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ARTISTIC STATEMENT 

My work stems from an interest in landscape and a type of mapping of place through the process of weaving or playing with scale to build up abstract forms and ‘sites’. My work practice is open and process oriented with an interest in the tension between opposing forces – soft and hard, natural and industrial materials, traditional and non-traditional techniques and the movement between two and three dimensions. My practice is primarily sculptural incorporating elements such as fibre, weaving (basketmaking, carpetmaking, tapestry & knitting) sculptural installation, drawing, painting and printmaking.

I completed a bachelor of fine arts (1st Class Honours) in Sculpture at RMIT University in 2008 following a diploma of visual arts majoring in printmaking. I also hold a masters of arts from Griffith University, Queensland and a diploma of design from Philip Institute of Technology, Melbourne.

Studying sculpture and printmaking at RMIT University helped shape spatial and temporal ideas and processes that move between assemblage and collage.

I have been selected to exhibit a textile work in the 2018 Petite Miniature Textile Exhibition in the Wangaratta Art Gallery from 2 June to 29 July. In March I installed a large outdoor woven work 'Shelter' on the Lorne foreshore as part of the Landfall Lorne Sculpture Biennale from 17 March to 2 April. I was also shortlisted for the 2018 Wyndham Art Prize on from 30 March to 10 June in the Wyndham Art Gallery. 

In 2017 I exhibited textile sculptural works in the 2017 Wyndham Art Prize at the Wyndham Art Gallery, Werribee (6 April - 11 June), the inaugural Footscray Art Prize at the Footscray Community Arts Centre (26 May - 24 June), the 2017 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award at the Wangaratta Art Gallery (3 June - 6 August) and the Bay of Fires Art Prize, St Helens Tasmania (10-30 June)

2016 exhibitions included a painting in the Heysen Prize for Landscape 2016 in Hahndorf, South Australia (8 Oct - 4 Dec), a sculpture in the 2016 Yering Station Sculpture Awards, Yarra Valley, Victoria (23 Oct - 5 Dec) an installation on the Queanbeyan River, NSW as part of the 3rd Clearwater Sculpture Prize (28-30 October). an installation in the Fifth Sculpture at Scenic World exhibition, an international sculpture exhibition set in the Blue Mountains rainforest and a sculpture in the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. 

2015 was a busy year with 6 exhibitions including Supergraph 2015 in the Royal Exhibition Building, 'Drift', the Basketmakers of Victoria exhibition on Herring Island, the 2015 Montalto Sculpture Exhibition, the inaugural Victorian Craft Awards, The Woollahra Small Sculpture Show in Sydney and the 2015 Yering & Yarra Valley Sculpture Exhibition.

In 2014 I spent a month as an artist in residence in Guardia Sanframondi, a small medieval village in the Campania region of Italy and was artist in residence for 8 weeks part-time in 2013 at the Australian Tapestry Workshop. During the Italian residency I completed a body of work including ten small tapestries and some woven sculptural forms. These works were exhibited in a group exhibition 'Inspirati' alongside the work of two other artists from Sydney and India.

 

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