2018 Waterhouse Natural Science Award, finalist, South Australia Museum, Australia

2018 40th Alice Prize, finalist, Alice Springs, Australia

2017 Weaving and Watching, PhD assessment exhibition, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia

2017 Earth Matters, Tilburg Textile Museum, Netherlands

2016 Alice Prize, Finalist,  Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs

2016  Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Finalist, South Austrlai Museum

2016 WWW.W, Ewart Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2015 Human Rights on Show Art Award , Darwin Supreme Court (winner)

2015  Voyage to the Deep, Maritime Museum, Sydney, NSW

2014   Underwater Basket Weaving, Darwin Festival(solo)    Darwin, NT
2013   TOGART Contemporary Art Prize (Winner)     Darwin, NT
2012   Hobart City Art Prize (finalist)       Hobart, TAS
2012   A Long Tide, Artisan Gallery       Brisbane, NT
2012   A Fine Line, Chan Gallery        Darwin, NT
2011   Annual Manual, Object Gallery                   Sydney, NSW
2011   From Arnhem to Arnhem, Outstation Gallery (solo)    Darwin, NT
2011   Unspun Mythologies, 24 hr Art Contemporary Art Space (solo)   Darwin
2010   TOGART Contemporary Art Prize, (finalist) Chan Gallery   Darwin, NT
2010   Waterhouse Natural History Prize (finalist), SA Museum   Adelaide, SA
2009   Waterhouse Natural History Prize (award winner), SA Museum,  Adelaide
2009   Beautiful Beasts, Museum and Art Gallery of the NT    Darwin, NT
2009   Basket Case Erotica, DVAA, (solo)      Darwin, NT
2009   Signs- Masters Graduate Exhibition, CDU Gallery (solo)            Darwin, NT
2008   Human Rights on Show (award winner)                  Darwin, NT
2008   Critters, Paul Johnston Gallery         Darwin, NT
2007   Connected, Framed Gallery        Darwin, NT
2006   Talente, International Trades Fair      Munich, GERMANY
2006   Entwined, Fitzroy Town Hall       Melbourne, VIC
2006   Journey into a Toxic Heartland, CDU Gallery (solo)    Darwin, NT
2005    Sculpture in the Park (award winner)      Darwin, NT
2005    Hatched(finalist) ,Perth Institute for Contemporary Art    Perth, WA



2017 Presenter at the 12th Annual Arts in Society Conferance, Paris


2016   Selected participant for  The SITUATE Arts Lab, Hobart,  a professional development program for Artists to  expand their practice, develop concepts, consider works of scale, and connect with festival audiences through the development of public art projects.


2015   Selected by Screen NT to have a short film made and featured on ABc i-view


2015  Commissioned by the Maritime Museum, Sydney to supply woven jellyfish forms for their childrens exhibition : Voyage Under the Sea


2014  Commissioned by the City of Darwin to make a large scale woven public artwork,  Intertwined, installed at  East Point, Darwin

2014  Awarded a highly commended for woven sculptural form- Mermaid, at the Waterhouse Natural    History Art Award in South Australia.

2014  Awarded promotion and presentation funding from Arts NT to exhibit new work created as an artist   in residence at the Territory Wildlife Park as a site specific installation for the 2014 Darwin Festival.

2013  Winner  of the major prize for the TOGART Contemporary Art Prize, Darwin, with the woven sculptural artwork- Lucky, The Patron Saint for all things protected

2013  Commissioned by the Queensland museum to provide a collection of jellyfish woven from fishing line for an ecological exhibition 

2012  Awarded Arts development funding from Arts NT to participate in an artist in residence program at the Territory Wildlife Park.

2012   Nominated for a Melaleuca Excellence in Environmental Achievement Award

2011   Appeared on ABC's art Nation as a featured artist

2011  Invited to Finland to be a guest presenter at an inter-university conference at Turku design school (Finland).

2011   Selected as one of 8 out of 120 nominees for Annual Manual- a survey of leading designers at Object Gallery, Sydney

2010  Artist in resident with the OBRAS Art Foundation in the City of Arnhem, the Netherlands

2010  Recipient of a Charles Darwin University Postgraduate Scholarship to undertake PhD research in regards to basketry

2009   Awarded third prize in Object and Sculpture Category in the Waterhouse Natural History and Art Prize

2009  Selected among Australia’s top emerging artists and designers to attend Design Island Forum in Tasmania, which focused on sustainability in design

2009  Highly commended in the New World Sustainability Category at the Alice Springs Wearable Art Award

2008   Commissioned Artist for the World Youth Day conference, Sydney, NSW
2006 Selected to represent Australia in Talente, the International Trades Fair in Munich, Germany

2008   Recipient of an APA post-graduate Scholarship to undertake Masters research in regards to basketry

2005   Recipient of a NAVA Freedman Emerging Artists Travel Scholarship.

2005   Selected to represent Charles Darwin University, in Hatched, an exhibition of outstanding Graduand   work at the Perth Institute for Contemporary Art, WA



2017 Art Director at Anindiliakwa Arts Centre, Groote Eylandt, Australia

2015-2017 Consulting artist with Anindilakwa Arts Centre, Groote Island,  Austrlaia,working with women to develop plant dyed and ghost net woven designs


2014-2015 Engaged as an artist to work on the HEART – Health and Arts diversionary program at the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre. This involves making art with people whilst they received their treatments


2007-2014    Lecturer in Visual Art and Contemporary Craft at Batchelor Institute for Indigenous Tertiary Education


2013   Facillitated art workshops with assylum seekers at the Wickham Point Immigration detention centre


2015 Guest presenter at WOW, Women of the World, Katherine


2002 to 2013    Artist in Schools including   Garthala Homelands School, Groote Island School, Palmerston Christian school, Jabiru Area School, Galiwinku School Stewart Park Primary School, Milkwood Steiner School, Wugalaar remote Area School, Palmerston High School, Casuarina College,Saint Johns College. Essington School,  St Pauls College and Geelong Grammar, Leanyer School


2012   Installation Artist at the 12th Annual Forum for Textiles, Geelong, Victoria


2012   Artist in Residence at the Territory Wildlife ParkDarwin, Australia, 


2012  Facilitated Contemporary Fibre Art Weaving Workshops at Lochart River Art Centre


2011  Guest presenter at the World Environment Education Conference, Brisbane


2011  Employed by Ghost Nets Australia to work with Indigenous rangers and weavers from Groote Eylandt to find create avenues to utilize Ghost Nets for basket making


2010   Artist in residence with OBRAS Art Foundation, Netherlands


2010   Guest Tutor in Basket weaving at Kakadu Youth Centre


2010   Recycled art workshops for Darwin City Council at the Sustainable Living Art Fair


2010  Art workshops at homeless connect for Darwin City Council


2009   invited to represent Northern Australia at Design Island, a workshop and conference in Tasmania which involved Australia’s leading designers developing their understanding of issues surrounding sustainability in art and design in Australia.


2008   Commissioned Artist for the World Youth Conferance Public Art Exhibition, Sydney



2006 to 2010  Part time tutor in Art at Berrimah Prison, NT


2007- 2009  Part Time Tutor in English and Preparation for Tertiary Studies at Berrimah Prison

2009   Art Lecturer in painting, drawing, sculpture and textiles at Darwin Corrections Centre


2006 to 2009   Part time lecturer and tutor in Art, Children’s Services and Spoken and Written English at Batchelor Institute for Indigenous Tertiary Education, NT

2005 to 2008   Guest Lecturer in Art at Charles Darwin University, NT


2008   Fibre Art workshop Facilitator at the Australian Association for Environmental Education at CDU.


2003-2008  Attended the Australian Forum for Textiles workshops to develop basket making and art making skills with renowned artists  India Flint, Pamela Croft, Jacki Abrams, Flo Hoppe and Stewart Loyd.


2005  Art Educator for Alternative Education Program with children at risk at the Open Education Centre, Darwin, NT


2005   Art Educator at the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT in Conjunction with the Arafura Craft Exchange


Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Charles Darwin University

TOGA Group, Darwin

Museum and Art Gallery of the NT

Territory Wildlife Park

Intertwined, Public Sculpture  Commisioned by Darwin City Council 

Interconnected, Public Sculpture Comissioned by Parks and Wildlife, Northern Territory


2009   Masters in Visual Arts

2008  Certificate 4 in Workplace Assessment and Training

2006  Batchelor of Visual Arts with Honors 2A, Charles Darwin University, Darwin

2005   Batchelor of Visual Arts, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT

2001   Certificate 1 in Clothing Production, Lismore TAFE, NSW


2015 Grishin, Sasha, Waterhouse Prize, Canberra Times
2014 Sharp, Kerry, The Art of Aly de Groot
2013 De Groot, Aly, Ghost Net Art at the Queensland Museum, Textile Magazine
2013 De Groot, Aly, Lucky and Smiling at Crocodiles, The Australian Forum for Textiles Magazine, 2013,N0.110, p46-48
2013 Benson, Garry, Aly de Groot, Not Just a Crazy Jellyfish Lady, The Australian Forum for Textiles Magazine,
2013  Lucky and Smiling at Crocodiles,, N0 110, p46
2010 De Groot, Aly, Gadanam, Yolngu- Clever People
2009 De Groot, Aly, 2009, The Significance of Fibre- Art, People, Place and Environment, (Masters Thesis)
2007 De Groot, Aly, 2007, Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Textile Fibre Forum, No 72, p 22
2007 Golden, Wendy, 2007,Mentored, Textile fibre Forum, No. 54, p37
2007 Trouton, Lycia, Journey into a Toxic Heartland, 2007, Textile Fibre Forum, NO 60, p27
2006 Gray, Allison, Call and Response, 2006 (exhibition catalogue), Darwin, NT
2006 Gavino, Fiona, 2006 Breaking Ground, Textile Fibre Forum, No 50, p79
2005 Oooms, Anne, 2005, Out There, Art Collector Magazine, vol 28, p117
2004  De Groot, Aly, 2004, Threads of Colour, Textile Fibre Forum, No. 72, p35



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