Thea Batty is a Welsh curator, educator, and repair specialist based in Wiltshire.  

At the core of her practise is a radically empathic approach towards researching, educating, and curating as a social practice.


To challenge unethical labour practices in the fashion and textile industry; advocating for climate justice, with gentle forms of protesting. Through facilitating educational workshops, and producing contemporary exhibitions. 

Education & Training: 

MA Fine Art, Curatorial Practices, Bath Spa University.

Fashion History the Evolution of Style, UAL. 

BA Hons Textile Design for Fashion and Interior, Bath Spa University. 

Foundation in Art & Design, Coleg Ceredigion. 

Enhanced DBS Certified. 


Recent Projects & Roles: 

Assistant to the Director, Blandford Forum Town Museum, Blandford Forum 2023 - 2024. 

Sashiko Series, The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, 2023. 

Cutting Corners Project: pop-up exhibition, Bath City Center, 2022.

Co-curator, Process of Practice, Michael Pennie Gallery, Bath, 2022. 


Workshops & Talks:

'Connecting Repair Cultures in Cloth' , The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, 2023.

Ethical Mending, Sparsholt College, 2023. 

Mindful Repair, The Carers' Center, Bath, 2023.

Repair Café, Bath Spa University, 2022. 

Mindful Repair: Sashiko Workshop,  The Museum of East Asian Art 2022.