Melbourne, Victoria



2006 ▫ Diploma of Visual Arts, Major Printmaking, Box Hill Institute of TAFE

2005 ▫ Certificate IV Workplace Assessment and Training, Box Hill Institute of TAFE

2001 ▫ Diploma of Arts, Studio Stitch/Textiles, Box Hill Institute of TAFE

1987 ▫ Graduate Diploma Music Education, Victoria College, Toorak

1983 ▫ Diploma of Teaching (Primary), Victoria College, Toorak

Further Learning

2011 ▫ Fibre Arts@Ballarat – Beyond the Surface, Cas Holmes (England)

2010 ▫ Fibre Arts@ Ballarat- Deconstructed Basketry, Anna King ( Scotland)

2009 ▫ Textile Fibre Forum – Pop Up Books, Carol Barton (USA)

2006 ▫ Textile Fibre Forum – Sculptural Paper- Gail Stiffe (Aus)

2005 ▫Textile Fibre Forum – Book, Box, Basket, Memory- Sandy Webster (USA)

2004 ▫ Textile Fibre Forum – 3D Shibori – Patricia Black (Aus/Italy)

2003 ▫ Textile Fibre Forum – Drawing the Female Form – Barbara Jackson (Aus)

2002 ▫ Textile Fibre Forum – Creating Shining surfaces on fabric – Prof. Victoria Rivers (U.S.)

▫ Textile Fibre Forum – Creating stitched art books- Adele Outtridge ( Aus)

2001 ▫ Textile Fibre Forum – Machine embroidering the Face: Cheryl Bridgart (Aus)

2000 ▫ Shibori Dyeing – Marina Holland

▫ Textile Fibre Forum – Shibori Dyeing: Grethe Wellejus (Denmark)

1999 ▫ Textile Fibre Forum – Creating new surfaces: Yvonne Chapman (Aus)

1998 ▫ Textile Fibre Forum – Felt Making: Sally Harper (U.K.)

1997 ▫ Textile Fibre Forum – Machine Embroidery / Fabric creation: Glenys Mann (Aus)

1996 ▫ Colour and Design workshop with Sharon Muir

Solo Exhibitions

2015   Fragments of a Journey, Meeniyan Art Gallery, Meeniyan

2014   Not All Who Wander Are Lost, Quadrant Gallery, Hawthorn

2010   Long Socks: Red Gallery, Nth Fitzroy

2007   In My Father’s Shoes: Charles Smith Gallery, Fitzroy

2005   Mapping Memories: Lumina Gallery, Malvern

Selected Group Exhibitions


Small Works, BSG, Fitzroy 


▫ 5 Frames, Couta Boat Club, Sorrento

▫ Summer, Quadrant Gallery, Hawthorn

▫ 8th Annual Artist Book Exhibition, Artisan Books, Fitzroy


▫ The Sketchbook Project

▫ Beautiful Soup, print exhibition, St Heliers, Abbbotsford Convent


9 x 5, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong

Bound and Bagged, online exhibition, Australian Book Arts Jounal

Over Under, intertwined 9 , Opendrawer, Camberwell

Girls Bust Out, Canterbury Girls S C

Opus,Artist Book exhibition, Artisan Books, Fitzroy

Matchbox  Zine online exhibition, Australian Book Arts Journal


▫ Expressions Wool Quilt Award, Geelong Wool Museum( group entry)

▫ Atlas, Artist Book exhibition, Artisan Books , Fitzroy

▫  One Step Further, Art Quilt Exhibition (group entry)


▫ Small Works, bsg, Fitzroy


▫ She Who Explores, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong

▫ Into The Fold, Artists Books exhibition, Artisan Books Fitzroy


▫ Off the Wall, Art Melbourne 07 Melbourne Exhibition Building

▫ Fiber Cartography: Mapping Imagination and Experience; Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery, Brookfield Craft Center, Connecticut USA. Curator; Liz Good.


▫ ‘Shoot The breeze’ Graduate Exhibition Box Hill TAFE Visual Arts Diploma, CUSP gallery Northcote

▫ Expressions Wool Quilt Award 2006 , Geelong Wool Museum

▫ Hurrah! Exhibition, Steps Gallery, Carlton

▫ Linden Postcard Exhibition, Linden Gallery, St. Kilda

▫ Crossroads –Inter-twined 9 exhibition, Steps Gallery, Carlton.


▫ Expressions 2004 Wool Quilt Award Geelong Wool Museum

▫ Embroiderers Guild “Tiny Tarts and Petite Fours” Exhibition


▫ Linden Postcard Exhibition, Linden Gallery St. Kilda

▫ ‘A4 Max’ – Inter-twined 9 Exhibition at Charles Smith Gallery, Fitzroy

▫ Miniature Textile National – Beechworth


▫ Friends of the Zoos Exhibition

▫ Expressions 2002 Wool Quilt Award – Geelong Wool Museum

▫ Embroiderers Guild “From Hands and Heart”

▫ Friends for Craft – Steps Gallery Carlton

▫ Textile Fibre Forum, Geelong – “Divisions and Boundaries” – Inter-twined 9


▫ Embroiderers Guild – “Threads of Imagination”

▫ 4cats Gallery Abbotsford – Carnival; Graduate Exhibition

Sally has exhibited in group exhibitions in Australia and overseas since 1997


Charles Sturt University, NSW

Roberts McCubbin P.S.

Trinity Grammar Chapel

Emmaus College Burwood

Box Hill Institute TAFE

Private collections both nationally and internationally


Embellish, (issue 20,December 2014), An Interview with Sally Darlison,pg 3-5.

Threads.In-fusion 5, E-mag ( issue 5, July 2014), Journeys

Australian Book Arts Journal (p 54-57 issue 5,June 2011)

TEXTILE Fibre forum Magazine, (p. 24,25 Issue 4 no. 100), 2010

The Map as Art, Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography, ed. Katherine Harmon, Princeton Architectural Press, NY,2009,p.77

 TEXTILE Fibre Forum, issue 1, no. 89, 2008 Boundless books”, pg 48

TEXTILE Fibre forum Magazine (issue 3 no. 83) 2006

Fiberarts Summer 2006.

TEXTILE Fibre forum Magazine (issue 4, no 64) 2001



Sally is a Primary Art teacher, she has taught at Box Hill Institute in the Textile Art Diploma and lectured at Latrobe University in The Arts in the Primary Education Graduate Diploma.

She also teaches workshops in collage, book binding and surface design for paper and fabric.