Dr Sally Gray is a creative thinker whose self-crafted career has been independent and inventive. She is currently a writer, curator, artist, concept developer and creative producer with projects realised, nationally and internationally, under the umbrella of the arts consultancy she founded in May 1994.
Sally, Gray, Sydney, Artist, Curator
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Sally sleeps under Jenny

Since the 1970s Sally has advocated for and promoted international – especially Australian – decorative arts and design. Throughout the nineties her writing on Australian design and architecture appeared in Smarts Magazine and Architectural Review. Her scholarly and popular writing since 2002  has focused on interfaces between art, fashion, craft and the role of creativity in urban life.


  • 2016 Convenor, ‘A Course In Looking’, The Centre for Fashion, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences,
  • 2015-2016 Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Fashion, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney (2015-16)
  • 2014-17 Editorial Board, Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion, (Intellect Journals, Bristol)
  • 1996 – Consultant, strategic research report on design planning for Sydney 2000 Olympics (with NSW Department of State Development)
  • 1996 Member Australian Design Awards Panel, selecting Australian Design Awards
  • 1993-98 Member, Australia Post Stamp Advisory Committee, selection of stamp designs and concepts
  • 1993 Member, Design Working Group, Small Business Corporation, NSW Department of State Development, policy development for government promotion of design, creativity and innovation
  • 1988-1989 Design Director & Project Manager, new TAFE corporate visual identity project (with TAFE NSW)
  • 1984-86 Research partner, C20 Decorative Arts, advising on mid twentieth century Australian and international furniture design and decorative arts, Sydney.

Image Credits

Top: Sally naps under a Jenny Kee hand-knit cardigan, Darlinghust, Sydney, 1977
Photograph: Brian Sayer

Bottom: Design scheme for 477 Crown Street Surry Hills Sydney. Floor painted by David McDiarmid 1988, Photograph: Babette Hayes


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