Emma Peters, Textiles

Emma Peters is a textile artist, writer, researcher and teacher with extensive experience in the textile design industry.

Emma’s studio practice and research considers our relationship with material culture in terms of narrative, identity, memory and connection. She is interested in the tangible relationships we have with textiles, and the ways in which we interact and express ourselves in the world through colour, pattern and texture. Materials and technology are challenged and integrated to exploit their potential as evocative, emotionally durable and sustainable pieces.

Since working as a commercial textile designer with several of Australia’s leading homeware brands, Emma has been awarded a Master of Design, published research, exhibited as a solo artist and is a founding member of the Seed Stitch Collective in Sydney.

 

EDUCATION

MASTER OF DESIGN (HONOURS), UNSWCompleted: 2016APA Recipient.

BACHELOR OF DESIGN (HONOURS), UNSW Completed: 2003

EMPLOYMENT & PROJECTS

Sydney Textile What’s On Newsletter (Current)

Founding Member, Seed Stitch Collective. (2016 - Current)

Tutor, Mentor & Lecturer (Sessional), Art & Design, UNSW. (2003-5, 2006 - Current)

Sustainable Textile Lecturer, Master of Design, UTS. (2017 - 18)

Textile Mentor to Established Artists (2017 - Current)

Tutor, Nura Gili Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme, UNSW. (2017-Current)

Guest Lecturer and Tutor, DAB, UTS. (2004, 2015)

Freelance Textile Designer, Sheridan Australia, Sydney. (2013-14)

Textile Designer, Sheridan Australia. (2004, 2006 - 12)

Textile Designer, Kas Australia. (2005)

Production & Retail Assistant, Cloth Fabrics, Sydney. (2003-4)

RECENT EVENTS & WORKSHOPS 2018

Co-organiser of Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Awards for Sydney Craft Week at the Australian Design Centre.

Host of Designers Discuss Japanese Textiles And Natural Dye, an interview with Takarajima Senkou’s founding director Chiharu Ohgomori and artist Mana Yoshida for Sydney Craft Week at The Japan Foundation.

Workshop facilitator of Botanical Patterning: Introduction to designing for Gallery Lane Cove during Sydney Craft Week.

Co-facilitator of Textile Tactics: Speculate, Debate, Make Workshop and Panel Discussion for Sydney Design Week at UNSW Art & Design.

RECENT EXHIBITIONS, RESIDENCIES

2018 Petite Miniature Textiles, Wangaratta.

Handle with Care group show, North Melbourne Meat Market

2017 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2017, Finalist

Materiality, Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne.

RPA Arterie Artist in Residence

Seed Stitch Collective Group Show, TAP Gallery.

Seed Stitch Collective: Wonderment group show, GAFFA Gallery.

2016 Seed Stitch Collective: Light group show, Barometer Gallery.

Mnemonic Textiles solo show, Barometer Gallery.

Seed Stitch Inaugural Contemporary Textile Exhibition, Warringah Creative Space.

2015 Labours of Love: Australian Quilts 1845 - 2015, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery

PUBLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

Interviews: Lee, A., 2017, Interview with Emma Peters, Close Knit Podcast. Available at: <www.closeknit.com.au/podcast/episode28>

Published Articles: 'Tracey Deep: Under The Sea' [2017] Textile Fibre Forum #128 ‘Mnemonic Textiles’, {2017] Textile Fibre Forum. #125,

Peer Reviewed Journal: ‘Mnemonic Textiles: Sustainin,g Life-Long Attachment’ [2014] Craft + Design Enquiry, ANU, Canberra.

Catalogue: Mitchell, Louise & Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre (2015). Labours of love : Australian quilts 1845-2015. Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Gymea, N.S.W, p57.