Cathy Moon Shibori
Shibori Catherine Moon Shibori
Cathy Moon Cathy Moon-Artist Profile

Shibori is a Japanese word that means to twist, turn or press. Shibori techniques are used as a starting point for my work as I am endlessly amazed by the infinite amount of design possibilities they provide for the textile artist. Like the environment, shibori is ever evolving offering an exciting array of design options.

I am an Australian and originally studied textile and design teaching at Newcastle CAE. My love of fabric design enticed me to enrol in a Fabric Printing and Design Course at New England TAFE in Armidale NSW. I became fascinated by the shibori process. After attending workshops by well-known shibori artists, Marg Barnett, Patricia Black, Phil Hali, Anna Lisa Hedstrom, Jean Cacicedo and the founder and director of the World Shibori Network, Yoshiko Wada, I emerged ready to develop my own shibori designs.

I produce one of a kind art clothing and art pieces influenced by the huge variety of rich and intense colours that are so much a part of the Australian landscape. I endeavour to reflect the combination of these colours, together with my interpretation of shibori techniques, within my work.

I mostly work with natural fibres, particularly silk and cotton.I enjoy experimenting with all shibori but particularly the stitching techniques including Kumo, Mokume and Karamatsu.


1983 Diploma Textile Teaching, Newcastle CAE, Australia

1992 Fabric Printing and Design Certificate, New England TAFE, Australia

1992 Bachelor Art, University of New England, Australia 1995

1995 Bachelor Education, University New England, Australia


2019 Women’s Work Exhibition, Royal Queensland Art Society, Brisbane, QLD

2018 Small Works Exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne. VIC

2017 Partners in Textile, The Nature of Shibori, Cooroy Butter Factory, Cooroy, Qld

2016 As The Crow Flies, June Marriott Gallery, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs, NT

2015 Directors Choice Exhibition, Gallery 159, The Gap, Brisbane, Qld

2015 Wabi Sabi:The Beauty of Impermanence, Redlands Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

2014 Synergy, Shibori DownUnder, Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT

2013 Absolutely Fabulous, Roma on Bungil Gallery, Roma, Qld

2013 Other Worlds, Everglades Gallery, Leura, NSW

2012 Wrapped in Shibori, Barometer Gallery, Paddington, Sydney NSW

2010 Scarf. Aus./NZ Members Exhibition, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane
and New Zealand

2008 Australia Naturally, Paris American Academy, for 7th ISS, Paris

2006 Textile Biennial, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

2005 29th Alice Craft Acquisition Exhibition, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs

2005 Fantastic Textiles, Matthew Flinders Gallery, Bribie Island, Brisbane

2004 Shibori 2004: A Celebration of Contemporary Works by National and
International Shibori Artists, Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne

2004 Shibori, Can you Resist? June Marriott Gallery, Alice Springs


2005-2008 Member of Board of Directors for TAFTA (The Australian Forum for Textile Arts)

Current Member of the following associations

WSN Australia and New Zealand- online member newsletter editor

WSN- World Shibori Network

WSNA/NZ- World Shibori Network, The Australian and New Zealand Branch


2005 Most Beautiful Silk Scarf- The Scarf Festival, Melbourne

Represented in the following publications:


Textile Fibre Forum, Issue 3, No 103, 2011

Embellish, Volume 2, Issue 11, September, 2012

Textiles Down Under, Issue 28, 2017


Textiles, The Art of Mankind, Mary Schoeser, 2012, page 404

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