I have always had an attraction to landscape; its formation; what lies beneath. Immersion in the landscape and the treasures revealed through chance entice me to gather and collect: rock specimens, marine debris, photographs, memories.
Serendipity creates an aesthetic - an experience for the senses. I am drawn in through the simplicity of each natural aesthetic, each simple design; the interplay of solid shape and the elemental shapers -– wind, water, fire and light.
Immersion in the aesthetic invites investigation. Investigation leads to interpretation; the urge to capture the essence and share the experience; a new design. The aesthetic brought about during the process of making becomes an integral part of the work, a gateway for the viewer to enter just as I was drawn in to the particular element of the landscape which inspired the piece.
The interconnectedness of all things fascinates me. It is fundamental to my art practice ranging across simple symbiotic relationships such as algae and fungi which form lichen, to the large-scale multifaceted communities of an ocean reef. My work reflects our landscape -constantly evolving but rooted in what we know through biological and earth sciences.
|2010||Masters by Coursework in Visual Art and Design – UniSA|
|2009||Graduate Diploma of Visual Art and Design – UniSA|
|2001||Diploma of Multimedia – TAFE Tasmania|
|1997||Certificate IV in Video Production – TAFE Tasmania|
|1991||Graduate Diploma of Fine Art – University of Tasmania|
|1988||Associate Diploma in Art and Design – TAFE Tasmania|
|2019||Topos Illumed – SALA Red Robin Speciality Coffee Adelaide.|
|2018||New Work, New Space –SALA|
|2016||Remnant Formations –Bay Discovery Centre Glenelg SA|
|2016||Remnant Formations –SALA Gallery 1855 Tea Tree Gully SA|
|2014||Remnant Aspects SALA Red Cacao Stirling SA|
|2014||Shiftings Fisher Jeffries Adelaide SA|
|2013||Lichening – SALA Lobethal Road Wines Mt. Torrens SA|
|2012||Syntagma – SALA Anderson Hill Cellar Door Lenswood SA|
|2011||Rhopos –Prospect Art Gallery (October)|
|2010||Still Lives – a gathering composition – Liverpool St. gallery UniSA Masters|
|2007||Shadow, Shift and Shape – The Hahndorf Academy SA|
|2020||Encounters – Mrs Harris Sweet ShopSA|
|2018||Solar Art Prize – RSASA Adelaide|
|2017||Its Not All Black & White – Arts Images Norwood SA|
|2015||Parklands Art Prize – Adelaide Festival Centre|
|2013||My Australia – Berkeley River Eco Resort WA|
|2012||Finalist Heysen Prize – judges award Highly Commended|
|2009||Finalist Heysen Prize for Interpretation of Place Hahndorf SA|
IAPMA International conference exhibition New Paper Old Land Burnie TAS
Graduate Exhibition – UniSA
|2008||Finalist Heysen Prize for Interpretation of Place Hahndorf SA|
|2007||Outside My Window – Stationmasters Strathalbyn, SA|
Transformation and Amalgamation – SALA Balhannah SA
|2006||From the Garden – SALA Port Adelaide SA|
|2004||A Lens on Lilydale – The Court House Lilydale TAS|
|2002||Invokashun – Powerhouse Gallery Launceston TAS|
|2011||Arts SA Exhibition development grant|
|2009||Country Arts SA travel grant|
Artist in School – Lenswood Primary School SA
Poppy – Lilt Productions – photographic stills
Streets Alive Banner workshop – Arts Roar, Tas.
Animation – HART portal, Lilydale Online Access Centre
Interactive CD-ROM – Abacus Childcare, Tas.
|2020||Curtin Springs Station NT|