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BIOGRAPHY

I completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) at the University of Ballarat Arts Academy in 2003, and in 2007 I was awarded a scholarship to study a Master of Fine Art at the University of Dundee in Scotland, one of the top-ranking arts institutions in the UK. Since then I have exhibited extensively and undertaken a number of residencies around the world including an Australia Council International Studio Residency at the British School at Rome, Australia House in Echigo-Tsumari, Japan, Hospitalfield House in Arbroath, Scotland, Murray's Cottage in Hill End, New South Wales, the University of Tasmania and Scotch Oakburn College in Launceston, and The Art Vault, Mildura. In 2016 I undertook a 3-month residency at DRAWinternational in Caylus, France, which was supported by the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, the Copyright Agency, and Creative Partnerships Australia.

In 2010 I received an Australia Council ArtStart Grant, and I have been a finalist in numerous awards including the Paul Guest Award, Rick Amor Drawing Prize, and the Hazelhurst Works on Paper Award. I have created projects supported by Regional Arts Victoria and the Moreland City Council, and in 2015 collaborated with digital/sound artist Pezaloom to create a major photographic project about Parkinson's Disease supported by Arts Victoria and the City of Melbourne. My most recent project was The Space Betweena visual/sound installation at the inaugural White Night Ballarat.

 

Professional activities include a curatorial internship with Deveron Arts (a socially-engaged contemporary arts organisation in Scotland), and as a committee member of artist-run gallery Space 22 in Ballarat. In 2014 I was curator of Skin Gallery in Melbourne, an initiative between Arts Access Victoria and the Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc., where I presented exhibitions by artists living with disability. Currently, I am an Associate to the Board of the Ballarat Arts Foundation on their Grants Committee, assisting talented emerging artists to pursue a career in the arts.