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
Creative Development
2018"Objects as metaphor" by Dr Clare Dyson, Albany WA
Master class in "Poetic affect and innovation", Canberra ACT
2016Ideas Development master class, Canberra ACT
2014Articulating Practice master class, Melbourne VIC
2010Mid Career Fellowship research and development Department of Culture & Arts WA
2008New Work Grant Australia Council
New Work Grant Department of Culture & Arts WA
2006Quick Response Grant National Puppetry Summit TAS
2003Development in Advanced Digital and Traditional Puppetry C.A.D.S.A Film & Television Institute WA
2000New Works development grant Department 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
1996WHAK Visual Arts/Music creative development Canada Tour WA Department for the Arts
1991Artist Exchange Award Department Arts WA Basel, Switzerland
Selected Exhibitions and Commissions
2018OUT OF THE BLUE, Bribie Island Seaside Museum QLD
2017THE HABITS OF HORSES, Mundaring Sculpture Park WA
SCULPTURE AT BATHERS, Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle WA
2016BUNBURY SOUTH WEST SURVEY SHOW, Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
2015TRAPPED Gallery Central, Northbridge
2014COAST Holmes a'Court Gallery Vasse Felix Margaret River WA
2013FINGERS & PETALS The Gallery Ellen brook 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 artwork for Southern Forrest Sculpture Walk, Northcliff WA
2008PEEP Glimpses of last 4 decades, from Kerry Stokes Collection Art Gallery of WA
SILVER Artrage 25yrs, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art Perth WA
RESURECT-TIP TEMPLE Installation, Vancouver Arts Gallery Albany WA
2007PEEP Glimpses of last 4 decades, from Kerry Stokes Collection, Tarrawarra Museum of Art VIC
2006THIRD EYE FORTH HAND Exhibition, Heathcote Museum and Gallery Perth WA
2003Tile Wall Art Commission, in collaboration with Kate Campbell Pope, Karri Lodge Residents Home WA
2001INTERNATIONAL ART EXCHANGE 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 Sculptures, Perth Railway Station - WA Government
Selected Art Projects
2018Arts worker AWSOME ARTS , Gascoyne Junction WA
Props maker, TOM VICKERS EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURE, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre WA
2016Marine debris art workshop tutor, Port Hedland WA
Set and costume designer/maker GREENS POOL THE MUSICAL, Denmark WA
Set designer THE LIVING TESTAMENT, Denmark WA
2015Co produced IMMERSION an event combining arts, science & environmentalists in WA
2014Set and costume design RHYTHMS OF LIFE Multi media performance Denmark WA
Awsome Arts festival Creative challenge SHAPING STORIES, Film & Arts residency Collie WA
2013Artist in Residence TAGIMOUCIA ENVIRONMENTAL ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL Taviuni island Fiji
2012Community Artist for GHOSTNETS AUSTRALIA Mapoon,Weipa, Goulburn Is, Gove, Groote Eylandt NT
Community Artist for GHOSTNETS AUSTRALIA Cairns Indigenous Art Fair QLD
Artist in residence Recylce Sculpture Project ALBANY GRAMMER SCHOOL WA
2011Artist in residence GONDWANA SOUTHERN EDGE ARTS environmental arts Project in six Southwest Schools WA
Artist for CANWA Noongar Doll Workshops for YARNS OF THE HEART Narrogin Pingelly WA
Artist for GHOSTNETS AUSTRALIA Groote Is, Mapoon, Aurukun Cape York QLD
Artist for GHOSTNETS AUSTRALIA Cairns Indigenous Art Fair QLD
Artist for CULTURE LOVE workshops with children from Hammond Island Torres Strait
2010Artist for GHOSTNETS AUSTRALIA Saibai Is Torres Straits QLD
Designer for Visual Theatre BIRTHDAY Spare Parts Puppet Theatre Perth WA
Artist in residence in collaboration with Sandy MacKendrick for environmental Art Trail Christmas Island
20092009 Designer 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, Mix visiting artists Project : A TASMANIA PERSPECTIVE AT QUARANUP, Albany WA
2006Ephemeral Artist residency NORTHCLIFF SCULPTURE WALK, Northcliff WA
Visual Artist for BIKE LAB Awesome Childrens Festival, Albany and Esperance WA
Ephemeral Art workshops Kununurra Put Art Collective CANE TOAD ARTS PROJECT, Kununurra WA
Puppet designer and maker for RED DOG, Black Swan Theatre Company WA
2005Art Residency THE POLLUTION PROJECT - Arts WA funded Kununurra WA
Art tutor for Katanning Environmental art workshops part of the 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
2004Visual Designer for Perth International Arts Festival show H2O, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre WA
Mask Workshop Tutor, Bulla Aboriginal Community Primary School, N.T.
Gallery Assistant, Waringarri Aboriginal Art Gallery Kununurra WA
Sculpture Workshop Tutor, Bandyup Women's Prison WA
2003Visual Designer, Set, Costumes for Christmas Island School Circus, Christmas Island
Visual Artist tutoring mental health clients for HOUSE project DADAA, WA
2002Visual Designer collaborating with Lorraine Biggs, IHOS OPERA PERFORMANCE, SCHWA, Hobart, TAS
Visual Designer, Set, Costumes and Puppets for HAREBRAIN, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre WA
2001Community Artist, large scale Puppet & Mask Workshops DEADLY FUSION YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL, Kununurra WA
Visual Designer, Set, Costumes and Puppets for 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
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
Kerry Stokes collection, WA
Gomboc Gallery, WA
Christoph Merian Foundation, Basel, Switzerland
Paper Collar Gully Collection, WA
Numerous private collections throughout Australia
Selected Publications
2015The 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 issue 22 Feb-April
Insite Scoop Summer 2009/10 issue 23
Festival 10 Visual Arts Perth International Arts Festival Feb–March
2008Peep Glimpses of the last four decades from the Kerry Stokes collection
Art & Australia vol 45 No 4 Peep reveiw by 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
1997Arts Info issue 10 June
1990David Bromfield, The West Australian, March
1989Christine Sharkey, The West Australian, February