Selected Resume of Sue Dennis: textile artist & tutor

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Exhibitions - Guest artist

  • 2009: “Quilts by Sue Dennis” Burnie Bray Respite Centre Brisbane QLD
  • 2004: “Easter Art Show” Roma Art Group QLD
  • 2002: “Sue Dennis Quilt Artist” retrospective, Queensland Quilt Show, Brisbane QLD

Exhibitions - 2 person

  • 2006: “Spinifex and Snappy Gums” Art quilts by Sue Dennis & photographs by Bob Dennis Gallery 159 Brisbane QLD

Exhibitions - Invitational

  • 2011: “SAQA: A Sense of Direction- Sightlines” touring exhibition USA
  • 2009: “Tiqe 2009 Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition” Taiwan
  • 2008: “SAQA: A Sense of Place” International Quilt Festival, Chicago & Long Beach USA
  • 2007: “SAQA: A Sense of Place” International Quilt Festival Houston USA
  • 2006: “A Sense of Place” international touring exhibition
  • 2006:“Re-fabricating retrospective” Sydney Quilt Show NSW
  • 2005:“Best of the Best” Australasian Quilt Convention, Melbourne VIC
  • 2005: “Wish You Were Here- in Australia” international touring exhibition
  • 2005: “Two by Two” international touring exhibition
  • 2004: “Quilts of the Pacific Rim” touring exhibition USA
  • 2003: “Organic” international touring exhibition
  • 2000: “Stackette Quilt Display” Queensland Quilt Show Brisbane QLD
  • 1996 :“In canto con l’arte” Sardinia Italy

Exhibitions- Juried

2009

  • “Art Quilt Australia” CRAFT ACT-craft & design centre, Canberra ACT
  • “STATE of the ART quilt 09” touring exhibition QLD
  • “SAQA: Oceania Art Textiles” Gallery 159, Brisbane QLD
  • “SAQA: A Sense of Time” International Quilt Festival, Chicago & Long Beach USA
  • “My Place” international touring exhibition

2008

  • “SAQA: Oceania Art Textiles” Queensland Quilt Show, Brisbane
  • “SAQA: A Sense of Time” International Quilt Festival, Houston USA
  • “My Place” international touring exhibition

2006

  • “SAQA: The Creative Force” International Quilt Festival, Houston USA

2005

  • “The Best of SAQA” International Quilt Festival, Houston USA
  • “Quilts: a World of Beauty” International Quilt Festival, Houston USA
  • “Across Australia” international touring exhibition
  • “World Quilt & Textile” touring exhibition USA

2004

  • “I Remember Mama: Mother, My Family, And Me” touring exhibition, Houston USA
  • “One Step Further/Marvellous Miniatures” Hawthorn Town Hall Gallery VIC

2003

  • “Husqvarna MASTERPIECES: Spirit & Strength” 2 year international tour
  • “World Quilt Competition” Michigan & New Hampshire USA
  • “Quilted Journeys: Immigration Stories” Museum of Craft & Folk Art, San Francisco
  • “Fourteenth Anniversary Series Dame Mary Durack Outback Craft Awards” Queensland Museum, Brisbane QLD

2002

  • “Transformations” Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery QLD
  • “BERNINA World Quilt Competition” touring exhibition USA
  • “Re-fabricating our Indigenous Spirit” Braemar Gallery NSW
  • “Thirteenth Anniversary Series Dame Mary Durack Outback Craft Awards” Queensland Museum, Brisbane QLD

2001

  • “Under the Southern Cross” touring exhibition “Celebration Quilts 2001” Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra ACT“BERNINA World Quilt Competition” touring exhibition USA
  • “Journeys- The Immigration Experience” Shiavello Access Gallery, Immigration Museum, Melbourne VIC
  • “Twelfth National Dame Mary Durack Outback Craft Awards” Queensland Museum, Brisbane QLD
  • “Re-fabricating our Relationships” Braemar Gallery NSW Curator Annabelle Solomon

2000

  • “BERNINA World Quilt Competition” touring exhibition USA
  • “PROGRESSIONS–Art Quilters Step into the Future” Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery QLD
  • “Re-fabricating the Future” Braemar Gallery NSW
  • “Horizons” international touring exhibition

1999

  • “Bounty” international touring exhibition “Australian Quilts in Public Places” Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Melbourne VIC
  • “Eleventh National Dame Mary Durack Outback Craft Awards” Queensland Museum, Brisbane QLD
  • “BERNINA World Quilt Competition” touring exhibition USA

1994

  • “Sixth National Dame Mary Durack Outback Crafts Awards” Queensland Museum, Brisbane QLD

Exhibitions - Group

  • Since 1992, a regular exhibitor at the “Queensland Quilt Show” Brisbane QLD
  • Since 1995, a regular exhibitor at the “Sydney Quilt Show” Sydney NSW

Collections

  • Immigration Museum, Melbourne AUSTRALIA
  • Cagliari City collection, Sardinia ITALY
  • Private collections in Australia, Italy, New Zealand & USA

Articles written

2009

  • Down Under Textiles No.1 “Using Paint Sticks with Sue Dennis”
  • Down Under Quilts No.137 World Quilt & Textile 2009 p44-48 “Journals: design or visual” p65
  • Textile Fibre Forum Issue 1, No.93 “SAQA: Oceania Art Textiles” p8-9
  • SAQA Journal Vol19 No.1 “SAQA: Oceania Art Textiles” p24-25
  • Material Facts “2QAQ column” 4 times per year

2008

  • Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol16, No.5 “An Aussie Quilter in New York City” pXXXII-XXXIV
  • Material Facts “2QAQ column” 4 times per year
  • SAQA Journal Vol 18, No.1 Winter “USA on a scholarship” p9 & 26
  • Ozquilt Network Newsletter 70 Dec “World Quilt & Textile 2009” p5
  • Quilters Companion No.34 “Vanuatu Inspirations” p90-91, “Holiday Memories” project p94-95
  • Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol16, No.5 “An Aussie Quilter in New York City” pXXXII-XXXIV

2007

  • Materials Facts Vol24 No.3 September “An Aussie Quilter in New York City & Athens, Ohio” p33-34
  • Ozquilt Network Newsletter Issue 65 September “An Aussie quilter in New York City & Athens, Ohio” p1 & 7-9

2006

  • Textile Fibre Forum Issue 2 No.82 “Spinifex & Snappy Gums- Sue and Bob Dennis” p34

Publications

2010

  • 2010 Calendar, July feature image The Quilters Guild of NSW

2009

  • Galleria of Machine Artistry and Quilting p62-63
  • Portfolio 16 Studio Art Quilt Associates Inc
  • Machine Quilting Unlimited Vol XIV No.4 p46-51
  • Down Under Quilts No.131 STATE of the ART quilt 09 p42-46
  • Down Under Quilts No.129 Oceania Art Textiles p78-81
  • Tiqe 2009 Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition catalogue p85-88,245
  • Get Creative Dec 08/Jan 09 Teacher profile p144-145, p128

2008

  • Portfolio 15 Studio Art Quilt Associates Inc p65
  • SAQA: A Sense of Time catalogue, p20-21
  • Down Under Quilts Issue 122 July “Exhibition News-An Invitation to A Sense of Place” p78-81
  • Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol16 No.9 May “Quilter’s Story- The Sentinel Series” p76-78
  • Get Creative April “It’s a fat quarter world- Meet Sue Dennis World Quilt Competition coordinator in Australia” p16-17
  • Textile Fibre Forum Issue 1 No.89 “Many Voices- Common Thread” p45

2007

  • Bernina inspiration No.39 Autumn-Winter “Quilt- A Hot Land by Sue Dennis” p30-31
  • Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol16 No.2 Exhibition preview “World Quilt & Textiles 2007” p90-94
  • A Sense of Place- Artists working in a series catalogue p22-25
  • Portfolio 14 Studio Art Quilt Associates Inc p51
  • Magic Patch Issue 38 “Re-Fabricating retrospective” by Tanya Coxsedge p43-48
  •  “Patchwork Art Textiles” 6th Exposition Internationale “Regard Vers L’Australie” catalogue- “A Sense of Place” exhibition
  • Down Under Quilts No.110 “re-fabricating difference” p92-95
  • Australin Art in Syria “A Sense of Place” catalogue p7 & 10

2006

  • SAQA: The Creative Force catalogue p34
  • Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol14, No.10 Showcase a Quilt “The Wet Dry #2” pXXII-XXIII
  • Down Under Quilts, Meet a Quilter No.93

2005

  • Quilters Companion, Great Australian Quilts No.2 p51-54
  • I Remember Mama by Karey Patterson Bresenhan, Primedia p81

2004

  • British Patchwork & Quilting, Issue 124 p54-57
  • Fiberarts Jan/Feb 2004 p42-47

2003

  • Down Under Quilts Issue 70 p96-98
  • Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol 10, No.11 p68-69
  • Craft Arts International No.58 p110-112
  • Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol 10, No.8 p36-40
  • Textile Fibre Forum Vol 22, Issue 2, No.70 p14-15

2002

  • Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol 9, No.4 p70-72

2001

  • Down Under Quilts Yearbook No. 58 p82-84 & p90-91
  •  “Quilted Journeys-Stories of Immigration Australian Quilts in Public Places catalogue, p5
  • Celebration Quilts 2001 catalogue p46
  • The Template Vol 19, No.21 the cover & p22
  • Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol 8, No.11 p40-42
  • Under the Southern Cross catalogue, No. 12
  • Textile Fibre Forum Vol 20 Issue 3, No.61 p56 & inside back cover

2000

  • Australian Bounty “Quilts Australiennes – Natura 2000” catalogue No.16

Grants

  • 2006: Recipient of The Quilters Guild of NSW Scholarship
  • 1994: Regional Arts Development Fund Grant

Prizes/Awards

  • 2009: “Queensland Quilt Show” Second, Professional Art Techniques
  • 2009:“Queensland Quilt Show” Third, Professional Small Quilt
  • 2008: “Quilts Across Queensland” First, Ruth Stoneley Tribute Challenge
  • 2007:“Queensland Quilt Show” First, Professional Small Quilt
  • 2007: “Queensland Quilt Show” Second, Open Pictorial
  • 2007:“Quilts Across Queensland” First, Professional contemporary
  • 2007:“Quilts Across Queensland” Machine Quilting Award
  • 2005:“Queensland Quilt Show” First, Open Pictorial
  • 2005: “Quilts Across Queensland” First, Professional Contemporary
  • 2004:“Queensland Quilt Show” First, Abstract Quilt
  • 2003:“Queensland Quilt Show” First, Professional Small Quilt
  • 2003:“Quilts Across Queensland” First, Professional Contemporary
  • 2002:“Queensland Quilt Show” Second, Art Quilt
  • 2001:“Australian Quilts in Public Places” Acquisitive winner Immigration Museum Melbourne VIC
  • 2001:“CHALLENGE 2001 Queensland Quilters Inc” First
  • 2000:“Australia’s What We Make It Challenge” First, The Quilters Guild Inc NSW
  • 1999:“Eleventh National Dame Mary Durack Outback Craft Awards” First,
  • 1999: “Mt Gravatt Show” Ruth Stoneley Shield, Supreme Champion, Brisbane QLD
  • 1998:“Quilt-o-rama” First, Professional innovative, Brisbane QLD
  • 1998“Quilt-o-rama” Second, Professional small quilt, Brisbane QLD
  • 1998: “Mt Gravatt Show” Presidents Trophy, Reserve Champion, Cot Quilt Champion, Brisbane QLD
  • 1997: “Mt Gravatt Show” Champion Quilter, Brisbane
  • 1992:“Mt Isa Quilters Group Challenge” Winner, Mount Isa QLD

Lectures/Guest speaker

  • 2009: Empire Quilters, New York USA
  • 2009: Guest speakerCoorparoo Quilters, Brisbane QLD
  • 2008: Be Creative by the Sea, Coffs Harbour NSW
  • 2008: Tasmanian Quilting Guild, Launceston Tasmania
  • 2008: Heritage Seaside Quilters, Forster NSW
  • 2007: Guest Speaker Centenary Quilters
  • 2004: Queensland Quilters Inc State Conference, Brisbane QLD
  • 2002: Guest speaker Vision Patchworkers Beginners Graduation Night, Ipswich QLD

Curator

  • 2010 – 2009: STATE of the ART quilt juried exhibition, Queensland Quilters Inc
  • 2009 – 2008: SAQA: Oceania Art Textiles juried exhibition

Tutor

2011

  • Remarkable Symposium, Queenstown New Zealand

2010

  • Goonellabah Quilters, Lismore NSW
  • Australasian Quilt Symposium, Melbourne VIC
  • Be Creative by the Sea, Coffs Harbour NSW

2009

  • Schoolhouse Quilters, Brisbane QLD
  • Empire Quilters, New York USA
  • Textile Art Festival, Brisbane QLD
  • Queensland Quilters Inc, Brisbane QLD
  • Outside the Square Samford Patchworkers QLD
  • ATASDA, Brisbane QLD

2008

  • Australasian Quilt Symposium, Melbourne VIC
  • Be Creative by the Sea, Coffs Harbour NSW
  • Tasmanian Quilting Guild, Launceston Tasmania
  • Ballaarat Quilting Weekend, Ballarat VIC
  • Quilt Essentials QLD
  • Caloundra Quilters QLD

2007

  • Quilt Symposium Manawatu, Palmerston North New Zealand
  • The Quilters Guild of NSW Inc
  • Quilt Indulgence Festival, Mittagong NSW

Various

  • 2006 – 1999: Regular tutor in Brisbane for shops & various patchwork & quilting groups
  • 1995-94 : Regular tutor of Patchwork and Quilting with the Queensland Arts Council
  • 1995-92 : Regular tutor of Patchwork and Quilting at Isa Uniforms and Fabrics, Mt Isa & throughout North West Queensland
  • 1995: Learn to Sew tutor, Aboriginal and Islander Development Women’s Recreation Assoc, Mt Isa QLD

Judge/Juror

  • 2009: Australian Machine Quilters Association, Brisbane QLD
  • 2009: Gold Coast Quilters Vikki Pignatelli Challenge, Gold Coast QLD
  • 2008, 2002, 2001: Benleigh Show QLD
  • 2007: Gold Coast Quilters Challenge, Gold Coast QLD
  • 2006: Queensland Quilt Show, Brisbane QLD
  • 2004: “Masquerade” juror, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery QLD
  • 2002: The Grape & Watermelon Festival Quilt Challenge, Esk QLD
  • 2000: 121st Mackay Regional Show QLD
  • 1999: Mt. Gravatt Show QLD
  • 1999: Inaugural Cominyah Quilt Show QLD

Professional Activities

  • 2010 - 2006: Australian Co-ordinator World Quilt & Textile USA
  • 2010 – 2007 : Chairof 2QAQ - Queensland Quilters Art Quilts
  • 2009 – 2006: Oceania representativeStudio Art Quilt Associates
  • 2008 – 2004: Director The Australian Forum for Textile Arts
  • 2007: Accredited Teacher- Special Techniques The Quilters Guild of NSW
  • 2000 - 1998: CHALLENGE 99 Convenor Queensland Quilters Inc. Biennial Challenge competition

Memberships

  • International Quilt Association
  • Ozquilt Network Inc
  • Queensland Quilters Inc
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates
  • Sunnybank Quilters
  • The Quilters Guild of NSW Inc

Websites

Education

Bachelor of Arts 1976 University of Queensland QLD
Born 1955, Brisbane, Queensland
Currently lives and works in Queensland