c.v. Lesley Edgar

1964 -


1984 Graduated from RMIT, Bachelor of Arts in Textile Design

1988 Training at Stoll, Reutlingen, Germany

1991/1994 Training at Shima Seiki, Wakayama, Japan

Business Experience:

1985-1999 Freelance designer and Director of Lesley Edgar Knitwear (knitwear design


1996- 1999 Knitwear designer for the Sportcraft Manufacturing group

1999 – 2008 Director of Ozscape Designs Pty Ltd (Licensed designs for fashion, homewares

and stationary)

2008 Beginning solo career as Artist and continuance of Ozscape Designs.

Designer for Commercial Collections:

Engineered Knits, New York, USA

Shima Seiki, Japan

Missoni, Milan, Italy

Tamahini, New Zealand

Countrytime, New Zealand

Sitco, Hong Kong/Sweden

Carlo Alberto Pty Ltd, Australia

Ramsay McDonald Group, Australia

Fletcher Jones, Australia

Barclay Knitwear New Zealand

Sovrano Knitwea, Vic; Goodman Knitting Mills, Vic; Arnold Ross Knitwear, Vic; Red Robin Australia,

Bromley Knitwear, Vic; Crystal Craft, Qld; John Deene, Vic; Coast Clothing, NSW;

BlueGum, PresentPromotions QLD,

Yorram Gross Film Studios NSW

Group Exhibitions

1997 The Australian Korean Textile Design Exhibition – RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

1995 Curator for the Australian Children’s Television Foundation retrospective exhibition at

the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
1995 Designed Stage set and conference bags forWorld Summit on Television for children

1994 Austex ’94 – Melbourne Exhibition buildings (Knitwear Industry trade fair)

1986 Viva La Mode

1985 First Settlement Gallery – Sorrento (Art Clothes Exhibition)

1984 RMIT gallery – Textiles Exhibition

1983 Australian Wool Corporation – Wool House – RMIT textile Design Exhibition

Published Reviews:

2008 Get Creative magazine (artwork featured)

1999 Licensing News – the newsletter for the Australasian licensing industry (Ozscape Designs


Toy and Hobby magazine (Ozscape Designs featured)

1996 Art Gallery of Western Australia – front cover of “A Living Centre” Information booklet

1994 Australasian textiles

1988 David JonesWinter collection Fashion parade

1988 The Herald Sun, Melbourne, VIC

Gold Coast Bulletin

Western Advocate, Bathurst NSW

Lithgow Mercury, Lithgow, NSW

The Advocate, Coffs Harbour, NSW

1987 – 1991 Australasian Wool Corporation resource guide

1987 Ragtrader magazine - Profile


1985 Gown of the Year – Winner of two of the Top Ten Designer awards

1987 Gown of the Year – Winner of Commercial Designer award

1988 Gown of the Year – Winner of Commercial Designer award