Susan Fell CV

2006 Master of Visual Arts, Monash University including Studio Residency – Prato  Italy

2019 Masterclass Botanical Contact Printing – Irit Dulmand (Israel)( Reg. Arts NSW grant)

2008 shibori and natural dyes in Provence and Paris France (self funded)

2012 Certificate  4  Small Bus. Man. (self funded)

2010 rozome and shibori in Kyoto and Arimatsu Japan (self funded)

2008 rozome. batik – Wax Eloquent – Mass Art Boston Massachutis USA (self funded)

2014 natural dyes and eco fibres Taiwan – Funded by host Conference

2005 Batik Practice of Indigenous Australians. Ernabella Central Australia. (invitated research)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 Gondwana Colour: Eucalyptus Colour  Lismore Regional Gallery

2018 House of Hope  Redland Art Gallery

2012 Timeless Textiles Newcastle

2010 ‘Multiplicity ‘ Wangaratta Regional Art Gallery

2009 ’Six Memos’ Shepparton Regional Art Museum

Recent Group Exhibitions

2020 World Shibori Network [Aust/NZ] Rockingham Arts Centre WA

2018 BAM Award – shortlisted / exhibition.  Petite Wangaratta Art Gallery

2017 International Festival of Plants Ecology and Colour (UNESCO) Madagascar

2014 international artists exhibition at Taiwan international Craft Research and Dev. Inst. For ISEND WEFT (UNESCO/World Craft Council)

2014 World Eco Fibres, Textiles Exhibition, Nantong, China

2013 Brunei Gallery School of Oriental/African Studies University of London

Regularly exhibits, World Shibori Network Aust/NZ in Australia and internationally including Hong Kong and Paris

2011 “Out of the Box” World Shibori Network Aust & NZ” exhibition Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre.

 ‘Australia Naturally’ touring nationally ‘Scarf – World Shibori Network Aust & NZ” exhibition touring nationally and internationally throughout 2010/11

2009 /10 Art Cloth Engaging New Visions’ (international, invitational) Fairfiled Gallery Sydney, Orange Regional Gallery, Wangaratta Art Gallery

2008  Paris France – International Shibori Symposium, Musee du Quai Branly – cinema screening ‘Gooram Gooram Gong Waterfall Palimpsests’, Sculpted Packages’ L’Eclaireur, Paris sponsored by Woolmark, ‘Australia Naturally’ Paris American Academy

2006 Cultural Collaborations: Site/Context/Difference  – Palazzo Vaj Monash Study Centre Prato Italy


Tutor –  Byron Bay Community College.

Facilitator master dyer for Mood indigo  a 10 week community project to produce two indigo  shibori installations for the Byron Writers’ Festival 2019

Creative Mullumbimby, CALDERA Contemporary Textile Collective, cultural mapping and the Mullumbimby Sculpture Walk.

Awards & international engagements

2018 Artist in Residence Lismore Regional Gallery, Science Week presentation

2017 Plant dye research in Madagascar: Presenter –  International Festival of Plants Ecology and Colour (UNESCO) Antananarivo, Forest dyes with Malagasy weavers Women Entrepreneurs for Environment Mahajunga. Arts NSW Artists Support grant

2017 Weaving and culture workshop with Kunwinjku women Northern Territory. Quick Response Grant RANSW

2016 Professional Development with African master indigo dyer Ababouka Forfana  Quick Response Grant RANSW

2014 Taiwan WEFT conference presentation and wearable art presentation. Host funded

2012 Research Mordanting ceremony remote Borneo Indigenous Iban women weavers, Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Presenter WEFT World Eco Fibres & Textiles conference Kuching Malaysia

2010 Research Rozome and Shibori in Kyoto, Arimatsu – self funded

2008 Research Shibori and Natural Dyes in Provence and Paris, – self funded

2008/14 Research Indigo – Thailand and Taiwan  – self funded

2007/9/11  World Batik Conference, guest speaker /exhibitor – Malaysia Host funded

2006 Residency  – Palazzo Vaj Monash Study Centre Prato Italy. Post Graduate presentation Monash auditorium Caulfield Campus. Post Graduate scholarship

2005 World Batik Conference MASS Art Boston USA, presenter – self funded


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