Recent Solo Exhibitions in Australia

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A Tale of Two Lands

Narek Galleries, Tanja, NSW 2010

Lead Down Under in the Two Materials exhibition

Craft ACT 2006

The Last and Lost Quilt Show

Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT

Exhibition Reviews

Exhibitions Reviews will be added soon.

Solo Exhibitions

Watercolours, Percy House Gallery, Cockermouth, Cumbria, UK 2005 2004–5.
Tramping Like Mad, Theatre By The Lake, Keswick, Cumbria, UK 2004.
Nancy Tingey, The Art House, Brigham, Cumbria, UK 2004.
Summit and Sunset, Painted Penguin Gallery, Caldbeck, Cumbria, UK 2003.
Tinos watercolours, The Ombersley Gallery, Worcestershire, UK 2002.
Works on Paper, Beaux Arts Gallery, Ludlow, UK 2000.
From Coast to Coast, Jardine Street Gallery, Kingston, Canberra 1995.      


The Painted Desert, Tilley Divine’s, Lyneham, Canberra 1995.
The Piece Process, Fibre Design Gallery, Goulburn 1994.
Discipline and Freedom, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, UK 1986.
Stained glass and related drawings by Nancy Howarth, Grizedale Theatre in the Forest, The Lake District, UK 1971
Paintings by Nancy Howarth, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, UK 1971.


Stained Glass, Drawings and Watercolours, Great House Gallery, Rivington, Bolton, UK 1971.

Paintings by Nancy Howarth, Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington, UK 1971.

Stained Glass, Paintings and Drawings, Great House Gallery, Rivington, Bolton, UK 1970
Paintings by Nancy Howarth, Stables Gallery, Manchester, UK 1970.
Stained Glass and Paintings, Great House Gallery, Rivington, Bolton, UK 1968.

Selected Group Exhibitions

Tree Conversations, Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre. Moruya, NSW 2021.
reNEWal, Studio Altenburg, Braidwood, NSW 2021.
Tree Conversations, Wagga Regional Gallery, and ANCA (digital) 2020.
Studio 19, Strathnairn Woolshed Gallery, Canberra 2019.
Studio 17, Strathnairn Woolshed Gallery, Canberra 2017.
As Above, So Below, Australian National Botanic Gardens 2017. 
Citizens of Craft, APM exhibition, Craft ACT, Canberra  2016.
Covet 1, Overstroom, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2016.
Covet 1, Galleria X, Bratislava, Slovaki 2016.
Covet 2, School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra 2016.
Strathnairn ArtBAC, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra 2016.
Covet 1, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra 2016.
discover, define, develop, deliver, APM exhibition, Craft ACT, Canberra 2015.
Awaken, APM exhibition, Craft ACT, Canberra 2014.
Canberra Odyssey, Canberra Museum and Art Gallery 2013.
Intersections, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra 2013.
Netting Strathnairn, Strathnairn Homestead, Canberra 2013.
Nets, Sinclair Gallery. Geelong Grammar School, Victoria 2012.
NetWorks, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra 2012.
Signature, APM Exhibition, Craft ACT, Canberra 2012. 
Casting the Net, Strathnairn Homestead Gallery, Canberra 2012.
Nets, Barometer Gallery, Sydney 2011.


VI International Biennial of Textile Art, Mexico 2011.
Uncontained, APM Exhibition, Craft ACT, Canberra 2011.
Nets, School of Art, The Australian National University, Canberra 2010.
Pods, Gallery 12, Pialligo, Canberra 2010
Earth Connections, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra 2010.
Petite Miniature Textiles, Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery, NSW 2010.
Out of Strathnairn, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra 2010.
Vessel, APM Exhibition, Craft ACT, Canberr 2010.
Unravel, APM Exhibition, Craft ACT, Canberra 2009.
Society of Friends Yearly Meeting, Burton and Garran Hall, ANU 2009.
Drawn from Strathnairn, Strathnairn Homestead Gallery, Canberra 2008.
Interior Exterior, APM Exhibition, Craft ACT, Canberra 2008.
Studio Pieces, APM Exhibition, Craft ACT, Canberra 2007.
2 Materials, APM Exhibition, Craft ACT, Canberra 2006.
Art Trail, Green Door Studios, Isel Hall, Cumbria, U 2006.
Woolfest, Cockermouth, Cumbria, UK 2005
Green Door Studios, Warehouse Gallery, Brewery Arts, Kendal, UK 2005.
Two Ply, MA Final Exhibition, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Carlisle, UK 2004.
Green Door Studios, Grasmere, Cumbria, UK 2004.
Artists in Residence, Theatre By The Lake, Keswick, UK 2004.
Tracing the Threads, Cajobah Gallery, Birkenhead, UK 2003.
The Ties That Bind, Potters Society Gallery, Canberra 2002.
Our Mothers, Our Daughters, Spiral Gallery, Bega, NSW 2000.
From Strength to Strength, APM Exhibition, Craft ACT, Canberra 2000.
Unfettered, Spiral Gallery, Bega, NSW 1999
Bed and Breakfast, Craft ACT Gallery, Canberra 1995.
A Brush with the Bush, Contemporary Art Space, Canberra 1994.
Members’ Exhibition, Crafts Council of the ACT, Canberra 1994.
Interpretations, The Gallery, Canberra Grammar School 1994.
Connections, The Gallery, Canberra Grammar School 1994.
Quilt Australia, Centrepoint, Sydney 1988.
Members’ Annual Exhibition, Crafts Council of the ACT, Canberra 1987.
A World of Crafts, Bruce College, Canberra 1987.
Members Exhibition, Chameleon, Hobar 1986
Alice Craft Acquisition, Alice Spring 1986.
Kettering Quilt Show, Kettering, Tasmani 1985.
Quiltscope, Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Art Gallery, Emu Plains 1984.
Fabrica, Crafts Council of the ACT, Canberr 1984.
Annual Exhibition, Crafts Council of the ACT, Canberra 1984 Quilts, Public Hall, High Court of Australia, Canberra 1984.
Staff Show, Canberra School of Art 1983
Annual Exhibition, Crafts Council of the ACT, Canberra 1983.
Small is Beautiful, Crafts Council of the ACT, Canberra 1983.



The Police Academy, Canberra (National Capital Development Commission purchase 1984).

Annette Gero Australian Quilt Collection, Sydney.

The Ruskin Museum, Cumbria, UK.

Private collections in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Italy and the UK.

Public Commissions

Canberra Odyssey exhibition piece, Canberra Museum and Art Gallery 2013.

Morris Memorial glass panel, Bury Grammar School, Lancs. UK 1978.


Janet de Boer’s E-Bulletin, Tree Conversations 2020.
Magic Happens – the story of Painting with Parkinsons, Nancy Tingey, 2018. (blog).
Janet De Boer, Nancy Tingey, The Australian Forum for Textile Arts, Original Material E-Bulletin No.1, June 2015.
Tingey, N, Netting Strathnairn, Textile Fibre Forum, Issue No.112, 2013, pp 52–55.
Cousins, K-A, Casting Nets — fibre artists in the ACT, Women’s Art Register, The Bulletin, No.53, Summer 2013, pp 15–18.
Panorama, The Canberr.a Times, 16 February 2013, p 38.
De Boer, J, Nets at Tafta’s Geelong Forum 2012, Textile Fibre Forum, Issue No.109, 2013, pp 13–15
Cousins, K-A, Nancy Tingey – Spinner of Webs, Textile Fibre Forum, Issue 1, No.97, 2010, pp 46–47.
Tingey, N, Two Ply, Felt Matters, UK, Issue 92, September 2008, p 21.

Craft Arts, No.14, December1988 to February 1989, pp 63, 67.
Tingey, N, Two Ply, Textile Fibre Forum, Issue 3, No.87, 2007, pp 46–47.
Tingey, N, Two Ply – UK, Echoes, The Journal of the International Feltmakers Association, September 2006, pp 12–13.
Tingey, N, Art as a Therapy for Parkinson’s, Chapter 12 in Arts Therapies and Progressive Illness — Nameless Dread, edited by Diane Waller, Brunner-Routledge, 2002, pp 146–164
Gallery 4, Textile Fibre Forum, Issue 3, No.56, 1999, p 54.
Landsborough, D, Patch Mad, Quilt Crazy, Reader’s Digest, Australia, November 1992, p 49.
Bottrell, F, Taking a Line for a Walk, Textile Fibre Forum, 1992, Vol.11, Issue 3, pp 10–11.
Finnegan, D, The Quilters’ Kaleidoscope, Simon & Schuster, 1992, pp 36, 45,45.
Hartley, S, Stitching a Kaleidescope of Patches, Country Craft, Express Publications, 1991, p 51.
Finnegan, D, Piece by Piece, Simon & Schuster, 1990, pp 12-13, 23-25, 29, 110, 112, 141, 144.

The Quilters Guild, Sydney, Quilt Australia, Bay Books, 1988, p 87.
Macey, B and Denton, S, Quiltmaking, Nelson, 1987, insert no 34.
Tingey, N, Hands All Around, Leman Publications, E. P. Dutton, USA, 1987, p 15.
Tasmanian Crafts Makers & Sellers, The Crafts Council of Tasmania, 1986, pp 8, 10.
Tingey, N, Self Portraits, Fibre Forum, Vol.3, No.3, 1984, pp 27–29.
Crafts Council of the ACT Annual Exhibition catalogue, 1984.
Cooper, R, and Outteridge, A, Precious Little Scraps – An Australian Patchwork Survey, Craft Australia, Special Supplement, winter 1984, p 31.
Saclier, M, Exhibitions at The High Court, Australian Law News, Vol. 19, No. 7, Law Council of Australia, August 1984, p 38.
Power, P, A Portrait of the Artist as a Busy Mother, Home Beautiful, September 1982, pp 42–47.


The Canberra Times 5.9.1983, 17.7.1987, 20.3.1994, 31.7.1994, 28.8.1994, 11.3.2006, 9.4.2007, 2.10.2008, 14.6.2011, 30.1.2012, 11.8.2012.

Media Interviews

Two Ply with Sylvie Stern 2XX (FM 98.3) 23.4.2007
The Mantle textile project, Compass, ABC TV and Dovetalk, 2XX 1994.
‘Send me more paint!’, Albury local radio 1991
Venetian Glass, World Wild Life Photographs, Border TV, UK 1969.
Stained Glass, with Florence Aske. BBC (Yorkshire) Spectrum, 1969.

Jane Liddell-King reading her prizewinning poem The Golden Calf. 

In 2006 Nancy made a series of watercolour studies to illustrate her Cambridge friend Jane Liddell-King’s prizewinning poem The Golden Calf. While visiting in London in 2014 Nancy made this recording of Jane reading the poem.

The illustrated booklet was launched in 2022. 

In 2018 Jane was poet-in-residence at Strathnairn Arts Centre and a joint exhibition titled Juxtapositions was held there. From 2002 to 2006 Nancy also collaborated with handmade paper artist Jacque Scammell in Cumbria by producing works in which paper and watercolour were of equal value.

Professional Appointments

The Canberra Hospital, Arts in Health Committee Member 2012–2016.
Belconnen Arts Centre, casual tutor and speaker 2012–2014.
Ludlow College, and Church Stretton Community Centre, UK, art lecturer 2000–2001.
SAEC, Copland, Ginnindera and Hawker Colleges, recreational art lecturer 1993–1994.
National Gallery of Australia, gallery guide 1992–1996.
National Museum of Australia Information / Education officer 1992–1993.

Australian War Memorial, art curator and lecturer 1987–1992.
Hobart Adult Education Centre lecturer 1986.
Colour and Design tutor for quilters in Canberra and Tasmania 1984–1986.
Canberra Technical College and Canberra School of Art lecturer 1972, 1982–1984 and 2007.
Lancaster and Morecambe Schools of Art and St Martin’s College lecturer, UK 1970–1971.
Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, UK, Education Officer and Keeper of Pictures 1968–1970.
Bolton School of Art, UK, Lecturer 1967–1968.

Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, UK, Keeper of Art 1966–1967.
WEA (Workers Education Association), Hull, UK 1965.
The Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK, Assistant to the Director 1964–1966.
Occasional art lecturer for various organisations including Norwich School of Art in 2006 and NADFAS in the North of England 1964–1971 and 2004–2006.

Community Projects and Residences

Art Nature and Spirit, course facilitator, Silver Wattle Quaker Centre, Bungendore, NSW 2015.
Networks, founder member 2008 – to date.
Creative Painting Weekend, Taking a Line for a Wander, Cumbria, UK 2000.
Painting with Parkinsons, founder, co-ordinator and facilitator — see separate CV 1994 – to date.

Artist in Residence, Theatre By The Lake, Keswick, UK 2004.
Backyard Project Facilitator, Majura Women’s Group, Canberra 1998.
Participant in The Mantle project, National Council of Churches in Australia, Service of Inauguration, Canberra 1994.

Artist in Residence, Canberra Grammar School, ACT 1993.
Print a Tea Towel Project, and the Hall Heritage Art Show 1993.
The Young People’s Art Show, Hall, ACT.

Awards and Grants

OAM, Order of Australia Medal for service to community health 2019.

World Parkinson Coalition Robin A. Elliott Award for Service to the Community 2019.

Grant of $3000 from the Rotary Club of Hall awarded towards graphic design and printing costs to complete the story of Painting with Parkinsons 2018.

ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Award for Long Service 2014.

Grant of $3000 from Parkinson’s ACT awarded towards editing costs involved in writing and publishing the story of Painting with Parkinsons 2014.

‘Fulfil the Dream’ ACT Centenary Award, Churchill Fellows Association 2013.
Life Membership, Parkinson’s ACT 2012.

Vocational Excellence Award, The Rotary Club of Hall, ACT 1999.

Churchill Fellowship for overseas travel to study art as a therapy for Parkinson’s 1996.