Ms Emma Peters
Associate Lecturer

Ms Emma Peters

Master of Design (Hons)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Art & Design

Emma Peters is an Associate Lecturer and PhD candidate at Art and Design, ADA, UNSW, exploring circular design pathways for textiles.

Emma’s research operates at the nexus of industry and academia where practice-led, ’research through design’ methods generate new opportunities for discarded interior textiles and also aims to progress the economic benefits of circular economy systems for the bedlinen industry of Australia. 

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 Circular Textile Lab, a UNSW research group.

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Peters E, 2021, 'A Light Touch: Small-scale sourcing of ethical and sustainable wool for designer-makers', Raw Assembly Textile Sourcing Magazine, vol. 4, pp. 132 - 134, https://www.rawassembly.com/issue-04-new-beginnings
    Journal articles | 2021
    Peters E, 2021, 'Sleeping Soundly: Slow and Circular Bedlinen', Raw Assembly, pp. 58 - 59, https://www.rawassembly.com/the-sourcing-magazine-03-edition
    Journal articles | 2014
    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/
  • Creative Works (non-textual) | 2021
    Peters E, 2021, Above & Below, Second Look: Handmade textiles, Barometer Gallery, Paddington, 06 October 2021 - 24 October 2021, medium: Silk, copper filament, at: http://barometer.net.au/exhibitions/second-look-handmade-textiles/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2015
    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 | 2015
    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