Summer Group Show - Dominik Mersch Gallery

Please join us to celebrate the opening of two exhibitions at Dominik Mersch Gallery - the Summer Group Exhibition and a solo exhibition by Katie West. I'll be showing new work for the group show. The participating artists include: Marion Borglet, Joshua Charadia, Lottie Consalvo, Lucas Davidson, Gary Deirmendijan, Jeremy Eaton, Emma Fielden, Janet Laurence, Dani Marti, Dani McKenzie, Shane Nicholas, Helen Pynor, Nike Savas, Kynan Tan, Philip Wolfhagen, and Meng-Yu Yan.

Exhibition opening: Friday 9 March 2018
Exhibition dates: 9 March to 4 April 2018

NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship

I'm thrilled to have been selected as a finalist for the NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, alongside such an amazing group of artists: Fernando do Campo, Ashleigh Garwood, Spence Messih, Claudia Nicholson, Emily Parsons-Lord, Jason Phu, Shan Turner-Carroll and Louise Zhang.

We will be showing our work in a group exhibition at Artspace, 8 November - 9 December 2017. The Fellowship winner will be announced on opening night.


Art + Science CONNECT

I'll be giving a presentation for 'Art + Science CONNECT' at the MAAS Powerhouse Museum on Thursday 17th August, 6:30-9pm. The event is part of their program for the Sydney Science Festival. Tickets are free. Bookings and more information via this link. Would love to see you there!

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize


I'm delighted to have been selected as a finalist for the the 2017 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize with my new work 'An Infinite Line (1km)'. 47 finalists were selected from 675 entries by the judges Alexie Glass-Kantor, Djon Mundine OAM and Roslyn Oxley. There will be an exhibition of the finalists works at Woollahra Council from 14 October - 5 November 2017. The winner will be announced on opening night. More about my finalist work here.

Paramor Prize Mayoral Award


Very happy to announce that I have won the Mayoral Award in the 2017 Paramor Prize for my site specific installation Mapping the Void. The work was first shown in my solo exhibition Dark Matter at Dominik Mersch Gallery in 2016 and was subsequently shown at Artspace for the Parramatta Artists Studios Ideas Platform group exhibition. My work Axis Mundi: The Line and The Matter is also a finalist.

Congratulations to the main prize winning duo Susannah Williams and Warren Armstrong, and to all the finalists. All the finalist works are on show at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre until 23 April - check it out!

Paramor Prize


I'm delighted to have had two works selected as finalists in the 2017 Paramor Prize at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Please join us for the exhibition opening and announcement of awards on Saturday 18th February, 6-9pm.

Dominik Mersch Gallery 10th Anniversary Exhibition

Dominik Mersch Gallery is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a group exhibition. The show will feature new work from their artists as well as live performances from Julian Day and Danica Knezevic. I'm very happy to have some work in the show. Join us for the celebration on Saturday 4th February from 6pm. RSVP here. The exhibition runs until 25th Feb.


PAS exhibition in the Artspace Ideas Platform


Artspace and Parramatta Artists Studios have been working collaboratively to bring this exhibition to fruition and I'm delighted to be a part of it. The exhibition features the work of five PAS resident artists: Mehwish  Iqbal, Anna McMahon, Nadia Odlum, Salote Tawale and me. Please join us for our opening alongside the NSW Visual Arts Fellowship [Emerging] on Tuesday 8 November 6pm to 8pm.

More info here:

Gravity (and Wonder) - ABC Radio National Books and Arts

An interview on ABC Radio National's Books and Arts program about the Gravity (and Wonder) program at Penrith Regional Gallery. Speakers are me, Andrew O'Brien (Radio Astronomer, Western Sydney University) and Dr Lee-Anne Hall (Director, Penrith Regional Gallery).

House of Wonder

Delighted to have been selected to be a House of Wonder artist in residence at Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, part of their program for the Gravity (and Wonder) exhibition. I'll be collaborating with scientist Andrew O'Brien whose research is in the field of radio astronomy. Artists Katie Turnbull (work top right) and Leahlani Johnson (work bottom right) will also be in residence alongside scientists Jordan Collier and Graeme Wong. 

The project is carried out in partnership between Penrith Regional Gallery, The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, and Western Sydney University.


Dark Matter

Please join us at Dominik Mersch Gallery in Rushcutters Bay, Sydney on Thursday 7th July for the opening of my solo exhibition Dark Matter. The show will run until 30th July alongside Julian Day's solo exhibition Vibrant Matter. Hope to see you there!


The Blake Prize

I am delighted to report that my Infinite triptych has been selected as a finalist for The 64th Blake Prize.

First held in 1951, The Blake Prize is one of Australia's longest standing and most historically significant art prizes. The 64th Blake Prize celebrates the diversity and aesthetic practices related to spiritual and religious belief and non-belief within communities across Australia and internationally. 

Please join us for the opening on Friday 12 February 2016. The exhibition runs until 24 April.
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Please join us at Gallery Funaki this coming Tuesday 10 November from 5.30pm for the opening of my solo exhibition iota. I will also be giving a floor talk on Wednesday, November 11th at 11am. All welcome, please RSVP to the gallery by Tuesday 10th. 

From Gallery Funaki's website:

"...Iota is her first exhibition at Gallery Funaki. In it, Fielden expands on her recent works and investigates the notion of micro- and macrocosm; how a small part connects to and defines a whole. This builds on previous research around her central theme of the infinite, which is explored as a central tenet of religion - and the human experience of awe - and mathematical theory. Fielden makes work with a keen understanding if the often unacknowledged interplay between these seemingly juxtaposed fields." - Katie Scott, 2015.


Drawn To Form: The Matter in Hand

I am showing new work in this group exhibition at Blacktown Arts Centre. Drawn to From: The Matter in Hand is curated by Merran Esson and Abdullah M.I. Syed, and brings together 10 emerging and established artists, exploring connections between ceramics and drawing practices. The show runs until 3rd October 2015. Images of my work in the exhibition and further information can be found here.


Infinity - opening night

Thank you to everyone who came along to the opening of my exhibition INFINITY. It was very special to me to be able to show my work to such an interested and responsive group of people. A special thanks to all the team at Courtesy of the Artist for hosting my work so beautifully. And a heartfelt thanks to Julie Ewington who opened my show with generous and insightful words. 

Infinity continues until Saturday 28th March at Courtesy of the Artist Studio, 10b Fitzroy Place, Surry Hills, Sydney. 



National Contemporary Jewellery Award


I'm delighted to report that I have been awarded this year's National Contemporary Jewellery Award. My entry was a series of four brooches titled Grid.

The award is an acquisitive prize sponsored by Griffith City Council and held at Griffith Regional Art Gallery every two years. The gallery has been collecting contemporary jewellery as an acquisition from the National Contemporary Jewellery Award since 1988. The collection consists of pieces from some of Australia's foremost makers, which mark important moments in the Australian contemporary jewellery movement, so I'm thrilled that my work will now take a place in this collection. 

A much deserved congratulations goes to all the finalists, especially to Felix Gill who won the Sturt Artist in Residency Award for his neckpiece 'Red Squadron' and to Jessamy Pollock who was awarded a solo exhibition at Courtesy Of The Artist for her series of brooches 'Wearable Maquettes'.

The exhibition of finalists' works will be on at Griffith Regional Gallery from 4th - 28th September 2014. It will then tour to Courtesy Of The Artist (Sydney) from 2nd October - 1st November 2014, and Sturt Australian Contemporary Craft and Design (Mittagong) from 12th December 2014 - early February 2015.

National Contemporary Jewellery Award

My series of brooches Grid has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 National Contemporary Jewellery Award! The winners will be announced at the opening, which will be held at Griffith Regional Art Gallery on 5th September 2014. 

Coungratulations to all the finalists: Brendon Collins, Sun-Woong Bang, Bridgette Shepherd, Julie Blyfield, Sarah Spackman, Rebecca Hinwood, Courtnee Nichols, Felicity Peters, Carly Lay, Emma Fielden, Karin Findeis, Felix Gill, Jana Roman, Jessamy Pollock, Juliette Pastorok, Shan Shan Mok, Vicki Mason, Alyra Bartasek, Blanche Tilden, Emily Snadden, Carl Noonan, Lauren Joffe, Danielle Mackenzie, Phoebe Porter, Pennie Jagiello.

Australia Council Visual Arts Awards

The Australia Council for the Arts has recognised the outstanding contributions made by visual artist Fiona Foley and curator, writer and broadcaster Julie Ewington by awarding them the 2013 Visual Arts Awards. As part of the awards the Australia Council commissioned me to create a commemorative brooch for each recipient. Last week I travelled to Queensland for the awards ceremony at the Brisbane Powerhouse. You can read more about the recipients and the awards on the Australia Council website here and here.