In 2006, Alastair Macleod, chairman of Hand & Lock, the prestigious embroidery firm in London, approached Mary to ask if she would be interested in being the firm's liaison person in Australia during the preparations for the firm’s inaugural Prize Giving Conference at the Powerhouse Museum on the 5th November, 2007. As well as liaising with heads of departments in Australian Universities and Colleges and with the Powerhouse team for Hand & Lock, Mary was one of the speakers at the Conference. As guest curator at the Powerhouse, she curated the Hand & Lock Exhibition which included archival material from Hand & Lock, Wendy Birch (nee Lock) and Catherine Walker (one of Princess Diana's designers) as well as the work by the three prizewinners.
Mary was the art director of the first two themed installations in the Embroiderers’ Guild N.S.W.’s large exhibition space in the Expertise Events' Craft and Quilt Fair at Darling Harbour in Sydney (June of 2015 and 2016). She is the art director for the Guilds’ feature space again for 2019. This years space has been designed to look like an open stitching studio. There will be an interactive installation in the space for show attendees to come in and be taught simple embroidery stitches. Mary has designed two installations for works on the wall within the exhibition space.