About

Hello ! My name is Taylah, I am an Indigenous Textiles Designer & Artist. My family come from Naarm (Melbourne). I grew up in such a beautiful place surrounded by ferns and lush trees has influenced my love of plants and my practice. My practice is heavily influenced by my heritage and culture, through art and design. I love plants, cats and all things art. 

 I focus on lots of different subject matters in my art and design practise, they tend to overlap as both of these areas complement each other well. Storytelling is something that always unifies all areas of my practice as it is embedded in my identity. Through my storytelling, I seek to evoke emotion and happiness to my customers and those viewing my artwork. I want you to feel connected to my art but also to the world around you. 

I work very closely with other Indigenous women in business to ensure we create a community for ourselves to thrive in an everchanging and challenging world. Through collaboration and community, I believe we can make an impact on the world. 

 I studied a Bachelor of Arts (Textile Designs) at RMIT, I majored in knitting but also made creations using traditional basket weaving. I have a strong focus on 'slow design', moving away from the fast fashion model that is rife through in today's Western world. 

Collaborations

2019 - Amber Days 'Nurtja' collection - Yorta Yorta language for Forest 

Design 

2019 - Painted tables for RMIT Creative

2019 - Artwork & Decal design for RMIT Job Shop

2018 & 2019 – RMIT Art design for Engaging for Impact event

2018 – RMIT Ngarara Willim designs x Campus store

2018 – Invitation design for Fiona Patten MP event

2018 – RMIT Indigenous Branding

Art 

2019 - 'Changing Tides' artwork on State Library Victoria in collaboration with Nikita Castello

2018/2019 - Exhibited in Koorie Art Show at Koorie Heritage Trust

2018 - Exhibited in Yarn Australia Narrm Showcase

2018 – Artist residency during NAIDOC week at Australian Unity, Carlton

2015 – Art contribution awards Billanook College

2015 - Red Earth Gallery, Artwork on display for VCE Showcase

2015 – Arts Captain at Billanook College

Events

2019 - Key note speaker at NGV series - As She Appears (Country)

2019 - RMIT Bowen St party Emu feather workshop

2019 - Ngamai Aboriginal Enterpeerners nights leadership team

2019 - Spoke at VAMFF Fashion Summit

Media & Articles

 https://www.rmit.edu.au/news/all-news/2018/may/traditional-owners-inspire-student-designed-rmit-branding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEghnP4EXYc

https://www.rmit.edu.au/news/all-news/2019/aug/new-slv-hoardings

https://www.wheelercentre.com/people/taylah-cole