Born Kyoto, Japan. Resident, Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia
1958- Kyoto Crafts Institute
Apprenticeship to Master potter, H Hayashi, Kyoto
1967 Studied under Master Potter Zenko Yasuda, Kyoto
2007 Turbulent Times, Gallery East, North Fremantle, WA
2000 Hiroe Swen, A Retrospective , Power House Museum, Sydney, NSW
1995 Japanese Garden Centre Gallery , Cowra, NSW
1993 Gallery ANRI, Nagoya, Japan
1993 Weswal Gallery, Tamworth, NSW
1988 Perth Potters Club, Perth, WA
1998 Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
1981 David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1973-90 Nine major exhibitions, Pastoral Gallery, Queanbeyan, NSW
1972 Japanese Embassy, Canberra
1969 Strawberry Hill Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1968 Craft Centre, Melbourne, VIC.
1998 Friends at the Edge, Gallery East, North Fremantle, WA
1997 Designed & Made, Centre for Contemporary Craft, Sydney, NSW
1997 Contemporary Art & Design Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
1997 Kunstgewerbe Museum, Dresden, Germany
1997 Museum of Ceramics, Sevres, France
1997 Meat Market Craft Centre, North Melbourne, VIC
1996 The Bowled and the Beautiful , Fremantle Art Gallery, WA
1996 CSA Staff Exhibition, Pastoral Gallery, Queanbeyan, NSW
1996 Galerie b15, Handwerk, Munich, Germany
1995 Women in a Changing City, Craft ACT
1994 The Bowled and the Beautiful , Fremantle Art Gallery, WA
1994 Pots 'n Platters , Penrith Regional Art Gallery, NSW
1993 Ceramic Art Gallery, Paddington, NSW
1990 Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW
1990 Galerie-L, Hamburg, Germany
1988 The Collectables Gallery, Perth, WA
1985 Distelkink Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
1983-94 Retrospective, Art Gallery of NSW & Newcastle City Gallery, NSW
1982 Australian Ceramics, travelling exhibition, USA, Wollongong City Gallery, NSW
1978 Australia: Clay, travelling exhibition, Europe
1967 Nitten, Tokyo, Japan
1967 Faenza International, Italy
AWARDS, APPOINTMENTS & COMMISSIONS
2006 Ambassadorial Commendation for her contribution to the cultural exchange between Australia and Japan.
In particular, between Sika Art University, Kyoto & Canberra School of Art; and the cities of Nara & Canberra.
2006 Award for an essay on "Aged Care in Australia", presented by Sankei Press Newspaper, Tokyo, Japan.
2004 Commissioned to create a 'Sister City Monument' in Queanbeyan, Canberra.
2000 Five year Visiting Fellowship at the Australian National University, Canberra.
2000 Awarded the Artist of the Year by the Canberra Times.
1998 Lecturer in Residence at Sika Art University, Kyoto, Japan
Art Galleries of NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, & WA; Australian National Gallery, Canberra; Auckland Museum, New Zealand;
Australian Embassies in Washington (USA), Tokyo (Japan), & New Delhi (India); Australian National University, Canberra;
The Australia Council, Sydney, NSW; Cities of Fremantle (WA), Manly (NSW), Newcastle (NSW), Orange (NSW),
& Shepparton (VIC); Canberra University, ACT; Craftbank, VIC; Department of Foreign Affairs, Canberra;
Government House, Canberra; High Court of Australia, Canberra; New Parliament House, Canberra; Japanese Embassy,
Canberra; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; USIS Centre, Canberra.