MARJORIE COLEMAN | CURRICULUM VITAE

Born 1928, Albany, Western Australia

Education
1949 Bachelor of Arts, Honours, Psychology, University of Western Australia, Perth WA
1974–1979 Painting, Drawing, Textiles classes Claremont School of Art, Claremont WA

Professional Development
1976–1977 Painting, Drawing classes at Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA
1979 Design Course with Penny Whitchurch (Australia), Perth WA
1980–1981 Independent Studies, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts, New York NY USA; Museum of American History and Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC USA
1981 Dyeing for Embroidery Workshop with David Green (England/Australia), WA College of Advanced Education, Perth WA
1983 Painted Dolls and Soft Sculpture Workshop with Mirka Mora (France/Australia), Monash University, Melbourne VIC
1983 Quilting Workshop with Barbara Macey (Australia), Melbourne VIC
1984 Surface Design Workshop with Joan Schulze (USA), Perth WA
1985 Machine Applique Workshop with Marianne Spandjert (Holland/Canada), Craft Council, Perth WA
1985 Approach to Quiltmaking Workshop with Sonya Lee Barrington (USA)
1988 Setting Up a Suitcase Exhibition Workshop with Jan Irvine, NETS Australia
1988 Beyond Seminole Workshop with Susan Denton (England/Australia)
1990 Independent Study, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London UK
1991 Fibre Masterclass with Heather Dorrough (Australia) and Allan Walpole (Australia), University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
1992 Artists Masterclass: Experimental Fibre Workshop with Heather Dorrough (Australia), University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
1993 Independent Study, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery, Washington DC USA
1994 Masterclass with Diana Wood Conroy (Australia), ANU, Canberra ACT

Professional Experience
1983–1992 Tutor, Workshops taught through Edith Cowan University Community Programs, WA
1987 Tutor, Workshops at Summer School Albany, Albany Arts Council, Albany WA
1988 Tutor, Australian Quilters Association Workshops, Melbourne VIC, Hobart TAS, Launceston TAS, Macquarie NSW
1989 Tutor, Workshops at Summer School Albany, Albany Arts Council, Albany WA
1990 Tutor, Western Australian Quilters’ Association Residential Summer School, Perth WA
1990 Tutor, Workshops in Hawaii USA
1991 Tutor, Workshop, Embroiderers’ Guild of Western Australia, Perth WA
1993 One of four artists to oversee Community Project to produce six large WA ll quilts, Avon Valley Arts Society, Northam WA
1994 Tutor, Workshops, Australian Quilters Association, Melbourne VIC
1994 Judge, Members Exhibition, Australian Quilters Association, Melbourne VIC

Grants & Awards
1991 Arts WA Grant, 5-day Residential Workshop, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW
1995 Elected Fellow of the Craft Council, Perth WA
2020 Elected Life Membership, Western Australian Fibre and Textile Association, Perth WA
2020 DLGSC Culture and the Arts (WA) Arts U-15k Grant, Perth WA

Solo Exhibitions
1991 Discourse, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA
2006 Timelines, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA
2019 Following the Thread, Let the Cloth Speak, Shopfront Gallery, Northbridge, WA
2020 Marjorie Coleman – Lyrical Stitch, Holmes à Court Gallery @ no. 10, West Perth WA

Group Exhibitions
1983 Contemporary Australian Quilts, by invitation, The Meat Market, Melbourne VIC
1984 Quiltscope, by invitation, Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith NSW
1986 Quiltscape, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA
1988 Australian National Quilt Symposium, Armidale NSW
1988 Quilts Across Australia Bicentennial Exhibition, Australian Quilters’ Guild, Centrepoint, Sydney NSW
1988 Bicentennial Exhibition, Australian Forestry Institute National quilt exhibition, Albury–Wodonga NSW/VIC
1988 Quilts Covering Australia, travelling suitcase exhibition funded by the Visual Arts/Crafts Board of the Australia Council
1988 Australian Contemporary Quilts, Link Gallery, Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra ACT
1990 Fabric Garden, invitational international exhibition touring Japan & USA
1991 Annual Exhibition, Quilters’ Guild, Sydney NSW
1992 Australian Perspectives – Six Artists, Australian Craftworks Gallery, Sydney NSW
1992 The New Quilt, Homage to the Idol, Quilters’ Guild Juried Exhibition, Manly NSW
1992 The New Quilt, Homage to the Idol, The Jam Factory, Adelaide SA
1992–1993 Australian Quilts: Past, Present and Future, Quilters’ Guild Touring Exhibition, National Trust Properties NSW
1992 The Quilters’ Kaleidoscope, Ku-ring-gai Community Art Centre, Roseville NSW
1993 Highly Irregular – Quilts not according to rule, Manly Art Gallery, Manly NSW
1994 Getting It All Together, Manly Gallery, Manly NSW, The Meat Market, Melbourne VIC, Grafton Art Gallery, Grafton NSW
1994 Colours of Australia, Opera House, Sydney NSW
1995 One Step Further, Gordon Gallery, Geelong VIC
1995 The Razor’s Edge, The New Collectibles Gallery, East Fremantle WA
1996 Moonby House 10th Quilt Exhibition, Tamworth NSW
1996 Quilts 96: Making Their Mark, Invitational group exhibition, The Quilters’ Guild Inc, Sydney Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW
1996 Australian Splendour, The Autumn Quilt Fairs, various locations, UK
1996 From the Bush to the Sea, Groëbenzell, Germany
1997 The Razor’s Edge ’97, Arthouse Gallery, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA
1997 Moonby House 11th Quilt Exhibition, Tamworth NSW
1997 The Green Show, Contemporary Australian Quilts, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly NSW
1998 World Quilt and Textile Exhibition, Pasadena Center, Pasadena CA, USA
1998 The New Quilt ‘98: Crazy Art, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly NSW
1999 The New Quilt 99: More or Less, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly NSW
2000 Australian Bounty, a traveling exhibition of 30 Australian quilts touring Europe, New Zealand, Australia, curated by Dijanne Cevaal
2000 Quilts 2000 for the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games , a selection of quilts from this exhibition were shown at Australian Women’s Weekly Craft and Art Fairs in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and at the Wangaratta Textile Festival, Quilt Hawaii, and New South Wales State Parliament House.
2000 Five by Five; Contemporary Quilts, Fairfield Regional Gallery, Smithfield NSW
2001 Out of Step, Textile Art Group, Trevenen House Gallery, Merthyr Rd, New Farm QLD
2001 Women’s Work, The New Quilt, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly NSW
2001 World Quilt & Textile Show, Lansing MI, Greensboro NC, USA
2001 – 2003 Under the Southern Cross, a traveling exhibition of 30 Australian quilts curated by Dijanne Cevaal, shown at Bellstack Strawberry Farm, Shepparton VIC; Spring Fairs, England; Ardingly, Exeter, Glasgow UK; Northart, Auckland NZ; Anne Scott’s Gallery, Wellington NZ; Gellibrand Town Hall, Gellibrand VIC; Cavan County Museum, Ireland; European Quilt Championships, Waalre, The Netherlands; QuiltWest, West Australian Quilters’ Association, Perth WA; Kadina Community Gallery, Kadina SA; Annual Exhibition, Canberra Quilters Inc, Canberra ACT
2004 World Quilt Show, 5 venues, USA
2005 Australian Bounty 3: Across Australia, a traveling exhibition curated by Dijanne Cevaal, shown at various venues in the Middle East.
2005 One Step Further, Gordon Gallery, Geelong VIC
2007 Connecting Threads, The Gallery at Ellenbrook, Ellenbrook WA
2010 stitched and bound 2010,, Heathcote Museum and Gallery, Applecross WA
2012 stitched and bound 2012, Heathcote Museum and Gallery, Applecross WA
2014 stitched and bound 2014, Heathcote Museum and Gallery, Applecross WA
2014 Telling Stories, Wanneroo Gallery, Wanneroo WA
2015 Featured Artist at QuiltWest, West Australian Quilters’ Association, Perth WA
2016twentyONE+ Contemporary Australian Textiles, The Western Australian Fibre and Textile Association, Spectrum Project Space, ECU, Mount Lawley WA
2017 stitched and bound 2017, Zig Zag Gallery, Kalamunda WA
2020 FIBRE, Holmes à Court Gallery @ no. 10, West Perth WA

Collections
Dullflower: #2 Macrocarpa – Rose of the West, 1983, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra ACT
Portrait, 1987, The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney NSW
Full Fathom Five, 2016, Janet Holmes à Court Collection, Perth WA
Private collections in Britain, France, Japan, USA, and Australia

Commissions
1985Design, stitch, and detail construction of small quilt for Consolidated Press
1986Design quilt to commemorate 10th anniversary of the West Australian Quilters’ Association, Perth WADesign and make a quilt for the Quilters’ Guild tour of National Trust Properties NSW
1987Design and make a contemporary quilt for the Quilters’ Guild NSW touring suitcase exhibition Quilts Across Australia, commemorating the Australian Bicentennial
1987Design a quilt representing the Perth region for the Bicentennial Authority
1992Design and make a quilt for the Quilters’ Guild tour of National Trust Properties NSW
1993–1994Private Commissions

Selected Publications
1984Craft Australia Winter supplement 1984/2
1984The Template, Vol. 3, No. 1, QuiltNSW, Sydney, NSW
1984 Patterns of Australian Native Plants, self-published, Perth WA
1985Textile Fibre Forum, No. 13, The Australian Forum for Textile Arts Ltd, Brisbane QLD
1985Craft Arts International, Jan/Mar, Craft-Art Pty Ltd, Sydney NSW
1985 Needlework: Australian Women’s Weekly, ACP Publishing Pty
1985Australian Patchwork, Margaret Rolfe, publ. Lloyd O’Neil, South Yarra, VIC
1987Vogue Living, No. 3, Bernard Leser Publications, Sydney, NSW
1987 Quiltmaking, Susan Denton and Barbara Macey, publ. David & Charles, Exeter UK
1987Quilt Digest, No. 5, Quilt Digest Press, San Francisco, USA
1987Craft Arts International, Oct/Dec, Craft-Art Pty Ltd, Sydney NSW
1987 Bonzer Birds for Craftworkers, publ. West Oz Paints, WA
1988 Quilt Australia , Quilters’ Guild of NS, Bay Books, Kensington NSW
1988 Australian Quilts ’88 , ed. Barbara Meredith, Quilters & Patchworkers of New England
1988Quilters Newsletter Magazine, No. 204, Jul/Aug 88, Leman Publications, USA
1988Down Under Quilts, Vol. 1, No. 1, Kingswood Press
1988Quilt Talk, June 88, No. 23, Pub. Val Cuthbert
1988Craft Arts International, No. 14, Craft-Art Pty Ltd, Sydney NSW
1989Quilting Today, No. 12, Apr 89, Chitra Publications, New Milford PA, USA
1989 Australian Quilts: The People and their Art, Jan Irvine, Roger Deckker, Simon and Schuster Australia, NSW
1989The Australian Patchwork Engagement Diary House on the Hill Publications, Toowoomba, QLD
1990Piece by Piece: The Complete Book of Australian Quiltmaking , Dianne Finnegan, Simon and Schuster, Australia
1990Textile Fibre Forum, No. 28, The Australian Forum for Textile Arts Ltd, Brisbane QLD
1990Fabric Gardens An International Exhibition of Quilts at Expo 90, Jean Andrews, ed. Asahi Shimbun, The Dairy Barn, USA
1990Australian Quilt Review, ed. Deborah Brearley, Aird Books, Melbourne VIC
1990Down Under Quilts, Vol. 3/2, Kingswood Press
1990Needlework: Australian Women’s Weekly, ACP Publishing Pty, Revised Edition
1991Down Under Quilts, Vol. 4/2, Kingswood Press
1992Crafts Art International, No. 24 and No. 25, Craft-Art Pty Ltd, Sydney NSW
1992Craftwest, Summer Edition
1992The Quilter’s Kaleidoscope, Dianne Finnegan, Simon and Schuster
1993Oz Arts Magazine, Issue 7
1993A Spirited Place: 25 Years of Claremont School of Art 1968 – 1993 ed. Judith Hugo, Claremont School of Art, Claremont WA
1993Textile Fibre Forum, No. 36, The Australian Forum for Textile Arts Ltd, Brisbane QLD
1993The Template, Vol. 12, No. 1, QuiltNSW, Sydney, NSW
1994– 1995Two in the Bush, UNICEF Greeting Card and Stationery
1995Artonview Issue 1, Autumn 95, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra ACT
1996Textile Fibre Forum, No. 46, The Australian Forum for Textile Arts Ltd, Brisbane QLD
1996Craftwest, Winter 1996:2, Perth WA
1997Textile Fibre Forum, No. 50, The Australian Forum for Textile Arts Ltd, Brisbane QLD
1999The Template, Vol. 18, No. 1, QuiltNSW, Sydney, NSW
1999Australian Patchwork and Quilting, Vol. 6, No. 2, September 1999, Express Publications Ltd, Silverwater NSW
2000Australian Patchwork and Quilting, Vol. 10, No. 3, March 2000, Express Publications Ltd, Silverwater NSW
2000Textile Fibre Forum, No. 57, The Australian Forum for Textile Arts Ltd, Brisbane QLD
2000Textile Fibre Forum, No. 59, The Australian Forum for Textile Arts Ltd, Brisbane QLD
2000Ozquilt Network, No. 36, June, VIC
2000Quilters Newsletter Magazine, September, Primedia Group USA
2000Quilts 2000 – Australia Celebrates, Karen Fail and Dianne Finnegan, Sally Milner Publishing Pty Ltd, NSW
2002Australian Patchwork and Quilting Annual, Vol. 9, No. 11, Express Publications Ltd, Silverwater NSW
2003Ozquilt Network, No. 50, Dec, VIC
2005Down Under Quilts Issue 82, Kingswood Press
2006Textile Fibre Forum, No. 84, The Australian Forum for Textile Arts Ltd, Brisbane QLD
2010Quilts Around the World, Spike Gillespie, Voyageur Press, USA
2011Textile Fibre Forum, No. 101, The Australian Forum for Textile Arts Ltd, Brisbane QLD
2019Following the Thread, Let the Cloth Speak, self-published, Perth WA
2020Marjorie Coleman – Lyrical Stitch, self-published, Perth WA

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