Copyright 2011 Pat Davidson  Cherry Road Art Studio
Pat Davidson majored in sculpture during her studies at Newcastle Art School and Teachers College in the 1970s.
Since then she has pursued a particular interest in textiles in her art practice, through a range of traditional and
modern forms. This includes spinning and weaving, hand dyeing her own materials, creating massive installations
and giving a post-modern edge to the feminine art of appliqué. She has a particular fascination for the role of cloth
and sewing in women's lives.
Pat completed a Masters degree through Charles Sturt University in 2000. Her major work was a large
installation entitled "Textile". The work was featured in the exhibition “Singuli et Coagmentati" at Lake
Macquarie Art Gallery in 2005. It was also featured in "Grounded", a unique creation by The Migrant Project
Team that brought together music, dance, theatre, visual media and installations at The Seymour Centre in
Sydney in 2006.
Pat's work has also featured in various group and solo exhibitions, including
“Newtext: a Survey of Hunter Valley Region Textile Practice” at Maitland City Art
Gallery 1998, “Fibrations” at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 1999, and
“Limited Shelf Life” John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle 2000. The first solo
exhibition of her textiles work was entitled“Experiments” at Auswool Gallery in
Newcastle in 1988. In 2011 she has had work exhibited in the “Amazing stories”
exhibition at the John Paynter Gallery in Newcastle, and in “Small” for Back to
Back gallery. She is currently working on innovative designs for wearables and
preparing an installation for Tuncurry TAFE. Pat's work has also featured in the
fibre section in the book “Masters of their Craft” by Noris Ioannou, published by
Craftsman House in 1997.
For more example of Pat's work, please visit the Gallery.
Pat has been an art teacher for many years, teaching across a
wide variety of creative and visual arts areas. In addition to
teaching both adults and teenagers, she recently completed her
Certificate of Art Therapy. Pat has worked extensively with
students who have moderate to severe autism and learning
disabilities.
For more information about Pat's current classes, click here.