I am an emerging Sydney-based artist who is inspired by my immediate, urban surrounds; documenting where man meets nature within this setting.
My work pairs graphic imagery with craft: primarily painting and drawing with the likes of embroidery and weaving.
I’m influenced by happy memories of growing up in the 80s and 90s with a family of makers in the Illawarra, along with the beginnings of contemporary pop culture, and since living and working in cosmopolitan Sydney. This is combined with a lifetime of creative tangents that have included bookbinding, calligraphy, and photography, amongst many, many other pursuits.
I love nature, but I’m also fascinated by our urban environments, particularly when nature is a part of it. Urban parks, vertical gardens, even balcony gardens, and the thought of Babylon’s hanging gardens just makes my mind race with ideas.
Architectural details like balconies, stairs, windows, bridges, and walkways have always intrigued me – particularly when an arch is involved.
I view and constantly re-view my world. There is always a new detail, or a new way to see the same thing. I’m certainly no Karen from Brighton.
All of this has led to a unique lens with how I view and interpret my world.
I like to imagine my work as an ecosystem: how each layer of art and craft is important to the overall integrity of the piece. Like our environment, all of it is what makes it special and complete. If you start to remove elements here and there, like species from the food chain or plants that prevent land erosion, you will start to unravel the whole thing; the damage becoming more devastating and irreversible.
With this, I hope to get people to think and care about the ecologies of our beautiful, vibrant planet, and to consider how important every part of it is. This includes the bugs and other slimy, biting, annoying things, and not just the cute, pretty bits.
SELECTED ARTIST HISTORY
SYDNEY CRAFT WEEK with Craft NSW, guest exhibitor, Balmain Watch House, Balmain – October
WEST WALK, group show, Blackstone Gallery, Newcastle – Spring
EDGE GREENWAY: THE GREAT (ART) OUTDOORS, group exhibition, Art Est. School Gallery, Leichhardt
REMAGINE ART PRIZE, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Hornsby
PRIDE ART PRIZE by TAP Gallery, entrant, Taylor Square, Darlinghurst
CHRISTMAS SHOW, group show, TAP Art Gallery, Surry Hills
2022 WORKS ON PAPER PRIZE, finalist, Blackstone Gallery, Newcastle
GREENWAY ART PRIZE 2022, finalist Open Artist category, Sydney Bus Museum, Leichhardt
THAT PLACE, curated group show, SAYWELL GALLERY, Marrickville
STILL LIFE, curated group show, THE SPACE Gallery, Rosebery
OUTLOUD MARDI GRAS ART PRIZE, TAP Art Gallery, Surry Hills
SMALL WORKS ART PRIZE, entrant, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC
FULL BUSH, solo exhibition, TAP Art Gallery, Surry Hills
GREENWAY ART PRIZE 2021, finalist Open Artist category, Mungo Scott, Summer Hill
OUTLOUD MARDI GRAS ART PRIZE, TAP Art Gallery
GREENWAY ART PRIZE 2022, finalist Open Artist category, Art Est. Gallery, Leichhardt
CARDAMUM, journal and card making, Kirribilli Markets, Kirribilli, and Beehive Gallery, Newtown
THREE ZINE, artist contributor, volumes 7, 8, 9
BOXED ART PROJECT, artist, 2x signal box artwork, (fka) Canterbury City Council
TAP GALLERY, gallery assistant, Darlinghurst location
OPEN 24 HOURS, artist contributor, book by Robert Balas
BLUE MAGAZINE, photography contributor
QUEER STILLS, group show, Giotto Art Café, East Sydney
2003 – REPETEZ, solo exhibition, TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst
2002 – HUNT & GATHER, solo exhibition, TAP Gallery
2001 – A4, solo exhibition, TAP Gallery
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