Textiles
Accredited Professional Member

Ann McMahon has worked variously in craft arts since the 1990s when she worked with custom designed millinery. Since completing an honours degree in Textiles at ANU (2000), she has worked professionally as a gallery manager, arts administrator, craft writer, educator, project manager and creative program officer in private, public and not-for-profit sector roles. Her craft practice sustains her creative spirit and she focuses technically on off-loom weaving in both large and small scale. Her work is typically sculptural and explores the intersection of form and materiality. Her work is held in the collection of the Canberra Museum and Gallery.

Image credits: (top) Ann McMahon, Dream Boat (Ship of Fools Maquette), 2017. Recycled watercolour paper (from Painting with Parkinsons), cane, hot glue, 9 x 35 x 13.5cm. Photo: Sam Cooper.
(bottom) Ann McMahon, The view from here…, 2013, atSculpture in the Garden, Lambrigg Homestead. Fruit tree prunings from Lambrigg. 153 x 70 x 43cm. Photo: Bev Hogg.
(Featured image)  Ann McMahon, Ship of Fools, 2016. Stainless steel, recycled plastic strapping, 90 x 350 x 110cm. Photo by Sam Cooper.