Artist statement

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I am an Australian artist working from my studio in Pambula on the Far South Coast of New South Wales. I completed a PhD in visual art at Australian National University in 2018. My practice-led research investigated the territory between painting and drawing with the painterly monotype which I found conducive to metaphoric associations with my themes of space, time and memory.

Over recent years I have explored aspects of my lived experience with the monotype including family dynamics, my relationship to interior and exterior spaces and the natural environs. In these investigations I have created various forms of expanded immersive monotypes such as assemblage, panoramic series and large composite works with the aim of triggering the viewers' memories of similar experiences.

The monotype as a distinctive form: a practice-led investigation into how the monotype can deliver affect.

News

Upcoming Exhibition::- October 2022 - Transmission

CCAS Manuka ACT A group exhibition with sue Banks and Phil Page.. We have used the postal service and occasional visits to receive and pass on artwork (A4 and A3 mostly) we worked on collaboratively. This has been an experimental and enjoyable exercise during the pandemic.

A Journal of a Plague Year  - May 2022

with Susan Banks and Phil Page. Various responses to our experiences of catastrophes..

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Art Month Sapphire Coast - August 2021

I was a participant in 2021 and 2022

Studio video, and Motel Art Fair

from July 2020

The exhibition Road Trip was shown at Merimbula Airport departure lounge by Bega Valley Regional Gallery BVRG:TARMAC

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07 - 31 August 2019                                         GEO: Art of the Collection 

Project Space ANU School of Art and Design Gallery

A collaboration between Geoscience Australia and ANU School of Art and Design

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 Aluminium Roadblock from the exhibition Road Trip  was purchased by the ACT Legislative Assembly in Canberra for  the permanent collection in March 2019

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June/July 2019

Promised the Moon curated by Dr. Ursula Frederick ANU School of Art and Design Gallery.

Feb/March 2019 - Road Trip - I am a recipient of a Regional Initiative offered by M16 for this exhibition  

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September 2018 - My work, Aspects of Weather will be shown at  the exhibition water drawn with Heather Burness and Julie Krone at Form Gallery 

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March 2018 - Graduating Exhibition - ANU.

December 2018 - Graduation

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March 2017 - One Way or Another - An exhibition showcasing the monotype with Leah Bullen- Foyer Gallery ANU

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Gallery view above left showing Cloud/Light. 

Questions about Weather (detail) to the left andThe Pose in the making above.

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2016 - Re:Space. My work Generations, showing with work by Elissa Crossing and Phil Page.

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2014 -  The Family Lounge won the Basil Sellers Award at Moruya and was acquired by Basil Sellers for his collection.

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2014 - Sitting with Pattie won the Bega Gallery Art Award - judge Nicholas Harding. 

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9 Sitting With Pattie gallery view, 2013

2011-2012 The Hill was a response to a residency at The Broken Hill Art Exchange by four artists, Lorna Crane, Jen Mallinson, Poppy Benton and myself.travelled to three venues. I exhibited two bodies of work. See The Hill1 and The Hill 2.

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2010 - This work on the left was a finalist in the Basil Sellers Art Award and an inspiration to proceed with the larger work, Snapsots of Broken Hill, heydays, above.

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2008 second prize Bega Valley Art Awards. Judge Nigel Lendon

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