About me

I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. I pay respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present. 


Adrienne Kneebone has lived, created and taught fibre art for the last 19 years. She has created remote Indigenous community-building fibre initiatives which have travelled to Indonesia, China, and back home to Federation Square. Her passion for making extends to her love of igniting creative fire in her students. She currently teaches and demonstartes Basketry at various venues across Victoria some include Ceres Environment Park, Geelong Art Space, YAVA in Healesville and at her home studio located in the Yarra Valley as well as various school incursions and national festivals.



2020 Full Teaching Registration Inquiry Project @ Brunswick East Primiary School, Melbourne

2020 TAE40116 Cert IV Training and Assessment, Box Hill, Lilydale Campus

2015 Graduate Diploma of Education, La Trobe, Shepparton Campus

2013 Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Visual Art, Monash

2011 Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate

2010 TAE40110 Cert IV Training and Assessment Charles Darwin University

2006 Batchelor of Visual Arts - Charles Darwin University 

2004 Mentorship with WA Fibre Artist Nalda Searles 

1999 Certificate in Entry Level Music Industry Skills Charles Darwin




2012      *Australia Council - Residency - Beijing, China

              Finalist - City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmania

              Australia Council - Participant @ Meta2, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

              Copyright Agency Limited Creative Industries Fund

 2011     *Arts NT Quick Response Travel - Fancy Work Melbourne

              Remote Art Partners - Regional Arts Fund - Barthulha Webs

 2010      *Finalist - Alice Springs Art Prize, Northern Territory

              Quick Response - Arts NT Regional Arts Conference Tasmania                

              Artist in Residence Clyde Fenton Primary School, NT

 2009    *Remote Art Partners – RAF - The Pandanus Project

              Finalist - Togart Art Award, Northern Territory

              Finalist -Wangaratta Textile Award, Victoria

              Fosters Group - The Pandanus Project             

              Quick Response Funding - Art NT

 2008     *Finalist - Stanthorpe Art Prize, Queensland

               Professional Development - Regional Arts Funding 

 2007      *Finalist - AGENDO Art Award, Melbourne

               The Erotic Art Prize - Perth

 2006       *Prize Winner - Sculpture in the Park - Darwin, NT 

 2005      *Finalist - Alice Craft Acquisition - Work Acquired

 2004      *Mentor Program (Nalda Searles) - Australia Council for the Arts 

               Prize Winner - Katherine Art Prize Craft Acquisition - NT


Artist in Schools

Brunswick East Primary School - Bush Toys - Artist Statements - Exhibition

Moreland Primary School - Creekulum! - Bush Animals - Environmental Education _ Merri Creek

Geelong Grammar Primary School - Toorak Campus- Design Bush Toys plus artist talk

Glenaleen Primary School - Bush Toys

MacKenzie Creek Primary School - Coiled Grasss Basketry + Artist Talk

Milwarra Primary School - Bush Toys

Community Involvement


Ceres Harvest Festival (annually)

Thornbury Makers Market 2020

Art & Design|RMIT Creative 2018

Moodji Day - Celebrating Culture at Polytecnic Collage

Royal Childrens Hospital for Bush Week

Women's Health West - Weaving a Sanctuary Model for the future


Artist in Residence

2013    Wangaratta Art Gallery, VIC

2012    Red Gate Residency, Beijing, China ~ Funded Australia Council for the Arts

2011    Worowa Aboriginal Girls College - Healesville Victoria

2010    Clyde Fenton Primary School Noahs Ark Project - Arts NT

2003    Batchelor Area School - DET/Arts NT + Art Back NT Touring

2002    Tennant Creek High School - DET/Arts NT + Art Back NT Touring




2016      Tales of Displace MA Space , Mallacoota, VIC

2015      The Weaving Widow    White Night Melbourne


2014      Tails of Displace Heritage Hill, The MEMO, Upper Yarra Arts Centre

2011      The Lomandra Project Three Stories Art Space Healesville, VIC

2008      Soft Hearts  24HR Art, NT Centre of Contemporary Art, NT 

2007      Baby Steps  The Studio Sydney Opera House, NSW

2006      Absolutely Fibrous Watch This Space Alice Spings, NT

2005      Amesh Darwin Visual Arts Assoc. Darwin, NT



2015    HungOut to Dry, Queensland Museum and art Gallery

2013    Castlemaine Artist Market LOT 19 Castlemaine, Victoria

2012    Big Rivers Godinymayin Arts Centre Opening, Katherine NT

2011    Larger than Life The Substation Big West Festival Melbourne, VIC

           Territory Time Chan Contemporary Art Space , Darwin, NT

           Fancy Work The Living Museum Pipe Makers Park, Melbourne, VIC

           FIBERFACE 3 3rd International Fiber Art Exhibition, Indonesia

2010   Send Out the Clowns Send Out the Crows DVAA, NT

           Hands On Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, NSW         

           Basketry of Today Kathoomba Fine Art Gallery, NSW

2009   Tradition and Beyond Broken Hill Regional Gallery NSW 

           The Pandaunus Project Self Preservation Gallery Melbourne , VIC

           Essence Melbourne's Living Museum West VIC

           Tinkled Pink Artereal Gallery Sydney NSW

2008   Accounting for the Collector Brian Tucker Collection, QLD

           Reconciliation Lumina Art Gallery, Malvern, VIC

          The Basket Artisan Books Gertrude St Fitzroy, VIC

2007  OFF THE WALL Art Sydney,  NSW




Publications, Reviews + Catalogues

2012 Tinapple Anja, The Pandanus Project, ArtsHub October

2011 Kneebone Adrienne, Barthulha Webs, Textile Fibre Forum #101

2010 Australian Art Collector , Undiscovered Issue #52

2009 Maurice O 'Riordan, Art Monthly, Issue 223

2009 Tindal Bruce, Textile Fibre Forum #95

2009 McLean Ian, Togart Contemporary Art Award

2009 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award

2008 Gaw Julia, The Age Newspaper 11th Oct A2

2008 Masuda Yoshiro www.24hrart.au/news.html

2008Kneebone, Adrienne Craft Arts International #72

2007 Arbon, Rebecca The Program J Arts Crew.

2007 Renshaw, Hande Inside Out Magazine Nov-Dec

2007 Simpson,Mardijah Real Time Magazine,Shifting Ground #80,

2007 McGrath, Judith eroticart

2007Golden, Wendy Call and Response Textile Fibre Forum #86,

2006 Craft Australia youth@craft.design

2006 Trouton, Lycia Amesh Textile Fibre Forum sue 82,



Arts Management + Administration + Technical

2012-14    Yarra Ranges Shire, Exhibition Installer                  

2011          Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Arts Gallery, Sales

2009/2010 Project Officer Katherine Regional Arts NT

2008          Project Officer Territory Craft Katherine NT


WORKSHOPS ( One Week Intensives )

2015 Double Stitched Geelong Fibre Forum , VIC

2013 Sturt Winter School, NSW

2012 Sturt Winter School, NSW

2009 Textile Fibre Forum , Ballarat VIC

2007 Grafton Arts Festival, NSW

2005 Grafton Arts Festival, NSW


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