Curriculum Vitae

 

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Solo Exhibitions

2016 Rainbow Gallery. Moonambel, Victoria

2015  Artist in Residence, Box Hill Community Arts Centre. Box Hill, Victoria

2015  Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, Victoria.

2012 – Recent Works. Eden Arts. Lakes District. England.

2012 – Recent Works. Arts Complex. London Rd., Edinburgh. Scotland.

2011 – Recent Works. Whitespace. Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, Scotland.

2008 -‘Evenings at Home’ (Recent Works) , Studio Art Edinburgh. St Stephens St, Edinburgh. Scotland.

2006 – ‘Ode to Carmellorlea’, Eltham Community Art Gallery. Victoria, Australia

2005 – ‘Walking’, Gasworks Arts Park . Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2003 – ‘Where the Fences Guide and The Gates Introduce You’ Arts Academy, The Post Office Gallery The University of Ballarat. Victoria, Australia

1999-‘Expressions of Interest’, The University of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

'Untitled' Oil Sticks on Linen, 2006

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 – ‘Alumination’. Art Gallery of Ballarat.

2014 -‘Aural Landscapes’ Brunswick Street Gallery. Fitzroy, Victoria.

2014 – ‘Essence’ Beth Hulme Gallery. North Fitzroy, Victoria

2013 – Nillumbik Art Prize. Montsalvat. Eltham, Victoria.

2012 – Arts Complex. London Rd. Edinburgh, Scotland.

2009-2012 – Three Harbours Festival, Power Station Exhibit

2009 – 10:30, Graduate Exhibition, Ballarat Arts Academy

2005- ‘Custom Made’ Hawthorn Town Hall Gallery

2001- ‘Abstract’ – Convent Gallery, Daylesford

2001 – ‘Better than Ten TV’s’ Span Galleries, Flinders Lane, Melbourne

‘Hung, Drawn and Quartered’, The CUB Malthouse Gallery

2001- ‘An Open Space Odyssey’, Ballarat Begonia Festival

1999 – ‘What an Honour’, Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery

1997 – “Unified Diversity’, Ararat Regional art Gallery

1997 – ‘Six Assemblies’ The University of Ballarat

1996 – ‘Paper works’,  Art Gallery of Ballarat

'April, Scotland' Mixed Media on Hardboard, 2011/2012

Awards

2015 Largest Display of Handmade Sheep, Guinness World Records.

2015 Artist in Residence, Box Hill Community Arts Centre.

2013  – Finalist,  Nillumbik Prize

2006 – Villa Maria Travelling Scholarship

1997- Timken  Acquisition Award, Ballarat Winter Festival

1997 – David Pratt Award (Best Drawing), The University of Ballarat

 Education

2000-2003 – Master of Arts

Arts Academy, The University of Ballarat, Australia

1998-1999- Bachelor of Visual Arts, Honours (First Class) University of Ballarat, Australia

1995-1997 – Bachelor of Visual Arts, The University of Ballarat, Australia

1988-1993 – Stawell Secondary College

'Untitled' Handmade Pastel on Handmade Paper, 2006

Project History

Current – Senior Instructor for Adults with a Disability

This role predominantly consists of facilitating Sensory and Community Arts based programs at a Day Service for adults with a disability.

(Refer to my updates page for further information).

2015 – Guest Artist, National Wool Museum

Travelling to various locations across regional Victoria,this role was held in conjunction with the Project Coordinator position below.

2015 – Artist in Residence, Box Hill Community Arts Centre

This opportunity was funded by the City of Whitehorse Council, where I was working in ‘The Loft’ studio at Box Hill Community Arts Centre for the year.

The work created during the residency was a response to the centres surrounds. It’s gardens, architecture and active creative community.

2013-2015 – Project Coordinator, Shaun the Sheep Pompom Parade in the Pyrenees.

A Community arts project that travelled throughout regional Victoria, where free workshops were held to contribute to breaking the world record of the

‘The largest display of handmade sheep.’

2015 – Arts Tutor

Leading Art workshops at Box Hill Community Arts Centre

2014 – 2015 President, Pyrenees Presents

A voluntary role for a not-for-profit organisation that promotes and contributes to the Arts in the Pyrenees region of Victoria.

 2009-2012   Upward Mobility Project, Edinburgh, UK

Community Arts Worker/Workshop Facilitator

Upward Mobility runs Community Arts and Healthy Living Projects for vulnerable youth and adults at an Arts Complex in Edinburgh.

I facilitated Art & Design workshops and curated exhibitions for the students and coordinated events for World Community Arts Day, a mural by the students for a local fire station, and an Art Auction for the charity.

2007-2009 Tiphereth. Coordinator of Art & Craft Studio. Edinburgh, UK

Leading a team of 3 Co-workers, 5 volunteers and 16 Service Users for an Art and Craft studio for adults with a disability.  Also facilitating workshops within the studio, and  coordinating two arts and crafts fairs each year.

 2003-2006 Senior Instructor for adults with a disability. Melbourne

Running classes for participants at a day service for adults with a disability in the Arts and community access.

From 2003-2006 I also organised numerous projects such as International Day of People with a Disability, myriad social events, and Arts exhibitions for all participants.

In March 2006, I was the first recipient of the Villa Maria Travelling Scholarship where I spent 6 weeks in the UK exploring Community Arts and Arts in the Disability field

 2000-2003   Art Tutor. Ballarat, Victoria

Tutoring Art to adults with a disability at an adult education centre

Setting long term art projects for each individual as well as developing art portfolios for potential further education

 2000-2001 University of Ballarat School of Visual Arts. Tutor 2nd Year Painting and Drawing.

Tutoring Visual Art students in a studio setting; teaching a variety of techniques and approaches within set projects in the fields of drawing and painting.

1996-2016 Artist in Residence/Community Artist/Art Tutor

 For the past 20 years, I have been running Arts programs and workshops within community and educational settings.

These workshops have varied in concept and age group – running workshops for all ages and abilities where programs have been run for art as therapy, to connect with local communities or for those who wish to develop and/or explore their skills and creativity within the Arts.

'Spring, Scotland' Mixed Media on Hardboard, 2011