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.