Education
PhD (2014- Current)
 Centre for Cultural Partnerships, Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne University. Commencement date: February 2014
Bachelor of Arts with 1st class Honours (2009)
 Griffith University School of Humanities Gold Coast, QLD. Conferral Date: 26 March 2010, Testamur: 156788 | Major: Contemporary Arts and Studies in Arts, Creative Industries
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment – TAE4011 (2013)
Gold Coast Institute of Tafe, Gold Coast
Certificate III in Community Service Work (2009)
 Navigation Arts Business Training Course, accredited by YWCA, NSW
RECENT EXHIBITIONS
We Are A Sanctuary – KINGS Artist Run Initiative, Melbourne (7-29 April, 2017) Curated by Danielle Toua, Hanann Aldaqqa and Katherine Kohler 
Feminist Fiber Art – Virago Gallery, Seattle USA (March-April, 2017) Curated by Iris Nectar to promote the work of fiber artists and to showcase the dynamic artistic range and possibilities within the fiber medium.
DAWN & I - George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, 30 August – 10 September  2016. This exhibition, held in the main room of the George Paton Gallery, will feature my textile art work alongside the art work of my Grandmother, textile artist Dawn Fitzpatrick who will be 94 at the time of the exhibition.
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - Igniting Change, Melbourne. A one-night exhibition of my socially engaged collaborative project with the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) featuring the 50 textile portraits created as gifts for participants who donated directly to IWDA as part of this project.
Songs of Freedom – Celebrating Democracy Quilt Exhibition, M.A.D.E (Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka), 102 Stawell St South, Ballarat (19 Nov 2015 – 31 Jan 2016)
hillsceneLIVE, Live art performance of socially engaged Craftivism project “PM Please”, Pop-up live art festival held in Monbulk, VIC (30 October 2015)
f Generation: Feminism, Art, Progression
George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne (7-16 October 2015), Curators: Veronica Caven Aldous, Dr Juliette Peers and Caroline Phillips
Resilience: Stories in Cloth,
Solo show as part of Emerald PAVE Art Festival (11 April – 17 April 2015), Emerald Community House, Emerald VIC

Grants and Awards
APA Scholarship (2014-2017)
Regional Arts Development Fund (2010)
Awarded $2000 for fashion collaboration with Gold Coast designer Erin Davis
2009/2010 Gold Coast Art Centre Café Arts Annual Banner competition (2010)
Dean of Arts Honours Scholarship (2009)
$3,000 scholarship to undertake Honours at Griffith University
Griffith Award for Academic Excellence (2008)
Griffith University School of Arts Gold Coast, QLD
Awarded for studies in the Bachelor of Arts

Books
T.Fitzpatrick, 2016, ‘Chapter 3: Community Disaster Resilience’ in B. Clements, et al., 2016, Disasters and Public Health: Planning and Response (2nd Edition) Elsevier Inc., Oxford. ISBN: CLEMENTS-9780128019801



Publications and Conferences
T.Fitzpatrick and Katve-Kaisa Kontturi, 2015, ‘Crafting Change: Practicing Activism in Contemporary Australia’ in Craft Rhetorics, Harlot of Hearts edition no.14. Accessible from: http://harlotofthearts.org/index.php/harlot/article/view/290/185
Creyton, T.Fitzpatrick, T. Monteiro, 2014, ‘Engaging Learners: A Community Partner’s Perspective’, in Engaging Australia – University Community Engagement and Service Learning, Cambridge Scholars Publishing Ltd, Newcastle.
T.Fitzpatrick, J. Molloy, 2013, The Role of NGOs in Building Sustainable Community Resilience, QUT 9th annual International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Renewal and Reconstruction, p.1-14
Dr A. McAlpine, T. Fitzpatrick, 2012, International Students – Community Engagement Program, Engage Australia Conference, Brisbane
Jende, T. Fitzpatrick, 2011, Creating Impact, Artspoken Queensland Regional Arts and Culture Conference, online details: http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/arts/resources/artspoken-session.pdf
Fitzpatrick, 2013, Re-thinking International Student Engagement in Volunteering, Innovate research Bulletin, edition 8, p.2-4
T.Fitzpatrick 2014, Community Capacity Building – The Road to Community Resilience, Innovate Research Bulletin, edition 9, p. 7-8
T.Fitzpatrick (ed) 2012, Resilience, Innovate Research Bulletin, edition 7, p.1-20
M. Creyton, T.Fitzpatrick, 2012, Adaptive Leadership for Volunteer Managers, Innovate research Bulletin, edition 6, p.2-4
T.Fitzpatrick, 2011, A Significant Contribution, Innovate research Bulletin, edition 5, p.5-7

Conference/ Symposium presentations
T.Fitzpatrick, M.Mayhew and T.Splawa-Neyman, 14-17 December 2016 ‘Making Change: Textiles, gender and power’ presented at the 11th Association for Cultural Studies ‘Crossroads in Cultural Studies’ conference, Sydney University, Sydney. 
T.Fitzpatrick, 1-3 Dec 2016, ‘Craftivism: driving social change as a durational performance of dissensus’, presented at the Technicity, Temporality and Embodiment 10th International Somatechnics Conference, hosted by the University of Queensland and Southern Cross University, Byron Bay.
T.Fitzpatrick, C.Phillips, M.Mackay, M.Macfarlane and A. Speirs, 27-28 September 2016, ‘Creating with Communities: A panel conversation on the ethics of Socially Engaged Art’ presented at the iDare 2016: Creative Arts Research and the Ethics of Innovation Conference, held at VCA, University of Melbourne.
T.Fitzpatrick, 29 June – 1 July 2016, ‘Craftivism’, The Popular Culture Association POPCAANZ 7th Annual International Conference, Sydney University Village, Sydney.  
T.Fitzpatrick, 27-19 September 2015, ‘Diffraction and Dissensus: Diffraction methodologies for dissensual art making’, VI International New Materialisms Conference, VCA &MCA Melbourne University.
T.Fitzpatrick,  5-7 November 2014, ‘Building and Enhancing Community Resilience’, Texas Department of State Health Services Annual Preparedness Coalition Symposium, Galveston, Texas USA
T.Fitzpatrick,   29-30 August 2013, ‘Virtual Volunteering’, City and County: Volunteering Innovation in the 21st Century, Albury NSW
T.Fitzpatrick, 5 May 2013, ‘Community Resilience’, Regenerating: People Place Prosperity Preparedness Forum, Kinglake VIC
T.Fitzpatrick, 29 February 2012, The Role of Local Leadership in Community Resilience, LGAQ State Conference, Rockhampton QLD
T.Fitzpatrick, 4 – 5 October 2012, Creativity for the Non-Profit Sector, Innovate Symposium 2.0, Griffith University Eco Center, Brisbane QLD. Online Details: http://www.volunteeringqld.org.au/web/index.php/policy-research/menu/innovate/innovate-symposium/665-innovate-symposium-20
M.Creyton, T.Fitzpatrick, 2012, Rountable Presentation: Community Engaged Learning for International Students, Engage Australia Conference, Brisbane
T.Fitzpatrick, 18 – 19 August 2011, Being Creatively Engaged, Innovate Symposium, Griffith University Eco Centre, Brisbane QLD
T.Fitzpatrick, 4 November 2009, When Art meets An ‘Other’: Indigenous Australian Art, Griffith University Centre for Public Culture and Ideas Graduate Symposium

In the Press
The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, “Craft activists are changing the world, one stitch at a time” (20 March 2016) accessible from: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/craft-activists-are-changing-the-world-one-stitch-at-a-time-20160316-gn7801.html 
More Gold Coast, “Quilting as a passion, a hobby and a political statement” (26 June 2015) accessible from: http://www.moregoldcoast.com.au/quilting-a-passion-a-hobby-and-a-political-statement/

Project Delivery/Workshop Facilitation
Natural Disaster Resilience Leadership project, 2011-2014, Locations: Cairns, Ipswich, Mackay, Charleville, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Gatton, Gympie, Moreton Bay, Fernvale, Biloela, Tweed, Taree, Kingaroy, Goonellabah, Grafton, Rosedale, Atherton, Byron Bay. Further details available online: http://www.emergencyvolunteering.com.au
National Student Volunteer Week, 2013, online details: http://www.volunteeringqld.org.au/NSVW 
QUT International Student Volunteer Initiative, 2012-2013
UNESCO Looking Beyond Disasters Forum #3, Auckland NZ. 4, 5, 6 December   2012. And UNESCO Looking Beyond Disasters Forum #2, Sendai, Japan. 16, 17, 18, 19 August 2012. Contributed to the drafting of a recommendation report of handling natural disasters from a youth perspective which was presented to the UN  http://emergencyvolunteering.com.au/home/projects/menu/unesco-youth-looking-beyond-disasters-forums
Access Arts and Autism Gold Coast, 2011-2012, Disability support worker
Volunteer arts worker for SCISCO – a Gold Coast youth support service for youth at risk, running arts workshops and facilitating the painting workshop of the “O.A.T” (Being Outdoor Achieving Transformations) program
Research assistant for Professor Paul Tacon as part of Anaru Bay- Wellington Range NT Collaborative Archaeological Research Project (July 2010)
Volunteer with Gold Coast City Art Gallery, 2010
Workshop facilitator for Gold Coast City Council “make your mark” workshop series 2010
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