Mardi Nowak is an artist and curator and is currently the Director of the National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS Victoria). After completing a Masters of Fine Art by Research in 2004, she has exhibited in several group exhibitions in Australia and overseas.
Working mostly in woven tapestry her inspiration comes from fashion magazines, torn advertising billboards, street graffiti and the everyday. Works are created by collaging together images and photographs from magazines with old drawings and photocopies to reproduce the many layers found on billboards, similar to wallpaper plastered over old wallpaper. These collages become the cartoon for final tapestries.