Gerdi Schumacher

ART RELATED EDUCATION/TRAINING
2008 Introduction to Felting with Jane Richens (1 day at Catbird Gallery, Dungog NSW)
2010 Felting with Wendy Bailye (4 days at Beautiful Silks, Melbourne VIC)
2010 Felting with Wendy Bailye (3 days at Yugar/Brisbane QLD)
2011 Felting with Rachael Meek (4 days at Grampians Textiles, Halls Gap VIC)
2011 Felting with Sachiko Kotaka (3 days at Timeless Textiles, Newcastle NSW)
2011 Felting with Wendy Bailye (3 days at Yugar/Brisbane QLD)
2011 Eco Dyeing with India Flint (3 days at Beautiful Silks, Melbourne VIC)
2012 Felting with Vilte Kazlauskaite (4 days at Wendy Bailye, Yugar/Brisbane QLD)
2012 Eco Dyeing with India Flint (3 days at Regional Art Gallery, Taree NSW)
2012 Felting with Lisa Klakulak (3 days at Wendy Bailye, Yugar/Brisbane QLD)
2012 Felting and Stitching with Sylvia Watt (3 days at Timeless Textiles, Newcastle NSW)
2012 SAORI weaving with Kaz Madigan (2 days at Kaz Madigan, Old Bar NSW)
2013 SAORI weaving with Kaz Madigan (2 days at Kaz Madigan, Old Bar NSW)
2013 Felting with Liz Clay (4 days at Wendy Bailye, Yugar/Brisbane QLD)
2013 Felting with Leiko Uchi (3 days at Timeless Textiles, Newcastle NSW)
2013 Indigo Dyeing with Aboubakar Fofana (3 days at Beautiful Silks, Melbourne VIC)
2014 SAORI weaving with Kaz Madigan (2 days at Kaz Madigan, Old Bar NSW)
2014 Felting and Stitching with Sylvia Watt (2 days at Timeless Textiles, Newcastle NSW)
2015 Indigo Dyeing and Stitching with India Flint and Roz Hawker (3 days at Judy Keylock, Nelson NZ)
2015 Indigo Dyeing with Aboubakar Fofana (3 days at Silksational, Smithfield/Sydney NSW)
2015 Felting with Sachiko Kotaka (3 days at Timeless Textiles, Newcastle NSW)
2016 Felting with Sachiko Kotaka (2 days at Timeless Textiles, Newcastle NSW)
2017 Shibori with Cathy Moon (4 days at Grampians Textiles, Halls Gap VIC)
2017 Professional Development with Jane Richens (Dungog by Design, Dungog NSW)

SOLO EXHIBITION
2012 “A Stroll across Gerdi’s Textile Garden” at Dungog Arts Society, Dungog NSW
2014 “My Textile Garden” at Dungog Festival, Dungog NSW

GROUP EXHIBITION
2011 Felted Work with Gaye Shield at Dungog Arts Society, Dungog NSW
2014 Timeless Textile’s 3rd Birthday at Timeless Textiles, Newcastle NSW
2013 Dungog Art Society Annual Exhibition, Dungog NSW
2016 Dungog Art Society Annual Exhibition, Dungog NSW
2015 – 2017 Various work at Dungog by Design – Exhibition Space, Dungog NSW
2017 There be Unicorns out there at Dungog by Design

AWARDS AND PRIZES
2013 Dungog Art Society Annual Exhibition 1st prize in Textiles
2016 Dungog Art Society Annual Exhibition 1st prize in Textiles

PROFESSIONAL ARTS POSITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
2015 – 2018 Exhibiting member at Dungog by Design, Dungog NSW
2016 – 2018 Member at Dungog Artisans Inc, Dungog NSW
2016 – 2018 Treasurer at Dungog Artisans Inc, Dungog NSW
2016 – 2018 Publishing on Social Media for Dungog by Design, Dungog NSW

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2011 Fairfax Media, Dungog Chronicle 18/05/2011 pp. 5
2014 “On a wandering Wind” by India Flint (Blurb) 15/04/2014
2016 Fairfax Media, Dungog Chronicle 2/22/2016 pp. 12
2017 Robyn Werkhoven, Arts Zine February 2017

INTERESTS

Gardening – growing and planting a variety of different plants, edible and ornamental – tall trees, small shrubs and bushes, flowers and grasses, creating spaces within and around our garden.
Nature – watching flora and fauna that surrounds my living space, experiencing the needs of each other’s existence – never ending learning, never ending surprises, which reflects and repeats in my work. It is a kind of a circle – a shape that I like.

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