World Shibori Network

Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations

Cathy Moon

AUSTRALIA

broon@optusnet.com.au

ABOUT

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.”

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EXHIBITIONS

“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_

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AWARDS

Most Beautiful Silk Scarf, Vixen Australia Award, The Melbourne Scarf Show  2004

Finalist, World of Wearable Arts Award, Wellington, New Zealand  2005

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AFFILIATIONS

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)