I am very pleased to announce that I have  have been awarded a Churchill Fellowship for 2020


This year 112 people are being awarded Fellowships worth over $3.1 million, funding travel for up to 8 weeks. The Churchill Fellowship recognises new ideas. It is a celebration of expertise, innovation, expanding knowledge and creating new and better ways of addressing issues that matter in Australia right now. Fellowships are awarded to everyday Australians who are passionate about challenging the status quo to create or make a positive impact on our society.


During my Churchill Fellowship, I will visit art textile hubs, focusing on sustainable manufacturing and global markets in  Europe and the  UK. Through exploring textile surface design hubs and creative village clusters I will investigate the growing textile revolution surrounding sustainable economy that promotes innovation for fair trade, slow makers, cyclic production and zero waste advocates. I am also interested in digital rendering and how it is used in textile production and markets. I will visit a diverse range of artists, designers, studios, galleries, museum collections, showrooms, markets, fairs and textile expo's, to gain practical insights and foster potential countertrade and collaborative relationships relative to my creative textile production.


The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was established in 1965 to honour the memory of Sir Winston Churchill and fulfil his wish for people from all walks of life to travel the world to gain new knowledge and share ideas and insights.

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