Bio / CV
I am an artist living in Melbourne/ Naarm who creates work that highlights points of emotional connection between Self, Others and the Natural World.
I draw, write, sing and collaborate on a range of creative projects with collectives and individuals. This diverse output is driven by my desire to examine the particularity of my inner experience and to find ways to describe the private self through the public world of art-making.
Inspired by science, psychology, poetry and nature my work invites a sensual slowing down of time. Whether through the detailed and time-intensive aspect of my drawing work or the facilitation of workshops and events concerning 'Deep Time', the work suggests that embodying the present moment can create space for greater intimacy.
In search of expansive natural environments I have undertaken artist residencies in the Finnish countryside (Arteles Creative Center, 2018), the Tarkine Wilderness in Tasmania (Tarkine in Motion for the Bob Brown Foundation, 2017) and the distinct and disarming landscape of Iceland, (SIM residency, Reykjavik, 2013).
Since graduating from an Honours in Fine Art at Monash University in 2009 my artwork has been exhibited widely in commercial galleries, artist-run spaces and festivals both in Australia and overseas and my writing has been published in Un Magazine, Dissect Journal, Runway Magazine and in numerous Artist Catalogues.
I have been the recipient of both the Australia Council Artstart Grant and the Janet Holmes à Court Artist Grant. In 2018 I was accepted as a finalist for the Paul Guest Drawing prize presented at Bendigo Art Gallery.
2016 Masters of Art Therapy, Latrobe University
2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours, Monash University
2018 Depth Perception, Rubicon Gallery, Melbourne
2013 The Significance of Popcorn, C3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford
2004 Death Begins in the Bowel, Runt Space, Monash University, Melbourne
2017 While the Hour, Testing Grounds, Melbourne
2012 Cashmere if You Can, with Sarah CrowEST, Benjamin Woods, Kristin Phillips, Jami Boys & Jonas Ropponen, C3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford
2012 Alone, Together in Conversation & Thought, with Edward Gould, Platform Contemporary Art Spaces
2011 Mantle, with Lucy Berglund, TCB Gallery, Melbourne
2018 Paul Guest Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery
2016 Spaces are as Important as the Words, curated by Veronica Aldous, Yarra Sculpture Gallery
2015 Return to Nature, curated by Jasmine Targett, Burrinja Cultural Centre
2015 Found Festival, curated by Audrey Hulm, Testing Grounds, Melbourne
2014 Artist Books (reprised), curated by Sandie Bridie, Craig Burgess and Alice Mathieu, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
2014 Speculation, Flying Leap Art Space, Fairfield IA, USA
2013 Octahedron, SÍM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
2012 Disappearance, curated by Adele Sliuzas, Paper String Plastic, Adelaide
2011 Flux You & Me, curated by Audrey Hulm, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne
2011 GOOD JOB TEAM!, curated by Chloe Langford and Stan Mahoney, JAM Factory, Adelaide
2011 Unclassified, curated by Rachel Feery & Gillian Brown, Diane Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Mercy Street, curated by Anusha Kenny, Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne
2010 Structural Integrity, curated by Phip Murray and Kelly Fliedner, WestSpace Pavilion at the Meat Market for the Next Wave festival, Melbourne
2009 Lots of People Have What you Have, curated by Anusha Kenny, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
Public Art Facilitation
2017 Restival, drawing workshop and public lectures, with While the Hour collective, Testing Grounds, Melbourne
2016 Be, Reflect, Confabulate, Art Therapy workshop as part of 'Spaces are as Important as the Words' exhibition program at Yarra Sculpture Gallery
2016 Suburban Therapy, for OK Collective, various locations, Melbourne
2011 Alone, Together in Conversation & Thought, Interviews with public concerning themes of loneliness and connection, Platform Contemporary Art Spaces
2012 Screen Space, Sammaki Gallery, Battambang, Cambodia
2010 Songs to Dance to, Songs to Die to, Format Gallery for the Fringe Festival, Adelaide
2017 While The Hour, Latrobe Arts and Health blog
2015 Humans are a Part of Other Things, for Sarah CrowEST's publication 'Utilitarian Abstraction'
2014 TOO YOUNG, TOO LIGHT, TO WORK, catalogue essay for Marlaina Read's exhibtion of the same name at BUS projects, Collingwood
2013 Three Months on an Island, Runway Magazine, Issue #24 ISlands, edited by Jasmine Powell
2013 A Pillar of Cloud by Day and Fire by Night, catalogue essay for James Murnane's exhibtion of the same name at Purgatory Gallery, Melbourne
2013 Pan-psychic Household Solutions, Un Magazine, Issue 6.2, edited by Lisa Radford and Liang Luscombe
2013 Depth Perception, Dissect Magazine, Issue #1, edited by Chloe Sugden and Christopher Williams-Wynn
2012 The Inexplicable Magnetism of an Alien Object, Un Magazine, Issue 6.1, edited by Lisa Radford and Liang Luscombe
2011 Dream of Pictures, Runway Magazine, Issue 20 'Magic', edited by Amber McCulloh
2011 Think About This: This Great Pull in us to Connect, essay for 'Alone, Together in Conversation and Thought' publication, at Platform Contemporary Art Space
2010 7 Years of Bad Luck, catalogue essay for Olle Holmberg's exhibition fo the same name at TCB Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Nature Watch, The Reader for The Emerging Writer's Festival, edited by Aden Rolfe
2018 Silence Awareness Existence, Arteles Creatie Center, Hameenkyro, Finland
2017 Studio Residency, Testing Grounds, Melbourne
2017 Tarkine in Motion, Bob Brown Foundation, Tarkine Wilderness, Tasmania
2013 SÍM Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland
2012 Artstart, Australia Council for the Arts
2011 Janet Holmes à Court Artist Grant