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ABOUT

Personal Profile

I use a multidisciplinary approach to explore the themes of connection, identity and behaviour. Each work’s development is rooted in the concept I am interested in revealing and the medium and form is dictated by how it can be best understood.


Most recently, my meditative practice of questioning, drawing, cutting and making has yielded a unique visual language representing biological, environmental, cultural, societal and emotional linkages of experience and memory into schemas of existence. These schemas can also be read as nets which can hold firmly but are permeable. I consider these nets to be analogous to how we absorb and experience the external world and mediate it though our understanding and memory. My employment of process-driven rules are resonant with the societal constructs which often shape one’s place in the world. 

I live and work in Boorloo (Perth), Western Australia on the lands of the Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar nation and pay my respects to the traditional custodians of this country.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Contemporary Art, Edith Cowan University, 2020

Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Curtin University of Technology, 1996

SCHOLARSHIP

2019 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant to study Art in Shanghai

AWARDS

2021 Sculpture on the Scarp, First Prize

2020 National Association for the Visual Arts Award

2020 Nomination for Hatched: National Graduate Show 2021

2020 Megalo Print Studio, Future Proof Graduate Award

Ellenbrook- Swan Art Award 2020, Most outstanding artwork in the Works on Paper category 

2020 Lions Art Prize , Highly Commended, 2D Category

2020 Lions Art Prize, Highly Commended, 3D Category

2019 Darlington Open Art Exhibition First Prize for Mixed Media, Drawing & Printmaking

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 Shadowed, Cool Change Contemporary

2021 Laced, Residency Exhibition, REmida Perth

2021 Beverley Station Gallery, Beverley

2020 Mountain Co-op, Perth

2020 ECU Femme Collection, The Library, Edith Cowan University

COMMISSIONS

2021 Abyss, Ink Drawing on Paper

2021 Untitled, Ink Drawing on Paper

2017 Alien Landscape, Drawing, Ink on Paper

2017 Lace Panel, Printmaking, Ink on Paper

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021 Sculpture on the Scarp, Darlington

2021 All That Remains, Ellenbrook Arts, Ellenbrook

2021 Hatched: National Graduate Show 2021, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Northbridge

2021 Future Proof: National Graduate Online Exhbition, Megalo Print Studio, Kingston

2021 Vasse Art Awards - Vasse Primary School

2020 Busselton Art Award, Finalist - Art Geo Gallery

2020 ArtsHUM, Edith Cowan University Graduate Exhibition

2020 Bodies of Work, Printmakers Association of WA, Fremantle

2020 Between the Sheets : Artists' Books - Gallery Central, Perth

2020 WOMXN - Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University

2020 Sculpture by the Bay, Dunsborough 2020 Lions Art Prize - Zig Zag Gallery, Kalamunda 

2019 Finalist, Emerging Artist Award - City of South Perth

2019 Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition - Rockingham Arts Centre

2019 Sculpture on the Scarp, Darlington Arts Festival , Darlington

2019 Between the Sheets: Artist s' Books - Gallery East & Gallery Central, Northbridge

2019 Turning Pages - Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University

2019 Lions Art Prize - Zig Zag Gallery , Kalamunda

2019 Connection with a side of Dementia - Spectrum Spaces, Edith Cowan University

2018 Corner - Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University 

2018 Contemporary Print Media Award, Fremantle 

2017 Connection - Spectrum Spaces , Edith Cowan University

2016 (Un)edited & (Un)limited Cultural Reproduction - Breathing Space Gallery, Library, Edith Cowan University

2016 Makuru - Zig Zag Gallery, Kalamunda

2009 Swan Art Prize - Midland Junction Arts Centre 2009 Certalicious - The Junction Art Gallery , Swan TAFE


COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER

2019 Art Workshop Coordinator, Haemophilia Association of WA Family Camp 2018 Exhibition Coordinator, CommitteeMember, Printmakers Association of WA (PAWA)

2016-2018 Gallery Attendant, Spectrum Project Space & Gallery 25, Edith Cowan University

2017-2018 Chair, Parents and Friends Committee, Mary's Mount Primary School

Photo Credit - Laura Sikes