Betty completed a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) in print imaging, graduating with Honours First Class from RMIT in 2013. Since then she has had multiple solo shows, contributed to international print conferences, exhibited as part of art festival programs, and been shortlisted for a number of national art awards including the Fremantle Print Award and the Marie Ellis OAM Drawing Prize.
Over the past five years Betty has explored how ancestry, genetics, social constructs of the family and skills imparted within the domestic sphere shape identity and inform the role of traditional textile practices both personally and in the broader historical canon.
She has a diverse practice working across a variety of media including digital and analogue printmaking, drawing, soft sculpture, 3D collage and textiles. Betty’s current focus on embroidery applies traditional techniques taught to her by her mother Sue Musgrove – an accomplished textile artist in her own right, to contemporary imagery, production modes and concepts.