Monday, May 9, 2011

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b.1945 Kalgoorlie


1989 - 91 Fine Arts degree painting major (distinction). Curtin University of Technology, WA
1978- present Self taught fibre textiles.
1969 - 72 Psychiatric nurse training Mental Health Services, WA


2013 Fingers and Petals The Handmade Flower Show.
2012 Roads Cross Flinders University SA and national tour.
2010 - 2013 NALDA SEARLES drifting in my own land . National touring
Beyond Garment. Museum of Western Australia
The Stringmakers Tjulyuru Arts Warburton Ranges. Holmes A Court Gallery Perth
13th International Tapestry Exhibition LODZ POLAND
Sacred Sanctum. Mundaring Art Centre
2009 -2013 NALDA SEARLES drifting in my own land. To 18 venues nationally.
2007 - 10 Recoil National touring. Art Back, NT.
2006 - 08 Woven Forms. National touring. Object, NSW.
2007 Canopy of Air Ellenbrook Gallery, WA
2006 17th Tamworth Biennial and national touring
2004 - 06 Seven Sisters: Fibres Arising from the West. FORM, WA State touring.
2002 - 04 Tracking Cloth. Wollongong City Art Gallery, Indonesia
2002 Coiled up. Adelaide Festival. Intertwine Project
2001 SOFA Chicago USA. Australian Craft Council
On Line with Pantjiti Mary Mclean artists in residence John Curtin Gallery
Folded. Australian Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand
Commitment. Fellows Exhibition FORM, WA
Home is Where the Heart is. Art Museum UNISA.
2000 Folded. Gallery Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
Miniature Textiles. Art and Craft Museum, Itami, Japan
1999 X recent works. Fremantle Arts Centre, WA
Searles at the 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, state touring.
1988 Burnt Offerings. Searles, Keys Fremantle Arts Centre, WA
1987 Bush Picnic. Searles, Keys, Sounness, Barspuil. New Collectables, 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
2013 Fingers and Petals The Handmade Flower Show. Perth.
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 Mustering, Go Along Now. Pantjiti Mary Mclean. Fremantle Arts Centre, WA
1998 Recent Paintings Pantjiti Mary Mclean Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide, SA
Recent Paintings Pantjiti Mary Mclean Hogarth Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Panjtiti Mary Mclean and Nalda Searles at Goldfields Arts Centre. Kalgoorlie, WA
1995. Pantjiti Mary Mclean Festival of Perth Artist. Fremantle Art Centre
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
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 using Ngaatjatjarra language
with Pantjiti Mary Mclean. Kalgoorlie WA.
1997 Piney Lakes Sculpture Project Melville, WA
O’Connor Primary School Design and Structure Project with Pantjiti Mary Mclean (Award for excellence). Kalgoorlie WA.
1995 Doomboom Kep with composer Kerry Fletcher. Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and Fremantle Festival Street Projection WA.
1994 - 95 Gnarogin Park, Site Artist Narrogin WA.
1994 Lake Monginup Reserve Esperance Project, Design team visual artist. Esperance WA.


2010 Wongutha Birni Women . Wongutha Birni. Kalgoorlie.
Dollmaking revival Narrogin , Young Nyoongar warts
Ghost Net Project. Torres Strait Darnley Island
Amulet workshops Bunbury Regional Gallery.
Fibre Textile winter workshops. Moora Fine Arts Assoc.
2009 Selling Yarns Speaker and workshop faciltator. National Museum of Australia. ACT. Indigenous Craft Conference.
2008 Silk waste craft development project for impoverished women. Vikasana Mandya India.
Fibres West workshop Bunbury WA.
2008 -1987 Inclusive Edith Cowan University textile student bush camps, workshops, tutor, artist in residence. Regional WA.
Martumili artists, Kunnawarritji WA.
Creative development workshop, Hobart, TAS.
2007 South Project Soweto. Johannesburg, South Africa
Basket Makers of Victoria Design development workshop
Blackstone Festival. Tutor. Papulankutju Community WA.
Clever With Our Hands FORM Port Hedland WA. In association with Woven Forms exhibition. Tutor
Jigalong Community. Martumilli Arts. Punmu Community WA.
2006 Tafta at Geelong Tutor. Fibre Textile Workshops
Selling Yarns (Indigenous Fibre textiles) Charles Sturt University Darwin NT. Speaker
Woven Forms Workshop Leader. 100 women at FORM
Woven Forms Forum. Speaker
2005 Residency Papalangkutju Community WA.
Tatfta at Brisbane workshops. QLD
Artist residency Parrngur Martu Community WA.
2004 South Project. Craft Victoria Speaker and Workshop
Artist residency Parrngur Martu Community WA.
Arts Event Papalangkutju Blackstone Community WA.
Tjanpi Festival Warburton Ranges WA
.2003 Artist residency Punmu Martu Community WA.
Artist residency Carnarvon WA.
2002 Adelaide Festival Intertwine Project. Tutor
2001 TAFTA at Geelong workshops. VIC.
2000 Canberra School of Art residency in fibre textiles.ACT.
Wollongong University residency in fibre textiles. NSW.
1999 Lectures Pretoria Tecknikon, 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 Textiles/Painting
1996 Western Desert fibre workshops.
1994 Fibre Networks. High Fibre Diet. Fremantle Arts Centre, WA. Tutor
1994 - 98 Narrogin Aboriginal Corporation. Intermittent fibre textiles workshops.
(Narrogin Dolls Joyce Winsley and co)
1993 - 95 Hobart and Regional Tasmania fibre workshops and residency.
1991 - 93 Inclusive Warta Kutju Aboriginal Corporation street art project. Healthway, Kalgoorlie, WA


National Gallery of  Australia
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Ararat Regional Gallery
Museum of Craft Itami Japan.
Textile Museum Lodz Poland
Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory
Janet Holmes A Court
Kerry Stokes
John Curtin University .
Edith Cowan University .
Murdoch Unversity .
Wollongong City Art Gallery
Central Tafe Perth.
In collections in collaboration with Pantjiti Mary Mclean
2009 Lifetime membership Award WAFTA for contribution to Textile practice in WA>.
2009 Inauguaral award Artsource. Contribution to the Visual Arts in Western Australia.
2008 New Work Grant ArtsWA for further development of works. Essay fees.
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 For the Arts.


2912. The Art of Mankind: Textiles. MarySchoesser Thames and Hudson.
2010 Contained Cecile Williams ART MONTHLY. April ,
2009 NALDA SEARLES drifting in my own land. Catalogue.
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 1995

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