Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Recent Works.Rainbow Gallery, Moonambel, Victoria

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

2015  Recent Works.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

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

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

2019 – Certificate IV Small Business Management

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

Project History

2019 – World Community Arts Day  – Community Arts Exhibition

Photopia Studio. Gladstone, Queensland.

2019 – Community Art Workshops for School Aged Children with Disability –

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum.

2018 – Business Owner, A Country Arts Practice

2018 – Local Area Coordinator, NDIS 

20152018 – Senior Instructor for Adults with Disability

This role predominantly consisted of facilitating Sensory and Community Arts programs for adults with disability.

2013-2015 – Project Coordinator, Shaun the Sheep Pompom Parade in the Pyrenees & Guest Artist, National Wool Museum

Travelling to various locations across Regional Victoria, facilitating a Community Arts workshop for a Guinness World Record.

2015 – Artist in Residence, Box Hill Community Arts Centre

Funded by the City of Whitehorse Council for a 12 month duration.

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

2015 – Arts Tutor

Leading Art workshops at Box Hill Community Arts Centre for young adults with disability, toddlers and school aged children.

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

Community Arts and Healthy Living Projects for teenagers and adults with disability.

Facilitated Art & Design workshops and curated exhibitions for the students. 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 disability.  Also facilitating workshops within the studio, and  coordinating two arts and crafts fairs each year.

 2003-2006 Senior Instructor for Adults with Disability. Melbourne

Facilitated workshops for participants with disability in the Sensory & Community Arts.

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 researching Community Arts and Arts in the Disability field

 2000-2003   Art Tutor. Ballarat, Victoria

Tutoring Art to adults with 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.

1996-2019 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.

These roles have been as Artist in Residence, Guest Artist, Workshop Tutor/Facilitator and Project Coordinator.

I hold a Senior First Aid Certificate and a Blue Card