Australian textile designer and conservation scientist based in Paris (FR).

CV

My technical textile training from RMIT (AU) is grounded in print, knit, and weave. During my studies, I specialised in print: screenprint (dye, pigment, other auxiliaries), digital print (transfer and direct), and other forms (monoprint, cyanotype, marbling, linocut, resist). I worked with dye, both naturally derived and synthetic, my interest spearheaded by my studies in chemistry at UNSW (AU). I have additional training in fashion design, and enjoy working in sustainable strategy, garment and knitwear design, design for conservation and historical reproduction.

My design practice finds direction in the unavoidable and persistent patterns of textile degradation. I draw inspiration in materiality, aesthetics, and functionality from historical textile artefacts and my technical studies in conservation science. I use design to understand the construction-destruction cycles of textiles, to inform design solutions with the ability to modify or postpone degradation pathways. 

I am currently writing my Master thesis on the use of green solvents for painting cleaning; exploiting the photoluminescence properties of paint systems to study the cleaning efficacy of newly developed cleaning methods. This project is funded by GoGreen and is a collaboration between the University of Bologna (IT), and ENS Paris-Saclay (FR).

I am passionate about connecting the worlds of conservation, science, and design. Collaborations are welcomed. 

  • Mapping Memory


  • 2018