Date: January 2012
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!!
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
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
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
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
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