Coming from a background in the fibre arts and in history, I find the tactile nature of fabric and its place as a highly prized commodity used to demonstrate cultural achievement fascinating. From finely woven threads of gold to the re-piecing of frayed and worn Japanese workers’ clothes, fabric speaks of its national ancestry. Re-imagining such variable subject matter allows me to explore the many wonderful processes available to the printmaker.
School of Colour and Design Australia:
Certificate III in Applied Colour & Design (2001)
Diploma in Creative Visual Arts (2002)
Since 2005 I have attended many short-course (8 week) and weekend printmaking workshops. These include a number of Japanese woodblock and linocut printmaking courses with Roslyn Kean at Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, Roseville, and at the Stables Print Studio at Galston.
Over several years I have also attended a number of weekend aluminium etching workshops and collograph workshops with Bernhardine Mueller and Madeleine Szymanski at Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, Roseville and with Robin Ezra and Annie Day at the Milk Factory Gallery in Bowral.
I have also attended a number of photopolymer workshops with Seraphina Martin at the Megalo Print Studios, Canberra, with Annie Day and Robin Ezra at the Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral and with Dianne Longley at the Stables Print Studio, Galston.
My general art education has been helped greatly by Lyndal Beck’s “Objective to Abstract” course at Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, Roseville and my love of bookmaking improved by attending a number of book-making courses held by Roslyn Kean and Jan Melville.
I currently print weekly at the Stables Print Studio with Roslyn Kean as mentor and have participated in 2013\14 in a mentoring program with Bernhardine Mueller at the Centre House Art Centre, Lane Cove.
inVerse – Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford ( April/May)
Printed in Australia – Spot 81, Chippendale (3-14 August)
Smalls from the City – Fire Station Arts Centre, Dubbo (9-25 Nov)
Open Bite Printmakers present works on paper – Gallery 307, Northbridge (30 Oct – 18 Nov)
Animalia International Print Exchange – Milk Gallery, Bowral (September 2015), Cre8tive Studios, St Leonards (October 2015)
Think Prints: diversity and excellence in Fine Art Printmaking – Ewart Gallery, Workshop Arts Centre, Willoughby (2015)
Summer Pudding – Art House Hotel, Sydney (Dec 2012- Feb 2013)
Animalia International Print Exchange (2013) – Milk Gallery Bowral, (Aug 2013), Galleria Il Bisconte, Florence, Italy (May 2014), Urbandale Iowa Library, USA (July 2014)
Paper and Ink – Hornsby Council Library (Oct 2011)
Carve Print Bind – Hornsby Art Gallery, Hornsby, (Oct 2010)
Wings over the Desert is permanently archived in the National Gallery of Australia as part of the Animalia 2013 International Print Exchange
Nautilus is permanently archived in the National Gallery of Australia as part of the Animalia 2015 International Print Exchange