julie ryder

textile designer + artist


Julie Ryder is a Canberra-based textile designer who has gained national and international recognition for her work. She is a practicing textile artist, designer and educator. Originally trained in science, Julie retrained as a textile designer at Melbourne Institute of Textiles, and started her own design studio focussing on designing and hand-printing fabrics for home-wares, fashion and interiors.

Her hybrid practice combines her knowledge of science with her love of textiles, and she uses nature as both muse and co-collaborator. Natural materials are used for dyes and as materials for paper-based artworks.

Arts residencies at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, CSIRO, the National Museum of Australia, Rimbun Dahan, Hill End and Bundanon have all inspired continued research and produced significant bodies of work.

She has been the recipient of many awards, grants and commissions and her work is represented in numerous public and private collections.