Education 

2001 - 2003

MA Visual Arts – Distinction, Curtin University, Australia

1997 - 2000

BA (Hons) Constructed Textiles - First Class, Middlesex University, UK

Awards 

2012-14

Creative Wales Award, Arts Council of Wales

2014

‘Award of Excellence’, 8th Lausanne to Beijing International Fiber Art, China

2013

Wales Arts International Opportunities Grant for Individuals

2013

2013

2011

2011

2010

2008

2006

Awarded ‘Honourable Mention’, Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Korea

Awarded ‘Excellent Honourable Mention’ from China Craft & Art Association

Wales Arts International Opportunities Grant for Individuals

1st Prize, 3rd International Contemporary Textile Art Continere, Tournai, Belgium

Arts Council of Wales Individual Training Grant, Jacquard Weave Project

Individual Project Grant, Arts Council of Wales

1st Prize International Textile Art Scythia 6 Exhibition, Kherson, Ukraine

2006

2006

2004

2003

2003

2001

York Society Art & Craft Award for works in Fibre/Textiles, Perth, Australia

City of Melville Textile Award, Perth, Australia

Shell Fremantle Print Award, Perth, Australia

Valcellina 2003, Selected Artist Award, Italy

VACB Craft Grant, Arts Council of Australia

The James Pantyfedwen Foundation Scholarship, Wales, United Kingdom

Exhibitions 

Solo

2018

Textures of Light, Oriel Bevan Jones Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales

2017

Textures of Light, Oriel Queens Hall Gallery, Narberth, Wales

2017

‘Selected Works’, Core Artist Showcase, Oriel Bevan Jones Gallery, Wales

2014

Where Echo Talks, Aberglasney House and Gardens, Carmarthenshire, Wales

2014

‘Selected Works’, Oriel Bevan Jones Gallery, Wales

2013

‘Process’, Artist Showcase,  Oriel Mostyn, Wales

2010

Folds, Old Laundry, Newton House, Dinefwr Park & Castle, Llandeilo, UK

2008

Traces, Audio-Textile Installation, Mission Gallery, Swansea, UK.

2004

Parallax, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth, Australia

Juried International Exhibitions

2018

9th International Fiber Art Biennale, Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, China

2016

11th International Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Textile Art, Kherson, Ukraine

2014

8th International Fiber Art Biennale, Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, China

2013

The 8th Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju, South Korea

The 8th Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju, South Korea

2013

Fiberart International 2013, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts USA

2012

International Fiber Art Biennale, Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, China

2011

Kaunas International Textile Biennial 2011, Kaunas, Lithuania

2011

3rd International Contemporary Textile Exhibition ‘Continere’, Tournai, Belgium

2010

Civic Collection of Fiber Art ‘Trame d’Autore’, Chieri, Italy

2008

‘Inter-Spacing’, Textile Kultur Haslach, Austria

2006

International Textile Art Exhibition ‘Scythia 6’, Kherson, Ukraine

2006

York Arts Society Exhibition, York, Perth, Australia

2006

City of Melville Art Award Exhibition, Perth, Australia

2006

Town of Vincent Art Award, Perth, Australia

2005

Textile 05, International Art Exhibition, Zilinskas Art Gallery, Lithuania

2005

Northern Fibre 6 – (Wo)man & Technology, Kerava Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

2004

Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth, Australia

2003

Valcellina Award, Textile & Fibre Art Exhibition, Italy

2003

‘New Technology in Textile and Fibre Art’ Textile Museum Prato, Italy

2003

International Textile Biennial, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Ireland

2003

‘Hatched’ National Show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Australia

2002

‘Talente’ Art Fair, Munich, Germany

2002

Axis online exhibition ‘Digital Creativity’ www.axis.org.uk

2001

‘City of Perth Craft Award’, Craftwest, Perth, Australia

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

‘House’, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newton, Wales

2015

The Sensorial Object, Oriel Q, Narberth, Wales

2015

The Sensorial Object, Makers Guild in Wales, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, Wales

2015

Waunifor Summer Exhibition, Wales

2014

Fiber Art International, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California

2014

Fiber Art International, American Textile History Museum, Lowell, Massachusettes

2014

Collect’, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2013

Collect’, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2013

‘The County Show’, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales

2012

‘Light & Shadow’, Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, Wales

2012

‘Collect’, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2011

‘Re: Prefix’ Textile Exhibition, Hyogo Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan

2011

‘Re: Prefix’ Textile Exhibition, Western Australia Museum, Perth, Australia

2010

‘Lux’, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales

2010

‘Contemporary Textiles’, Howard Gardens Gallery, UWIC, Cardiff, Wales

2010

‘Warp & Weft’, Touring Exhibition, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales

2008

‘Journeys’, Fibre Art Wales, Bunbury, England

2008

Thread Bare, Contemporary Australian Textiles, Manning Art Gallery, NSW

2007

(ex)Changing Traditions, Kyoto Art Centre, Japan

2006

(ex)Changing Traditions, Perth, Australia

2006

Contemporary Print Exhibition, Mundaring Art Centre, Perth, Australia

2005

‘Mentor Exhibition’ Moores Building, Fremantle, Perth, Australia

2004

‘Still Lives’ Craft ACT Gallery, Canberra, Australia

2004

Homelands’, Touring Exhibition, UK & Ireland

2003

Fibre Visions, Fibre Art Wales UK Touring Exhibition

2002

‘Art From Wales’, Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art Gallery, UK

Commissions and Collections

2015

Luke Lindoe Library, Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD)

2010

Fibre Art Collection of the City of Chieri, Italy

2004-7

Private residential commissioned artwork and Installation, Perth, Australia

2004

Lloyd Cotsen ‘Textile Traces’ Private Collection U.S.A.

Residencies and Workshops

2007-19

Registered Artist, Arts Care - Gofal Celf, Wales

2010

Selected Artist Mentor, Engage Cymru & Oriel Myrddin Project, Wales

2009

Artist in Residence, Weaving Workshop Women’s Aid, Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen

2005

Selected Artist at the International Textile Technology Workshop, Helsinki, Finland

2002

Artist in Residency, (PICA) Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Australia

Conference & Public Presentations

2019

Artist Talk, University of Wales, Trinity St David, Wales

2017

Public Artist Talk, Textures of Light, Oriel Q Gallery, Narberth, Wales

2015

Public Artist Talk, Sensorial Object, Oriel Q Gallery, Narberth, Wales

2015

Invited Speaker, Visiting Lecture Programme, Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen

2015

Public Artist Talk, Where Echo Talks – Solo Exhibition, Aberglasney, Wales

2013

Fiber Forum Seminar ‘A Dialogue with the Artists’, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

2013

Wearable Futures, Ravensbourne University, London

2011

‘Rewind into the Future’, International Kaunas Exhibition and Seminar. Lithuania

Academic Profession

2017-19

Lecturer, Historical & Contextual Studies, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

2015-16

Coordinator, MDES & MA, Surface Pattern Design, University of Wales Trinity St David

Coordinator, MDES & MA, Surface Pattern Design, University of Wales Trinity

2007-16

Senior Lecturer, Surface Pattern Design, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

2007-09

Weave & Textile Co-ordinator, Glasallt Fawr, Educational Centre for Young Adults with Learning Disabilities, Wales

2003-07

Technical Officer, Fibre & Textiles, Curtin University, Australia

2006-07

Lecturer BA Fashion and BA Fibre & Textiles, Curtin University, Australia

2004-05

Research Associate, Department of Fibre & Textiles, Curtin University, Australia

Publications

Books

2014

Print. Fashion, Interiors & Art. Laurence King Publishing. S. Clarke. Pp. 49 -52

(ISBN: 9781780671673)

2012

Warp & Weft. Woven Textiles in Fashion, Art and Interiors. Jessica Hemmings.  A & C Black Publishers Ltd, London. (ISBN: 9781408134443)

2012

Digital Visions for Fashion & Textiles: Made in Code. S. E. Braddock-Clarke. Thames & Hudson, London. (ISBN: 9780500516447)

2007

TechnoTextiles2.  Marie O’ Mahony & Sarah E. Braddock. Thames & Hudson, London. (ISBN: 9780500286845)

2004

Fiberarts, Design Book 7. S. Kieffer. Larks Books, U.S.A (ISBN: 9781579905217)

Selected Journals

2015

Journal for Weavers, Spinners & Dyers, Exhibition Review

2011

Journal for Weavers, Spinners & Dyers, No. 237, Folds Review by C, Cundiff, p. 41

2010

Selvedge, Sep/Oct, Issue 36, ‘Folds Review’ by Angela Maddock, p. 90

2009

Textile Forum Magazine, Issue 1, No. 93, 2009, p. 51-2

2005

Monument, Issue 68, Aug/Sep, ‘Design Atlas’ Profile by Andrew Nicholls, p.91 Australia

2005

Object Magazine, Issue 47, ‘Emerging’ by Emily Howes, pp.30-31 Australia

2005

Insite 3 Magazine, ‘Crafty Business’ Sarah Szabo, pp 48-50 Australia

2004

Art Monthly, September 2004 Issue 173, Art Notes by Ric Spencer, pp. 51 Australia

2003

Surface Design Magazine, Volume 28-1, Autumn, 2003. U.S.A.

2003

Object Magazine, Issue 42, Review ‘In Passing’ by Ann Schilo, p. 82 Australia

2003

Textile Forum Magazine, Volume 1/2003, ‘New Techniques & New Materials’ pp 34-35

2003

Textile Fibre Forum, Volume 22, Issue 2, No. 70, pp 22-23 Australia

2002

Textile Forum, Volume 2, ‘Talents 2002’ by Beatrijs Sterk. P.13.

Selected Exhibition Catalogues

2015

The Sensorial Object. Makers Guild in Wales. ISBN: 978-0-9566868-8-6

2014

8th Contemporary Fiber Art Biennale, China. ISBN: 978-7-112184569

2013

8th Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Korea

2013

Fiberart International, Exhibition of Contemporary Fiber Art Catalogue, U.S.A

2012

‘Shadow to Light’, exhibition catalogue and limited edition prints, Ruthin Crafts Centre. ISBN: 978-1-905865-50-5

2012

‘From Lausanne to Beijing’, 7th International Fiber Art Biennale Catalogue.

ISBN: 978-7-112-14746-5

2012

‘Kaunas Biennial Textile ’11: Rewind – Play – Forward’. ISBN: 9789955958741

2012

2008

2006

‘Warp & Weft’, Oriel Myrddin Gallery & UK Touring Exhibition. ISBN: 9780955143427

‘Interspacing’, Textile Culture Haslach,  Haslach, Austria. ISBN: 9783950256406

Textile 05, International Art Exhibition, Zilinskas Art Gallery, Lithuania

2012

‘Warp & Weft’, Oriel Myrddin Gallery & UK Touring Exhibition. ISBN: 9780955143427

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