Maureen specializes in the ancient art of Japanese Shibori which allows her to stitch, bind and compress silk and natural fibres.

The actual design is created within the compressions before dyeing in Natural or synthetic Indigo also Acid Steam set dyes. Depending on the temperature and immersion times during the dyeing process and precision of the stitches. It is only when the fabric is unbound that success or failure of the design reveals itself.

Touring Japan in 1985 I was mesmerized with Japanese Indigo Dyers their ancient dyeing techniques creating magical cloth by the process of Shibori. The Dyeshack was registered in 1991 where I taught Silk Painting and Batik. I commenced Japanese lessons and tried to gather as much information as I could then in 1997 I returned to Japan with the Multi Arts Confederation on a Cultural Exchange on classes Caligraphy, Origami, Katazome and a Master Class with Matsubara Senshoku Indigo Dyer. I have been working with these techniques since 1985 taking  inspiration from the natural landscapes and features of Australia.





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General Exhibitions


Craft NSW Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney – ‘Evolutions’ 2011.

Craft NSW Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney Member Exhibitions from 2007 - 2011.

Convener & Exhibitor Quilters Guild NSW  Convention Centre Sydney ‘Twitchers all of a Twitter’ 2011.

Convener & Exhibitor Quilters Guild NSW  Convention Centre Sydney ‘Classic Oz Rocks’ 2010.

Convener & Exhibitor Quilters Guild NSW  Convention Centre Sydney ‘Black & White’ 2009.

Cultural Laboratory for Visual Arts, Gosford City Council 2008.

Stitches & Craft Show, Rosehill. NSW 2005 & 2006 2006, 2007, 2008.

Mind Body & Spirit, Sydney Convention Centre NSW 2005.

Australian Surface & Textile Design Assn. ‘A bit on the side’ “Object Gallery” Sydney,

touring Melbourne, Adelaide and London 2005.

Lovedale Limited Edition Expo – Hunter Valley NSW. Annually  2004, 2005 and 2006.

Australian Textile & Surfaced Design Assn. “Taking Flight” Palm House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney NSW. 2004 The Quilters Guild of NSW Inc., “Art to Wear” Annually 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,

Australian Textile & Surface Design Assn. “A bit on the side” toured, Sydney,

Australian Craft Show, Sydney & Canberra Annually 1998 to 2003.


Major Exhibitions


“Creative Combinations” -  (Community Gallery)  Gosford Regional Gallery & Arts Centre 2015.

Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Art Awards 13th June - 26th July 2015

Grenfell Art Gallery 24th February – 11th April 2015.  – Reef Dreamscapes II.

Gosford Regional Gallery 2014 – Reef Dreamscapes.

The Palm House, Royal Botanic Gardens 2013 Reef Dreamscapes.

Craft NSW Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney – ‘Evolutions’ 2011.

Fairfield Regional Gallery NSW  “Transformation” 2011.

Gosford Regional Gallery 2010 – Classic Oz Rocks “Art to Wear.”

Cartoon Gallery, Coffs Harbour 2010 – “Classic Oz Rocks” – Art to Wear.”

Fairfield Regional Gallery.  “A Conversation with Rain”.  Also included as Invited

Guest Speaker at Forum entitled “Hand made and Proud of it”  2009.

Kusunoki Cultural Festival, Edogawa, Tokyo Japan 2008.

Invited Guest Exhibitor – of Kimono  “Storm Clouds in the Blue Mountains” Kimono & “Narrabri Cotton Fields.” Australian Cotton Fibre Expo 2007. Tamworth NSW.

30th Alice Craft Acquisiton 2007. Alice Springs NT.

Fairfield Regional Gallery NSW “And there was a golden glow” 2007.

Hunter Valley Gardens, NSW “Treasures of the Orient” 2006, 2007. Guest Exhibitor & Demonstrator of Indigo Dyeing. Australian Springtime Floral Festival 20th Birthday “Japanese Pavilion” 2006 by Invitation as

Guest Exhibitor & Demonstrator of Indigo Dyeing for guests of  Edogawa-Ku, Japan.

Stein Gallery (Fairfield Regional Gallery NSW) “Colour of Night” 2004.

The World Hand – Caneel Bay Resort, U.S. Virgin Islands.2003.

Cultural Festival of Edogawa-ku, Tokyo Japan “Kimekomi Doll” 2001.

Cultural Festival of Edogawa-ku, Tokyo Japan. 2000.




Wangarratta Contemporary Textile Art Awards 2015 & Guest Speaker

Australian Craft Awards 2013   (Display category).




Craft Art International Nos. 61, 64 & 75;

‘Yoimuri’ Newspaper, Tokyo, Japan October 2001 & 2008;

Hunter Lifestyle Issues 2004, 2005 & 2006; Textile Fibre Forum No. 96/2009, No.114 June 2014

(Reef Dreamscapes) Grenfell Record Newspaper plus numerous Textile related Publications.

Member of the The Quilters Guild of N.S.W; The Society of Arts & Crafts of NSW The Rocks,

Sydney; Craft ACT, Canberra;  Ozquilt Network Inc.Vic;  World Shibori Network. USA;

Professional Member NAVA, Sydney. NSW;   Gosford Sister City Association.

(Edogawa-ku, Japan).


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