5th Tamworth Textile Triennial Curator

Carol McGregor

Sybil Orr, Sandstone. (Detail) 1976. Wool, Linen, Cotton, Leather and  Wood. 98 x 294.5cm. Photography: Lou Farina

Carol McGregor

artist, curator, educator

lives and works in Meanjin (Brisbane)

 

Meanjin (Brisbane) based artist Carol McGregor is of Wadawurrung (Kulin Nation) and Scottish descent and is a possum skin cloak maker, painter, printmaker and sculptor.

 

McGregor engages with cultural practitioners, archives and material collections to visually activate memories and sustain intergenerational transmission of Indigenous knowledge systems. Her recent art practice revives the traditional possum skin cloak as a contemporary art form and a way to strengthen community and individual identities.

 

She has completed her Doctorate at the Queensland College of Art in Fine Arts and is the Director of The Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art degree at Griffith University. McGregor has exhibited extensively and her work features in national and international collections. She has also undertaken several artist residencies including with the Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Gallery, USA; Tokyo University of the Arts; Bundanon Trust, NSW; Museum Victoria; South Stradbroke Artists camp and Queensland University.