Curriculum Vitae - Cecile Williams



P.O. Box 884
Denmark, Western Australia 6333
Tel mob 0439 328 940
1986-88Diploma Fine Art (Sculpture) Claremont School of Art Perth WA
1982-84Diploma Graphic Design Perth Technical College WA
Selected Exhibitions and Commissions
2021REFLECTION/SUBMERSION, Festival of Perth Exhibition, Holmes a'Court Gallery West Perth WA
2020SCULPTURE AT BATHERS, Exhibition, Kidogo Art house Fremantle WA
2019TREE-CYCLED sculpture commission for Southern Forrest sculpture walks Northcliffe WA
W.O.W Weavers of Waste collaborative textile exhibition, CRC Gallery Denmark WA
2018OUT OF THE BLUE Exhibition Bribie Island, Seaside Museum QLD
2017THE HABITS OF HORSES temporary sculpture commission, Mundaring Sculpture Park WA
SCULPTURE AT BATHERS Exhibition, Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle WA
2016BUNBURY SOUTH WEST SURVEY SHOW, Bunbury Regional Art Gallery WA
2015TRAPPED Solo Exhibition, Perth Winter Arts Festival Gallery Central, Northbridge WA
2014COAST Exhibition, Holmes a'Court Gallery, Vasse Felix, Margaret River WA
2013FINGERS & PETALS, The Gallery, Ellenbrook WA
SCULPTURE BY THE SEA Ghostnets Australia collaborative Artwork, Perth WA
2012SCULPTURE BY THE SEA Ghostnets Australia collaborative Artwork, Sydney NSW
2011GHOSTNETS AUSTRALIA Group exhibition, Butter Factory Arts Centre QLD
2010CONTAINED Festival of Perth Solo Exhibition, Gallery Central, Perth WA
REPAIRED LOG commission for Southern Forrest Sculpture Walk, Northcliffe WA
2008 PEEP Glimpses of last 4 decades, from Kerry Stokes Collection, Art Gallery of WA
SILVER Artrage 25yrs Exhibition, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth WA
RESURECT-TIP TEMPLE Installation Exhibition, Vancouver Arts Gallery, Albany WA
2007PEEP Glimpses of Kerry Stokes Collection, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, VIC
2006THIRD EYE FORTH HAND Exhibition, Heathcote Museum and Gallery, Perth WA
2001INTERNATIONAL ART EXCHANGE Exhibition, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University WA
PEEP Solo Exhibition, Fremantle Art Centre WA
2000DOLL Touring Exhibition Adelaide Festival, Art Space, Adelaide SA
1999Public Art Commission MULTI MEDIA INSTALLATION for Clarkson Senior High School WA
1995Public Art Sculptures, Narrogin Park Community Project WA
1993Public Art Sculpture ONCE APON A LAKE Perth Railway Station, WA
Selected Artist Projects
2020Tura Artist residency FLOWING, Fitzroy Crossing district high School, Fitzroy Crossing WA
2019Set, costume & puppet designer ON OUR BEACH Immersive theatre show, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre WA
Artist Mentor - Weavers of Waste resulting in exhibition W.O.W at Brave New Works festival, Denmark WA
2018Artist Mentor for W.O.W. Weavers of Waste, Denmark WA
Props maker, TOM VICKER'S EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURE, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre WA
2017Theatre designer & maker for THE FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE, Brave New Works Festival, Denmark WA
Artist in residence Gascoyne junction primary school AWSOME ARTS, Gascoyne Junction WA
2016Set and costume designer/maker for GREENS POOL THE MUSICAL, Brave New Works Festival, Denmark WA
Set designer for THE LIVING TESTAMENT, Brave New Works Festival, Denmark WA
Marine debris art workshop tutor, Port Hedland WA
2015Co-produced IMMERSION, an event combining arts, science & environmentalists WA
2014Designer for set & costume RHYTHMS OF LIFE multi-media performance, Denmark WA
Awsome Arts festival Creative challenge SHAPING STORIES, Film & Arts residency Collie WA
2012Artist - GHOSTNETS AUSTRALIA, Mapoon, Weipa, Goulburn Is, Gove Yirrkala, Groote Eylandt NT, Cairns QLD
Artist in residence RECYCLE SCULPTURE PROJECT, Albany Grammar School WA
2011Artist in residence SEA GONDWANA AIR Environmental Arts Project in six Southwest Schools WA
Artist environmental based workshops CULTURE LOVE, Hammond Island, Torres Strait
Artist - Textile Workshops for YARNS OF THE HEART CANWA Noongar doll Narrogin Pingelly WA
Artist - GHOSTNETS AUSTRALIA, Groote Is, Mapoon, Aurukun Cape York, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair QLD
2010Artist for GHOSTNETS AUSTRALIA, Saibai Is Torres Straits QLD
Designer of set, costumes & puppets for Visual Theatre BIRTHDAY, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre WA
Artist in residence in collaboration with Sandy MacKendrick for environmental Art Trail Christmas Island
2009Designer for Circus Theatre performance COLLIDESCAPE Christmas Island
2008Artist in Residence - recycle sculpture & sound project & community workshops RESURECT-TIP TEMPLE, Albany WA
Designer for sets, costumes & Community Artist for THE BIG 50 YEAR CELEBRATION, Christmas Island
Designer of Puppets Sets & workshops KAPOW SECRETS FROM A STOREROOM, Youth Theatre SEA Albany WA
2007Designer of sets & costumes for Circus Performance RARE EARTH, Christmas Island
Designer SPLAT Art comes to life, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre performance WA
Designer/community artist for THE BIJ FAIRBRIDGE FESTIVAL, large scale community arts sculpture WA
Set designer and community artist for FESTIVAL OF THE WIND, Esperance WA
Ephemeral Art Collaboration with Mix art collective A TASMANIA PERSPECTIVE AT QUARANUP, Albany WA
2006Artist in residence creating ephemeral sculptures for NORTHCLIFFE SCULPTURE WALK, Northcliffe WA
Artist in residence for BIKE LAB workshops Awesome Childrens Festival, Albany and Esperance WA
Community artist for Put Art Collective ephemeral artworkshops CANE TOAD ARTS PROJECT, Kununurra WA
Puppet designer and maker for RED DOG, Black Swan Theatre Company WA
2005Art in Residence, recycle sculpture making THE POLLUTION PROJECT – Kununurra Library, Kununurra WA
Art tutor for Katanning Environmental art workshops HOT SPOT Albany WA
Arts facilitator, lino print ans Fibre workshops, Warringarri Aboriginal Art Gallery Kununurra WA
Designer and community artist for circus theatre performance HIGH SPIRITS, Christmas Island
Art Tutor for Environmental Art workshops with PIAC students in Denmark and Albany WA
2004Designer for puppetry performance H2O, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Perth International Arts Festival WA
Artist in residence mask workshops, Bulla Camp Primary School, N.T.
Gallery Assistant, Waringarri Aboriginal Art Gallery Kununurra WA
Sculpture Workshop Tutor, Bandyup Women's Prison WA
2003Designer of Set, Costumes for Christmas Island School Circus, Christmas Island
Visual Artist tutoring mental health clients for HOUSE project DADAA, WA
2002Designer collaborating with Lorraine Biggs, Ihos opera performance SCHWA, Hobart, TAS
Designer, set, costumes and puppets for theatre performance HAREBRAIN, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre WA
2001Community Artist, puppet & mask workshops DEADLY FUSION YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL, Kununurra WA
Designer, set, costumes and puppets for theatre performance THE DEEP, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre WA
Solo Exhibitions
2015TRAPPED Gallery Central, Northbridge
2010CONTAINED Festival of Perth, Gallery Central Perth WA
2001PEEP at Fremantle Arts Centre WA
1992Western Australia House, London UK
1991Basel Exchange Exhibition, Switzerland
1990Perth Institute of Contemporary Art WA
Creative Development
2019Critical analysis Master class by Dr Ruth Hadlow, Canberra ACT
2018Objects as metaphor Master class by Dr Clare Dyson, Albany WA
Poetic affect and innovation Master class by Dr Ruth Hadlow, Canberra ACT
2016Ideas Development Master class by Dr Ruth Hadlow, Canberra ACT
2014Articulating Practice Master class with Dr Ruth Hadlow, Melbourne VIC
2010Mid Career Fellowship research and development, Department of Culture & Arts WA
2008New Work Grants from Australia Council & Culture & Arts WA resulting in solo exhibition CONTAINED
2006Quick Response Grant National Puppetry Summit TAS
2003Development in Advanced Digital and Traditional Puppetry C.A.D.S.A Film & Television Institute WA
2001Artist Residency International Art Exchange Triangle Project, Dingo Flats, Walpole WA
2000New Works development grant Dept Arts WA resulting in PEEP Solo exhibition Fremantle Arts Centre WA
1999VLAM International Community Arts Collaboration Cape Town South Africa & Southern Edge Arts WA
BEYOND SOUND Sculpture and Sound Installation in collaboration with musician Peter Keelan, Hanoi Vietnam
1996Canada – performing with Whak at The Edmonton International Street Performers festival
WHAK Visual Arts / Music creative performance touring West Canada a WA Department for the Arts grant
1995East Africa-Harare Zimbabwe residency in textile design
1991Basel Switzerland Artist Exchange Award recipient WA Department for the Arts
Travel / Residencies
2013Taviuni island Fiji - Artist in Residence Tagimoucia Environmental Arts and Music festival
1997International Community Arts Collaboration in Cape Town, Southern Edge Artesia & South African community artists
Vietnam - collaboration with Sound Artist Peter Keelan at Hanoi Conservatory of Music
1996Canada - performing with Whak at The Edmonton International Street Performers festival
1995Harare, Zimbawe residency in textile design
1991Europe, Basel exchange recipient

Art Gallery of Western Australia
Janet Holmes a'Court WA
Curator of Singapore Museum - Singapore
Edith Cowan University, WA
Central Tafe Perth WA,
Kerry Stokes collection, WA
Gomboc Gallery, WA
Artrage, WA
Christoph Merian Foundation, Basel, Switzerland
Paper Collar Gully Collection, WA
Numerous private collections in Australia & Singapore
Selected Publications Kevin Murray 12 March
2016Mara Yunqu, The story of the western Desert Kidney Health project
2015ABC Great Southern WA Artist Turns Trash to Treasure, Katrina Beavan
The Australian June, review by Victoria Laurie
The West Australian May, Steven Bevis
2014Yarns of the Heart Publication CANWA
2010ArtLink Vol 30 no 4 Stirring 2 Kevin Murray
Art Monthly Australia issue 229 May
Australian Art Review West Australian An island of props, Ric Spencer
X-press magazine Contained Objectified, Emma Bergmeier February
Insite Scoop Summer 2009/10 issue 23
Festival 10 Visual Arts Perth International Arts Festival Feb–March
2008Out of the Box Weekend Australian Ted Snell
Peep Glimpses of the last four decades from the Kerry Stokes collection
Art & Australia vol 45 No 4 Peep reveiw by Hannah Mathews
Silver Artrage 25 Marcus Canning Andrew Gaynor
2007Telling Tails WA Artists in schools partnerships DCA, Arts Line autumn
2006Hot Spot contemporary art from the great southern WA
2003Just Imagine, A children's guide to the Art Gallery of Western Australia
2001Smarts Arts Info. Issue 10 June 2001, Judith McGrath 1/9/01
Artist In Residence, John Stringer, Sandpiper Press, Perth 1995
1999Wendy Walker, The Adelaide Advertiser, 22 April
1998Kate Malkovic, Soup Magazine, May
1997Smarts Arts Info issue 10 June, Jenny Wright
1995One Hundred Years, Art Gallery of WA
1990David Bromfield, The West Australian, March
1989Christine Sharkey, The West Australian, February