Mae Finlayson

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Mae Finlayson

Mae Finlayson

Tutor - Textiles & Visual Arts A-B
School of Creative Arts

Inveresk Campus

+61 3 6324 4416 (phone)

Mae Finlayson is an internationally trained contemporary textile artist now calling Australia home again. Swapping her native Melbourne for the bright lights of London 15 years ago, she received her Fine Art Textiles BA at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and completed her studies with a Masters in Constructed Textiles from the Royal College of Art. She then worked from her East London studio producing one off fashion pieces, embroideries, prints and commissioned works – like designing a ‘space age’ costume collection for the prestigious V & A Museum of Childhood. Mae has devised and taught community based art projects, acted as a creative consultant for fellow artists and designers, and lent her expertise to the creation of a major London based vintage textile and print archive.

With her personal art works being featured in International Textiles magazine and regularly listed on leading fabric forecasting site WGSN, Mae uses drawing and print, colour and texture to create visually striking pieces of ‘craft with concept’.


Teaching responsibility

  • Visual Arts A and B tutor
  • Contemporary Textiles, Thinking Textiles, Textiles for Body and Space tutor

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Fields of Research

  • Crafts (190501)
  • Design Innovation (120302)
  • Art Theory (190103)

Research Objectives

  • The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) (950104)


Total publications


Journal Article

(1 outputs)
2014Hall K, Finlayson M, 'Unfinished Business: craft and revivification', Craft and Design Enquiry, (6) pp. 61-73. ISSN 1837-445X (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Hall K


Major Creative Work

(2 outputs)
2012Finlayson ML, 'It's a Good Time OK', Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Inveresk Campus, Launceston (2012) [Published Creative Work]

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2011Malone P, Kaye A, Dobinson J, Muir Wilson T, Finlayson ML, et al., 'Furnished', Designed Objects Tasmania, Waterside Pavillion, Hobart, 1 (2011) [Curated Exhibition]

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Co-authors: Prince MD; Ancher SJC