Mary-Ellen Belleville has ‘dabbled’ with textiles since completing her Bachelor of Education (Art & Craft) in 1979, majoring in ceramics and textiles. Around that time she exhibited in graduation student shows at the Meat Market, Melbourne and also exhibited at the Gryphon Gallery at Melbourne State College and at Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne.
A career in the food and hospitality industry took over the creative juices and energies for some 20 years. Always keen to explore the myriad aspects of textile arts, Mary-Ellen continued attending artist workshops, exploring various textile arts techniques. In more recent years Mary-Ellen’s three dimensional textile pieces have been selected for exhibition at CrossXpollinatioN – a festival of textile and fibre art held annually in Colac.