I am an artist from Northern N.S.W Australia.

My work is characterised by an enduring interest in the mapping of place, the fugitive nature of memory and the documentation of my emotional and historical connection to land. My work favours intuitive mark-making, abstraction and the automatism of line. Largely self-taught, my work is an intensely personal, cathartic process in which visual elements are simultaneously lost and found through the physicality of scratching, sanding, puncturing, concealing and disclosing. Heavily concerned with process, these works ultimately produce a palimpsest, a recording of time. My current practice includes mixed media works on paper and timber, drawing, painting, mark making, printmaking and the crafting of artist tools. 

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art History & Cinema Studies), University of Melbourne 1995-1998

Dean’s Honours List for Academic Excellence, Melbourne University 1995

Studied Post-Modernism in New York. Unit exchange program with Columbia University/Melbourne University. 1997

Graduate Diploma of Education (Visual Arts- Printmaking), Southern Cross University 2003-4

 

EXHIBITIONS

Cargo, M-Arts Precinct, Murwillumbah 2018

If Not For Shadows, Byron School Of Art, Mullumbimby 2018

The Stockroom Exhibition, Darling Mills Studio Gallery, Mittagong 2018.

In. Still. M-Arts Precinct, Murwillumbah 2018

Border Art Prize, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah 2018

Linden Postcard Show, Domain House, Melbourne 2017-18

30 x 30 Art Prize, Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby 2017

The Tam & Jo Art Show, Cenzo's Cafe Murwillumbah, 2017

Manly Library Artist Book Awards,  Sydney (selected) 2015

MCA Zine Fair Sydney 2013

A Book About Death, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah 2013

 

CAREER

Co-Owner, Designer & Letterpress Printer at Olive Letterpress 2011-2018

Co-Owner Sugar Mill Studio, Retail Space & Gallery Murwillumbah 2016

Casual Visual Arts Teacher, Mt St Patricks Secondary School 2011-2013

 Co-Founder of Hey Maker Art Collective 2012-2013

Workshop Host in Printmaking, Lettepress, Bookmaking & Creative Business 2010-18

Owner & Designer for  Olive & The Volcano Paper Goods 2008-2011

Owner & Designer for Inflorescence Paper Goods 2005-2008

 Visual Arts Teacher, Wade High School  2004