Jill Booth CV

Jill Booth CV (Curriculum Vitae)


Bachelor of Art (Teaching) Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

Diploma of Visual Art (Textiles), Edith Cowan University, WA

Many short hobby-type courses, workshops and Tourism seminars, UWA, TAFE, self-directed studies.

Work experience

2016: Co-curated 'Gondwana's Garden' exhibition at Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns. New series of silk scarves - abstract 'Patterns in Nature'. Teaching. Built new website, www.spiritofoz.com 

2015: Barrier Reef range of silk scarves. Teaching.

2013, 2014: New range of silk scarves (Tropical Flowers). Printmaking studies. Curated 'Asian Influence' exhibition with Ross Bannister at Canopy Gallery, Cairns. Windows project at Reef Marina, Port Douglas. Teaching.

2011 and 2012: Port Douglas Artists shared studio/gallery. Developed designs for digitally printed silk scarves, launched February 2012. Paintings at JCU, Cairns.

2009 and 2010: Directed and coordinated Go Troppo Arts Festival, Port Douglas.

2007 – 2008: Built own art related website www.art-in-tropical-australia.com and www.go-troppo-arts-festival.com. Paintings on canvas and paper, hand painted and printed fabric lengths.

2008: With Louise Collier developed Go Troppo Arts Festival concept and managed this highly successful event. Own artwork.

2007: Organised development of “ Low Isles – a fragile sanctuary” exhibition, involving twelve artists. Function for 300 people held at sugar wharf in Port Douglas. Continued own artwork.

2004 – 2008: Own art practice – painting and textiles.

2007: Developed Artquest Port Douglas – tour business visiting artists’ studios in the Port Douglas region.

2004 – 2008: Helped to establish Arthouse Port Douglas Inc and coordinated art classes for that group. Adult art teaching.

1990 – 2005: Established, owned and managed Port Douglas Galleries of Fine Art. Organised numerous exhibitions, competitions and auctions at our galleries and at other venues. Own arts practice.

1995 – 2005: VIP GIFTS – a gift custom design service for the corporate market.

1985 – 1990: Study, travel, painting, silk scarves, sold at markets.

1975 – 1985:  Owned and operated tourist park at Kalbarri in WA. Own studio art practice- painting, ceramics, jewellery . Intrinsic Art & Design – hand printed gifts and souvenirs.

Pre 1975: Study, teaching, research, travel, family. Making silver jewellery from home studio.


Numerous group exhibitions over the years in Perth, Albany, Port Hedland, Indonesia, Cairns, Port Douglas.

1997 :  Solo exhibition at Mowbray Gallery, Port Douglas.


Albany Town Council
Edith Cowan University
Mossman Hospital
Private homes.

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