Curriculum Vitae

Dawn Meader

Enquiries@dawnmeader.com

Qualifications

1987 -89 Diploma in Fine Art (painting) with Distinction, Claremont School of Art, Perth, WA

1981- 84 Registered General Nurse, Guys Hospital, London

Commissions

2017   Designed, created and installed a stained glass mosaic for Geraldton Cathedral, WA, Baptistry pool. 13 panels in octagonal pool with steps. Heading a team of 4 artists.

2016   Created a 3 x 5ft mosaic in stained glass for the Brahmastan in a private home in Cape Cod, USA

2012   Designed Mural for Fremantle Market St.

2008   Series of murals around pool and gardens, private home, Los Gatos, California

2007   Wrap around entire room mural, private home, Los Gatos, California

2001   Private commissions for creating sacred spaces in gardens with mosaics.

1998   Percent for Art commission, created a 2 x 8m mural for the Mandurah Hospital Children’s Ward.

1998   Co-ordinated a mosaic with unemployed youth through Fremantle Council

1996   Barking Theatre Company poster and all publicity for the inaugural Perth International Children’s Festival.

1995   Created an image for the Mosfest Poster for Mosman Park Council.

1995   Commissioned by restaurant owners, to design piazza area in Market St, Fremantle.

1995   Commissioned by Sandrino Café, Fremantle to redesign and create interior and exterior of restaurant and construct two 12m length mosaic on interior walls and decorative elements in floor in steel, brass and ceramic.

Exhibitions

2014  Solo Exhibition ,Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle, WA.2012  Group exhibition 30 paintings in 30 days Montissori

2004  Solo Exhibition ‘Aspects of the Heart’ Kidogo Art Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australiac2001

2000  Group Exhibition Gadfly Gallery Exhibition Dalkeith, Perth, Western Australia.

2000  Solo Exhibition ”The Journey of the Black Madonna” Moores Building, Fremantle, suspended boat installation, paintings

1993  Beaver Galleries, Canberra; Cintra Galleries, Brisbane

1992  Griffith Park Gallery, Murwillumbah Riverhouse Galleries, QLD

1991  Warana Festival Exhibition Brisbane, Queensland

1989  New Editions Gallery, Fremantle, WA Perth Festival Fringe Festival Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.

1989  Co-ordinator of Chinese Tiennnamen Square Exhibition Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

1988  Matilda Bay Exhibition, Western Australia Red Cross, Perth.

Publications

2014  Designed and wrote “The Nature of Love” Paintings and meditative poems

2010  Illustrated novel jacket for “The Adventures of Charlie and Moon” by Martin Meader

2006  Illustrated the novel, “A Young Orangutan Living in a Loving Home,” by Esther Kerr.

Community Art

2016  Coordinated and taught with 240 children, aged 3 to 14 to create a group mural in Beehive Montessori, Mosman Park, Perth.

2015  Ran series of art workshops with Drawn Together Team in Dhaka, Bangladesh through UNAIDS for communities that are affected  by HIV

2008-2014 Ran weekly art classes at Fremantle Multicultural Centre with Migrants and Refugees to release creative self, find identity, and promote well-being, inner strength and resilience.

2001-3 Artist in Residency at Beehive Montessori School. Creating sculptural costumes in paper mâché and found objects, 10 ft sculptures for Fremantle Festival parade. First prize.

2004   Artist in Residency at Beehive Montessori School. Creating mosaic garden and play areas with school community.

2001  Commissioned by the Real Sing Choir in Fremantle Art Centre to create vertical 1000 candle backdrop for Performances.

2001  Facilitated painting and drawing workshops with aboriginal elders and post grad ECU students to help express their life’s journey through art

Painting and Drawing Courses

I have been designing and facilitating weekend workshops and 5 – 8 week courses since 2008 until the present; from Kidogo Arthouse in Fremantle, my Home Studio in East Fremantle and Santa Cruz, California from 2008 -10

The courses run in two veins;

Art skills: There is an emphasis on visual conversation in colour, light, tone, mark making, creative expression in oils, acrylics, pastel and mixed media.

Creative expression of the heart: with more emphasis on expression than skill, to release creative self, open the heart, find identity, create life purpose, promote well-being, inner strength, alignment and resilience. I have 35 years of experience in meditation and often use guided meditation as a way of accessing inner wisdom, peace and symbolism for artwork.

Art Retreats and Tours

2020  Organised and facilitated an art and yoga residency in Dunsborough Hills and Cape Leeuwin National Park with the major component being art; as an inner expression in the studio and as  colour and light studies plein air.

2010 – 20  Organised and facilitated 17 Art and Yoga retreats in Ubud, Munduk and Pemuteran in Bali, the major component being art with creative expression in the studio and plein air.

2016  Organised and facilitated an art tour in Cinque Terra, and Tuscany, Italy with daily creative expression in the studio or plein air.

2016 – 19  Co-hosted six, 15 day art tours with Lakshmi Tours in Rajasthan, India, which involved off the beaten track connection with local artisans and daily creative expression through mixed media.