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Petra Hilsen Textile Design


Address:  Suite 1, Level 3, 153 Hunter Street,  Newcastle
Hours: by appointment
Property Donor:  Iris Capital
Launched:  28th October 2016

Petra Hilsen
e: [email protected]

Who are you?
I was born in Germany, and have lived in Australia since September 1983. Before that I lived in Germany and Turkey. In Australia I have lived in Hobart, Melbourne and now Newcastle. I have worked as a spinner and weaver, civil engineer, a director of a child care cooperative and in urban revitalization. I have two beautiful children who live in Melbourne. I live with my partner in Newcastle and the rest of my family lives in Germany and Turkey

What do you do?
I am a felt maker and work in functional and sculptural felt. I am also a spinner and weaver.

What inspired you to get involved in Renew Newcastle?
I am keenly interested in the revitalisation of Newcastle and see Renew Newcastle as the instrument to do so.