Born in the UK I worked as a graphic designer moving into design training in 1978 moving to Australia in 1990. 20 years experience in vocational and tertiary education followed. I joined the cultural sector and arts management in 1998 and retired to Tasmania in 2017 from the position of Director of Exhibitions & Collections at the Art Gallery of Western Australia . I have worked in partnership with institutions such as the Louvre, Tate, V&A, St Petersburg State Theatre and most recently the MoMA, NY to present renowned artworks in Perth WA. Entering a new chapter in my career my focus now is on my own textile practice. Art quilting draws on my design background an I’m excitedly discovering the wonders of thread and fabric. Like many I’m often inspired by the patterns I find in nature but there is also an autobiographical side to my work. The ‘lass from Leeds” is usually not far away.