Biography

 

 

STATEMENT

My work explores people, the way we are and our relationships to the environments we inhabit throughout time.

My people are schematic, of no particular race or creed, shown in profile or silhouette, blending with their surrounds and each other, their existence is dependent on these forces.

They merge and separate in support and shared experience without discrimination or bias. They confer, wait, and search to understand themselves, each other and their world.

My environments are unknown composites, actual and imagined where humans gather and wonder. Nothing is real; perspectives are altered and different in time and place, an echo of life.

I use a variety of artists mediums combined with collage; as a drawing and painting tool, to create texture, a subtext, and layers and highlighting modern day issues of impermanence and consumerism.

My works contain overt and covert text where sentences start but are never finished. When reading a novel the reader creates the imagery, my works are the imagery for the viewer’s story.

 

CURRICULUM VITAE               

 

DAYLESFORD MACEDON RANGES OPEN STUDIOS

2018  Open Studios Programme

2017  Open Studios Programme

2015  Open Studios Programme

2014  Open Studios Programme

2013  Open Studios Programme

2012  Inaugural Open Studios Programme

 

AWARDS

2017     RUNNER UP 2017 ANL Maritime Art Award, Guardians of an unknown Port 2017 Docklands, Vic

2016     WINNER Drawing Category, Daylesford Art Show, Daylesford, Vic. Judge Victor Rubin, renowned Australian artist.

2015      WINNER (Life Series Vignettes 2014 "FAMILY") Lost In Sculpture Award, Dunkeld, Vic;

                  Judge Kirsten Paisley, Deputy Director, NGV

2011      WINNER (Roo Watch # 2 2010) Hepburn Springs Landscape Art Prize, Daylesford, Vic

2003      Highly Commended, Acquisitive Landscape Art Prize, Daylesford, Vic

2001      Reproduction of the work (After Burn 2000)

               (1) Victorian Breast Cancer Research Consortium’s Annual Report’s cover

               (2) Produced as a banner to advertise 2001 Daffodil Day Awards

               (3) Is currently on loan to the Cancer Council

1998      WINNER (Open Cut 1997) Visual Arts Award Cancer Council, Vic

1994      Highly Commended, VTU Exhibition, Caulfield gallery, Vic

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016        Connections In Unknown Spaces: Elizabeth Arthur Fine Art, Hamilton, Vic 

2008        Snippets 1991 – Now: TILT Contemporary Art gallery, Belgrave, Vic

2005        Precious: TILT Contemporary Art Gallery, Ferntree Gully, Vic

2003        Between: TILT Contemporary Art Gallery, Ferntree Gully, Vic

2003        Travelling: TILT Contemporary Art Gallery, Ferntree Gully, Vic

2001        Shades of a Soul:  Bulle Galleries Flinders St, Melbourne, Vic.

 

INVITED & SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017        Runner Up 2017 ANL Maritime Art Prize Mission to Seafarers Docklands, Vic

2016        2016 ANL Maritime Art Prize Mission to Seafarers Docklands, Vic

2016        FINALIST Flanagan Art Exhibition, St Patrick’s College Ballarat, Vic

2015        2015 ANL Maritime Art Prize Mission to Seafarers Docklands, Vic

2015        WINNER LOST IN SCULPTURE Exhibition, Dunkeld, Vic Oct 2015

2015        FINALIST Flanagan Art Exhibition, St Patrick’s College Ballarat, Vic

2014        FINALIST: The M Collection: Gallery Smith, North Melbourne, Vic

2014        FINALIST: 2014 Scope Galleries Art Award: Art Concerning Environment, Warnambool, Vic

2014        FINALST: SHE 2014 Walker Street Gallery Dandenong, Vic

2013        THEN HERE & NOW Glen Eira Gallery Caulfield, Vic

2012        VIEWPOINTS Steps Gallery, Carlton South, Vic

2011        2011 ANL Maritime Art Prize Mission to Seafarers Docklands, Vic

2010        2010 ANL Maritime Art Prize Mission to Seafarers Docklands,Vic

2010        She 2010, Walker St Gallery Dandenong, Vic

2009        2009 ANL Maritime Art Prize Docklands, Vic

2008        2008 ANL Maritime Art Prize Mission to Seafarers Docklands, Vic

2008        Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize, Williamstown, Vic

2007        2007 ANL Maritime Art Prize,Mission to Seafarers  Docklands, Vic

2007        17 August Caulfield Grammar School, Wheelers hill Campus, Vic

2007        2 August Youth Empowered Against HIV/AIDS (YEAH), Melbourne, Vic

2007        The Cancer Council Victoria Arts Awards, 15W Gallery, Melbourne Vic

2007        6 July – 2 August MARZIART International Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2007        The Nillumbik Prize, Montsalvat, Vic

2007        New Days, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne, Vic

2006        Salon de Montsalvat, Landscape Painting & Printmaking, Montsalvat, Vic

2006        The Continental Hotel Summer Exhibition, Sorrento, Vic

2006        Caulfield Grammar 25th Professional Artists Exhibition, Wheelers Hill, Vic

2002        The Fleurieu Biennale, Mc Laren Vale, Tours 2003 Regional Galleries, SA

 

1995        Spring Festival of Drawing: Mornington Art Prize: Mornington. Regional Gallery, Vic

 

1989        National Student Art Prize: Mitchell University, Bathurst, NSW

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1985-2008    Consistently exhibiting in a variety of group shows throughout Australia.

 

COMMISSIONS

 

2015        Leaving For The Front ANZAC Centenary 2015 Backspace Gallery, Ballarat, Vic

 

2007        INTERACTIVE MURAL The Four Seasons Emergency Department, Sandringham Hospital, Vic

 

ACQUISITIONS

2005          Ansell Corporation, Richmond, Vic

1994          The Australian Nursing Federation (Vic Branch)

 

EDUCATION

1987-89       BA Fine Arts, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic.

1973-76       Certificate of Nursing, RMH, Melbourne. Vic

                                                                                                   

PROJECTS

1996       Projects Officer1996-7: Mixed Platter Exhibition NGV, Art dealing with Bulimia & Anorexia  

                                                                                            Nervosa

 

BIBLOGRAPHY

2018                     Hepburn Advocate

2017                     Hamilton Spectator

2016                     Hamilton Spectator

2013                     Film by Ivor Bowen Media -The Artist’s Studio: Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios

2007                     Hamilton Spectator

2001                     Hamilton Spectator

1998                     Sandringham / Brighton Advertiser

1997                     Weekly Times

1994                     Craft Arts International, no 30