I am an emerging mixed media artist based in Adelaide. I am motivated by organic, natural and textural materials and empathise with the Japanese aesthetic Wabi-Sabi, appreciating beauty in things modest, imperfect, unconventional and that nothing is permanent or ever finished.
I use stitch as a form of expression in articulating my interests in environmental and social justice issues. During the slow process of making, I aim to imbue some sense of this passion into my sculptural embroideries.
I primarily create three dimensional works with textiles, fibre, found objects and ephemera. Using the guise of clothing and incorporating the provenance of materials, I aim for a visual allusion and emotional connection.
Since graduating with BVA in 2015, I have exhibited locally and have won two People's Choice awards.
2018 JMCoetzee Centre for Creative Practice Winter Workshop at historic Oratunga Station
2017 Masterclass 'Form Follows Fiction' with Michael Kutschbach at Adelaide Central School of Art.
2016 Workshop with Bridget Hillebrand Restructuring Books, Halls Gap, Victoria.
2015 Graduated Bachelor of Visual Art (with distinction), Adelaide Central School of Art.
2014 Associate Degree in Visual Art, Adelaide Central School of Art.
1975-77 Art and Craft Certificate Course, Marleston TAFE, SA.
1972 Foundation Course Epsom School of Art and Design, UK.
1970 Graduated as Midwife, (Top Student) Queen Victoria Hospital Adelaide, SA.
1969 Graduated Registered Nurse, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA.
2018 Just by Chance self curated exhibition, Ascot Gallery, Kadina, SA
2018 30 Days of Drawing part of The Big Draw, h.ART exhibition, Lobethal
2018 Connected Thread SALA h.Art exhibition,Lobethal
2018 In These Shoes Fringe exhibition h.ART Group, Lobethal, SA
2018 Threads of Thought Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa, SA
2017 The Suburban Version ARI exhibition, Linden Park, SA
2017 Wish you Were Here Adelaide Central Gallery, Glenside, SA.
2017 A Bright and Savage Land SALA h.ART group, Lobethal, SA.
2017 St Ignatius Art Show SALA, Norwood, SA.
2017 WORDS h.ART group Fringe, Lobethal, SA.
2016 Wish You Were Here , Adelaide Central Gallery, Glenside, SA.
2016 Threads of Industry h.ART group SALA , Lobethal, SA.
2016 Celebrating Country self curated, + Dijana Komad, Ascot Gallery,Kadina, SA.
2015 Helpmann Academy End of Year Celebration, Adelaide.
2015 Wish You Were Here Adelaide Central Gallery, Glenside, SA.
2015 Call to Mind self curated, with Janette Ireland, Belalie Gallery, Jamestown, SA.
2015 Provenance, Adelaide Central Gallery, Glenside,.
2015 Blankets Reimagined hart group SALA , Lobethal, SA.
2015 Helpmann Academy Graduating Exhibition , Adelaide, SA.
2014 Breaking Silence Graduating Exhibition, Adelaide Central School of Art, Glenside, SA.
2014 Wish you Were Here Adelaide Central Gallery, Glenside, SA.
2014 Students 10 x 10 Exhibition, Rose Park, SA.
2013 St Ignatios Art Fair, Norwood, SA.
2012 Place and Space SALA group exhibition, ARI Space Space Gallery, North Adelaide, SA.
2017 Finalist in City of Unley Active Aging Award as part of SALA
2015 People's Choice Award for 'Keeper of Memories' SALA h.art'Blankets Reimagined' exhibition
2015 People's Choice Award for 'Rug of Resilience' Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition
2017 Contributed original book to The Sketchbook Project for The Brooklyn Art Library, NY.
2017 Created large scale, drawn and painted paper moths (local species) for the Moth Migration Project, devised by Hilary Lorenz, for exhibition 'Cross Pollination', 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM.
2016 Assisting Sera Waters with stitching on rug for 'Sappers and Schrapnel' exhibition at Art Gallery of South Australia
2016 Judge, Yorke Peninsula Art Show, Ardrossan, SA.
2014- FELT Space
2011 Service to Youth Council
2000-2010 Salem House (part of Catherine House for homeless women)
Guildhouse, Copyright Agency, Artshub, Art Gallery of South Australia, National Association for Visual Arts NAVA