Rita Pearce lives and works in the Sutherland Shire. She is a textile artist who knits and crochets with yarn, including natural and synthetic fibers, and other materials like paper or plastic that she can spin into yarn, to make sculptures or wearable art. She has a particular interest in using her art as a way of engaging with and educating people about dementia in a non-threatening way. She collaborated with fellow artist Pat Pillai in the Neural Knitworks – craft a healthy brain project. Pillai and Pearce have facilitated numerous Knitwork workshops, the most recent include National Science Week Launches at the Australian Museum, Sydney and QUT Library, Brisbane. Previous: Participant in Heritable Acts, (Hazelhust 2006), participant in Sydney Hyperbolic Reef Project (2009), where her work was chosen to promote the project , guest of artist Hiromi Tango in Hiromi Hotel: Moonjellies (Hazelhurst 2013).