CV

Born 1978, Melbourne, Australia

 

EDUCATION
2003    Masters Fine Art (Research) Monash University
1999    BFA Honours, Monash University
1998    BFA Tapestry, Monash University

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019    Curating You, Fox Galleries, Melbourne

2018    Conceal / Reveal, Fitzroy Library, City of Yarra, Australia

2013    Sampler, Handheld Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2011    Piecework (with Adrian Conti), Tacit Contemporary Art, Abbotsford, Australia
2006    The Bar Show, Jawa, Nth Melbourne, Victoria
2004    Fitting Room, Body, St.Kilda, Victoria
2003    Baggage, 3E Designs, Windsor, Victoria
2002    Sample (with Rachael Hine), Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin, Victoria
2001    Outfit, 4Cats Gallery, Abbotsford, Victoria

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019    Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award, (shortlisted artist), Wangaratta Art Gallery, Australia

            Google Weaving Stop-time, Atelier Luma, Arles, France

            Google Weaving Stop-time, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium

2018    Google Weaving Stop-time, 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, Turkey

2017    Return Flight EDI>MEL, Numbershop Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

            Return Flight MEL>EDI, Federation Square Atrium, Melbourne, AU

 

2015    Out of the Box, (9th International Biennial of Textile Miniatures), ARKA Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

2014    Thoughts That Is...(8th International Biennial of Textile Miniatures), ARKA Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

2013    She Who Can, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong, AU (shortlisted artist)

 

2012    About Time: Australian Studio Tapestry 1975-2005, curated by Anthony Camm. Bundoora                              Homestead Art Centre.   

 

2011    Kate Derum Small Tapestry Award, shortlisted finalist, Australian Tapestry Workshop, South                              Melbourne, Australia 
            Vanish/Survive (7th International Biennial of Textile Miniatures), ARKA Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

            About Time: Australian Studio Tapestry 1975-2005, curated by Anthony Camm. Central Goldfields                  Gallery, Maryborough 
            About Time: Australian Studio Tapestry 1975-2005, curated by Anthony Camm. Swan Hill Regional                Art Gallery
            About Time:  Australian Studio Tapestry 1975-2005, curated by Anthony Camm. Horsham Regional                Art Gallery

 

2010   About Time:  Australian Studio Tapestry 1975-2005, curated by Anthony Camm, Ararat Regional Art               Gallery.  Touring Show.

2008   Manipulate: Construct, curated by Mardi Nowak and artist, Town Hall Gallery,Hawthorn Australia.

2007   New Days, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne
           Talente 2007(representing Australia in tapestry), Neue Messe Munich, Germany 

 

2006   Micro – Contemporary Miniature Tapestries, Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne
           Things My Mother Taught Me, Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn
           Off The Wall, ArtMelbourne 06, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

 

2005   Recent Works, Customs House Gallery, Warrnambool
           Postcards From the Edge, Robert Miller Gallery, New York City 

 

2004   Postcards From the Edge, Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York City

 

2002   Intercept, Switchback Gallery, Gippsland, Victoria

 

2001   In The Bag, Platform, Spencer Street Station, Melbourne 

 

2000   Decade, Faculty Gallery, Monash University, Caulfield 
           Heart – Her Art, Dandenong Community Arts Centre, Dandenong 
           Emerging Artists Program, Bulle Gallery, Melbourne 

 

1999   Evidence, Faculty Gallery, Monash University, Caulfield 
           D Block Show, Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University, Caulfield 
           Contemporary Artists of Australia, Church Street Gallery, Healesville 
           Ambidextrous, Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University, Caulfield 
           She The Cats Mother, Dandenong Community Arts Centre, Dandenong 
           Post-Postcard Show, Linden Arts Centre & Gallery, St.Kilda 

 

1998   Graduation Exhibition, Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University, Caulfield
           100% Contemporary Tapestry, Cato Conference Centre Gallery, Melbourne 
           Scaffold, Warnambool Regional Art Gallery, Warnambool 
           Contemporary Tapestry – Monash, Victorian Tapestry Workshop, South Melbourne

 

1996   Axis, Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University, Caulfield
           Lucato Peace Prize, Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University, Caulfield
           This, Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University, Caulfield
           Mallee Cats, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Swan Hill

 


AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2019    Artist residency World of Co. Sofia, Bulgaria (upcoming, October)  

            Shortlisted artist for Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award

            Selected artist for Nillumbik Digital Masterclass with Yandell Walton

2007    Finalist for Off the Wall, Melbourne 2007
2003    Monash University Travel Grant for Research in New York
2002    Monash Faculty of Art & Design, Masters Research Scholarship
1999    Tapestry Workshop Award
1998    Monash Tapestry Workshop Graduate Award
            Member of The Golden Key National Honour Society
            Decorative Arts Society Award for Tapestry
1996    Business & Professional Women Association of Australia Scholarship


BIBLIOGRAPHY
About Time:  Australian Studio Tapestry 1975-2005 Catalogue produced by Ararat Regional Art Gallery.

ISBN: 978-0-646-53935-5.  Contributing writers; Anthony Camm, Hilary Green, Kay Lawrence AM, Sara Lindsay.

Tapestry Weaving in Australia after the "Tapestry 2008" Symposium, article by Valerie Kirk, Textile Forum 2/2010

June Copy, pg 40. 

Serie Talente 2007 Katalog Land, catalogue 2007

Micro contemporary miniature tapestries, catalogue, essay by Anna Clabburn, 2006

Off the Wall, The Age, April 14-15, 2006 

International Tapestry Yearbook, Outfit works of Mardi Nowak, essay by Kate Derum, 2005

 

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

2017 - current            Director, National Exhibitions Touring Support Victoria

2004 – 2017               Senior Curator Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn
2005 – 2017               Mentor with Art Nerds scheme for young emerging artists
2006/07                      Museums Victoria Awards Committee
2001- 2004                 Visual Arts Coordinator, Kingston Arts Centre
2000-2003                  Sessional Lecturer, Monash University
 

© images Mardi Nowak

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