Artist statement

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

2020

post bush fires and during Covid

from July 2020

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

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

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

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  

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

March 2018 - Graduating Exhibition - ANU.

December 2018 - Graduation

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

Gallery view above left showing Cloud/Light. 

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

2008 second prize Bega Valley Art Awards. Judge Nigel Lendon

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