About | Bio

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Artist and designer Sheree Dornan works from her studios and business she shares with fellow artisan and husband John Dornan based at BLOCK D STUDIOS in Myaree Western Australia. Recently relocated from her PS Art Space studio and retail boutique Love in Tokyo in Fremantle to her new work space to focus more on designing, creating and production. Prior to establishing Love in Tokyo Sheree devoted much time to painting, drawing, exhibiting, contract design work, Architectural illustration work and lecturing in Building Design.
Sheree’s art, textiles and garments are in held private collections throughout Australia, Europe, United States, Asia and India.

Sheree’s work is varied – including

Surface design – applied to textiles for garment designs and interior products

Textile design – creating textile work for exhibitions, installations and garments

Painting- working with a variety of mixed media Acrylic, watercolor, ink and pastels

Garment design – The garments Sheree designs and constructs are mostly one of a kind pieces or are limited edition produced as mini collections regularly throughout the year. Sheree’s work has an heirloom quality with attention to the smallest details and a conscious consideration of minimal waste of materials and producing sustainable garments to be worn and treasured for years. The use of reclaimed items are often involved in either the design or construction process.

in 2013 and 2014 Sheree was invited to have her work published in two books by international design author Bradley Quinn

https://shereedornan.com/books-and-media/

TEXTILE VISIONARIES | http://www.laurenceking.com/us/textile-visionaries-innovation-and-sustainability-in-textile-design/

Laurence King Publishers | London & New York

FASHION FUTURES | http://www.merrellpublishers.com/?9781858945637

Merrell publishers | London & New York

CONDENSED BIO

January 2016 – current
Creative Director and Owner of Block D Studios
Multi discipline art and design studios
2003 – January 2016
Creative Director/Co-owner of Love in Tokyo fashion boutique – Fremantle
Designer of signature label ‘Sheree Dornan’ – designs sold in Europe, Brunei and Australia
Designed and created costume for ‘Dinner’ Black Swan Theatre
2005-2015
Occasional Guest lecturer and presenter at
Curtin University – Fashion
Central Institute of Technology – Fashion and Textile Design
2002-2003
Contract textile and surface designer for national and international designers and textile mills and local designer Empire Rose.
1986 – 2003
Lecturer in Building Design
Central Institute of Technology
Contract Architectural Illustrator and Designer

Exhibitions

1987 Group exhibition Moores Gallery Fremantle
1989 Solo exhibition Roleystone House
1990 Solo exhibition Roleystone heritage building
1993-2000 ongoing exhibition The Artist’s Window Finnerty Street Fremantle
1995Windows Blooms and Vistas’ exhibition Fremantle Arts Centre Cafe Gallery
2003-2017 Participated in various runway events for Fremantle Fashion Collective, Styleaid and Perth Fashion Festival
2007 ‘Great Deckchair Theatre Auction’ Victoria Hall Fremantle
2008 ‘Art in Bloom’ WA Art Gallery Perth
2010Textile’ exhibition Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery Fremantle
2010Atmosphere’ exhibition Victoria Hall Fremantle
2013 ‘On the Surface’ exhibition Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery Fremantle
2014 ‘Fashion[ing] Forms: the craft of making’ exhibition Central Gallery Perth
2015Art Playground’ exhibition PS Art Space Fremantle
2015 Group exhibition PS Art Space Fremantle
2018 City of Joondalup URBAN COUTURE exhibition – Curated by Elle Campbell – by invitation
2018 DARK SWAN Exhibition at PS Contemporary Art Space Pakenham Street Fremantle – Curated by Kelsey Ashe Giambasi – by invitation
2016 – Current – work permanently exhibited at BLOCK D STUDIOS Myaree

 

 

 

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