I am a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Melbourne, Australia. In my studio practice I am constantly experimenting, following inspiration and my own curiosity as I explore new possibilities for materials, processes, visual narratives and conceptual expression. I exhibit in group and solo exhibitions, and make work for projects and for commissions. As well as my studio practice, I am an arts educator and an arts project developer and manager, working in community and professional settings. I deliver a range of workshops for a diverse client base and am able to customise workshops and develop innovative projects for specific groups and purposes. I have a particular interest in art as a tool for generating health and wellbeing and as a way of processing trauma and grief.
Photo Credit: Winkelman Design
“Stitch by stitch, line by line, layer by layer –
I breathe life into a work, drawing characters and stories into being: writing poetry with paper, thread, cloth and ink. There is always more than meets the eye and things are not always what they seem to be.”
With a focus mainly on the application of textile and printmaking techniques on paper, I use new and repurposed papers, along with textiles and other recycled and found objects to explore layered narratives and visual poetics. Garment forms and fragments feature prominently in my work as rich vehicles for storytelling and poetry. I employ repetitive processes to obscure the nature of my materials until viewed closely and intend my works to challenge assumptions about material value.
Working across a range of mediums and genres, I am fascinated with exploring themes of individual and cultural identity, archetypes and icons, memory and myth, fragility and resilience, significant human transitions and transformative experiences. My work is driven by an intense curiosity that finds endless inspiration and opportunities for creative experimentation from seeking beauty in damage, wounding and imperfection.