Kira Mead

Kira Mead: Visual & Performing Artist & Producer, Albany, Western Australia

https://accidentalrugmaker.wordpress.com/

Exhibitions:

2014 Albany Art Trail – Bo Laidler & Friends
2015 Perth Craft & Quilt Fair – Standing Wool Rug for Australian Rugmakers Guild
2015 Great Southern Art Prize in 3D Sculpture. “Great Sandy” – Sold
2015 Great Southern Art Trail – Torbay Function Centre with Felting in the Great Southern Group.
2016 Perth Craft & Quilt Fair – Standing Wool Rugs & Chain Stitch Hooked Rugs, Pillows & Brooches
2018 Re-Imagined – Virtual Online Exhibition

Featured Artist:

Agenda – Albany Advertiser – May 7th 2015

“Coils, Folds, Twist & Turns – Contemporary Techniques in Fiber” by Tracy Jamar, 2017

Australian Rugmakers Guild Online Web Page News:

“An Accidental Rugmaker” – 19th December 2014

“Hanging Odd Shaped Rugs” –  29th December 2014

“Dyeing Experiments in the Kitchen and Garden” – 28th January 2015

Articles:

Rughooking Magazine (USA) –

2015  A Journey With Wool – An Accidental Rugmaker 
2016 Chain Stitch Rug Hooking

Film Productions:

2016 –  Judi’s Folly; “Chook On A Ladder
2016 –  “Bagatelle” – Locker Hooking Bag Kit by Robin Inkpen
2017 – “Coast To Coast Exhibition”;  “The Strippers and Hookers of the Bermagui Surf Club
2017 – “Deconstructed Fibre – It’s a Puzzle” by Judi Tompkins
2018 – “Textile Tessera
2018 – “Beyond Re-imagined
2019 – “The Rug Hub” – A snapshot of Rug Making 2019

Instructor:

1992 to 1997 Dance Teacher & Choreographer for Dancemoves Dance Academy
2004 Boolah Art & Craft Supplies – Crochet Beaded Jewellery Class
2015 Australian Rugmakers Guild – Standing Wool Rugs / Quillies
2016 Albany Summer School – Standing Wool Rugs / Wall Hangings
2017 Albany Summer School – Chain Stitch Rug Hooking

Invention: “Grid Back” Framing System for heavy and unusual shaped textile

Memberships:

2015 to Present – Member of Australian Rugmakers Guild Curator;

2018 – Re-Imagined Online Exhibition

Education: 1982 Mount Lawley Performing Arts – Dance

 

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