Irene Manion

Textiles  Watercolour  Photography








28th June to 3rd July 2021


I'm excited to be presenting a five-day course in dye-sublimation printing and free-machine embroidery, at the Fibrearts Winter School in beautiful historic Ballarat.


To find out more about my Dyeing to Stitch workshop and all the other workshops on offer,  go to the Fibrearts website:


Go to @zwirbil_textiles on Instagram for more details about what will be included in the course.

Fibrearts Winter School  Ballarat, Victoria  28th June to 3rd July 2021

The current issue of

Textile Fibre Forum

 magazine  Issue #141

 contains an article reviewing our recent exhibition at Purple Noon Gallery

Evening Birdsong and Sidestepping Spinifex



Just received news of a the upcoming release of a book by Andra Stanton "How Art Heals: Exploring your deep feelings using Collage".

My work entitled "Death and Transfiguration" is featured in this book alongside a bunch of other artists.


Schiffer books and booksellers like Amazon have chosen to include the two pages featuring my work in their 6 page sneak-peak of the book.

It is due for release in May 2021, and can be


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3-d printed moulds were created and used in conjunction with transparent leather to create an ammonite form. This piece was created for the Shell exhibition in 2018.