Her prior experience as founder and director of ‘The Paper Mill, ’an artist-run-initiative developed in Sydney CBD and overseas experience lead her to pursue creative community art practices and projects and supporting other to do the same; through exhibitions, pop up spaces, public programs and public art.
In 2016 she launched Artists/Projects to provide a platform to promote printmaking (both traditional and digital), artists books and papermaking in Sydney. Curating ‘This is Print” an exhibition of Sydney and Oaxaca Mexican Printmakers. She is currently working on a ‘Women in Print’ exhibition.
In 2017 her work move into the public realm as she completed a number of projects including a performance for the You Are Here Festival Canberra, 20 digital art posters for Bankstown Bus Interchange, a collaborative mural with artists Akisiew and artwork designs for water stations for Canada Bay Council. In addition her interest in urban spaces saw her assist in curating the exhibition, artists talk and forum 'Grow: Places for People' exploring the role of creativity in urban growth for Bankstown Art Centre.
In 2018 she will undertake the Urban Screen Residency with Liverpool City Council, be the lead artist on the Riches and Texture project with Penrith City Council and will head to Japan in July for an artist residency with Mokuhanga Innovation LAB and conduct further research into printmaking and papermaking during her travels.
She has worked with Inner West, Leichhardt, Canterbury-Bankstown, Canada Bay, Woollahra and Penrith Councils. As well as a number of businesses and not-for profit organization’s such as Lost in Books-Fairfield, Children’s Ground and Gundjehmi Aboriginal Corporation-Jabiru NT, Bankstown Youth Development Services- Bankstown, Kaldor Projects- Sydney, Julia Street Creative Centre- Portland Victoria and Kinokuniya Bookshop - Sydney.
She has also created collaborative artworks with Rego Park Green Alliance and collaborated on works with a number of artist Akisiew, Alex Karaconji, Annie Mckinnon and Kathleen Linn.
Stephanie Peters is an artist, educator, curator and community developer currently living in south-west Sydney.
She is trained as a printmedia artists and uses a range of techniques including; printmaking, artist books, digital print, stop motion animation, pop-ups, zines, paper cuts, murals, installations and drawing.
Her employment across the arts, economics and education fields has influenced her interest in private and public spaces. Her current work looks to explore our connections to place; both the urban and natural environments. She has a strong interest in the art of the ‘everyday’ exploring concepts such as home, open space, play, built environment, employment and community.
She has exhibited in both national and international exhibitions. Her work is in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia and she has held residencies and studio scholarships in Mexico, New York City and Portland Victoria.
Whilst living in New York City in 2014 she interned at Dieu Donne papermaking studio. There she learnt how to prepare fibres and make paper for contemporary artworks. During this time she was a Project Manager for Rego Park Green Alliance and was introduced to community art practices.