Current – what’s happening now
I am embarking on a collective quilt project. Using reclaimed materials I will work with others to discuss Nature, her displacement, resilience and intimate connections. See more and how to get involved here
CAPO Tall Foundation grant. I am continually working towards making my arts practice more environmentally sustainable. To that end I have received a grant to research the use of earth friendly materials. In steering away from fossil fuel derived materials I aim to utilise old and well rehearsed techniques and corresponding materials. I plan to infuse these with a contemporary viewpoint. A page is coming with details shortly.
A Floral Liaison is an exhibition featuring my artworks and those by friend Adele Cameron. We both have a love of flowers and have produced works corresponding to our art interests. I have created several oil paintings that feature large seasonal floral arrangements alongside imagery of human-caused environmental catastrophe. Adele’s work features photography of floral bouquets and lengths of dyed natural fabrics from the same bouquets – nothing has been wasted. At CCAS Manuka, from 6 May to 15 May, Friday to Sunday 11- 5pm. Opening 5 May 6-8PM.
December 2021 – Trailhead exhibition is on now at The Link, Gininnderry . Trailhead celebrates what it means to embark on a journey.
Participating artists include:
- Jenny Blake
- Nicole McLeod
- Peter McLean
- Michele England
- Paul Summerfield
- Rosemary von Behrens
- Kate Bender
- Debra Jurss
Trailhead is on show until 20 December 2021 at The Link Artspace – 1 McLymont Way Strathnairn.
The Plate Show: Just Desserts – 5 November – Sunday 21 November, 2021 at M16 ArtSpace , Blaxland Cres, Griffith
A group show featuring : Alyssa Bagley, byrd, Michele England, Kirsten Farrell, Caren Florance, UK Frederick, Nicci Haynes, Michelle Hallinan, Katie Hayne, Fiona Edge, Stephanie Jones, Jacqui Malins, Peter McLean, Jo Rendle-Short, Sarah Rice, Joanne Searle & Megan Watson
I have a piece in The Salon, a COVID19 inititative by the good folk at M16 ArtSpace. Landscape under construction Mt Kosciusko is a watercolour/ gouache piece on gesso panel See more beautiful work and how to purchase at – https://www.m16artspace.com.au/the salon
I am delighted to be a finalist in the Wangaratta Petite 2020 with this small embroidery. Initially this exhibition will be an online exhibition but may have a short public exhibition, depending on COVID 19 restrictions
It started with a flash and ended in a flood, 188 x 167cm, 2019
Excited to be heading to Cowra, a beautiful part of NSW, for the opening of Calleen Art Award for 2019. As a finalist I will also be attending a dinner where I look forward to meeting other artists, gallery staff and Cowra locals
Thankyou to everyone who attended Remnants, a solo exhibition at CCAS Manuka Gallery, held during November 2018. It featured work about Australian endangered flora and fauna in textiles and printing and raised $1600 for Australian Conservation groups.
Rising tides and sunken dreams, 2018, 160x120cm, oil on canvas
I have been shortlisted for the Fisher’s Ghost Prize. Check out the exhibition at Campbelltown Arts Centre till early December 2018
I will be heading to Bruny Island as a finalist in Bruny18. Opening on Saturday 13th October 2018, at 2pm. Jump on the Ferry and spend the weekend. A beautiful part of Australia and will be a great day! It was a great day. See my work aswell as the other entrants at http:\\bruny18.org.au
Also coming up a group show at the SoA&D Foyer Gallery, The Plate Show – 3rd course. Opening 22nd October 2018 Featuring works of select artists, foodies and friends based around the theme of plates.
Barramys parvus (too late), 2017 Gouache on wood, 23×30
Opens Thursday 28 September 2017, runs until 15 October 2017
M16ArtSpace, Gallery 2
21 Blaxland Cres, Griffith
12pm – 5pm Wednesday to Sunday
Templum, is an art exhibition that’s looks intimately at the close ties flora and fauna have to each other. Through researching phenology the artist has discovered how important these connections are and how easily they can be disturbed. The reliance of migratory birds to grubs or blossoms in Spring or the Predators to their prey has been explored in small paintings and quirky installations
display 1 – 31 July 2016
Snapshot Gallery, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Cnr Church and Bourke Sts, Goulburn
Opening Hours 10-5 Mon to Fri, Sat 1-4
Artist talk 1pm Thursday 14th July
I have a painting on display, in light of the devastating coral bleaching that has occurred again on the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It explores the use of coal, particularly from the Galillee Basin in Western Queensland, that keeps modern lifestyles filled with stuff and things.
This painting looks at the mining of coal in open pits in the Boggabri. Mines that will extract millions of tonnes of coal. It also examines ocean floor dredging that will take place on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef to create a super deep and wide highway for container ships to take Australian coal to far away shores. Along with agricultural runoff, warming of ocean temperatures and increased acidification the Great Barrier Reef is unlikely to be the amazing world of colour and critters past the 21st century.
This work has been made to facilitate discussion about the issue of anthropogenic climate change.