the artist

Mieke & Ger Mostert 1959
family of felt
family of felt

My first experiences

with textiles were introduced to me by my mother who came from a rich Dutch tradition of knitting, sewing and care of the home and family.

In the craft revivals of the 70’s, I traveled, discovered my interests in textiles and was introduced to spinning and weaving in Holland. I had a taste for more and this opportunity came (with my young family in tow) I joined the Ipswich Spinners and Weavers. We shared many skills, participated in workshops and I became an enthusiastic, experimental artist drawing from the ‘domestic landscape’. I freelanced as an illustrator for 30 years.

Continual drawing and photography are important in my development of new works of art. While I like to explore different media and approaches to my artwork, there are obvious threads of environment, music, culture, textiles and travel. I enjoy collaborating, teaching and facilitating feltmaking projects in my community, at Festivals and with Flying Arts Inc in regional Qld.                     

My recent felt works are small to large scale 3D, still experimental, explore layers of colour and texture with mixed fibre. I am inspired by the figure and landscape.


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  1. Hi Mieke,
    Serena from Art School ’69-’70 here! I spoke to you at our joint exhibition at Graydon Gallery last year. Just letting you know about Deborah’s show this week. We are having a get together/reunion tomorrow evening at Gallery 54, Latrobe Tce Padddington from 6.30.
    Bit short notice but I couldn’t find your contact details before this.
    We are also hoping Gary Gell will be able to attend. He is in hospital battling cancer and would love to see everybody again.

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