The girl who climbed trees

Kelcie Bryant-Duguid

Image: Kelcie Bryant – Duguid, Abundance (detail) Plaster, beeswax, damar resin, batik, dye, silk, papers, graphite, charcoal, ink, watercolour, oil stick, pan pastel on board, Phtography Kelcie Bryant-Duguid.

The girl who climbed trees

Kelcie Bryant-Duguid

Kelcie Bryant-Duguid has a multi-disciplinary art practice that is materials based, employing a wide range of textile methodologies. Her work features text and stitch, often exploring political and social issues. Themes of identity, the environment, place, and belonging form her personal narrative, which informs her broad textile skills, including spinning, weaving, dyeing, printmaking, and encaustic mixed media.

Her training as a secondary high school teacher specialising in textiles, design and art has provided her with a wealth of practical knowledge and experience in the field of textiles and printmaking. With her practical knowledge and experience giving her a unique insight into mentoring student success. She has demonstrated and led adult workshops and facilitated community-based textile projects and installations with councils, schools, and galleries. She regularly exhibits and has been a finalist in numerous awards and art prizes. Her work is held in public and private collections throughout Australia and overseas.

The girl who climbed trees highlights traditional and non-traditional surfaces and materials, for contemporary stitch, print, dye, and textile manufacture. Bryant-Duguid uses found and sustainable materials including repurposed paper, household plastic packaging, thrifted fabrics, locally sourced fibre and reclaimed materials.

Wearable artworks provide a canvas that evoke memories of childhood, represent images of the domestic life and explore the journey of women. Works examine the importance of language and how it shapes cultural expectation, responsibility, and political action.


This exhibition will feature a masterclass and artist in residence program. 



Tamworth Regional Gallery

466 Peel Street Tamworth

21 October - 03 December 2023