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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 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. Most recently I have been involved in transforming visual art into digital form in collaboration with film makers. 

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

Thrilled to have this work, Generations, installed in the exhibition, Home, works from the collection of SECCA/Bega. The newly upgraded gallery is fabulous. This work was conceived and created near Bega in Yuin country as part of my PhD reseach project at ANU. 

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Thank you to South East Arts and Create NSW for the CASP grant that allowed me to produce a pilot digital art work, Road Trip in collaboration with fil/digital artists from Far South Film Inc.

This pilot is an experimental work exploring the possibilities of a longer place-based projection work based on my monotype triptychs - it is hoped that this pilot will assist in securing further funding to extend the collaboration to more regional artists who can contribute editing, original composition and sound design and animation.

A pilot for -Road Trip - digital art   ----------please play ----a work in progress-------

I was very happy to be engaged as a speaker for this conference: Regional and Public Galleries NSW Conference 2023, 2 March, in Bega Thankyou Iain Dawson from SECCA for the invitation. 

My powerpoint presentation: Finding light and rythm in paint: a studio practice.

Thankyou to the Australia Council and UTS for enabling me to take part in the on line short course in 2022-

Digital Transformation for the Creative Industries

Transmission October 2022 CCAS Manuka ACT

with Susan Banks and Phil Page -a response to pandemic resrictions and distance- work mailed to each other by post and worked on collaboratively.

A Journal of a Plague year - May 2022 -our reponses to catastrophes

with Susan Banks and Phil Page

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Art Month Sapphire Coast - August 2021

I was a participant in 2021 and 2022

Studio video, and Motel Art Fair

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  GEO: Art of the Collection -7-31 August 2019

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.

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

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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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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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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. 

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9 Sitting With Pattie gallery view, 2013

from July 2020

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

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.

2008 second prize Bega Valley Art Awards. Judge Nigel Lendon

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