Thea Batty is a Welsh curator, educator, and fashion repair specialist based in North Dorset.  

At the core of her practice 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.

Princes Trust Enterprise Scheme. 

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. 


Projects & Roles: 

100 Years of Shopping, Blandford 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:

Visible Mending Workshop, Defashion Dorset, Hawkers Re-creatives, 2024. 

Ethical Mending, Blandford Forum Town Museum, Blandford Forum, 2024.

Visible Mending Workshop, Fisherton Mill Gallery, Salisbury, 2023.

'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.