Tara Badcock is a Tasmanian (Australian) Textile Artist whose work draws a thread between traditional hand embroidery & stitching techniques, free form machine embroidery, collage and sculpture. After studying for an Honours degree in Fine Art at the University of Tasmania, Tara spent several years in Paris & Europe undertaking Artists’ Residencies (featuring a stint collaborating on a suite at The Ice Hotel in the North of Sweden), and finding her feet in the world of stitch.
What she says about herself:" I studied Graphic Design (for the creative job prospects), and Lithography (on fabric – for my artist’s heart’s desire), at University in Hobart, a beautiful converted jam factory building on the wharf with views of mountain and sea. These were not considered true fine art subjects by the sculpture and painting departments within the Art School so I never really felt that I was able to call myself a ‘real’ artist, despite having my work shown in exhibitions within Australia and also internationally even when I was still studying, and working at the usual art-student-supplementing type jobs as a waitress and house cleaner."
All images courtesy of Tara Badcock
Find out more about Tara on her http://bit.ly/1t70aEL
or take a look at her Flickr: http://bit.ly/1lb96bl