About

As an emerging artist based in Meanjin / Brisbane, my practice expands from traditional foundations of drawing and painting into contemporary, multi-disciplinary art practice. Contemplative processes of intuitive mark-making combined with sculptural methods evoke emotive responses to personal interactions with land and country. Ongoing works continually evaluate a sense of self as a nurturer in a complex relationship with nature and place.

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Education:

2021
Master of Arts, Visual Arts, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane

1998
Fine Arts (Honours), majoring in Drawing and Advanced Studio Practice, Arts Academy Brisbane

 

Memberships and Professional Associations:

Member Flying Arts Alliance

Member NAVA

Association Secretary and Member, Southside Artists Inc (NFP group supporting local fine arts projects & events in the community) (2010–2019)

Exhibitions and Creative Projects:

2022

Looking Back, Looking Forward, Group Exhibition, POP Gallery, QCA Galleries, Fortitude Valley, 26 April–7 May.  With: Ruth Cho, Casey Coolwell, Paula de la Rua Cordoba, Mark du Potiers, Maddison Bygrave, Leigh Lynam, Kyra Mancktelow, Sally Molloy, Perrin Millard, Dylan Mooney, Dylan Sarra, Erika Scott, Gin Sen, Daniel Sherington, Diana Vallejo; curated by Kyra Mancktelow, Perrin Millard and Gin Sen.
Examining the past, present and future through the eyes and hands of 15 Australian artists who are respectfully navigating their way through the politics and sociologies of a culturally diverse society. Inspired by Susan Best’s 2015 article “Anger and Repair: The Art and Politics of Judy Watson’s Holes in the Land”, which explores reparative aesthetics, these First-Nation, multicultural, and Anglo heritage Australian artists communicating their idea of a better Australia.

 

2021

Unravel, Solo Exhibition, Webb Gallery, QCA Galleries, South Brisbane, 28 April–8 May.
Investigating creative research into how non-Indigenous contemporary artists can be informed by decolonisation methodologies. This exhibition encouraged conversation through an open and emotively responsive approach to challenging problematic mindsets inherent to post-colonial conventions of non-Indigenous landscape art. While my practice originated from these challenging traditions, this project aimed to question these trappings and expand into a regenerative art practice.

Road 2 Art studio, Founder and owner, Holland Park, Brisbane, 14 September 2014–7 December.
Facilitating classes, workshops and exhibitions with up to 80 students (from age 6 to adults) per week.

 

2020

Design concept for a memorial garden for domestic violence victims, Coorparoo, supported by Qld Government  This project provided a welcome and safe space for victims, their families and friends.

Curated various Road 2 Art group and student exhibitions.

 

2019

Community Mural Project, Bulimba Memorial Park with Southside Artists Inc, supported by Brisbane City Council, 15 April 2016 to 2019.  A project to create murals for the coverings that protect the fragile aerial roots of the ancient fig trees.

 

2018

Unity’ Multicultural Art Event with Southside Artists Inc, November.  This interactive, site specific art installation had previously been facilitated overseas and this was the first ‘Unity’ installation within Australia .

Community Mural, Camp Hill Bowls Club with Southside Artists Inc, Brisbane, August.

ANON fundraiser exhibition with Southside Artists Inc and The Sunlight Centre, Carport Café, 11-13 May.  Raising funds for continuing crisis counselling for teenagers and adults.

 

2017

Black and White Exhibition, Aspire Gallery, 5-12 July.

Rotary Art Spectacular Exhibition, Finalist, Exhibiting and online, Central Plaza I, Brisbane, 15-18 May.

Petite Pieces Exhibition, Finalist, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane, 1-10 February.

 

2016

Rotary Art Spectacular Exhibition, Finalist, Exhibiting and online, May.

 

2015

Live art station with Road 2 Art, Bulimba Festival Art Hub, Brisbane, 9-15 November.