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About Diana Wood Conroy

Diana Wood Conroy has a B.A. (Hons) in Archaeology from the University of Sydney, subsequently studying at the British School of Archaeology in Athens and working in museums and excavations in Greece and Italy. She has a Doctor of Creative Arts degree from the University of Wollongong. In the 1970s she became a tapestry weaver, although continuing her research interests in archaeology and anthropology. Her involvement with Aboriginal communities began in 1974 when she was co-ordinator of Tiwi Designs, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory. As a fresco archaeologist and artist-in-residence, she has participated in the University of Sydney excavation of a Greek theatre in Paphos Cyprus, since 1996, with staff and students from the University of Wollongong. Her exhibition work explores relationships between classical, Aboriginal and personal worlds in tapestry and drawing, and has been selected for survey shows touring nationally in Australia, as well as in Poland, the U.S and South America. An archaeological approach informs her critical writing on textiles and tapestry in the artworld in journals and books in Australia and overseas.

Positions

Present Professor, Visual Arts, Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong
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