Emma Peters, Textiles

Emma Peters is a Sydney-based textile practitioner, researcher, writer and educator. Her studio practice considers our relationship with material culture in terms of narrative, identity, memory and connection.

The tangible relationships we have with textiles are viewed as ways to extend and express ourselves in the world. Peters’ employs materials and techniques that locate the artist and the represent stories, such as felted Australian merino wool and naturally dyed silks using local plant-life.

After working in commercial textile design studios with several of Australia’s leading homeware brands, Peters has recently completed a Masters of Design (Hons) and currently lectures at Art & Design, UNSW.

COMMERCIAL TEXTILE DESIGN
2013 - 2014    Sheridan Australia, Sydney
Freelance textile designer.
2006 - 2012    Sheridan Australia, Sydney
Textile Designer & Range Stylist (2007 – 2009)
2005 - 2006    Kas Australia, Sydney
Textile Designer, home-wear prints and weaves
2004 - 2005    Sheridan Australia, Sydney
Textile Designer, bedlinen prints and wovens.
2003 - 2004    Cloth Fabrics, Sydney
Production & Retail Assistant to Julie Patterson

TEACHING
2006 - 2015    Sessional Staff Member. Tutor & Lecturer for Second,
Third and Fourth Year Design Students, UNSW.2004 - 2006    COFA Short Courses – Feltmaking
2003 - 2005    Guest lecturer and tutor, School of Design, UNSW
2004 - 2006    Guest lecturer and tutor, UTS

EDUCATION
2012 - 2016 MASTER OF DESIGN (HONOURS) UNSW
1999 - 2003 BACHELOR OF DESIGN (HONOURS) UNSW
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Master of Design (Honours) Exhibition (Forthcoming)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 Labours of Love: Australian Quilts 1850 - 2015, Hazelhurst Regional Arts Gallery, curated by Louise Mitchell
2012  Half-A-Desk Group Show, Kudos Gallery.
2010   Pine Street Studio Student Exhibition
2005   “It’s in the Studio” Exhibition, Armidale.
           “Peep Studio” Exhibition, Surry Hills
2004    UNSW Bachelor of Design Honours Exhibition, Felted Vessels
2003    UNSW Annual Final Year Exhibition, Felted Cushions
2002    UNSW Annual Final Year Exhibition, Textiles Object
 

GRANTS, AWARDS & PRIZES
2012 Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarship recipient