Monique van Nieuwland


Accredited Professional Member

Monique van Nieuwland learned to weave in the Netherlands and bought her first loom in the late 70s while she was working on a commission weaving fabrics for curtains and tablecloths. After migrating to Australia in 1982, Monique studied Visual Arts-Textiles at the Australian National University School of Art and has completed her masters degree.
Monique exhibits regularly, nationally and internationally. Her work has been selected three times for the Tamworth Contemporary Textiles (biennial and triennial) exhibition and she is representing Australia at the 15th International Triennial of Tapestry in Lodz, Poland.
Van Nieuwland has worked on many commissions for private and public places. In 2014 she worked for the movie “Gods of Egypt” (Alex Proyas, release in Feb 2016). She collaborated with costume designer Liz Keogh to produced shawls as well as cloth for cloaks and tunics for characters played by Brenton Thwaites and Geoffrey Rush. Van Nieuwland uses a computerized Jacquard loom, which is the latest state-of-the-art weave technology. She is passionate about weaving, keeping it current as an innovative form of expression.

Ocean Scape (detail)
Cotton/linen warp, dyed fishing line, old fishing net, plastics, rope, audio tape weft
Photo: Pam Brown