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Dr Tarn McLean is an artist, designer, and Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Art) and founded the Australian accessories and textile company Ocre Designs in 2008.

OCRE DESIGNS - wallpapers fabrics and wares are made sustainably to order and locally on shore in Australia by highly experienced manufacturers, suitable for residential and commercial interiors. Fabrics and wallpapers are available through the online shop.

For trade enquiries please email Tarn. 

ART - Tarn's work departs from a highly disciplined practice embedded in early to mid-20th Century Geometric Abstract painting to the design of space and architecture, including wall painting and public art as well as textile, wallpaper and accessory design. Tarn has an active studio practice and exhibits both nationally and internationally in group shows in the field of non-objective painting and is represented by Alfa Gallery – Miami. For more information on Tarn, visit 

CUSTOM DESIGN - Tarn now shares her painting and industry expertise with affluent homeowners offering a one-on-one art and design service, working with clients to custom design their stories into beautiful art, fabric and wallpapers. Her design work is grounded in colour observation inspired by nature and botanical paintings created by her Great, great grandfather Adam Forster which are held in the Australian National Library. Through each fabric and homewares collection Tarn creates a visual story reflecting a global message of heritage, anchored by nature, art, culture and architecture.

For design service enquiries please contact Tarn directly via email  


Tarn is an advocate for Children's literacy and is a board member of the Child Writes Fund.

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