Friday, February 12, 2010

resume 2010

Searles CV 1




1989 - 91 Fine Arts degree painting major (distinction). Curtin University of Technology, WA

1978 Commenced Self teaching fibre textile basketry and stitch skills

1969 - 72 Psych nurse training Mental Health Services, WA


2010 The Stringmakers. Tjulyuru Gallery Warburton Ranges and Holmes a Court Gallery Perth.WA

2010 13th International Tapestry Trienial of Lodz Museum Poland.

2009 -2013 Nalda Searles Drifting in My Own Land. National Australian Tour . 18 venues.

2009 Yellow Vest Syndrome Fremantle Arts Centre. WA

2007 - 10 Recoil National touring exhibition. MAGNT

2006 - 08 Woven Forms National touring exhibition

2007 Canopy of Air Elllenbrook Gallery, WA

Freeing the beast Spectrum Gallery, WA

2006 17th Tamworth Biennial and touring

Call and response Crafts Council of NT, Darwin, NT

Mine own Executioner Mundaring Arts Centre, WA touring exhibition

2004 - 06 Seven Sisters: Fibres Arising from the West FORM, WA touring exhibition

2002 - 04 Tracking Cloth Wollongong City Art Gallery, toured Indonesia

2002 Coiled up Adelaide Festival. Intertwine Project

2001 SOFA Chicago USA. Australian Craft Council

On Line artist in residence John Curtin Gallery with Pantjiti Mary Mclean

Folded Australian Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand

Commitment Fellows Exhibition FORM, WA

Home is Where the Heart is Art Museum University of South Australia, SA

2000 Folded Gallery Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

Miniature Textiles Art and Craft Museum, Itami, Japan

1999 X (Go along Now) Fremantle Arts Centre, WA

Searles at Bat Centre Durban, South Africa

1997 Recoverings Moores Building, Fremantle. WA

1996 Language of the Land Learning Ngaanyatjarra. Kalla Yeedip, Midland, WA

1995 Longitudinal Project Minmya Kutjara. Pantjiti Mary Mclean and Nalda Searles.

Fremantle Arts Centre, WA

1992 En Kai Paii process project. PICA, WA

1989 Sticks and Stones Eileen Keys and Nalda Searles. Christensen Collection,

WA touring exhibition

1988 Burnt Offerings with Eileen Keys Fremantle Arts Centre, WA

1987 Bush Picnic with Keys and Sounness New Collectables Gallery, WA

1986 Strings From the Pilbara Narek Galleries, Canberra, ACT

1985 Bush Meetings and Basketry Craft Council of Western Australia, WA

1983 Basketry of Nalda Searles Cheese Factory, Balingup, WA


2010 Mine Own Executioner . Mundaring Art Centre.

2002 - 05 Dr Pantjiti Mary Mclean Fellowship Retrospective Tandanya, SA

2001 Pantjiti Mary Mclean. On Line. John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University of Technology, WA

1999 Go Along Now. Fremantle Arts Centre. 3 Galleries, WA

1998 Recent Paintings Pantjiti Mary Mclean Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide, SA

Recent Paintings Pantjiti Mary Mclean Hogarth Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Searles CV 2

1996 Recoverings assistant co-ordinator with Holly Story and Christina McGuinness

Panjtiti Mary Mclean and Nalda Searles at Goldfields Arts Centre Gallery, Kalgoorlie, WA

1994 High Fibre Diet with John Kean Fremantle Arts Centre, WA

Warta Kutju Street Art Project Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, WA

Warta Kutju Street Art Project Border Art Workshops, San Diego, USA

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Street Art Children’s Art with Philippa O'Brien, Kalla Yeedip Gallery, Midland, WA

1993 Hunting Grounds Pantjiti Mary Mclean Paintings with John Kean,

Fremantle Arts Centre, WA

1984 Grass Basketry of Marjorie Ridley Craft Council of Western Australia, WA


2000 East Kalgoorlie Primary School Mine painting project with Pantjiti Mary Mclean

East Kalgoorlie Primary School Mural with ngaatjatjarra language

with Pantjiti Mary Mclean

1998 Mullewa Community Park Design, WA

1997 Piney Lakes Sculpture Project Melville, WA

O’Connor Primary School Design and Structure Project with Mary Mclean

(Award for excellence)

1995 Doomboom Kep with composer Kerry Fletcher. Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

and Fremantle Festival Street Projection

1994 - 95 Gnarogin Park, Site Artist Narrogin

1994 Lake Monginup Reserve Esperance Project, Design team visual artist. CEAD


2009 -13 Public floor talks ofn touring exhibition.

2009 Workshop development Roebourne Arts Group.

2008 Creative Development Workshop, Hobart, TAS

2007 South Project Soweto. Johannesburg, South Africa

Basket Makers of Victoria Design Development Workshop

Curtin University Visual Art Students Workshop. Fibre Textiles

Blackstone Festival. Tutor. Blackstone Community

Clever Hands FORM Port Hedland in association with Woven Forms exhibition. Tutor

Jigalong Community. Martumilli Arts. Punmu Community. Tutor

2006 Tafta at Geelong Tutor. Fibre Textile Workshop by 1 week. Tutor

Selling Yarns (Indigenous Fibre textiles) Charles Sturt University Darwin. Speaker

Woven Forms Workshop Leader. 100 women at FORM

Woven Forms Forum. Speaker

2005 Residency Blackstone Community. Fibre textiles. Tutor

Tatfta @ Brisbane, Tutor

Residency Parrngurr Community. Tutor

2004 South Project. Craft Victoria Speaker and Workshop

Residency Parnngurr Community. Tutor

Arts Event Blackstone Community. Tutor

Tjanpi Festival Warburton Ranges. Speaker and Tutor

2003 Residency Punmu Community Western Desert. Tutor

Residency Carnarvon Community. Tutor

2002 Adelaide Festival Intertwine Project. Tutor

2001 TAFTA at Geelong. Tutor

2000 Canberra School of Art Residency in Fibre Textiles. Tutor

Wollongong University Residency in Fibre Textiles Tutor

1987 - 06 Inclusive Edith Cowan University Textile Student Bush Camp, Workshops, Lectures

Tutor and Artist in Residence

1999 Lectures Pretoria Tecknikon and Durban Art Gallery, South Africa

Artist in Residence, Bat Centre, Durban, South Africa

1998 - 99 TAFTA Fibre Textile Workshops, Mittagong. Tutor

1997 - 01 Inclusive Environment Art and Design Midland TAFE, Fibre Textile/Painting

1996 Western Desert Fibre Workshops. Tutor

1994 Fibre Networks High Fibre Diet. Fremantle Arts Centre, WA. Tutor

1994 - 98 Narrogin Aboriginal Corporation. Teaching Fibre Textiles

(Narrogin Dolls Joyce Winsley and co)

1993 - 95 Hobart and Regional Tasmania Fibre Workshops and Residency. Tutor

1991 - 93 Inclusive Warta Kutju Aboriginal Corporation Street Art Project.

Healthway, Kalgoorlie, WA

Searles cv3


Art Gallery of Western Australia

Museum of Western Australia

Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory

Wollongong City Gallery

Edith Cowan University Art Collection

John Curtin Gallery Art Collection

Murdoch University Art Collection

Australian Capital Equity, Kerry Stokes Art Collection

Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan

John Curtin University Art Collection in collaboration with Pantjiti Mary Mclean

Clements Collection in collaboration with Pantjiti Mary Mclean

Weise Collection in collaboration with Pantjiti Mary Mclean

Queensland Art Gallery in collaboration with Pantjiti Mary Mclean

Australian Capital Equity, Kerry Stokes Art Collection in collaboration with Pantjiti Maru Mclean


2009 Nalda Searles A stitching of words. DVD produced by George Karpathakis and AlisonBarrett

2009 Nalda Searles Drifting in My Own Land. Editied by Andrew Nicholls.

2008 Recoil ArtBack NT. Edited Margie West

2007 Canopy of Air Catalogue essay Philippa O'Brien

ART TEXTILES of the WORLD Australia Vol 2. Telos. UK

Cultural Strands FORM Publication

2006 17thTamworth Fibre Textile Biennial Catalogue

2005 Woven Forms Object Gallery, NSW. Catalogue

2004 Seven Sisters - Fibres Arising from the West Catalogue

2003 Tracking Cloth Wollongong City Gallery Catalogue

2002 17thTamworth Fibre Textile Biennial Catalogue

2000 Essential Truths Readily to Hand Catalogue

1998 17thTamworth Fibre Textile Biennial Catalogue

1997 Masters of Their Craft Noris Ionou

Periphery Magazine Issue 31 and 37

Recovering Catalogue


2010 Lifetime membership to WAFTA for contribution to textiles

2009 Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for contribution to the Visual Arts.

2006 New Work Grant. ArtsWA for preparation for Fellowship application

1998 Award for Excellence in Public Art, Government of Western Australia

1997 Fellow Craft West

1995 Creative Development Fellowship ArtsWA

1991 Awards for outstanding graduating student Curtin University Visual Theory & Painting

1984 Creative Development Grant Australia Council

1 comment:

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