Collapsing the boundaries of fine art and craft, creativity and consumerism, failure and aspiration, my practice uses hand making to question and celebrate the power of conspicuous craft.
Textiles are part of the fabric of daily life, but in an art setting they can transform into elaborate and excessive constructions. Driven by an ethos of play, students test the limits of textiles in relations to spaces, bodies, functions and processes.
In this studio, students work to develop a practice that gives material form to their distinctive voice. They are exposed to a diverse range of skills using hand and machine with a strong emphasis on process and experimentation and the interplay between textiles and other studios and media.
Staff: Mae Finlayson
Technical Officer: Greg Murphy
If you would like to discuss your own practice or ambitions, contact our Textiles studio to arrange a one-on-one consultation today.
Long tables that allow students to spread and share their work characterise out textiles studio. With equipment that enables students to manipulate thread, yarn and fabric to create distinctive work, students can match technical skills with strong conceptual development. Students have access to storage space and individual workspace for advanced students.
The units listed below include those offered by the School of Creative Arts available for study in 2018 that contain content related to the studio.
Please refer to course pages to determine which of these units can be included in your course of study, as well as a complete list of studio units, Experience and Engagement (Breadth) units, and elective unit options.
- Studio Practice 2A (FFE201)
- Studio Practice 2B (FFE202)
- Hand and Machine: Beyond Craft (FFX215 / FFX315)
Bachelor Degree and Bachelor Degree with Honours
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (13R) (H, L)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours (F4R) (Four-year bachelor with integrated honours) (H, L)
Masters by Research
To find out about application procedures, entry requirements, and scholarships, please visit the Research Degrees web page.