Curriculum Vitae

C.V

Date:   January 2012 Wendy Bailye  www.wendybailye.com
  • The Arts
  • Registered Teacher (Queensland Board of Teacher Registration)
  • 1994  Began Felt making practice
  • Taught felting from Pre School- Class 7 Samford Valley Steiner School.
  • Taught felting at various state primary and high schools.
  • 2000 Began part time felt making practice and business. Opened home studio.
  • 2005 Began full time textile art and felt making practice and business.
  • 2000-2011 Felting Workshop Presenter and Teacher in Australia (and New Zealand 2003)
  • Studio Space- Heart and Soul Gifts and Gallery and Home Studio
  • Felted Artwork purchased by private buyers in Australia. Work in private collections in Germany, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne and lots of other more odd and obscure places!!
  • 2007–2012
  • 2008 Felt making Workshop presenter for ATASDA
  • 2008 Featured Artist -Craft and Quilt Fair Gold Coast
  • 2009Tutor Textile Art Festival Brisbane
  • 2009 Featured Artist -Craft and Quilt Fair Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide.
  • 2009 Employed as Assistant Editor “Felt Magazine”
  • 2010  The Felt  Studio Gallery and Workshops  Craft and Quilt Fairs ,Nationally
  • 2010  Tutor Textile Fibre Forum, Orange
  • 2010 Beautiful Silks, Melbourne ,Tutor
  • 2011 Textile Art Academy Tutor
  • 2011 Tutor Koala Conventions Brisbane
  • 2011 Tutor Victorian Feltmakers
  • Tutor Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence Bunbury WA
  • 2012 Tutor Victorian Feltmakers
  • 2012 Tutor  Koala Conventions
 

Exhibitions

  • 2001  Caloundra Regional Art Gallery ,Southern Hemisphere Felters’ Convergence
  • St Paul’s Art Show Bald Hills
  • St Paul’s Art Show Samford
  • Perrot's Nursery Art Show Enoggera
  • 2003  - Southern Hemisphere Felters’ Convergence Nelson New Zealand
  • 2004    Solo Exhibition Merino Country ,Paddington QLD
  • 2005    The Art of Sheep Exhibition. The Ekka
  • 2005   Southern Hemisphere Felters’ Convergence Canberra -.
  • 2006      “Fabulously Felt”  Pine Rivers Regional Gallery ,Strathpine QLD
  • 2007      Solo Exhibition Jack Russell Galleries Mooloolaba
  • 2008      Joint Exhibitions Reverse Garbage Brisbane
  • 2009      Joint Exhibitions Reverse Garbage Brisbane
  • 2009    “Fibble Fabble”Joint exhibition Blue Knob Gallery
  • 2009     “That Felted Feeling”-Pine rivers Regional Gallery joint exhibition
  • 2009     “Wild Things” with Sharyn Hall joint selling exhibition Mt Coot–tha Botanical gardens
  • 2010      “Wild Things” with Sharyn Hall joint selling exhibition Mt Coot–tha Botanical gardens
  • 2011         "Wild Things" with Sharyn Hall Joint selling Exhibition
  • 2011           "Fibre Fest" Exhibition

Awards

  • 2011 7 awards at the Brisbane Royal National Show including "Best Exhibit Felting"and" Commended" in the Pioneer Wool Awards
  • 2010  9 Awards at the Ekka including “Most Successful Exhibitor” and second prize in the Pioneer Wool Awards of Excellence for a felted wallhanging
  • 2009 7 Awards at the Ekka including “Best Exhibit Felting” and second prize in the Pioneer Wool Awards of Excellence for a felted blanket
  • 2007 and 2008 6 awards at the EKKA including Most Successful Exhibitor and second prize in the Pioneer Wool Awards of Excellence for a felted blanket
  • 2006   6 awards at the EKKA including Most Successful Exhibitor
  • 2005  7 awards in the felt making section at the EKKA including second prize in the Pioneer Guild Wool Awards of Excellence for a felted jacket
  • 2005 Mentored Tullia Jack in felt making -Morton Institute of Tafe
  • Tullia won the RAN Fashion Awards Student Section- Australia’s premier Fashion Awards .Tullia Entered the Student Section  with the garments we worked on together. Event televised in November 2005

Other

In addition to weekly teaching , workshops and various commissions I have also been involved in the following : Organised and created the following  large collaborative works
  • 2005 “The Art of Sheep Exhibition ” Brisbane RNA Showgrounds  Donated to Motor Neurone Assoc.
  • 2006 “Art in The Woolshed” Auction fund- donated to QLD Institute of Medical Research
  • 2006  ”Fabulous Felt” Exhibition” donated to Karuna Hospice service.
  • 2006    Teacher Inservice Brisbane Montessori School
  • Organised and created a large collaborative work at the Brisbane Montessori School with parents     and Teachers
    • Workshop at Silkwood Steiner School Nerang  24 participants
    • 2009“The Feltmaker” Brisbane Extra TV program  featuring my work and studio
  ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS     TAFTA, ATASDA, QLD Spinners, Weavers ,Dyers and Fabric Artists Group,  , Artworkers, International Feltmakers Association PUBLICATIONS     Textile Fibre Forum. Article in May issue .   2006 International Feltmakers Association Journal “Echoes” .Article in June 2006 “Get Creative Magazine” June 2009,”Yarn Magazine” May 2009 and “ Felt Magazine”May 2009 .Better Homes and Gardens 2009, 2010 International Feltmakers Association Journal “Felt Matters” ,Felt Magazine 2010 November Issue   Professional Development
  • Southern Hemisphere Feltmakers Convergence Caloundra 2001
  • Southern Hemisphere Feltmakers Convergence  Nelson New Zealand 2003
  • Textile Fibre Forum Orange NSW .One week intensive study with  Master feltmaker Beth Beede(USA)2005
  • Southern Hemisphere Feltmakers Convergence   Canberra 2005
  • Textile Fibre Forum Orange NSW. One week intensive study  with Master Feltmaker Alexander Pilin(Russia) 2006
  • Dyeing Workshop with Sharon Hall(QLD) 2006
  • Corsetry Workshop with  Kirry Toose NSW 2006
  • Textile Fibre Forum Orange NSW. One week intensive study with Master Feltmaker Judit Pocs(Hungary) 2008
  • Jane Dunnewald Design Workshop 2008
  • Three day Texture workshop with Myfanwy Stirling  NSW
  • Textile Fibre Forum Orange NSW – One week Intensive Felting Workshop    Rachael Meek (AUST)2009

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