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Barbara Wheeler is a solarpunk, polymath crone who plays with waste and foraged materials, reimagining them into vessels, sculptures and homewares


Barbara engages with humour and optimism in her critiques of consumption

Her studio practice sits at the intersection of traditional craft, contemporary design and social change


Propelled by deep connections to nature, she uses materials-led methodologies to bring waste and unwanted materials back into usefulness, re-contextualising their meaning and value


These approaches anchor her practice in opposition to the ‘take, make, waste’ global model of consumption

With qualifications in Communications, Visual Arts and Cultural Heritage Management, she has received awards for academic achievement, urban project management, cultural and environmental public policy


Barbara Wheeler


University of Canberra

Post Graduate studies in Museology 

App Sci (Hons) Cultural Heritage Management

National Trust Award - Academic Achievement

Charles Sturt University

Undergraduate studies in Communications and Visual Arts 

Linguistics, Politics, Printmaking, Photography

Ass Dip Lib Arts

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