This is the online portfolio and blog of Tal Fitzpatrick, a textile artist, craftivist and community development worker, who is currently completing a PhD with theCentre for Cultural Partnerships at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Melbourne University.

Currently Tal is involved in several socially engaged community art/craft projects as part of her PhD research. Including projects with Emerald Community House and Igniting Change Inc. She is also the conference coordinator of the IV New Materialisms conference happening at VCA in September 2015. Previously to this Tal worked in Brisbane as a project coordinator in the Education, Research and Policy department of Volunteering Queensland (2011-2014). Leading projects such as the Queensland Resilient Australia Award winning Natural Disaster Resilience Leadership Project, the inaugural National Student Volunteer Week and the International Student Volunteer Initiative. Tal has also worked as the coordinator of Crossing Divides Inc. (2010-2011) a Gold Coast based non-profit organisation than runs arts and music programs for young people living with disability or disadvantage, where she also volunteered as a board member.

Tal was born in Israel in 1988 and moved to the Gold Coast, Australia in 1996 where she went on to graduate from Griffith University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts with 1st class Honors majoring in Contemporary Arts and Studies in Arts and Creative Industries. She practices across many mediums including drawing, painting, paper-cutting, video art, installation art and silkscreen printing. However, her primary medium is textile art, specifically Cloth-Art – a medium developed by her grandmother artist Dawn Fitzpatrick which involves combining the techniques of appliqué quilt making, drawing and painting in order to create figurative cloth wall-hangings.

For more information on Tal’s latest projects please visit: www.praxialpractice.wordpress.com

To contact Tal please email: tal.fitzpatrick@gmail.com



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