biography

This biography covers my current art practice post 2004, as well as my earlier textile practice pre-1994 (see images HERE)

 

exhibitionsawardscollections other items

recent highlights

2021

Artist in Residence @ Bundanon, not-doing ... sensing

2021

Artist in Residence @ Sculpture in the Gardens, Wollongong, ghost tree project

exhibitions

2020-21

group exibition, 2020 Chan • Art • Sculpture Exhibition, at Nan Tien Art Gallery and Temple

2020

group exibition, View from the Coast, an IAVA grop exhibition, Bowral Regional Gallery

2019

solo exhibiton, ephemeral (lessons in grief), Shoalhaven Regional Gallery
finalist, Wollombi Sculpture Festival
reIMAGINE sculpture Project,
Shoalhaven, NSW
Sissor Paper Rock, Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Nowra, NSW

2017

Sea of Waste, Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Nowra, NSW

2016

Op Art, Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo, NSW
finalist, Western Sydney University Sculpture Awards and Exhibition, Campbelltown, NSW
finalist, Lorne Sculpture Biennale - Small Sculpture, Lorne, VIC
temporary street installation for Liverpool Council: bridge

2015

solo exhibition, SPREAD, MARS Gallery, Windsor, VIC
night with 25 sculptors, MARS Gallery Project
50 :: 50 the catalogue show, IAVA annual showcase, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong, NSW
Sculpture in the Vinyards, Wollombi, NSW
Cultural Centre Collector's Edition, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba, NSW
Sculpture at Scenic World 2015, Katoomba, NSW
Sculpture Otherwise,
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba, NSW

2014

out of rain solo exhibiton @ Brenda May Gallery, NSW
MARS Gallery new space launch
@ MARS Gallery, Windsor, VIC
Artists Emerge at the WTC,
World Trade Centre, Melbourne - a MARS initiative
2014 Sculpture in the Vineyards @ Wollombi, NSW
UWS Aquisitive Sculpture Award 2014 @ UWS Sculpture Exhibition and Awards
Sculpture 2014 , Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo, NSW
Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2014, Lorne, Victoria

2013

Sculpture at Scenic World, Katoomba, NSW
Acacia Place Art Installation Competition, Haven Display Unit, Abbotsford, VIC
Sculpture by the Sea On Seven
, 'On Seven' David Jones Elizabeth Store, Sydney, NSW
Sculpture by the Sea 2013, Bondi
Montalto Sculpture Prize, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Sculpture 2013, Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo, NSW
Small Sculpture Fair 2013, McClelland Gallery, VIC
solo exhibition, zero&one, [MARS] Gallery, Melbourne VIC
Montalto Sculpture Prize 2013, Montalto Winery, Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Artisans SculptureWalk, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW
being in the moment, Nan Tien Institute, Berkely, NSW
25 Artists @ the WTC, [MARS] Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
IAVAshowcase2013, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong , NSW

2012

Sculpture by the Sea 2011, Bondi, NSW
Maquette Show,
MARS Gallery, Part Melbourne, VIC
University of Western Sydney Sculpture Award and Exhibition,
Campbelltown Campus, NSW
Sculpture at Scenic World,
Katoomba, NSW
descend, The Hanging Space Gallery, Woonona, NSW

2011

string theory, solo exhibition, [MARS] Gallery, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2011 Montalto Sculpture Prize, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
2011 Swell Sculpture Festival, Currumbin, QLD
Lorne Sculpture 2011, Lorne, VIC
Sculpture by the Sea 2011, Bondi, NSW
37, TAFE staff show, Wollongonog City Gallery, Wollongong,NSW
Projecting Forward, Project Contemporary ArtSpace, Wollongong, NSW

2010

Local:Current, group survey, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong NSW
Montalto Sculpture Prize
, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards 2010, Yarra Valley, Victoria
CURRENT Aquisitive Sculpture Biennial Awards 2010, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery, Victoria
PETITE: Miniature Textiles Exhibition Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery, Victoria
pink room Number 10 Arts Precinct, Jamberoo, NSW
GRID Project Contemporary ArtSpace, Wollongong, NSW

2009

SLICE, solo exhibition, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
Calleen Art Award 09, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Cowra
Random Order, two person show, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea

2008

between : illawarra, two person show, TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst
57th Blake Prize, Blake Society in partnership with National Art School, Darlinghurst
All Birds, solo exhibition, Foyer Gallery 313, Wollongong

2007

Milestones, group exhibition Project Contemporary ArtSpace, Wollongong
Only Abstract 07, group exhibition De Havilland Gallery, Wollongong
Calleen Art Award 07, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Cowra

2006

a presence of bird, solo exhibition De Havilland Gallery, Wollongong
Symbiosis,
group exhibition, Old Kiama Firestation, Kiama
Opening Exhibition, group exhibition, De Havilland Gallery, Wollongong

2005

Cyphon, group exhibition, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
Heads Exhibition,
University of Wollongong, Long Gallery

2004

John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale VIC
Getting Lost, solo exhibition of sculpture at Karoona Gallery, Wollongong West TAFE

PRE 1994

1994

The Art of Dressing, Beaver Galleries, Canberra

1993

Fashion and all its Trappings, Caulfield Arts Centre, Melbourne
The Decade Parade - Dressed to Kill exhibition, Australian National Gallery, Canberra

1992

Works in Cloth, solo exhibition, Eaglehawke Galleries, Sydney
Art to Wear, solo exhibition, Salon des Arts, Melbourne

1991

Alchemy in Punch Punch Gallery, Sydney
The Australian Craft Show, Sydney
Craft and New Artforms Expo 91
, Darling Harbour

1990

The Moora Woolcraft Awards, Western Australia
The Tenth National Craft Acquisition Awards, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Darwin
The Australian Craft Show, Sydney

1989

Friends of the Opera, solo exhibition, British High Commission, Canberra
The Ninth National Crafts Acquisition Awards, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Darwin
The Australian Craft Show, Sydney

1988

Second Skins, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
The Australian Craft Show, Sydney

1986

November Group Exhibition, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
Sydney Pacesetters 86, Australian Craftworks Gallery

   
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awards, residencies & acquisitions

2021

Artist in Residence @ Bundanon, not-doing ... sensing

2021

Sculptor in Residence @ Sculpture in the Gardens, Wollongong, ghost tree project

2019

Powerhouse Museum / Museuem of Applied Arts and Sciences agree to accept a donation
by Sylvia and Maurice Pepper of one of my coat-hat ensembles made in 1988

2019

winner of reIMAGINE Sculpture Project 2019, World Environment Day Expo, Shoalhaven, NSW

2018

sale of crosswind to collector in Woodstock, New York, USA

2015

aquisition of resting place for University of Western Sydney, Kingswood Campus Library

2014

Winner UWS Aquisitive Sculpture Award 2014 @ UWS Sculpture Exhibition and Awards
Invited artist 2014 Sculpture in the Vineyards @ Wollombi, NSW

2013

shortlisted Acacia Place Art Installation Competition, Abbotsford, VIC

2012

Winner Scenic World Sculpture Aquisative Prize, Katoomba, NSW
Highly Commended University of Western Sydney (UWS) Sculpture Prize, NSW
Finalist Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW

2011

Special Mention Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW
Special Mention Lorne Sculpture Festival, Lorne , VIC
Finalist Montalto Sculpture Prize, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Finalist Swell Sculpture Prize, Currumbin, QLD

2010

Finalist 2010 Montalto Sculpture Prize, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Finalist CURRENT Aquisitive Sculpture Biennial Awards 2010, Wangaratta, Victoria
Finalist Bankstown City Art Prize, Bankstown, NSW

2009

Commendation Calleen Art Award 2009, Cowra Regional Gallery

2008

Finalist 2008 Blake Prize, Blake Society in partnership with National Art School, Darlinghurst

2008

Artist in Residence on Lybov Orlova during its voyage to the Antarctic, March 2008

2007

Finalist Calleen Art Awards 2007 Cowra Art Gallery, Cowra

2005

Ron Lambert Award West Wollongong TAFE Advanced Diploma Fine Art student award
Highly Commended Heads Exhibition University of Wollongong, Long Gallery

2004

Finalist John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale VIC with work 'Extinction'

PRE 1994

1992

Artist in residence at The Jakarta Art Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia - part of an Asialink program, funded by the Australia Indonesia Institute
World Expo, Seville, Spain - Harlequin

1991

Supreme Designer Award Nelson International Wearable Art Awards, New Zealand
Acquisition of art garment 'Lost in Time' by Orange Regional Gallery

1989

Acquisition of art garment 'Wearable Totem II' by The Museum of Arts and Sciences, Darwin

   
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collections & commissions

2014

University of Western Sydney: 'resting place' Kingswood Campus Library
University of Western Sydney: 'repreive'
Campelltown Campus Sculpture Park
Melton City Council, Victoria: Rain Stories, Waves Leisure Centre Public Art Project

2012

Hammond Collection (Sculpture at Scenic World), 'distant time'

2010

Thirroul District Community Centre & Library, Public Art project: 'connect' wall work for Library interior

2009

Thirroul District Community Centre & Library, Public Art project: 4 double sided street banners

PRE 1994
 

Lynda Holmes Magician - performance costumes

Timothy Hyde Magician - performance costumes

Penny Amberg Cultural Counselor, Australian Embassy, Washington, U.S.A. - coat

Rebel Penfold-Russel Film maker - coats and costumes

Stephan Elliot Film director - coats and other clothing

Sheridan Jobbins Film maker, writer - coats and costumes

Andrew Denton Entertainer - waistcoats

Jennifer Byrnes Journalist - shirts

Tara Reeves rhythmic gymnast - performance costumes

Australian National Gallery merchandising for the Dressed to Kill exhibition, National Gallery Canberra, 1993 - coats and hats

World Expo, Seville, Spain 1992 merchandising for the Australian Pavilion - coat

David Nuttal Oboist - Canberra Symphony Orchestra performance clothes for the world premier performance of Carl Vine's Concerto for oboe and orchestra Monody

Stephan Elliot film maker, writer, director Priscilla Queen of the Desert - clothing worn at world premiers of 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert'

Canberra Wind Soloists Canberra based wind quartet - performance costumes

   
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theatre

PRE 1994
 

Jesus Christ Superstar - costumes. A Gosford Musical Society production

Much ado about Nothing - costumes. A Mad Cow production.

They're Playing Our Song - costumes. A Laycock Street Theatre Production

Cosi - costumes. A Laycock Street Theatre Production

other

2018/19

Project Officer for Wollongong City Council's City Centre Mangement - steering creative pilot project in to being

2014

Publication of book "ephemeral" gathering images of small ephemeral artworks together with poetry and text written and made in wild places.

2013

Members secretary Illawarra Association for the Visual Arts (IAVA)

2012

President Illawarra Association for the Visual Arts (IAVA)

2011

Treasurer Illawarra Association for the Visual Arts (IAVA)

2007

Project coordinator Art Heritage and Place a Wollongong City Council Cultural Services project

Management and development commitee Cool Day Out a Wollongong Climate Action Network sustainability festival

   

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