This blogsite was started at the end on November, 2009.

I love my blogging world. I have made oodles of new 'friends' all over the world. The beauty of connecting in this way is that like minded people are attracted to each other - such a wonderful myriad of visual delights pop onto my screen as I sit in my pyjamas and enjoy my morning coffee or two.

OK, so it may not be the same as going to a gallery and seeing the work first hand, but the advantages are many -
-writing the dialogue yourself, so that your personality comes through,
-adding links to other artists, events, websites, etc,
-changing and updating at any time,
-getting feedback via comments from people all over the world,
-advertising events you are involved with,
-listing works for sale,
-and it's FREE !!

Noela Mills
Curriculum Vitae
DOB 1949
B Ed., 1982, Melborne Uni.,
Dip. Teaching, 1969, Melbourne Teacher's College,
Dip. Art & Design ,1977, Bendigo CAE
Noela lives in Maleny, Queensland, Australia.

2013- Finalist in SCAP, Caloundra, ‘Releasing the Spirit’, Rosebed St Gallery, Eudlo, Fibre section winner -‘The Essential Character of Qld.’, Flying Arts Travelling Exhibition, Qld., selected for 2014 Flying Arts ‘Living Change’ exhibition,
2012 – ‘Culture 2 Culture’, Rosebed St Gallery, Eudlo, ‘Bojagi’ International invitation exhibition, Seoul, Korea, ‘Small Works’, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne, 3 x Maleny COMA exhibitions.
2011 – ‘Suspended’, Hand Held Gallery, Melbourne, ‘Small Gestures’, Main Street Gallery, Montville, ‘The Language of Art 2 ’, at the Jewellery and Art Gallery @ Carringtons, Noosa, International Collage Exchange, New Plymouth, NZ, 2011, Featured artists, Studio4Gallery, Marcoola, Qld., 3 x Maleny COMA exhibitions.
1995 - 2010
Solo exhibitions include Maleny Arts Retreat, ”Simple Gestures” Maleny, “The Art of Sumi-e” Montville, “Not Just a Pretty Line” Maleny, “The Sound of Line, The Taste of Texture” Noosa Regional Gallery.
‘2 man’ exhibitions include ‘2 in 1’ Chinchilla, Brisbane, Wangaratta, Caloundra, Darwin, ‘Wabi Sabi’, Maleny Artworks.
Group Exhibitions include Main Street Gallery, Montville, The Studio4Gallery, Marcoola,  ‘The Language of Art’, at the Jewellery and Art Gallery @ Carringtons, Noosa, 2010, International Collage Exchange, New Plymouth, NZ, 2010, ‘Sculpture on the Edge, Montville, 2010, ALaW blogsite posts, 2010, ‘Art in all it’s Excellence, Grafton Artsfest, 2010, ‘Hands’, Tatebayashi, Japan, ‘Water from the Moon’, Brisbane City Library,2009,  Noosa RG Travelling Scholarship X 2., various NRG and Maleny Artworks  exhibitions,  St George Art Awards Maleny, Caloundra Art & Craft Awards, ’Up Over, Down Under’  touring ATASDA exhibitions, Narrabri Cotton Fibre Expo., ‘Contexture’ and ‘Connections’ Darwin, ‘The Colour of Night’ and ‘Insects’ Fairfield City Gallery, ‘Exposure’ Tamworth,  ‘Miniature Textiles National’ Beechworth, Fusions Gallery Brisbane, ‘Momento’ Awards Brisbane.

Tutoring includes McGregor Summer & Winter Schools, Grafton “Artsfests”, “Textile Fibre Forums”, ATASDA, Folk Festivals, community & school groups in Australia, Japan and China, and many other regional workshops throughout Australia.

Graphic Design/photographic projects and commissions include business cards, magazine layouts, brochures, posters, weddings, A3 map of the businesses in the town of Maleny, large ‘pojagi’ screen for new Maleny home.

Art and Design Secondary School teacher [1970 – 1995], Victorian and Queensland schools.

Artist in Residence, Mulgara Gallery Uluru NT 1998, 1999, 2000, various secondary and primary schools.

Awards include Flying Arts Fibre Award, 2012, several St George Maleny Art Awards, overall winner St George Maleny Art Award, Flying Arts Exhibition winner, Caloundra Art & Crafts Festival awards, state winner National Billy Can Competition, finalist in “Momento” awards, and various Victorian regional art awards.  

2012 –SCC grant to install ‘Sailing Inland’ as part of art4place ‘Creative Spaces’ project,
2012 –SCC minor grant to fund curating of ‘Culture 2 Culture’ Collaborative exhibition,
2010- RADF grant from Caloundra City Council to attend Dorothy Caldwell’s masterclass –“ Markmaking”,
2009- Australia-Japan Foundation grant to teach/present/exhibit in Japan,
2007- RADF grant from Caloundra City Council to establish major travelling exhibition,
1996- 'Cultural Grant' from Caloundra City Council to attend as 'AIR', Ayers Rock Resort.                       

Publications- six major articles in “Textile Fibre Forums”, “Craft Arts”, photos in “Textile Fibre Forum”, “Craft Arts”, “Pottery in Australia”, “Colophon” calligraphy journal, “Get Creative” magazine and regular articles in regional and local newspapers.
Represented in private, corporate and government collections in Australia and overseas, including State Library, Qld, and Monash University, Victoria; and by ‘Art on Cairncross’, Maleny, ‘Main Street’ Gallery, Montville, Studio4Gallery’, Marcoola, and various regional galleries.

I love working with abstract ideas and images based on landscape, ancient culture, and elements of design, especially line and texture. I try to translate the 'essence' of the inspiration onto canvas, into jewellery or into a’ book’ form. My working materials are often discarded objects which have their own history and contribute energy to the art work. They are simple, honest and noble elements which reflect the ‘wabi sabi’ philosophy of Zen Buddhism. The work evolves further as viewers add their own interpretations to the pieces, forging links between myself, the objects, viewers, and the eternal creative energy source.

Noela Mills, December, 2013