Emma Peters

Casual Academic
Associate Lecturer

Emma Peters is a textile artist, writer, researcher and educator with extensive experience in the textile design industry. She is passionate about making creativity accessible, building creative communities and helping people integrate a creative practice into their lives.

Emma’s textile practice and research considers our relationship with material culture in terms of narrative, identity, memory, place 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 tools for creating textiles.

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.


Creative Works (non-textual)
Peters E, 2020, O. scribula I & II, The Sound of Blue, Sturt Gallery, Mittagong, 11 December 2020 - 07 February 2021, medium: Silk & Wool, at: https://www.sturt.nsw.edu.au/exhibitions/special-displays
Peters EC, 2015, Topology of Memory, Labour of Love: Australian Quilts 1845 - 2015, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, 08 August 2015 - 05 October 2015, medium: Wool, Silk, at: http://www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/Community/Hazelhurst/Exhibitions/Labours-of-Love-Australian-Quilts-1845-2015
Creative Written Works
Peters EC; Mitchell L; Hanrahan B; Bell R, 2015, Topography of Memory, Labours of Love: Australian Quilts 1845 - 2015, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre
Journal articles
Peters EC, 2014, 'The mnemonic qualities of textiles: Sustaining lifelong attachment', craft + design enquiry, pp. 75 - 93, http://press.anu.edu.au/titles/craftdesign-enquiry/