Statement of Practice

I am a Brisbane-based installation artist of 25 years’ experience. My artwork deals with memory and multiples. I have completed several public commissions around Brisbane exploring local history, and helping both small and large communities create a strong sense place. More recently I have been exploring history and memory through Eco Dyeing, textiles and stitch.


1990-1993 Bachelor of Arts Honours – Sculpture, QUT, Brisbane.


2021   Trees that Were, Richard Randall Studio, Mt Coot-tha, Queensland.

2020   Canopy: Urbanisation, Richard Randall Studio, Mt Coot-tha, Queensland.

2019   Canopy, Richard Randall Studio, Mt Coot-tha, Queensland.

2013   The Space Between, Ryan Renshaw Windowbox, Brisbane, Queensland.

2010   Enshrining the Vestiges: Speaking Stones,  Blackall Memorial Park, Blackall, Queensland.

2009   Enshrining the Vestiges: Speaking Stones, The Shrine of Memories, Brisbane.

2009   Enshrining the Vestiges: The House is Silent, The Substation, Melbourne.

2007   Voices behind Glass, Bundaberg Arts Centre, Bundaberg.

2007   Into the Forest, Umbrella Studio, Townsville.

2007   Wandering the Hall of Memories, Heartland Festival, Blackall, Queensland.

2007   Voices behind Glass, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne.

2006   They Were, the Window, Qld Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane.

2005   Voices Behind Glass, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.

2005   Well? Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane.

2003   Reliquary/Relinquish, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane.

2002   They Were, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane.

2001   Autumn, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane.

2001   Records Department, Linden St. Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne.

1999   Archive, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane.

1998   Museum of the Mundane, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane.

1997   Keeping Tally, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane.

1997   Record Room, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane.

1996   In Storage, Micro Gallery, Metro Arts, Brisbane.

1995   In Remembrance, Development Space, Metro Arts, Brisbane.

1994   Home Filing System, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane.


2022   Earth & Air, Richard Randall Studio, Mt Coot-tha, Queensland.

2018   Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside, City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane.

2013   Project 22, Textile & Art Academy, Brisbane.

2012   Word Conterminous, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane.

2008   Sculpture by the Sea, Tamarama Beach, Sydney.

2007   Posted, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne.

2007   Water, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne.

2006   Swell Sculpture Festival, Currumbin Beach, Currumbin.

2002   Finalist, Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award 2002, Melbourne.


2018-20         Lead Artist assorted Natural Dyeing Workshops, Brisbane City Council, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, Queennsland.

2018 – 19       Curator, Queensland Spinners Weavers & Fibre Artists, Brisbane, Qld.

2018               Speaker at Home Economics Institute of Aust (Q) Conference.

2017               5 travelling Eco Dyeing Workshops in association with Red Ridge and Central West Aboriginal Corporation

2017               Recipient of RADF Grant to be Lead Artist for Outback Stars Project.

2016               Recipient of RADF Grant to run Eco Dyeing Workshop in Blackall, Qld.

2015 – 16       Visting Artist, Corinda State High School, Years 10 &11.

2015 & 13      Curator, Fibre Fest Biennial Exhibition for Qld Spinners Weavers & Fibre Artists, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha.

2013 –             2 Day Eco Dyeing Workshops.

2013               Co-Ordinating Artist, Eco Dyeing Activity, Nursery Rd State Special School.

2012-13         Co-Ordinating Artist, School Holidays Craft Time, Brisbane Square Library.

2012               Piece by Piece,  Public Artwork, Qld Multicultural Centre, Brisbane.

2011               Calamvale District Park Playground Path, Brisbane City Council.

2011               Guest Artist, Symposium of Public Art in the Non-Urban Contexts.

2010-11         Storyline, South Bank, South Bank Corporation.

2010-11         Time & Tide, 5 Past 5, River Bend Green, South Bank Corporation.

2010               86 Burnett Lane –  Burnett Lane, Brisbane City Council, Vibrant Laneways.

2009               co-designer Blackall Memorial Park Refurbishment, Blackall, Qld.

2008               Workshop Artist, Andy Warhol Summer Festival, GOMA.

2006 & 2007 Guest Artist, Clayfield College Year 11 Art Retreat.

2002               Communal Tracks – Urban Traces , Kelvin Grove Urban Village.


2017   “Eco Dyeing Workshops with Natalie Billing”, Barcoo Independent, 10/11/17 , p4.

2017   “Stars Installation under way” Barcoo Independent, 28/04/17, p5.

2017   “Call for Star makers to step forward” Barcoo Independent, 10/01/17, p5.

2011   “Artists converge on Blackall”, Barcoo Independent, 26/08/11.

2009   “Engraved Pebbles help set war veterans’ memories in stone”, Anna Caldwell, Courier Mail, 22/09/09.

2009   “Shrine of Memories to Veterans”, Northside Chronicle, 23/09/09.

2009   “Artist brings veterans’ memories to life in exhibition first”, Barcoo Independent, 2/10/09.

2006   “Once They Were all just like us”, City News # 133, 13/04/06, p 3.

2006   “Ordinary People” Trent Dalton, Courier Mail Q Weekend, Jan 28 – 29, 2006.

2005   Memento Mori: The Art of Natalie Billing, Ehmann, F. Middleton M.J, Brisbane.

2005   Voices Behind Glass Catalogue, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.

2000   Broadsheet, Speed of Life, review of Records Department by Mark Gomes.

1999   Soapbox: Installation Practices & Artists, IMA, Brisbane, 1999.

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