The field of textile art is an ever-broadening one, with scope to develop new ideas and concepts with a range of materials, products, manipulations and processes.
I am excited by the possibilities and the directions open to me to explore building, one, two and three dimensional textile artworks, with traditional and modern fabrics that can be altered by employing mark making processes including textile paints, inks, dyeing, printing, hand and machine embroidery,
to mention a few.
I have access to a wealth of recyclable materials that I can repurpose to give a new lease on life as artwork. Many of these works are planned from sketch to tying the final thread, others just happen in front of me, seemingly coming to life with only a modest effort on my part.
Having a very fertile imagination, an extensive textile resource library for added inspiration and a well-stocked generous studio space, I am only limited by the number of hours and days available to play, discover and create.
Life as a textile artist is fascinating, exciting and rewarding in so many ways.
2014 graduate from Whitehorse Institute of Technology's
Diploma of Textile Art.
2015 HelmArt Project, Coombe, Melba Estate Yarra Valley
Seasons - Mount Waverley Community House, A Celebration of Quilts & Textile Arts (Rotary Club of Glen Waverley
Stitch Theorem Textile Arts Group
Identity - Stitch Theorem Textile Arts ,Whitehorse Artspace, Box Hill
Currents of Fancy - Red Earth Gallery Mooroolbark
2014 Adorned - Manningham Gallery Doncaster as part of Stitch Theorem Textile Arts Group
Elaborate - Graduate exhibition from Whitehorse Institute, Tacit Contemporary Art Gallery, Stitch Theorem Textile
The Sojourner - Epworth Hospital Oncology Ward
Yarra Valley Open Studios
2013 Cafe -Bank St Café
Xtinction Xhibition -Three Stories Art Space Healesville
2012 Cocoon - group exhibition 1st year students Diploma of Textile Art
Matchbox - group exhibition 1st year students Diploma of Textile Art
Seasons, group exhibition 1st year students Diploma of Textile Art
2011 Felternative - Town Hall Gallery Hawthorn Victorian Feltmakers
Caz's work has been significantly influenced over the years by Textile artists from around the world, beginning with Australia's most famous lady of stitch, Annemeike Mein, England's Alison Holt and Kathleen Matthews, Landscape Artists and Janet Edmonds, a three dimensional embroidery artist, also from England.
Caz predominantly works by process, drawings, journal work and auditioning materials new and recycled, enhancing fabrics by dyeing, printing, Shibori stitching and rustwork to mention a few approaches, to incorporate and imbue work with textural dimensionality.