|lives in Melbourne, Australia.|
The main themes of my art practice are ideas of nostalgia, mythology, chance and spontaneity. My works are also
influenced by the characteristics of my chosen medium - paper texture, print colours, graphic lines - of any type
and quality. My initial training as a printmaker informs my collage practice.
Recently I've been experimenting with 'fast collage' where I make collages within 20 minutes (not including gluing),
doing a 'lucky-dip' into my collection of images as a starting point, and building the image until the timer goes off.
The idea came about while trying to break through a creative block and was inspired by two unrelated creative
sources: quick gestural drawings and improvisation theatre. It's also provided a counter-balance to my more considered
and sustained works.
By working with aged material, I consider collage to be the creation of pseudo-historical records of images throughout
the decades. Sourced from magazines, books, old photos and encyclopaedias, my works are a potted history of styles
set in strange yet nostalgic worlds.
|Master of Creative Arts (Visual Arts), University of Wollongong, 2012.|
|Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours), Sydney College of the Arts, 2008.|
|2013||The Intruders, Studio 19, Wollongong.||2012||The Memory Collectors, FCA Gallery, Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong, 18-26 Oct.||2008||Random Manipulations, exit gallery, Sydney College of the Arts, 25 Mar-4 Apr.|
|2013||Finalist, Group 2 Online, Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award.||2013||Finalist, She, Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre, Dandenong, VIC, 7-28 Mar.||2012||Postcodes From The Edge, Wollongong City Gallery, 18 Feb-15 Apr.||2007||Painterly Prints, Benson Hall Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, USA, 12-16 May.||2006||Let's Take This Outside, Newspace, Sydney College of the Arts.|
|2005||Year of the Rooster, exit gallery, Sydney College of the Arts.|
|2006||Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Exchange Scholarship - Rhode Island School of Design, USA, Jan-May, 2007.|