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 Curriculum Vitae                                                                          

Louise Wells

Formal Art Education:

1984 – 1985 Traineeship at Fremantle Art Centre with Kate Weedon-Jones

1983             Associate Diploma, Textiles, WAIT (Western Australian Institute of Technology,    Now Curtin University)

Juried Exhibitions

2023     Bunbury Biennale 2023

2023     International Art Textile Biennale 2023

2022     Sculptures on the Scarp, Darlington Arts Festival, Darlington

2022     twenty FIVE+ Crossover, Holmes a’Court Gallery West Perth

2022     Stitched and Bound, Midland Junction Arts Centre (Touring exhibition WA)

2022     Australia Wide 8, OZ Quilt Network (Touring exhibition Australia)

2021      York Botanic Art Awards, Finalist, York WA

2021      Art Quilt Australia 2021: Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Victoria

2021      Art Quilt Australia 2021, Finalist, Nowra NSW

2021      City of Stirling Art Awards, Finalist

2021      Minnawara Art Awards 2021, Finalist

2020     Australian Textile Art Awards, Finalist, Malvern Victoria

2020     Collie Art Prize CAP, Finalist, Collie WA

2020     Art Quilt Australia 2019:Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Victoria

2019      Sculptures on the Scarp, Darlington Arts Festival, Darlington.

2019      City of Stirling Art Awards

2019      Stitched and Bound, Zig Zag Gallery, Kalamunda & Lake Grace Regional Art Space

2019      Art Quilt Australia 2019: National Wool Museum, Geelong, Victoria

2019      Cultura Diffusa, Como Italy

2019      International Fiber Arts IX, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA USA

2019      Minnawarra Art Awards, Armadale WA

2018      Wearable Art Mandurah (WAM) Finalist

2018      Petite Miniature Textiles : Wangaratta  Art Gallery, Victoria

2018      Art Quilt Australia 2017: Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Victoria

2017      Art Quilt Australia 2017: Queen Victoria Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

2017      Wearable Art Mandurah (WAM) Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Mandurah

2017      Stitched and Bound, Zig Zag Gallery Kalamunda WA

2017      Wearable Art Mandurah (WAM) Winner, Avant-Garde Category

2016      Australia Wide 5, OZ Quilt Network (Touring exhibition Australia & USA)

2016      twentyONE+ presented by WAFTA, Spectrum Project Space, Mt Lawley WA

2016      Common Threads Wearable Art Awards – Finalist

2015      Art Quilt Australia 2015: National Wool Museum, Geelong, Victoria

2015      Common Threads Wearable Art, CASM, Mandurah

2014      Stitched and Bound – Back to the Razors Edge, Heathcote Gallery, Applecross WA

2014      Common Threads Wearable Art Awards – Finalist

2012      Stitched and Bound, Heathcote Gallery, Applecross WA

Solo Exhibitions

2022     It’s a Matter of How You Look at Things, collaboration with Anne Williams, Mundaring Arts Centre, Mundaring WA

2021      Suburban Secrets – Art Trail & History Walk, Inglewood WA

2018     Of Our Time – Ordinary Lives, Midland Junction Arts Centre

2014      Belles, Collaborative exhibition with Josh Wells, Hyde Park, WA

1987      Albany, Western Australia

Selected Group Exhibitions (Australia)

2023     PROMISE :: Material & Matter, Lost Eden Gallery, Dwellingup, WA

2023     INFLUENCE, Lost Eden Gallery, Dwellingup, WA

2021      The Second Best Time is Now, Mundaring Arts Centre

2021      HOLD, Midland Junction Arts Centre, Midland WA

2021      Material Things, Guest Artist Tenfold Textile Collective, Black Cat Gallery, VIC

2020     The Patterning Habit, Lost Eden Gallery, Dwellingup, WA

2020     Tied Up With String, Mundaring Arts Centre, Mundaring WA

2020     Hanging by a Thread, Holmes a Court Gallery, West Perth

2018      Worn Out Worn Art, Midland Junction Arts Centre, WA

2018      Worn Art Revamped, Theatre Kimberley, Broome – Overall Runner Up

2017      City of Stirling Art Awards – Highly Commended

2017      Altered States, Perth Town Hall WA & touring regional WA

2016      Worn Art Revamped, Theatre Kimberley, Broome – Category winner

2016      Memory and Commemoration, WAFTA. Lake Grace & Busselton

2014      Hidden Revealed Transformed, Showcase Gallery, Perth WA

2014      WAFTA Biennale Exhibition, Geraldton, WA

2013      Mysterium, Gallery Central, Perth WA

2011       InTension, Moores Building, Fremantle WA

2009     Naturally, Moores Building, Fremantle WA

Awards

2023     Artist in Situ. City of Stirling Art Residency

2022     Sculptures on the Scarp, Darlington Arts Festival, Darlington – Commendation & People’s Choice Award

2022     Stitched and Bound Residency, Midland Junction Art Centre

2021      City of Stirling Community Creativity Fund Grant

2018      Worn Art Revamped, Theatre Kimberley, Broome – Overall Runner Up

2017      City of Stirling Art Awards, Highly Commended

2017      Wearable Art Mandurah (WAM) Winner, Avant-Garde Category

2016      Worn Art Revamped, Theatre Kimberley, Broome – Category winner

1984      Australia Council Traineeship Grant

Collections

City of Stirling

Melville City Council Textile Collection

Alannah MacTiernan MP

Various Private collections