Curriculum Vitae

QUALIFICATIONS

1968Commercial Art Certificate – National Art School, Sydney, NSW, Australia
1975Bachelor of Fine Art – Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
1977Post Graduate Diploma of Teaching – University of South Australia, Adelaide
1995Master of Education – University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1976Pura Lana Galleria Hernan Cortez, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
1981Morleymade Goulburn CAE Gallery, Goulburn, NSW –Toured: 5 NSW venues
1982Morley Grainger – Wollongong 1982 City Gallery, Wollongong, NSW
1994In Praise of Pioneer WomenToured: 3 Qld venues
1995In Praise of Australian Women – Toured: 5 Qld venues sponsored by Regional Galleries Association of Queensland Toured: 19 Qld & NSW venues independently
1997-98Objects of Ideas – 10 Approaches to Contemporary Craft Practice (Group show) – Craft Council of Queensland – Toured: 16 Qld & NSW venues
1998Setbacks-Shattered Dreams – Touring: 8 Qld & NSW venues
1999Aprons – invited to exhibit – Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Touring: 7 Qld & NSW venues
2000Washing – invited to exhibit – Salmon Galleries, Sydney – Touring: 4 Qld & NSW venues
2001Well Preserved! – Touring: 4 Qld & NSW venues
2004Line of Blood – Myall Creek Massacre 1838 – our shared history – invited to exhibit – Inverell Gallery NSW – Touring: 3 Qld & Vic venues
2006Rise – cooking up character – Touring: 3 Qld & NSW venues
2008The Adorable Mrs Dennis – Kath Dickson Community Art Space, Toowoomba

EXHIBITION CO-ORDINATOR (GALLERY)

1995 –

In Praise of Australian Women, Setbacks – Shattered Dreams, Aprons, Washing, Well Preserved!, Line of Blood – Myall Creek Massacre 1838 – our shared history, Rise – cooking up character & The Adorable Mrs Dennis – organising and managing solo exhibitions – Touring: Qld, NSW & Vic regional galleries

GRANTS

1980-81Workshop Development grant – Crafts Board of the Australia Council
1997/99Regional Arts Development Fund grant – Toowoomba City Council
2001Arts Queensland grant
2002Winston Churchill Fellowship for 2003

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

1975-76

Foundation for Latin American Anthropological Research Guatemala City, Central America – Botanical Illustrator
Department of National Heritage and The Institute of Anthropology and History, Mexico City, Mexico – Archaeological Illustrator
1979-80College of Advanced Education Goulburn, NSW – Handweaver-in-Residence
1981Setting up Morleymade production studio Goulburn, NSW
1982University of Wollongong Wollongong, NSW – Craftsperson-in-Residence
1983University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba – Lecturer Textiles
1988Establishing textile studio South East Queensland
1992Overseas Service Bureau Australian Volunteers Abroad Manzini, Swaziland

LECTURES & WORKSHOPS

1975-76

The Foundation for Latin American Anthropological Research Guatemala City, Central America – The Maya lecture series
Instituto Allende
Guanajuato, Mexico – Workshops
1984Findhorn Foundation Forres, Scotland – Residential workshops
1989McGregor Summer School University of Southern Queensland – Workshop
1996Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery Queensland – Lectures for Visual Art students
1996 –In Praise of Australian Women, Setbacks – Shattered Dreams, Aprons, Washing, Well Preserved!, Line of Blood – Myall Creek Massacre 1838 – our shared history, Rise – cooking up character & The Adorable Mrs Dennis – Public art gallery lectures & workshops
1996Radio & TV – Interviews promoting touring exhibitions

DVD & CD-Rom

1998

The Dreaming Quilts of Morley Grainger – 22min DVD by Jennifer Wright & Jack Adams – a Back Door Step Production of Creative Cohesions, Australia
2001Morley Grainger’s Touring Exhibitions – CD-Rom by Allan Roe Brisbane, Australia