...through the process of weaving or layering of imagery to create assemblages, large and small sculptural forms and collages. My work practice is open and process oriented with an interest in the tension between opposing forces – soft and hard, natural and industrial materials, traditional and non-traditional techniques and the movement between two and three dimensions.
Current Ideas within my work explore issues of female identity with a reframing of normative labelling and stereotypes. Other themes include surveillance and technology, homelessness and asylum, impermanence, death and loss. I am interested in ‘the tribe’ whether it is a group of football fans, a shared cultural heritage or a gender grouping.
Recently exhibited a series of monoprint collages in Editions 19, an exhibition of 50 contemporary printmakers at Tacit Gallery, Collingwood. Upcoming exhibitions this year include The Wyndham Art Prize 2019 (1 April - 2 June), the 2019 Nillumbik Contemporary Art Prize at Monsalvat (30 May - 21 July) and Home Sewn, a group exhibition of textile works at CS Gallery, Melton (28 June - 11 August). Exhibitions last year included the Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Sydney, The Heysen Prize for Landscape 2018 at Hahndorf Academy in South Australia, a small textile work in the 2018 Petite Miniature Textile Exhibition in the Wangaratta Art Gallery, a large outdoor woven work 'Shelter' on the Lorne foreshore as part of the Landfall Lorne Sculpture Biennale and the 2018 Wyndham Art Prize in the Wyndham Art Gallery.
I've completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (1st Class Honours) in Sculpture at RMIT University following a diploma of visual arts majoring in printmaking. I also hold a Masters of Arts from Griffith University, Queensland and a Diploma of Design from Philip Institute of Technology, Melbourne.