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Location: Launceston

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.

Mae Finlayson (Textiles)
Mae Finlayson

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.

Study Textiles

While the University of Tasmania is no longer taking applications for the previous fine are and design postgraduate offerings, we invite you to explore all postgraduate courses currently available across Art, Music and Theatre or Media.

The School of Creative Arts and Media welcomes qualified applicants to undertake a research degree with us in any of our areas of research strengths and interests.

Masters by Research
Doctorates (PhD)

To find out about application procedures, entry requirements, and scholarships, refer to College of Arts, Law and Education Research Degrees.