My artwork honours/celebrates history through narratives of ‘herstory’; family, women’s work, handwork/fancywork, domesticity and the home. Re-viewing Australian history, making note of historical quirks, then using them to flesh out my core themes is a wondrous and open-ended task. I aim to develop the breadth and strength of my work through the re-imagining of stories related to these themes.
Born 1958 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1980 B.Ed (Art/Craft) Melbourne, VIC, AUSTRALIA
2018 Sing No More My Heroes #1–19. Beyond the Seam, CASM, WA.
2017 Inaugural annual exhibition at The December Gallery, North Fremantle, WA
with guest artist Annie Shelley.
Recent Juried Exhibitions
2018 Sing No More My Heroes. Beyond the Seam, CASM, WA.
2017 Knit1Purl1 #1 – my summer yarn. Stitched & Bound, ZigZag Gallery, WA.
Knit1Purl1 #2 – my current yarn. Art Quilt Australia, QVMAG, Launceston, TAS.
Honourable Mention in the Wool Quilt Awards.Then at Yarra Ranges Museum, VIC.
2016 Feathering the Nest #4 – beautiful values. twentyONE+, Spectrum Project Space, WA.
Feathering the Nest #2 – death of the doily. twentyONE+, Spectrum Project Space, WA.
Feathering the Nest #8 – nodder’s swan. Australia Wide 5. National/international tour.
2015 Feathering the Nest #1 – of hope & glory. Art Quilt Australia, National Wool Museum, Geelong, VIC.
2015/16 Leading the planning group for WAFTA’s 2016 juried exhibition..
2013/14 Initiated/led the Salvage/Selvedge community program. Skilling participants
whilst fundraising for a deserving group. Quilt exhibition/auction at The Moores Building, Fremantle.
2002–2005 Austrade Export Market Development Grants
1998 West Australian Government Export Support Scheme Grant
2017 Profile in Artists of Perth. Gabi Mills & Lisa Shearon. Premium Publishers. WA.
2006 Free & Easy Circles. C&T Publishing, USA.
2003 Reversing with No Brakes. C&T Publishing, USA.
2001 Quilts Destructures. Editions de Saxe. French Translation of Cut Loose Quilts.
2001 Cut Loose Quilts. C&T Publishing, USA.
1998–2017 Profiles, commentary, quilts, projects in major
quilting/textile magazines & publications over many years.
2016/18 Teaching is exclusively studio based.
1998–2015 Teaching, Lecturing and promoting at major industry,
retail and guild events, conventions and private groups around the world.
2000–2010 Marcus Brothers (USA) - Twenty cotton fabric collections.
2006–2010 Running with a Sandwich, with photographer Bewley Shaylor, produced sixtyfour
photography-based greeting cards. International distribution.
1998–2015 Stargazey Quilts. Over 100 self-published patterns in various formats.