Estelle Virgen

Craft Arts practitioner over many decades engaging in most textile crafts, (spinning, weaving, knitting, hand and machine embroidery, fabric dying and printing, quilting, garment design and construction specialising in Art to Wear), Paper making, hand made books and boxes, photography, jewellery and sculpture (paper, plaster, fabric, timber, metal and found objects).
 
Enjoyed participation in many forums throughout Australia and internationally in addition to study at both Charles Darwin University and The University of Southern Queensland.
 
Part time instructor of craft in both primary and secondary schools.  
 
Established the very successful Jingili Craft Fair in the N.T. in the ‘80s which exhibited the work of children through to professional practitioners, sale of crafts together with a wide variety of hands on craft activities. 
 
My work has been exhibited in the N.T., Canberra, Queensland, NSW and Western Australia and I have been the recipient of several awards.
 
Accepted the invitation to curate several exhibitions for Framed Gallery in the Northern Territory.
Held volunteer positions with The Crafts Council of The Northern Territory and other craft organisations.
 
Hosted many advanced workshops with Australian and overseas tutors of excellence at my home studio.
 
I have enjoyed a lifetime of appreciation for all well crafted art whatever the discipline.

 

Jenny Caswell

 

Danny Gibson