Liz Powell CV Summary

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Works on Paper Featured Artist at ACS Gallery Tenterfield, NSW

2018 Journeys Featured invited artist at Crossxpollination, Colac/Otway Shire, Victoria    

2017 Flight Featured invited artist at Crossxpollination, Colac/Otway Shire, Victoria                                                                            

2013 Library of Atlas – Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW          

2012 Library of Atlas – Gallery 159, Brisbane, Qld

2011 Armchair Traveller – Stanthorpe Regional Gallery, Qld

         Armchair Traveller – Gympie Regional Gallery, Qld

2010 Armchair Travel - Gallery 159, The Gap, Brisbane, Qld


Partnered Solo Exhibitions

2016 The Forgotten Botanist – with Liz Evans and Maris Herr – Strathnairn Gallery Canberra ACT;

                                             Sinclair Gallery, Geelong, Vic; Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery, NSW      

2016   Finds – with Anne Leon – Timeless Textiles Gallery, Newcastle

2014  Drawer of Worms – with Liz Evans and Maris Herr – Sinclair Gallery, Geelong, Vic;

                                      Gallery 159, Brisbane, Qld


Selected Exhibitions

2019   Australiana Art Prize 9 “x5”– Artists Collective Gallery, Tenterfield NSW

          Art in the Mill – Ballandean, Qld. Invitational

          Art Word Place – Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW, Invitational

          From My Backyard – with Borderline Artists Assoc. at Stanthorpe Regional Gallery, Qld

          Lap It Up – Stanthorpe Regional Gallery Qld

          Armidale Art Prize – New England Gallery, Armidale, NSW

          Hidden – with Paper Makers of Victoria, Box Hill Victoria

          In Between – with Papermakers and Artists of Queensland, Redcliffe Regional Gallery, Qld


2018  LOL Exhibition Stanthorpe Regional Gallery QLD

         Borderline On the Move – with Borderline Arts Assoc. – Inverell Regional Gallery NSW

         Match Box Exhibition, Twenty Five Years – with Papermakers and Artists of Queensland – travelling

         Unfurled - with Papermakers of Victoria – Sinclair Gallery Geelong Grammar School

2017  Luminescence Within – with International Artists and Paper Makers Assocation, travelling

2016   Stanthorpe Regional Gallery Art Prize, Stanthorpe Regional Gallery QLD

          Paper Bespoke: Carnival – with Papermakers of Queensland Coorory Butter Factory Gallery, Noosa Heads, Qld

          Stories in Small Spaces – Gympie Regional Gallery, Gympie Qld

2015   Stories in Small Spaces – Impress Gallery, Brisbane

           Paper Currents – with Papermakers of Victoria, Warrandyte, Vic.

           Traditional and Transformational – Joomchi and Beyond –New Bedford Museum, Mass, US

           Director’s Choice – Gallery 159, The Gap Brisbane

           Into Paper – with the Papermakers of Queensland Gallery 159 The Gap, Brisbane; Gympie Regional Gallery, Qld

2014   IAPMA Conference Exhibition – Museum of Paper and Watermarks, Fabriano Italy

          Bojagi and Beyond Conference Exhibition, Korea

          Into Paper – with Papermakers of Queensland, Redcliffe Regional Gallery, Brisbane

          Mapping Common Ground, with Papermakers of Victoria

2013   Spectrum -Gallery 159 The Gap, Brisbane

           Zines - Hand Held Gallery, Melbourne

           Through Green Eyes - Gatackers Gallery, Maryborough, Qld

2012   Joomchi and Beyond - Atrium Gallery and Warwick Museum of Art, Rhode Is. USA

          Postcard Exchange Project -Postal exchange, Paper Makers of Queensland

          View- Brisbane City Library with Paper Makers of Queensland

          Earthworks-Open Drawer Gallery with Paper Makers of Victoria, Melbourne

          Artists Books -Artisans Book Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria


Information on exhibitions pre 2012 is available.



Articles in:


Textile Fibre Forum, August Issue 2010; Textile Fibre Forum, August Issue 2012; Regular Columnist in Textile Fibre Forum 2013-2015

Authored CD limited edition books published by Textiles Anyone:

Tales of Daring Do; Adventures of the Not-So-Famous Four; Totally Simple Plant Paper


Information pre 2010 is available.


In Collections of

Janet de Boer – CEO The Australian Forum for Textile Fibre Arts, and editor of TAFTA magazine

Helen Lancaster – Past Curator for Fairfield Regional Gallery, NSW, and fibre artist

Joolie Gibbs – Director of Gympie Regional Gallery, Qld; Sandra Ross – Education Officer Gympie

Glenys Mann – CEO of Fibre Arts Australia and fibre artist

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Qld

Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW


Professional Associations and Memberships

Papermakers of Victoria

Papermakers of Queensland - President

IAPMA (International Association of Paper Makers and Artists)

Borderline Arts Association

Artists Collective Gallery


Artists Residencies

2017 COPACC, Colac/Otway Shire, Vic

2016 Curtin Springs Station, NT

2015   Curtin Springs Station, NT


Workshops and Residences

2019   Residential Tutor for Grampians Texture, Hall’s Gap, Vic

           Studio Tutor for Go Create, Kentucky, New England

           Granite Belt Art Trail workshops, New England, NSW


2018   Residential Tutor for Camp Creative Bellingen, NSW

           Residential Tutor for Fibre Arts NZ, Wanganui, NZ

           Studio Tutor for Honeysuckle Cottages, Granite Belt QLD

           Studio Tutor for Papermakers of Victoria

           Studio Tutor for Arts Group, Toowoomba, QLD

           Studio Tutor for Timeless Textiles Gallery, Newcastle, NSW


2017   Residential Tutor for Camp Creative, Bellingen, NSW

           Residential Tutor for Go Create New England, NSW

           Residential Tutor for Fibre Arts Winter School Ballarat, NSW


2016   Residential Tutor for ContextArt, Blue Mountains, NSW

           Residential Tutor for Geelong Fibre Forum, Geelong, Vic

           Residential Tutor for Eurobodalla Shire, South Coast NSW

           Artist-in-Residence at Curtin Springs NT


2015   Artist-in-Residence at Curtain Springs, NT

           Studio Tutor for Caloundra Arts and Crafts Group, QLD

           Studio Tutor for Tweed River Regional Gallery

           Studio Tutor for Papermakers of Victoria

           Residential Tutor for Fibre Arts Ballarat, Vic.

           Residential tutor for Geelong Fibre Forum, Vic.

           Residential Tutor for Fibres West, WA


2014   Residential Tutor for Wrapt in Rocky, Rockhampton Queensland

           Studio Tutor for Paper Artists of Gippsland East

          Studio Tutor for Tweed Regional Gallery

           Studio Tutor for Embroiders Guild of NSW, Lismore

           Studio tutor for Palmwoods Arts and Crafts Group, Nambour Qld


2013   Studio Tutor for Papermakers of Victoria

           Studio Tutor for Byron Bay Community College, NSW

           Studio Tutor for Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW


2012   Residential tutor at “Grampians Texture”, held at Hall’s Gap, Victoria

           Studio tutor for Friends of the Gallery, Gympie Regional Gallery, Qld

           Studio tutor for Paper Makers of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria

           Studio tutor for Paper Arts of Gippsland East, Bairnsdale, Victoria

           Studio tutor for Open Drawer Gallery, Melbourne


Experience as an art educator since 1978

Further information on tutorial workshops pre 2012 is available.


Professional Development

1978   Graduated from Alexander-Mackie College of Advanced Education and National Art School in Sydney after studying printmaking with Graeme Keo and Brian Dwyer; painting and drawing with George Shultz and Alan Olfield; majoring in sculpture, working under Inge King, Michael King and Robert Klippel.

I have participated in workshops covering a wide range of media including:

  • papermaking with Kathy Nix (Australian National University), Christine Ballinger (Flaxton Mill, Qld), Peter and Donna Thomas (Paper Mills US), Marilyn Wold (US) and Mark Lander (New Zealand); joomchi techniques with Jiyoung Chung (US & Korea)
  • bookbinding with Adele Outteridge (Australia), Amanda Degener (Cave Paper ) and Carol Barton (Book Engineer) both of US
  • fibre and fabric manipulation and dyeing with Barbara Bullard and Ruth Hadlow; indigo dyeing with Fran Regan and Allan Tremain (Australia); natural dyeing with Ruth Hadlow and Hilary Petersen
  • kantha stitching with Dorothy Caldwell (US) and sashiko stitch with Irma Chelmsworth (Aust.);
  • hand embroidery with Effie Mitrofanis ,Heather Joiner (Australia) and the NSW Embroiderer’s Guild; machine embroidery and quilt making with NSW Adult Educ.
  • Sculpture with Pat Langford (US), installation and mixed media with Ruth Hadlow (Aust.) and Sandy Webster (US); latex casting with Jeanette Gilbert (New Zealand);Paper clay with Kathryn Walmsley(US)
  • jewellery and metal work with Maris Herr and Keith lo Bue (Aust.);polymer bead making with Jenny Dowde (Aust)
  • etching and lithography with Southern Cross University, NSW; Jim Brenton; Wim de Vos.
  • painting with Wendy Stavrianos (Aust.) and natural ochres with Sandy Webster


Janet de Boer: former CEO for The Australian Forum of the Textile Arts - phone 0733006491

Joolie Gibbs: Director of Gympie Regional Art Gallery- phone 0754810733

Anouk Beck: Curator Public Programs Tweed River Regional Gallery - phone 6670 2799

Marion Matthews: Organiser of Grampians Textures- phone   0428825971

Chris Rose: former Secretary Papermakers of Victoria- phone 0416282914