Tarn McLean

Artist, Designer, and Director in Toowoomba, Queensland

Tarn McLean

Artist, Designer, and Director in Toowoomba, Queensland

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Dr Tarn McLean is an artist, designer and Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Art) and founded the Australian accessories and textile company Ocre Designs in 2008. Ocre is dedicated towards sustainable manufacturing with all fabrics, wallpapers and accessories made and printed to order on shore in Australia.

Tarn's custom design service specialises in art fabric and wallpaper, working with architects and individuals on residential and commercial interiors. This bespoke service (now available via zoom), is a niche offering for homeowners and clients who want something unique to them, who are unable to find products on the market that reflect their own design and taste.

Her teaching philosophy "CREATIVE WHY' is informed by research into the creative processes connected to intuitive acts of creative expression which she shares with her clients, resulting in custom designed furnishings that reflect their individuality. Tarn is currently writing a book on this creative process and later in 2021 is exhibiting at Alexandra Lawson Gallery

  • Work
    • Ocre Designs
  • Education
    • Tara Anglican School For Girls
    • University of Southern Queensland