Curriculum Vitae

 

ANNEMIEKE MEIN  O.A.M

 Born 1944 (nee Paesie)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

 

1978 -   Coats Patons/Family Circle Craft Award.

1979 -   First major exhibition at the Sale Regional Arts Centre.

1980 -   Crafts-In-Gear - “International Year of the Child”, a maternity dress - purchased by the Crafts Board of the Australia Council for the national travelling exhibition.

1980 -   Winner of the Hoechst Australia Ltd. Textile Award in the Australian Crafts 1980 Centenary Exhibition at the Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne.

1980 -   “Bush Jacket” purchased by the National Gallery of Victoria.

1980 -   Appointed to the Council of the Crafts Council of Victoria.

1980 -   Steering Committee member, then Committee member of the Gippsland             Division of the Crafts Council of Victoria.

1982 -   Presented to King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden - Centrepoint, Sydney.

1982 -   Tutor - “Fibre Forum” conference at Hall’s Gap.

1983 -   Participant of Craft Board of Australia exhibition in London (N.S.W. House), Scotland, Hong Kong, Japan and Sydney - “Australia Craft 1983.

1983 -   Winner of the A.F.T.A. “Thread Affair”.

1984 -   Tutor, Australia Pacific Embroidery Festival, Sydney.

1984 -   Historical Bas Relief Bronze commission from the City of Sale.

1985 -   Enterprise Award - Victoria’s 150th Celebrations - Hoechst/Meat Market Craft Centre, Melb.

1987 -   Tutor - Gippsland Summer School of Art and Textiles.

1987 -   Tutor - Gwen Webb Arts Activity Centre, Sale.

1987 -   Designer of Pictorial Postmarker, Sale, for Australia Post.

1987 -   Bronze Commission for the Bishop of Sandhurst, Bendigo - “Dr. Henry Backhaus D.D”.

1988 -   Awarded the Order of Australia Medal (O.A.M.) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

1988 -   Wildlife Artists Society of Australasia Inc. - Winner of the Textile Art Award sponsored by Penguin Threads Pty. Ltd. and Husqvarna Pty. Ltd.

1988 -   Presented to Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands - Como House, Melbourne.

1991 -   Foreword in “The Art of Machine Embroidery” by Kristen Dibbs.

1992 -   Tutor, Stitches and Craft Show, Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

1992 -  Author of book, “The Art of Annemieke Mein - Wildlife Artist in Textiles”, Viking/Penguin 1992.  Released in U.K., U.S.A., Canada, Israel, and N.Z., Search Press, 1994. Reprints continue to 2012

1992 -   Annemieke Mein Gallery established in the Tourist Information Centre, Sale.

1993 -   Annemieke Mein Gallery opened August 1993 in the Sale Regional Art Gallery (now called Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale) - a permanent and rotating exhibition of textile works.

1993 -   “The Art of Annemieke Mein Calendar”, 1994,1995 and 1997, published by Viking/Penguin.

1993 -   Designed wine labels for Narkoojee Winery (proprietors Val and Harry Friend).

1993 -   Release of “Thornbills” (limited edition prints) to aid The Continuing Education Centre, Sale.

1993 -   Portrayed on the cover of the 051 Telephone Book.

1994 -   Bronze commission for the Bishop of Gippsland, Sale - “Mary MacKillop”.

1995 -   Designer of Pictorial Postmarker for Sale Business Association

1995 -   Annemieke Mein Textile Art Gallery (permanent exhibition) at The Sculpture Gallery, Metung.

2005 -   Designer for Bluestone Migrant Memorial at West Sale Aerodrome

2008 -   Sale Botanic Gardens, steel gateway “Eucalypt” design

REPRESENTED

TEXTILES

National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery of Victoria.

Art Gallery of Queensland.

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney.

Hoechst International collection.

Penguin Threads International collection.

Crafts Board collection - Sydney and Canberra.

Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale.

Ararat Regional Art Gallery.

City of Box Hill collection.

Benalla Art Gallery.

West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul.

Private collections - Australia, Holland, U.S.A., U.K., Japan, Canada, N.Z., Sweden, Germany.

BRONZES

Performing Arts Complex, Sale.

Backhaus Arcade (Bendigo).

St. Mary’s Cathedral (Sale).

STEEL

Sale Botanic Gardens (‘Eucalypt’ 2008)

EXHIBITIONS

“Invited Gippsland Craftsmen”, Sale Regional Arts Centre (S.R.A.C.)1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983.

First Australia Fibre Conference (1981) - Clunies Ross House and Caulfield Arts Centre.

Meat Market Craft Centre 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983. (joint)

Melbourne Sewing Centre 1980.

Wildlife Artists of Australasia Exhibition 1980, 1988. (joint)

National Gallery of Victoria (Education Services) - “Environmental Textiles” - 1981.

“Australia Seen” - Jam Factory Craft Centre 1982. (joint)

Swedish Trade Fair - Husqvarna, Sydney 1982.

Ararat Art Gallery - “Guest Space”, 1981.

“Australian Craft 1983 Exhibition” - Sydney, London, Scotland, Hong Kong.

Woolloomooloo Gallery, Sydney 1984 - “Annemieke Mein Retrospective 1979 - 1984”.

“Textile Sculptures and Designs” - Sale Regional Arts Centre (S.R.A.C.), 1984.

“Wearables” - S.R.A.C., 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989. (joint)

“From Textiles to Bronze” - S.R.A.C., Sept. 1985.

“Freedom” - S.R.A.C., 1986.

Gippsland Craft Promotions 1986, 1987, 1988. (joint)

“Fantail Rhapsody” - S.R.A.C., March 1987.

“Fabric Fantasy” - S.R.A.C., June 1987.

Brighton Town Hall - Husqvarna/Penguin Textile Expo. - Sept. 1987.

“Dance of the Mayflies” - S.R.A.C., June 1988.

“Face of Australia: The Land and its People; The Past and the Present” - Presented by the Australian Bicentennial Authority 1988-89.

Ararat Gallery 4th Biennial Exhibition of Fibre and Textiles Touring Exhibition 1988-89.

“Invited Gippsland Wildlife Artists” - S.R.A.C., 1988, 1989, 1990. (joint)

“Annemieke Mein 1979 - 1989” - S.R.A.C. (Spotlight Gallery)

“Arts Extravaganza” - S.R.A.C. Building Fund Exhibition 1990. (joint)

“Annemieke Mein” - C.S.I.R.O. Division of Entomology, Canberra, 1990.

“Annemieke Mein, O.A.M.” - Castlemaine Art Gallery, 1990.

“Miniature Wildlife” - Christmas 1991, Carawah Gallery, Munro. (joint)

“The Art of Annemieke Mein” - Waverley City Gallery (Exhibition and Book launch), April 1992.

“The Art of Annemieke Mein” - S.R.A.C. (Exhibition and Book second print launch), June 1992.

“The Art of Annemieke Mein”  - Tourist Information Centre, Sale 1992 - 1997.

“Small Treasures” - Australian Wildlife Galleries, Dec 1992. (joint)

“The Art of Annemieke Mein”  - Sale Regional Art Gallery, Jan. 1993.

“Australian Embroiderers” - Penguin Threads Aust./N.Z. touring exhibitions 1993 and 1994. (joint)

“The Art of Survival” - Meat Market Craft Centre, 1993. (joint)

“The Second Landing” - Access Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, 1993. (joint). Erasmus Foundation.

“Annemieke Mein Gallery” - Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale (formerly Sale Regional Art Gallery) 1993 - 96. 

“Gippsland Harvest Festival” - Powerscourt Country House, 1993, 1994 & 1995.

National Science and Technology Centre, Canberra 1993 - 1994.

C.S.I.R.O. Department of Entomology, Canberra, Nov. 1994.

Queens Hall, Parliament House, Melbourne, Nov.-Dec. 1994, O.E.C.D. Conference.

Mary MacKillop bas-relief bronze - Blessing and unveiling St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sale, and related exhibition at Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale. Feb. 1995.                              

“Annemieke Mein - Textile Art’ - a permanent and rotating exhibition of textile works at The Sculpture Gallery, Metung. 1995 -1999.

“The Fabric Show” - Framed Gallery (Darwin), and the Katherine Gallery (joint). 1995.

“Water and Wetlands” for the official opening of the new Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale. Sept. 1995.

“Gippsland Promotion”, Park Royal, Darling Harbour, Sydney - Oct 1995.

“The Fabric of Nature”, Royal Botanic Gardens’ 150th celebrations 1996.

The Museum of Sydney - “Frogs” exhibition 1996.

“Annemieke Mein Retrospective 1972 - 1999” - The Sculpture Gallery, Metung, 1999.

Customs Wharf Gallery, Williamstown, 1996 - 1998 and Tooronga Village 1998.

 “The Art of Annemieke” - Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, June-July 2000.

“The Creative Journey” - Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Nov 2000 - Jan 2001.

“Web of Life” - Retrospective 1971 - 2001, Monash Gallery of Art, Aug - Oct 2001

“Nature and the Sublime: The Textile Art of Annemieke Mein”, Wangaratta Gallery, Jun – Jul 2003

“Annemieke Mein” - Wellington Shire Council Foyer (Sale) – Permanent  Display Cabinet exhibit changing every three months continues from Nov. 2004

“Wildlife in Textiles” – Retrospective Exhibition Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale May – July 2006

“Annemieke Mein” – Hamilton Art Gallery, September – October 2008

40 Highlights from the Ararat Regional Art Gallery Textile Fibre Collection Dec 2008 – Jan 2009 (joint)

“Annemieke Mein” – Ararat Regional Art Gallery, May – July 2011

“The World of Annemieke Mein” – Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Brighton, 3 March – 22 April 2012

"Habitat" - Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Brighton, 24 September - 6 November, 2016

BIBLIOGRAPHY

“Craft Australia” - Winter 1980 (2), Winter 1983 (2), and Year Book 1984.

“Hoechst Report” - Vol. 9 No. 2 1980, and Vol. 12 No. 1 1983.

“Australian Family Physician” - December 1981 Vol.10 No. 12.

“Australasian Post” - March 1981, and June 1994.

“Craft Victoria” - Newsletter October 1981 No. 120.

“Communicating Arts” - 1982.

“Fibre Forum Magazine” - Vol. 1 No. 3 1982, Vol. 1 No. 4 1982, Vol. 3 No. 3 1984, Vol. 8 No. 24 1989, Vol.8 No.25 1989, Vol. 14 No. 42 1995, Vol. 17 No. 52 1998, Vol. 20 No. 63 2001.

“Textiles” - Sale Regional Arts Centre, 1983.

“Textilkunst”  (Germany) - September 1983.

“The Bulletin” - 5 June 1984, 17 March 1992.

“The Australian Encyclopaedia” - Grolier, 1983.

“Craft N.S.W.” Newsletter - No. 157 1984.

“Craft Arts” - Vol. 1 1984.

Allan Moult, “Craft in Australia” , 1984.

“Annemieke Mein” - Sale Regional Arts Centre publication, 1985.

Walter Sholl, “East Gippsland”, 1985.

Pauline McLaren, “Reflecting Gippsland”, 1986.

“Handmade” magazine - Jan. 1984, Jan.1986, Feb. 1992.

“Australian Artist” - March 1987.

“Illustrated Macquarie Encyclopaedic Dictionary”, 1987

“Annemieke Mein” video by Schmeling Art Video, Kallista, Victoria. - 1987.

“The Sun News Pictorial” (Centre Page) - 27 July 1988.

“Autour Du Fil” Encyclopaedia of Textile Arts Vol. 4 1989.

Margaret Bishop, “Young Artist”, 1989.

“The Makers”, A.B.C. television, 1990.

“Interiors” - April 1992

“The Age” - 20 May 1992, 20 June 1992.

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Jerry Rogers, “A Sense of Place”, Angus & Robertson, 1992.

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“K.L.M. Vogelvlucht” - Issue 3 Sept. 1992.

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“The Garden”, The Royal Horticultural Society, Vol. 117 part 10 1992.

Thomasina Beck, “The Embroiderer’s Flowers”, David & Charles, 1992.

“Australian House and Garden” - Nov. 1992.

Annemieke Mein, “The Art of Annemieke Mein - Wildlife Artist in Textiles”, Viking/Penguin 1992 and Search Press 1994, paperback edition Viking 2002.

“Hues Bulletin”, A.G.R.A., Jan. 1993.

“Habitat Australia”, Australian Conservation Foundation, Vol. 21 No. 2 May 1993.

“Oz Arts” - Issue 7 1993.

“The Art of Annemieke Mein Calendar”, 1994, 1995, 1997 Viking/Penguin.

Peter Synan, “Gippsland’s Lucky City: A History of Sale”, City of Sale, 1994.

“The Great Outdoors”, Channel 7 television, 1994.

“The Flying Needle”, Council of American Embroiderers, Nov. 1994.

“Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise”, Channel 10 television, Feb. 1995.

“Contemporary Australians1995-96”. Reed Reference Australia 1995.

“Needlework” magazine - U.K. Sept. 1995.

“Who’s Who of Australian Visual Artists”, Thorp-NAVA 1995-2012         

“Dutch Weekly”, 24 June 1996, 27 June 1996.

“The Tiger”, ESSO in-house magazine Nos. 200 and 202, 1996.

“Royal Auto”, May 1996.

“The Weekly Times” newspaper, 19 June 1996, 12 July 2000.

“Machine Embroidery and Textile Art”, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1996.

“Annemieke Mein Address Book”, Viking/Penguin 1996.

“Jewish News”, 21 June 1996.

“Polish Weekly”, 6 July 1996.

Madeira News Magazine (U.K.), Vol. 10, Issue 1, 1997

‘Digest of Cultural Entomology’, Issue 4, Nov. 1997 by Dexter Sear, U.S.A.

Dibbs, K., ‘Machine Embroidery: Inspiration from Australian Artists’, Fairfax Press 1998

‘Fantastic Machine Embroidery’, Vol. 3 No. 2 1998.

“Women of Australia”, Pan Macmillan Aust, 1999.

“The Dutch Courier”, Dec 2000 - Jan 2001.

“Who’s Who in Australia”, Crown Content 1995 - 2012   

Sally Milner, ‘Master Works, Decorative and Functional Art’, Sally Milner Publishing 2001.

“Web of Life”, Monash Gallery of Art catalogue, 2001.

“Piecework”, Interweave Press USA, June 2002.                                                                       

“Who’s Who of Australian Women”, Crown Content 2006 – 2012

Cambridge Visual Arts: Stage 4, Cambridge University Press 2008

Martha Sielman, “Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World”, Lark, 2012 (USA)

"Inspirations Magazine", Issue 91, 2016

"Textile Fibre Forum Magazine", Issue 124, 2016

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