My work stems from an interest in landscape and a type of mapping of place through the process of weaving or layering of imagery to create assemblages, large and small sculptural forms and collages. My work practice is open and... Read More
My work stems from an interest in landscape and a type of mapping of place through the process of weaving or layering of imagery to create assemblages, large and small sculptural forms and collages. My work practice is open and process oriented with an interest in the tension between opposing forces – soft and hard, natural and industrial materials, traditional and non-traditional techniques and the movement between two and three dimensions.
Current Ideas within my work explore issues of female identity with a reframing of normative labelling and stereotypes. Other themes include surveillance and technology, homelessness and asylum, impermanence, death and loss. I am interested in ‘the tribe’ whether it is a group of football fans, a shared cultural heritage or a gender grouping. I completed a Bachelor of Fine arts (1st Class Honours) in Sculpture at RMIT University in 2008 following a Diploma of Visual Arts majoring in printmaking. I also hold a Masters of Arts from Griffith University, Queensland and a Diploma of Design from Philip Institute of Technology Melbourne. I have been exhibiting work for the past ten years, including most recently in the Fisher's Ghost Art Prize in Sydney, the Petite Miniature Textile exhibition at the Wangaratta Art Gallery, the Wyndham Art Prize and the Landfall 2018 Lorne Sculpture Biennale, Melbourne. Last year exhibitions included the Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award, the inaugural Footscray Art Prize, the Bay of Fires Art Prize, Tasmania, and the Wyndham Art Prize. In 2016 work was included in the Heysen Prize for Landscape, South Australia, Sculpture at Scenic World, Blue Mountains, N.S.W, Yering & Yarra Valley Sculpture Awards, Victoria and the Clearwater Sculpture Exhibition Queanbeyan NSW.
Exhibitions in 2015 included Supergraph, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, the Montalto Sculpture Exhibition, the inaugural Victorian Craft Awards and the Woollahra Small Sculpture Show Sydney.
In 2014 I spent a month as artist in residence in Guardia Sanframondi, Italy and in 2013 I was an artist in residence at the Australian Tapestry Workshop, South Melbourne.