I began my art career more formally after bringing up my three children, I work from my home studio in Montmorency.
My work is informed by an ongoing enquiry into a merging of art, architecture, design and the domestic, and often refers to the stories of women whose work has been marginalised or erased from these related histories. I weld all of my steel installations myself with many of my installations being site specific, using modular forms that reference the geometry found in architecture. Materials used include welded steel, woodworking, plaster and concrete casting. I consider these self taught skills as a part of a feminist methodology for making work. From time to time I also take photographic images of modern architecture, sometimes inhabited by the human form, and sometimes uninhabited.
Working with timber, plaster, concrete, textiles, aluminium, bronze and photography.
Workshops/demonstrations/master-classes/presentations, Public art projects, Project management, Exhibitions, Commercial commissions, Art instructions/lessons, Arts for social change/creative activism
Adults, Businesses, Families, General public, Men, People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Women
NAVA, ArtsHub, Women's Art Register, The Copyright Agency.
2018 Awarded the Palazzi MFA Award, 1st Prize, Masters Grad Show work, Monash University, MADA, Caulfield
2015 Awarded Australian Centre for Photography’s Most Critically Engaged Work, Salon, CCP, Melbourne
2014 Awarded Highly Commended, the Nillumbik Prize, Montsalvat, Eltham
2014 Selected for Fresh, Emerging Artists, Craft Victoria, Melbourne
2014 Awarded ArtStart Grant, Australia Council for the Arts
2013 Awarded Fiona Myer Award - Graduate Exhibition, Honours, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne
2013 Awarded Commendable Figurative Award - Framed: Make it New, George Patton Gallery, The
University of Melbourne
2012 Awarded Public Sculpture Commission, Rising, Victoria Harbour, Melbourne
2012 Awarded Grant from Lend Lease for Public Sculpture Commission - Rising, Victoria Harbour, Melbourne
2012 Awarded Grant for new work, George Paton Gallery, The Union Building, The University of Melbourne
2003 Awarded Student of the Year, Interior Design and Decoration Award - Box Hill Institute of TAFE, Melbourne
Master of Fine Art, Monash University, Art Design & Architecture, Melbourne (2018)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) Honours, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne (2013)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture and Spatial Practice) Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne (2012)
Diploma of Visual Arts, The Council of Adult Education, Melbourne (2009)
Diploma of Arts, (Interior Design and Decoration) The Box Hill Institute of TAFE, Melbourne (2004)
Certificate of Photography, Photography Studies College, Melbourne (1995)