Catherine O'Leary


Part of Open Studios in the West

Catherine O’Leary is an Australian artist based in Melbourne who works primarily in the Textile Arts. With formal training in Fine Arts, Catherine's portfolio spans thirty years. Crafting wool felt by hand is a technique which Catherine has been exploring since the 1990s. She has mastered the art of felt making and utilises it as a vehicle for the creation of three dimensional forms. These forms consist of wearable garments such as jackets, dresses, skirts and innovative sculptures. Garments are constructed from very few pattern pieces, styled into elegant, evocative designs. Most of the fabric used has been recycled, making her practice sustainable and environmentally conscious.

Catherine will give demonstrations on wet felt making, and flat and sculptural forms on Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 2pm


  • Saturday, 25 November 2017 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Sunday, 26 November 2017 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM


5 Hyde Street, Footscray 3011  View Map

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