Cecilia Heffer

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2013-present Phd candidate RMIT

1994-1993 – MA Textile Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design London

1992-1990 – Postgraduate Diploma, Textile Design, CSM College of Art & Design London

1986 – 1984 - Fine Art Painting Higher Diploma, National Art School, East Sydney

Academic Experience

2013-Present - Senior Lecturer, Fashion & Textiles, University Technology, Sydney

2009–2012 - Director of Program, Fashion & Textiles, University Technology, Sydney

2004 – 2009 - Textile Coordinator/Lecturer, Fashion & Textiles, UTS

2001- 2004 - Textile Lecturer, Sessional , College of Fine Arts, School of Design, UNSW

Key Exhibitions / Commissions / Collections

2014-2016 - Curator, 2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial, Group Exchange,

Tamworth Regional Gallery. Exhibition tours nationally

2014 – The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House & Craft ACT, Canberra Collaboration Exhibition as part of Canberra Design Festival.

2014- Embracing Innovation, Vol 4, group show, Craft ACT, Canberra

2013 - 14th International Tapestry Triennial, group show, Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz Poland

Museum acquisition.

2013 - Wangaratta Contemporary Textiles Awards, National Group Show,

Wangaratta Regional Gallery

2012 - Negotiating this world: Contemporary Australian Art, group show,

The Ian Potter Centre: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Museum acquisition.

2012 - 7th International Fibre Art Biennale Exhibition, Bei Jing, China, group show

Awarded an Honorary mention

2012 - Petite Miniatures, group show, Wangaratta Regional Gallery, Victoria, Museum acquisition

2011-2013 - Love Lace, The Powerhouse Museum International Lace Award, Curator, Lindie Ward

Awarded Highly Commended in the Digital Lace category.

2011- Sensorial Loop, The 1st Tamworth Textile Triennial, Tamworth Regional Gallery,

Curator Patrick Snelling, Director of Textiles RMIT. National tour 2011-13

2010 - Lace Narratives, Contemporary Lace works, solo exhibition, Damien Minton, Sydney

2010 - RE-loved: Designer Stories, group show, Sydney Design Week

Curator Jane Latief, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

2010 - INSIDE-OUT Rapid Prototype Sculptural, group show, Object Gallery, Sydney

2009 - Fashion Craft: Fashion Technology Drawn Threads, UTS, Sydney, group show, work evolved from artist in residency Central Saint Martins, London

2009 - The Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Awards, Victoria, group show

First time event, surveying contemporary textiles in Australia,

2008 - Artist in Residency. Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London

2008 - Momentum 18th Textile Biennial, Tamworth, Australia, group show.

National tour 2008-11 Museum Acquisition, Tamworth Regional Textile Collection.

2007 – To Furnish a Future Program, The Historic Houses Trust, Lace Curtains commission for the State Rooms of Government House, Sydney

2007 - Lace:Contemporary Textiles and other works, Solo Exhibition and Catalogue Launch

DAB LAB, University of Technology Sydney. Museum Acquisition, Powerhouse Museum.

Funded by the Australia Council Visual Arts Established Artist Grant

2006 - LACED, solo exhibition, Sheffer Gallery Sydney

Funded by the Australia Council Visual Arts under the New Emerging Works Grant