Sharon Peoples


Accredited Professional Member

Sharon Peoples has exhibited nationally and internationally over her career. In 1994, she completed a Masters (Visual Arts) in the textiles workshop at the Australian National University’s School of Art. In 2004, she embarked on a PhD in fashion theory in the former Art History Department of the ANU. She returned to making in 2010 after completing her doctorate. Since that time, she has been developing techniques in machine embroidery on soluble fabric which has resulted in lace patterning.

Experimentation and research with various threads, particularly metal threads led to creating large three-dimensional forms. In 2011 this was rewarded with the inclusion of her work in the international Love Lace exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum. She has further developed these techniques culminating in a substantial body of work, which has been exhibited in a solo exhibition, Habitus. She continues to experiment with lace structures.

Peoples combines an academic career as the Convenor of the Museums and Collections Program within the Centre for Heritage and Museums, at ANU with her visual arts practice. She writes on fashion theory and the crafts. Her work is represented in public and private collections as well as public commissions.

Online Resources

Shop; Death of a Craft; Between Earth and Sky

Cover Image: Sharon Peoples, Gardening Gloves, 2020. Photo: Courtesy of the Artist.
Top Image: From Death of A Craft, 2018. Machine embroidered lace. Image courtesy of the artist.