Diana Wood Conroy, (BA (Hons) University of Sydney; MA, SCD; Doctor of Creative Arts University of Wollongong) combines visual cultures, archaeology and tapestry in many publications and exhibitions. In 2016 she was co-editor with Janis Jefferies and Helen Clark on The handbook of textile culture, Bloomsbury, London. Her book The Fabric of the ancient theatre: Excavation journals from Cyprus and the eastern Mediterranean, was published by Moufflon Publishing, Nicosia 2004 and 2007. As artist in residence to the University of Sydney Paphos Theatre Excavation team she studies Roman wall paintings as well as ancient textiles. The Senior Artists Research Forum accompanied her to the excavation from the University of Wollongong in 2010. Her exhibition work explores relationships between classical, Aboriginal and personal worlds in tapestry and drawing, and is held in national and international collections. She is Emeritus Professor of Visual Arts at the Faculty of Law Humanities and Arts, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.