CV

 

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Master of Contemporary Art Degree – (Visual) – University of Tasmania – 2009

Certificate in Puppetry and Set Design, Crescent Arts Centre – Belfast, Northern Ireland – 2000

Certificate in Creative Welding – Digbeth school of Arts – Birmingham, UK -1994

Associate Diploma of Arts (Commercial Art) Townsville College of TAFE – Nth Queensland -1989
EMPLOYMENT

2004 – 2016 Art workshop facilitator– Artspace Mackay Regional Gallery, Mackay QLD

2012 – 2014 in – School Teaching Artist (Primary) – The Song Room, Mackay QLD

2013 – 2014 Art tutor for Adults with special needs & care home residents with Alzheimer’s – Cross Road Arts, Mackay QLD

2004 – 2014 Workshop facilitator – Queensland Flying Arts, Brisbane QLD

2011 – 2012 Arts Development Officer – Mackay Regional Council (maternity leave contract)

2006 – 2011 Youth art workshop tutor – Smith Family Charity – Mackay QLD

2009 – 2011 Adult art workshop tutor – Women’s Health, Mackay

2001 – 2002 Textile tutor – Dumfries and Galloway TAFE College, Scotland UK

1998 – 2000 Express Yourself Adult Education Art Classes – Dumfries and Galloway TAFE College, Scotland

1990 -1994 Marketing Services Officer / In-House Artist- Australian Health Insurance Commission,   Brisbane QLD
CURATORIAL / GALLERY EXPERIENCE

2014 ‘Horizons Project’ document the safe retrieval of bronze and mosaic public art, Mackay QLD

2014 ‘Through my Window’ Community fused glass tile project, Pioneer Valley, QLD

2013 ‘This is my Story’ Postcard project, Mackay & Surrounding districts, Artspace Mackay QLD

2011 ‘C/O Poste Restante’ Artist book exhibition, Artspace Mackay, QLD

2009 ‘In her shoes’ Selection of work by local and international women artists, Artspace Mackay, QLD

 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT / COORDINATION

2016 ‘2016 – 2021 Mackay Regional Council Arts and Culture Plan’, Mackay, QLD

2016 ‘Trails’ Mulit Arts Digital Storytelling Project, Nebo, QLD

2015 ‘Meeting Place’ Community/Public Art project, Mackay, QLD

2015 – 2016 ‘Sarina Lantern Parade’ Sarina Festival, Sarina, QLD

2015 ‘Up River Lantern Parade’ Animating Spaces Mackay Up, Mackay, QLD

2008 – 2014 ‘Pioneer Valley Lantern Parade’ River Rock to Mountaintop Festival, Mirani QLD

2014 ‘Through my Window’ Community fused glass tile project, Pioneer Valley, QLD

2013 ‘This is my Story’ Postcard project, Mackay & Surrounding districts, QLD

2012 ‘Mackay Creative’s’ Artist website project, Mackay & Surrounding districts, QLD

2012 ‘One Community’ ceramic tile public art project, The Woodlands, Beaconsfield, QLD

2011 ‘Solar Powered Recycled Bike project’- Mackay, QLD

2009 ‘Giant Puppet Project’ – Pioneer Valley, QLD

2008 ‘Shadow Puppet Project’- Mirani, QLD

2002 ‘Stepping Out Carnival School’- Dumfries, Scotland, UK

2002 ‘Summer Art School’ – Sanquar Academy, Sanquar Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK

2001 ‘Story Telling Week’- Lochside Community Centre, Dumfries and Galloway, UK

2000 ‘Celebrations’- Lochside Community Centre, Dumfries, Scotland, UK

 

RESIDENCIES AND COMMUNITY ART PROJECTS

2015 ‘On the Fringe lantern Project’ – Sarina Festival, QLD

2015 ‘Floating Land’ Noosa Biosphere Artist in Residence, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, QLD

2014 ‘Meeting Place’ – Community Print Making Project, Central QLD

2012 ‘Art Outside’ – Botanical Gardens, Mackay QLD

2010 ‘Living Art’ youth project- Mackay, Queensland

2009 ‘Moving opera project’- Opera Queensland – Lake Tinaroo, Atherton Nth QLD

2009 ‘Commune-tea project’- QLD Mental Health ‘Flood of Feeling project’ -Women’s Health Centre, Mackay QLD

2009 ‘Heart Felt’ – QLD mental health flood of feeling project- Beaconsfield Steiner School, Mackay

2009 ‘Community Felt Mural’- Mackay Fibre Arts, Walkerston, Mackay

2008 ‘Youth Mental Health Art Project”- Positive Learning Centre, Mackay QLD

2007 ‘African children’s choir textile residency’- Moranbah QLD

2006 ‘No Two Stones community Performance project’- Cross Road Art s Mackay QLD

2005 ‘Mackay Hinterland Great Walks Project’- Mackay and surrounding regions QLD.

2005 ‘Life Enhancement Puppet Project’- Mackay QLD

2005 ‘International Adoption Project’ – Mackay QLD.

2005 ‘Artist in residence Whitsunday Anglican School’-Mackay QLD

2005 ‘Mackay Hinterland Great Walks Project’- Mackay, QLD

2005 ‘Life Enhancement Puppet Project’ – Crossroad Arts Mackay, QLD

2005 ‘International Adoption Project’- Crossroad Arts Mackay, QLD

2005 ‘Artist in residence’- Whitsunday Anglican School’ Mackay, QLD

2004, 2005, 2006 ‘Mackay Festival of Arts Residency’- Mackay QLD

2002 ‘Graffiti Project’ – Lochside, Dumfries and Galloway. UK

2002 ‘What’s in your Head’ & ‘Bodies Apart’- Collaboration with Film maker Joe Hodges – UK

2001, 2002 ‘St Ninian Festival Residency’- Artist in Residence- Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway Scotland, UK

 

COMMISSIONS AND PUBLIC ART

2015 ‘Meeting Place’ stainless steel public art sculpture commission – Mackay City Centre, QLD

2014 ‘Flying Horses’ large scale bamboo horse sculptures- National Museum of Australia, ACT

2014 ‘At the Heart’ cast bronze public art sculpture commission – Mackay Base Hospital

2014 ‘Cry of the Curlew’ Puppet and set design – Cross Road Arts – Touring show, Japan

2013 ‘One Community’ cast aluminum public art commission – Mackay, QLD

2010 Site Specific Installation – ‘Wrapped in Rocky’ textile forum – Rockhampton QLD

2009 Commemorative Wall Mosaic – Pinnacle State School – Pioneer Valley QLD

2008 Design, create set and dress venue for regional art awards – Mackay QLD

2008 Large scale ocean themed wall mural – Pinnacle- Pioneer Valley, QLD

2007 Urban Forest sculpture commission – Collaboration with Rosemary Payne, Paget, QLD

2007 Floating Lotus public art commission, – Mackay Botanical Gardens, QLD

2005, 09 Strand Ephemera – Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville QLD

2004, 05, 06 Design and create giant Processional puppets and Props – Mackay Festival of Arts – QLD

2004 Thuringowa River Festival – Giant Puppets, Thuringowa Regional Gallery, QLD

2003 Hardwood Seating and Living Tunnels, Arbors and Sculptures – Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK

2003 3D Mural, Transforming of play room into a permanent ‘Mini- Beast’ Jungle – Newton Stewart day care center, Scotland UK

2003 ‘Cool Kids’ Mural- Southern Machars Play Care, Whithorn Scotland UK

2002 & 03 Willow Sculpture- Fusion Arts Sculpture Trail – Newcastle Green Fair, Northumberland UK

2002 Scottish Woodlands 2002 Tree Fest Sculpture Commission, Perthshire, Scotland UK

2002 Living Willow Dome and Tunnel Complex – Whithorn Primary Schools, Dumfries and Galloway

2002 Living Willow complex – Moncrieff primary School – Perth, Scotland UK

2002 Sheila McGig Artist collective – interactive sculpture trails at four venues in Dumfries and Galloway UK

2001 Living willow ‘Dome and tunnel Monster’ Gartmore Primary, Scotland UK

2000 Living willow Tunnel – Lochmedeary Care in the Community Home, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland UK

2000 Living willow Arbor – Argyle, Scotland UK

2000 Living willow Dome – Knoydart Primary School, Scotland UK

2000 Living willow arbor and oak seating, Edinburgh, Scotland UK

2000 Living willow hedge – Dumfries and Galloway Scotland UK

1999 Living willow Dome – Gartmore Primary School Gartmore, Perthshire Scotland UK

1998 Dried willow and Hazel Sculpture for permaculture garden, Northern Green Gathering Association, UK

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2011 – Wangaratta National Contemporary Textile Award – finalist

2010 – Noosa Travelling Scholarship – finalist

2009 – Arts QLD Funding – Light Collective Exhibition Project

2008 – MRC RADF Funding- Pioneer Valley Giant Puppet Project

2008 – The Coffee Club Qld art and culture award – finalist x 2 (shadow puppet project and lantern parade)

2008 – QLD Regional art award x 3- Outstanding community event, collaboration and RADF project

2007 – MRC RADF Funding –   Large Scale outdoor shadow puppet project

2006 – MRC RADF Funding – Community Weaving Project

2005 – QLD Regional art award- Great Walks Environmental Art workshop program

2002 – Millennium Forests for Scotland Grant – Sheila Mc Gig Performance and visual art collective.

2001 – Scottish Arts Council Grant – website development

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 ‘Noosa Biosphere Award’ Artist in residence, Noosa Regional Gallery, Sunshine Coast, QLD

2009 ‘Art Alfresco’ Mackay Botanical gardens QLD

2007 ‘Birds of Paradise’ Garget Gallery, Mackay QLD

2005 ‘Woven Journey’ Umbrella Studios QLD

2006 ‘Reef to Rainforest’ Garget Gallery QLD

2003 ‘Spring Fling’ Dumfries Arts Centre & Whithorn Visitors Centre, Scotland UK

2001 ‘Contemporary willow and felt work’ Mill on Fleet Gallery, Dumfries and Galloway UK

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 ‘Wangaratta National Textile Award’ Finalist exhibition, Wangaratta Regional Gallery, Victoria

2010 ‘Garget 6’ Garget Gallery, Pioneer Valley QLD

2010 ‘Noosa travelling scholarship finalist exhibition’ Noosa Regional Gallery, QLD

2010 ‘Art by Night’ Paxton warehouse, Mackay QLD

2010 ‘Fragile’ Art Piece gallery, Mulimbimby NSW,

2009 ‘Bounce’ Academy Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

2009 ‘MCA Graduate exhibition’ Central Queensland University

2009 ‘Best Friends’ Academy Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

2009 ’Art Street’ Carlisle Motors shop front, Mackay QLD

2009 ‘Tradition and beyond’ Broken Hill regional gallery NSW

2009 ‘In her shoes’ Art space Mackay QLD (curator)

2006 ‘Flying Arts Regional Awards’ Pinnacle Gallery, Thuringowa & Brisbane QLD

2006 ‘Art Street’ play ground gallery, Mackay QLD

2006 ‘Great Walks ‘Art space Regional Studio, Townsville QLD

2005 ‘Weave it, Wear it, Wrap it, By the Sea’ Célèbre Studio, Mackay QLD

2005 ’Textile Biannual’ Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville QLD

2004 ‘Harvest’ Flying Arts regional exhibition, Brisbane QLD

2004 ‘Women’s Work’ Artspace Mackay Regional Gallery, QLD

2002 ‘One Tree’ Collaboration with Mark Humphreys, touring exhibition. UK

2001 ’Fabric and Fibres’ Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville Nth Queensland Australia

2001 ‘Return the Natives’ Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh UK

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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