·                                                                                                                                            Dijanne Cevaal


Experienced curator and organiser of international travelling exhibitions. The objective of the exhibitions was to showcase the work of Australian textile artists in venues in Australia, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and New Zealand.

Experienced freelance teacher of adults and school age students in workshop situations-addressing core skills of design, technique and innovation.

Experienced teacher of on-line courses

Author of four instructional books, some self-published, and author of Musing in Textile:France- full colour self published

Crowd Fundraising- using the Pozible platform

Artist – professional practice as an exhibiting artist in solo and group

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·         Strong communicative and interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to work independently.
·         Excellent planning and organization skills.

·         Proficient computer skills.
·         Ability to write instructional books and articles
·         Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and funding applications
·         Ability to present information effectively.
·         Excellent oral and written communication.
·         Fluent in English, Dutch, basic French

Masters of Visual and Performing Art (2005)
Charles Sturt University, New South Wales
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Law (1980)
Australian National University, ACT



  • 2015 Guest Artist, En fil du Fil, Chabeuil,
  • 2014 Guest Artist Voix au Feminin ,MJC  Palaiseau , France
  • Guest Exhibiting artist at Nadelwelt , Karlsruhe, germany, Quilts en beaujolais, and European Quilt Champpionships ( Netherlands)
·         2011 Guest Artist, European Quilt Championships ( Netherlands) and Italia Invita Cremona (Italy)

·         2008 Caravanserai,Textiel und Kunst, Munich, Germany: AQC, Melbourne

·         2005 Interlacing, HR Gallup Gallery, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.

·         2002 Water, Earth, Fire- Boridesign Gallery, Aachen, Germany

·         1998 Story Cloths- AhHa Gallery, Abbotsford

·         1996 Asante Sana Africa! - AhHa Gallery, Abbotsford


  • 2015-2016 The Medieval Project, France and Australia
  • 2014-15 Sentinelle Project France and Australia
·         2010 Southern Lands- Invitational to be exhibition , Quilters-Insel Atelier, Cologne Germany, Centre Europeen du Patchwork Gallery, Salelles d'Aude, France
·         2009 My Place- an exhibition of quilts from Australia, South Africa and Australia exhibited South ASfrica,New Zealand, Australia and France ( with Anne Scott, New Zealand, and Janet Botha, South Africa)
·         2006-2007  Sense of Place which exhibited at Samson Hill Winery, Kangaroo ground, Al Ba’Ath Gallery Damascus, Syria, and Arte Textile, Le Palaisseau, France
·         2005-2007 Across Australia, exhibited in Australia, the Panorama Mesdag in The Hague, the Netherlands in October/November 2005, Tripoli Libya, The Opera Gallery Cairo, Damascus and Aleppo in Syria, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Tel Aviv and Nazareth in Israel and Sakakini Arts Centre, Ramallah ( with the assistance of the Australian embassy in these localities)

·         2003 “Organic” a travelling exhibition of work by four Australian artists which has been exhibited in the Netherlands, Wales and Australia

·         2001-2002  Under the Southern Cross, which has travelled to Europe, New Zealand, and Australia

·         2001 Twisted- Interpretations of the Natural Environment that travelled to England, the Netherlands, New Zealand and galleries and quilt shows in Australia.

·         2000-2001 Australian Bounty- Australian Art Quilts that travelled to France, The Netherlands, England, Australia, New Zealand


  • Musing in Textile:France, 2014 Self published ( Crowd fundraised with Pozible)
·         Tifaifai Renaissance (book) - published by Pride Publishing 2002 (Australia)- out of print
·         72 Ways not to Stipple or Meander (self published) - 2008 published by Editions de Saxe in France.
·         Lovely Lutradur with Marion Barnett (self published)- 2009 published  by Editions de Saxe in France
·         72 MORE Ways not to Stipple or Meander (self published)2010  published by Editions de Saxe France

·         Textile Fibre Forum, March 1996, March 1997, November 1998, May 2000,May 2002, July 2004, November 2005
·         Downunder Quilts: issues No. 30, 31, 33, 37, March 1999, March 2000, #54- April 2001, December 2001, February 2002, February 2003, December 2003
·         Downunder Textiles #1 and #3, #4,#9,#10,#11,#13
·         New Zealand Quilter March 1999, September ’99, April 2001, April 2002
·         French Patchwork Association Magazine Mar 2000
·         Popular Patchwork & Quilting, March 2002 (UK), March 2003
·         International Textilkunst, September 2002
·         Patchwork Mania- Sept 2002 (France)
·         Magic Patch-calendar 2003, May 2003, September 2004, December 2008, Spring 2011

Creative Arts Safaris in Syria 2010, 2011, France 2012

2010 Southern Lands, Quilters Insel, Atelier Germany, Centre Europeen du Patchwork, Salleles D'Aude, France
2009 A Change in the Weather, Minerva Gallery Wellington, New Zealand: Cloakroom Gallery, Queenstown, New Zealand
2007, Sense of PlaceAl Ba’ath Art Gallery, Damascus Syria, Sense of Place (Curator also)
2006, Fusion, exhibition with Annette and Robert Claxton at the Centre European du Patchwork, at Salleles d’Aude, France
2005, Across Australia, Panorama Mesdag, The Hague, Netherlands
2004, Oceania, Curator, European Patchwork Carrefour, Val d’Argent, France
2004, Organic, Wiregrass Gallery, Eltham Victoria
2004, Detours and Diversions, joint exhibition with Clare Smith, Northart, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand
2003-04 Natural Selections: Images on Cloth, Pinckneyville Arts Centre, Norcross, Georgia USA
2002-2003 Twisted Interpretations of the Natural Environment, England, Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia and The Barn Gallery, Monsalvat, Eltham, Victoria
2002 Euroga Invitational, Monchengladbach, Germany
2002 Voices in Cloth: A Quilter’s Gathering, Milner Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
2000 Art Quilt Forum, Invitational Exhibition of the Fibre Connection, St Louis, USA
2000 Uncommon Threads- Uncommon Women- invitational exhibition- Cleopatra Steps Out Gallery, New Jersey, USA
1999 No-Trad Exhibition, Old Main Art Gallery, Northern Arizona University, Arizona, USA, 3 June 1999-11 July 1999
1999 25th Alice Craft Acquisition- invitational Exhibition-Northern Territory, Aust

 Concours, Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork (September)
2007 Councours Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork- Husqvarna Viking Prize
2006 One Thread at a Time, Tubac Arts Centre, Tucson, Arizona
2005 Across Australia, The Panorama Mesdag the Netherlands, Tripoli Libya, Opera Gallery Cairo, Egypt, Damascus and Allepo Syria, Kuwait
2003 Refabricating the Past, Braemar Art Gallery, Blue Mountains, NSW
2002 Feel Free- Husqvarna travelling exhibition
2001 Under the Southern Cross- travelling exhibition
2001 Quilt 2001- Alexandra Palace, London, Dublin and Harrogate
2001 Quilted Visions- Paintings in Fabric and Thread, The Chaffee Art Centre-Vermont USA
2001 Refabricating Our Lives, Braemar Art Gallery, New South Wales.
2001 Fifth Horizon- Spring Fairs, England
2000 Australian Bounty- Le Chateau de Chassy en Morvan, La Galerie des Arts Contemporaine in Perche, European Quilt Championships, the Netherlands, England (Autumn Fairs), Australian Embassy in Paris, The Heights, Geelong, New England Regional Art Gallery, Armidale NSW, Te Tuhi Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1995-2000 Numerous juried exhibitions in England, France, USA and Australia including the Horizon annual exhibitions, World Quilt & Textile

Across Australia- full colour catalogue
Australian Bounty, full colour catalogue of travelling exhibition
Euroga- full colour catalogue
Under the Southern Cross- full colour catalogue of travelling exhibition
Feel Free- full colour catalogue and cover
Quilt 2001- full colour catalogue
Keep the World Sewing, full colour catalogue

Recipient Creative Partnerships Australia grant
Chateau de Chassy which was once the home of the French painter Balthus, Burgundy, France for three months in the year 2000 with the assistance of the Ian Potter Cultural Foundation Australia and Australia/France Foundation grant
Atelier Printemps Sacré- Le Triadou, France 2010- self funded

Dijanne’s work is collected in the collection of Chateau de Chassy, the Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection in the USA, The Husqvarna Viking Corporate Collection and many collections of private individuals in the USA, The Netherlands,Belgium, Germany,France, England, New Zealand, Thailand and Australia.