Aly de Groot - Northern Territory
Part time mermaid, full time fibre artist, Aly de Groot weaves the tragic tale of sea-life in the plastic age. A passionate and prolific maker, she relishes any opportunity to share her love for weaving along with the strong environmental message firmly embedded within her creative ethos.
Based in the Northern Territory, her creative agenda reaches far and wide . Her woven forms have been immortalised in bronze across her hometown, Darwin, where three large-scale public sculptures reside seaside at idyllic locations. Her wild and whimsical woven work resonates with young and old, travelling nationally to reside in permanent public collections in the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Queensland and the new Ningaloo Centre in Exmouth, Western Australia, Her artwork is also gaining impetus on an international scale, most recently in the Netherlands in the exhibition, Earth Matters. She generously shares her vast knowledge in workshops across Australia, from school children to academics, from remote Indigenous communities to festivals.