I create new myths, heroines and fantasy worlds to counter the way they have been used to reinforce a patriarchal system throughout history. My stories come from an eco-feminist perspective that focuses on the importance of myth when trying to understand world issues. While serious, the comical and absurd are always present in my work. Life-sized installations that resemble theatrical scenes composed through a collaging of found objects, soft sculpture, craft and paper culminate in a ‘painting’ that uses photography. All work is done in camera, not through digital manipulation. The resultant image plays with perceptions of the ‘real’ and the ‘fake’ as an echo of the concepts that inform the work.
Metamorphosis 1, From the Series. 2017. Inkjet print. 110x110cm. Edition of 3.
Exhibitions and awards 2020 Park Lounge, Midsumma Festival. Community Engagement Photobooth. A collaboration with Imran Abul Kashem. Sponsored by the City of Wyndham. International Women's Day Event. Commmunity Engagement Photobooth. A collaboration with Imran Abul Kashem. Sponsored by the City of Wyndham. Set design for music video clip Girl by Blisstake.
2019 VCA Grad Show New, Wyndham Art Gallery Performing Textiles, Ian Potter Museum of Art Trail of Lights Projection Festival, Featured Artist, Wyndham City Council Finalist, Wyndham Art Prize Finalist, Footscray Art Prize (Tertiary) Finalist, Pro Hart Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Gallery
2018 LaTrobe University Grad Show Bendigo Enlighten Festival of Projection Bendigo White Night Bendigo Extravagant Ground: A Remix of the Local, Group Show, Phyllis Palmer Gallery, Latrobe University Mid-semester, Group Show, Punctum White Space, Castlemaine Co.Lab Art Exhibition, Writers Festival, Bendigo Emerge, Group Show, Brunswick Street Gallery Finalist, Pro Hart Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Gallery
2017 Winner, Brunswick Street Gallery Small Works Prize Finalist, Click 17 Photography Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery
2016 Honourable Mention, Brunswick Street Gallery 40 x 40 exhibition
Academic Scholarships and Prizes 2016 Pro-Vice Chancellors award for academic excellence 2017 International Student Exchange Scholarship for academic excellence 2018 Mason Family Trust Bursary for academic excellence 1997 Full Fee Scholarship (two years) for Academic Excellence, Latrobe University
Speaking Engagements 2020 Presenter at the Association for Women and Mythology Biennial Conference New Mexico, USA. Paper submitted for publication in proceedings. 2019 Speaker at the Wyndham Art Prize, Artists in Conversation Speaker at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Performing Textiles, Artists in Conversation
Education and self-study 2019 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), Victorian College of the Arts 2016-2018 Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Art) Latrobe University 2017 Semester exchange to San Diego State University 2018 two-week art study tour of San Miguel De Allende, Mexico July 2017 four-week art study tour of New York City June 2014 one-week intensive at the Julian Ashton School of Art, Sydney, Australia June 2012 five-week art study tour of France and Italy, including 1-week intensive painting course
Additional skills and experience 15 years working as a project and contract manager for Federal and State Government working across health, mental health, aged care and education to design and implement projects to increase access and inclusion for vulnerable, marginalised population groups. 5 years of experience in federal government recruitment. Bachelor of Health Sciences (majoring in population health and sociology) Prince2 Practitioner (internationally recognised project management qualification)
Bloom 2.2018. Inkjet Print. 110x110cm.
Edition of 3.
Metamorphosis, 2017. Inkjet Print. 110x110cm. Edition of 3.