Kiran Design Studio

Kiran is a visual and textile artist with extensive international experience in several parts of the world, currently based in Canberra. She creates wearable art in silk that is free-flowing, colourful and light. The colours and designs she uses are inspired by the Australian flora and fauna and her travels around the world.

The silk painting is all freehand. The silk is also dyed by combining various dyeing techniques (Shibori, indigo dyeing from Africa and Indian dyeing techniques). Kiran uses ecologically friendly techniques to minimise wastage of water and dyes. Some of the silk designs incorporate needlework and freehand machine embroidery to make thread a part of the design. Various printing techniques are also introduced for wall hangings. 

Kiran is also an educator of adults and children with special needs, using art as a therapy. Her freehand drawing results in a unique creation every time and reflects her creative approach to her work.

Kiran is available for art workshops, commissions and collaborations.

Image: Kirandeep Grewal, Gum Tree, 2013, silk dyes, silk, 2 metres, photo credit: Devinder Grewal
Featured image: Kiran Design Studio, photo credit: Trang Arya Photography