2013  Inter-Sensorial Threads: University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia


Diana Wood Conroy invites you to understand the process and images of woven tapestry. Please look at the time-lapse movie of the weaving of the tapestry What must I do now for the exhibition Inter-Sensorial Threads at the Faculty of Creative Arts Gallery,  the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia, 4-14 June 2013.

Inter-Sensorial Threads artists include:

Barbara Layne, Ingrid Bachmann, Leila Sujir and Maria Lantin, Kelly Thompson, Patrick Traer, Ruth Scheuing, Janis Jefferies, Maryanne Coutts, Kay Lawrence, Diana Wood Conroy, Agnieszka Golda, Penny Harris, Brogan Bunt, Leonie Watson, Aprina Murwanti, Elizabeth Eastland.

Curator Dr Penny Harris



Brief Biography

Diana Wood Conroy:  Artist, writer. Born Sydney

Now living in Wollongong, NSW, Australia


Diana Wood Conroy (BA (Hons) Archaeology University of Sydney, Doctor of Creative Arts (University of Wollongong 1996) became a tapestry weaver in the 1970s, and has research interests in archaeology and anthropology. Her involvement with Aboriginal communities began in 1974 when she was co-ordinator of Tiwi Designs, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory. Since 1996 she has worked at the Paphos Theatre Excavations in Cyprus (University of Sydney) in the area of painted plaster and textiles. She is a member of the Council for the Australian Institute of Archaeology in Athens. Her exhibition work explores relationships between classical, Aboriginal and personal worlds in tapestry and drawing, and is held in national and international collections. An archaeological approach informs her critical writing on textiles and tapestry.  She is Emeritus Professor of Visual Arts, Faculty of Law, Humanities and Arts, University of Wollongong.