Noelle Hamlyn is a graduate of the Sheridan College School of Crafts and Design (Textiles, 2007), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009), and Fanshawe College (Technical Costume Studies, 2015). Her work has represented Canada at the International Craft Biennale (Cheongju, South Korea) and the Love Lace International Lace Competition at the Power House Museum (Sydney, Australia). 2010 saw her work selected as part of the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad. In 2013 Hamlyn was invited to create an installation for the Biennale Internationale Du Lin de Portneuf Quebec.
Garnering critical praise, Hamlyn’s installations and studio practice has been recognized by numerous awards and support from the Ontario Arts Council, Mississauga Arts Council, Ontario Crafts Council, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) and the Mississippi Mills Textile Museum. Her work is held in permanent collections of the Cambridge Art Gallery, the Peel Board of Education, the Japanese Paper Place, the City of Mississuaga Culture Division, Peel Museum and Archives (PAMA) and the Cleveland University Hospitals. She has shown several times at the AGM with an installation in the X-IT Room, a performance installation work in F’d Up!, and several group shows such as VAM’s Annual Juried Exhibition (winning best in show). Her work was also shown in Japan along side a select group of Canadian artists exploring the possibilities of Japanese paper.
In 2015 Hamlyn became an Artist in Residence at the Living Arts Centre (Mississauga), and has completed residencies at Harbourfront Centre, the Burren College of Art (Ballyvaughan, Ireland), and the Contemporary Textile Co-Op (Toronto). She is Co-Artistic Director of Frog and Hand – an interdisciplinary collective of performance and visual artists. Her work includes costumes for the Pan Am Closing Ceremonies and the Para Pan Am Opening and Closing Ceremonies.