ABOUT

I am a Brisbane/Logan based artist, my practice explores zoonoses and the resulting relationships between humans and animals, particularly focusing on our contradictory perceptions of animals in the context of fear of disease. My studio practise explores concepts surrounding zoonoses particlarly in the narration of anecdotal news stories both visually and verbally through a fairy tale and historical rhyme context.

With a background in design and illustration, lithography and drawing became integral to my studio practice whilst completing a MAVA and MAVA hons (1st class) at Queensland College of Art Brisbane a number of years ago. I am currently a Doctoral Candiate and was awarded a GU Postgraduate Research Scholarship to undertake my doctoral studies which she started in 2015.

I am an Impress Printmakers member and have facilitated many lithography workshops over the past few years, teaching both children and adults. Recent accomplishments include: Finalist 2017 Hazelhurst Works on Paper, Finalist 2016 Libris Awards: Australian Artists Book Prize, 2nd Prize 2016 50/50 Impressions Print Prize, Winner 2015 Qld Regional Arts Awards, Annie Tan Memorial. watercolor prize, Finalist: 2014 Fremantle Print Award. Finalist: 2013 Marie Ellis Drawing Prize Brisbane. GU Academic Excellence Award: 2014, 2011, 2009.

I have received a number of grants, and residencies, with my most recent undertaken in 2014 at the Tanks Art Centre, Cairns, under the watchful eye of master printer, Theo Tremblay. My work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in public and private collections.

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QUEENSLAND STATE ARCHIVES’ WINDMILL EXHIBITION

From early July to late December 2017 my work James the Rat King Diptych and artists book will be exhibited at the Qld State Archives Windmill Exhibition. The 'Report on Plague in Queensland' by Burnett Ham was inspiration for this work (a copy of which is housed at...

2017 HAZELHURST WORKS ON PAPER FINALIST

Pic courtesy of Silversalt Photography, taken during an artists talk, on the opening night Excitingly my piece 'The Giant Flea' has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Hazelhurst Works on Paper Award, The exhibition runs from 20 May to 16 July 2017 at Hazelhurst...

BARINGHUP WEST, VICTORIA. SENTINEL CHICKENS CITRONELLA ARTIST BOOK

Inspired by my recent visit to see the fabulous sentinel chickens at Baringhup West, I will be creating another citronella artists book, narrating a tale of bravery against disease ridden mosquitoes. The book is now completed as pictured, with special thanks to Dr...

MINIMUS SOLO EXHIBITION, WEBB GALLERY, SOUTHBANK

15 June - 30 July 2017 Opening Event: 6pm 16 June 2017 A response to Edmund Burke’s quote: “There are many animals, who far from being large, are yet capable of raising ideas of the sublime, because they are considered as objects of terror. As serpents and poisonous...

HOSTS SOLO EXHIBITION REDLANDS REGIONAL GALLERY

15 OCT – 26 NOV 2017                             An exploration of the animal body as a host or vessel for disease explored through the medium of lithography. These works reference people’s often contradictory perceptions of animals in the context of fear of disease....