Professional Experience

Sonja Hindrum

Professional Experience

2011            Currently an AIR 2011 (AIR 2011 is an artist in residence program      developed and   managed by arts@work in partnership with the Australian Council for the Arts.)
2011            silk road" 7mx 80cm weight 232grms silk and merino felt selected for Material Girl  Exhibition at the Burnie Coastal Art Gallery (Tasmanian Regional Arts & Women Tas)
2010            Managed “Pleiades” a community artwork that has almost 2000 contributions so far (Cream felt spheres). This work to date has been funded by Regional Arts Tasmania, and corporate funding that was sought by the Junction Arts festival management team.
2010            Successfully won a fixed price tender to create Regional Arts Australia Volunteer awards.
2010            Artist for Streets Alive Arts Festival. Working with students to create art pieces and participate on an arts trail.
2010            Rain Sonnet exhibited as part of the Regional Arts Australia Junction Arts festival.
2003 – 2010            Assist Cameron Hindrum on the organising of the Tasmanian Poetry festival.
2010            Artist For a Day at the Devonport Regional Art Gallery also held a school holiday workshop at the gallery. “Funky flowers” (creating fabric flowers from recycled materials.)
2010            Conducted many felting workshops
2009-2005            Teacher in Fashion Design & Illustration Launceston College of TAFE
2009-2008            Workshop Facilitator Adult Ed – lamp work. Colour Theory and the elements and principles of Design.
2007            Fruits Harajuku workshops at Grammar and Don College.
2006            Train the trainer, Colour Theory (TAFE)
2006            Workshop Facilitator: felt hats. For James Newton and Kim Shneiders.    Studio QVMAG
2005            Stylist (fashion) for Hair, and Fashion show Dark Desires Staged by Convict Cutters and Goldwell
2005            Workshop Facilitator: Harajuka - Queen Victoria Museum
2005            Workshop Facilitator: Textiles - Women Moving Arts


March 2010            Aloe (neck piece of hand made green glass droplets that encased cubic zirconium) exhibited as part of Tasmanian Regional Arts -Material Girl “Succulence”
August 2010            Pleiades exhibited as part of the Regional Arts Australia Junction Arts festival/Conference.
August 2010            Rain Sonnet (wearable art work) exhibited as part of the Streets Alive Art Festival.
August 2010            The final art works created as the Regional Arts Australia Volunteer Awards were presented by Michael Bryce during the Junction Conference dinner.
August 2010            Part of the Titania range displayed at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston as part of the Junction Arts Festival/Conference.
March 2009            Same Sun (neck piece of stainless steel and glass) exhibited as part of Tasmanian Regional Arts - Material Girl “Global Woman”
Nov. 2007            Titania Range (six silk and merino garments)in the "Hall of Fame" section of Fashion Fantasia
July 2007            “Shadows of a Materialistic Woman” one of 20 artists at Arts Alive “In The Shadows”
May 2007            Titania Range incl. in Design Island: New Horizons. Co-ordinated by Arts Tasmania for emerging contemporary designers.
April 2007            Have Wings Will Travel touring with Material Girl
April 2007            Future - Shadows on the Water, fringe exhibition held simultaneously with Ten Days on the Island
March 2007            Guest artist at Bothwell International Spin in.
Feb 2007            Have Wings Will Travel Part 2 Linden post card exhibition.
Jan 2007            Have Wings Will Travel included in exhibition for Text-Isle 2007.
April 2006            Invited to exhibit with Spinners, Weavers and Dyers Guild of Tasmania at The Design Centre Launceston; pieces exhibited were Titania, Have Wings Will Travel and Rastafarian Dreaming
Oct. 2005            ‘First of the Month’ Artist/Designer, Design Centre of Tasmania, Launceston
July 2005            Range of nine wearable art garments Dark Desires, Princess Theatre, Launceston
June 2005            Work commissioned by Women Moving Arts Academy Gallery, Launceston
Dec. 2004            The Felt Room, Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre.  Invited to exhibit with Grietje van Randen, Andrea Collisson and Karel Fontaine
May 2004            Textile Adventures: an exhibition by members of the Hand weavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild: At TMAG, Hobart. Exhibited felted sea-urchins and felt hats.


·      Sonja Hindrum studied at RMIT in Melbourne with a degree in Fashion Design majoring in fashion history, textile science and fashion illustration.
·      Some of her small textile sculptures exhibited in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. She was invited to participate in the Rococo Revolution, Melbourne, as a designer and artist and exhibited pieces in the Women’s Gallery, Carlton.
·      Her fashion work has appeared in Vogue Australia, Australian Fashion Week, Australian Gown of the Year (for which the works toured Australasia), the DuPont Awards and has graced the catwalks of numerous other fashion events.
·      As a costume designer Sonja has worked for Tas Dance and choreographer Natalie Weir. She designed and created costumes for the production of Treasured Island for Ten Days on the Island then again with Weir and designer Greg Clarke, on the production Fair Game, also performed at Ten Days on the Island. Sonja also designed costumes for Ripple Effect, which featured works by Graeme Murphy and toured regional Victoria. In addition, she designed and created costumes for choreographer Neil Adams’ piece ‘The Darkling’ in this production, which celebrated 21 years of excellence in contemporary dance.
·      Her other costume design work has been with Director Jeff Hockley on productions of The Mikado and Into the Woods and Michelle Cripps on the production of Fiddler on the Roof.
·      Reviews of Sonja's work have appeared in the journals Textile Fibre Forum (Qld) and Echoes (UK), the journal of the International Felt makers Association.
·      Sonja was a Guest Artist at the Bothwell Highland Spin-In, and contribute work to Design Island: New Horizons, a highly competitive exhibition and forum organised by Arts Tasmania to showcase the work of Tasmania’s emerging contemporary designers across a range of media. She has contributed work to a variety of local exhibitions including Shadows on the Water. She was invited to show her wearable art at the 2007 Fashion Fantasia.