Tara Bursey is an interdisciplinary artist, self publisher and arts worker. She has worked as Curatorial Assistant at the Textile Museum of Canada and Artscape Youngplace, and in a curatorial capacity for the City of Hamilton Tourism and Culture Division, Hamilton Supercrawl, Craft Ontario and the Wychwood Barns Community Association. Her artwork has been exhibited across Canada as well as in Copenhagen, Berlin and Eye, Suffolk, UK, and she has presented her artistic research in the areas of textiles and contemporary art at Symposia in Los Angeles and Savannah. Most recently, she has worked rigorously in the areas of programming and education, bringing arts education to first and second graders at her neighbourhood school, and curating an exhibition about professional wrestling.
Born in Scarborough, Ontario, she lives and works in Hamilton where she coordinates exhibitions and programs at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre (currently on leave) and works as Manager of Education at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. She also sings in a punk band called Gilded Age.