Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations
Cathy Moon is an Australian fiber artist whose work is inspired by the intense colors of her native landscape. She has attended workshops conducted by Australian shibori artists Margaret Barnett, Patricia Black and Philomena Hali as well as workshops run by American artists Ana Lisa Hedstrom and Jean Cacicedo.
“Shibori techniques are used as a starting point for my work as I am constantly fascinated by the infinite amount of design possibilities they provide for my fabric designs. Like the environment, shibori is ever evolving, providing the artist with an infinite number of designing possibilities.
I produce one of a kind clothing and art pieces and my work is influenced by the huge variety of intense, rich colours that are so much a part of the Australian landscape. I endeavour to reflect the combination of these colours with shibori techniques in my work.”
“Australia Naturally,” Paris American Academy for 7th ISS ’08, Paris 2008
Textile Biennial, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville 200_
29th Alice Craft Acquisition Exhibition, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs 2005
“Fantastic Textiles,” Matthew Flinders Gallery, Bribie Island, Brisbane 200_
“Shibori 2004: Celebration of Contemporary Works by National and International Shibori Artists,” Sofitel Hotel, Brisbane 2004
“Shibori: Can You Resist,” June Marriott Gallery, Territory Craft, Alice Springs 200_
Most Beautiful Silk Scarf, Vixen Australia Award, The Melbourne Scarf Show 2004
Finalist, World of Wearable Arts Award, Wellington, New Zealand 2005
Secretary and Board Member, The Australian Forum for Textile Arts (TAFTA) 2005-2008
Member, Surface Design Association (SDA)
Member, Australian Textile and Surface Design Association, Australia (ATASDA)