Belinda Ramson’s Curriculum Vitae

Essay      Gallery


Born 1935, New Zealand, died Bega, NSW, 2014
Arrived Australia 1957


1967                Studied Tapestry Weaving, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
1973                Worked at Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland

Solo Exhibitions

Narek Galleries, Canberra, ACT, 1976
Albury Regional Art Centre, Albury, NSW, 1990
Hidden Valley Gallery, Bodalla, NSW, 1993
australian Girls Own Gallery, Canberra, ACT, 1996
Spiral Gallery, Bega, NSW, 1997
Off the loom and out of the furnace, (with glass artist Tom Rowney) Narek Galleries, Tanja, NSW, 2009

Group Exhibitions

Studio Nundah, Canberra, ACT, 1969
Craft ’75, Australia ’75 Festival of Arts & Sciences, Canberra, ACT, 1975
Australian Crafts, Crafts Board of the Australia Council exhibition touring to Australia and New Zealand, 1977
Contemporary Australian Tapestry, Sydney, NSW, 1979
Australian Weavers in Wool, touring to Australia and England, 1980
Wool and Beyond, Melbourne, VIC, 1981
Australian Seen, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, SA, 1982
A Touch of Tanja, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Bega, NSW, 1993
Texts from the Edge, touring Australia, 1994
Private Lives, Canberra Museum & Gallery, Canberra, ACT, 2000
Medieval to Modern, Spiral Gallery, Bega, NSW, 2004
Elements: Fibre at Craft ACT: Crafts and Design Centre, Canberra, ACT, October 2011
Tanja Central, Narek Galleries, Tanja, NSW, March, 2014

Awards and Commissions

Crafts Board of the Australia Council Grant, 1976
Australian Embassy, Washington DC, USA, tapestry for the Embassy, 1978
National Capital Development Commission, Canberra, tapestry for Woden Town Centre Library, 1983
Private tapestry commissions, 2005 – 2007
Public collections (Australia)
ACT Government, Woden Library, Canberra, ACT
Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Ararat, VIC
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA
Arts Victoria Collection 1978 Collection, Melbourne, VIC on long term loan to Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Ararat, VIC
Australian Embassy, Washington DC, USA
Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
National Capital Development Commission, Canberra, ACT
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
Queensland Art Gallery, QAGOMA, Brisbane, QLD


1974 – 1990                Tutored at Art Schools and Residential Schools
1976 – 1978              Consultant and tutor during the establishment of the Victorian Tapestry Workshop (now Australian Tapestry Workshop)