Dr Fabri Blacklock’s family are Nucoorilma/Ngarabal people from Tingha and Glen Innes and Biripi people from Dingo Creek in New South Wales, she also has English and Scottish ancestry. Dr Blacklock is an academic, artist, curator and educator who is passionate about improving equity in education for Aboriginal people.
She is a textile artist who encompasses environmentally friendly arts practises utilising natural dyes on natural materials. Her practice involves the revival and teaching of NSW Aboriginal women’s artistic practices like possum skin cloak making and weaving. She is particularly interested in the combination of traditional Aboriginal art practices with modern technologies, as well as the important role art plays in wellbeing in Aboriginal communities.