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. Through each fabric and homewares collection Tarn shares a story reflecting a global message of heritage, anchored by nature, art, culture and architecture.

Tarn collaborates with artists to produce limited edition accessories for the Ocre label, plus offers a one on one design service, working with clients to custom design their stories into beautiful wares, bringing their art to life.

All Ocre Designs wallpapers fabrics and objects are made locally on shore in Australia by highly experienced manufacturers and are suitable for residential and commercial interiors.

Tarn lectures in Drawing and Painting at the University of Southern Queensland and her teaching philosophy "CREATIVE WHY' is informed by research into the creative processes connected to intuitive acts of creative expression. She has an active studio practice and regularly exhibits both nationally and internationally in group shows in the field of non-objective painting.

CV

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