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Artist Statement

I am inspired by the gnarled twisting roots of old trees, desolate expanses of ocean seas and the curious creatures and faerie folk that reside in all the places in between.

 

My work centres around nature and its indifference to human emotions. It’s beguiling sense of beauty juxtaposed by its oftentimes dangerous reality. My work particularly references native Australian bowerbirds, exploring the macabre lengths they will go to to decorate their nests with bright blue objects.

I create art because it satisfies my soul. Sometimes mournful, sometimes silly, I intend for my work to be true to my understanding of this funny old thing we call life.

About me

I'm an artist living in regional Victoria. I am a painter, draftswoman, printmaker and ceramicist. I use these mediums to explore themes of decay, renewal and the cycles of life. I am particularly interested in investigating the the life giving and life taking aspects of the natural world.

After completing my Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2017 specialising in sculpture, it wasn’t until after I left university that I began oil painting and printmaking. Since then, they have become a major focus of my work. Currently, I am working mainly with clay again, using the natural materials around me to create sustainable and degradable art (We don't need to hold onto everything for forever!)

I spend most of my days walking my dog and making art in my cosy home among the mountains. 

I also teach yoga and meditation classes. You can find out more about them here.

CV

 

Finalist

2023 -- Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award, Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney

2022 — Editions 2022, Tacit Art Gallery
2021 — Moreland Council Summer Show, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne

2019 — Adelaide Perry prize for drawing, Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney

2019 — Banyule Award for Works on Paper, Hatch Contemporary Arts

Space, Melbourne

2015 — Small Works, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

Solo Exhibitions

2022 — Solitude (In partnership with Deb Garrett), Eltham Library Community Gallery

2019 — Decay, Montsalvat Resident’s Gallery, Melbourne
2016 — Tales of Montsalvat, The Boulevard @ Montsalvat, Melbourne

Residencies

2015-2018 — Studio Resident at Montsalvat Arts Centre, Melbourne

Teaching

2016-2020 — Manager, Co-ordinator & Teacher Youth Art Classes; Montsalvat, Eltham

2023 -- Present, Pottery by the River (Clay classes in Mount Beauty, Vic)

Group Exhibitions

2017 — Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

2017 — Proud., Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2016 — Breadth, Montsalvat Barn Gallery, Melbourne
2015 — Beige: A Spring Show, VCA student gallery, Melbourne

2015 — Mystery Box Art Show, hosted by Fort Delta, Melbourne 2015 — Proud., Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2015 — Hands, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

Education

2017— Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne – Bachelor of Fine Arts

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