
  • 1991, 1992 Creative Embroiderers Exhibition Lovett Gallery, Newcastle
  • 1991 Creative Clothing Parade Mattara Festival, Newcastle