I am a Western Australian artist living in East Fremantle.
My art practice is multi disciplinary across sculpture, textiles and painting, and is concerned with exploring materials that reflect the Australian landscape and culture.
Kings Park Botanical Gardens recently commissioned me to create an Ephemeral Artwork for the 2017 Wildflower Festival. The work is called ‘Woven Wildernest’ and is situated in the heart of the gardens. It consists of a large (6m)nest with a wildflower egg (2×1.5m). The Artwork pays homage to the Kwongan region of Western Australia being a global biodiversity hotspot.
My sculptures ‘Rose of Jericho, Anastacia and Resurrection Bush’ can be viewed at Sculptures by the Sea in Bondi during October/November 2017. I exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea at Cottesloe, March, 2017. My work titled ‘Tumbleweed’ was a further exploration of the theme of reflecting the landscape using fencing wire salvaged from the original rabbit proof fence. They evoke the natural forms of tumbleweed in the landscape and document the natural elements of our man made environment. Previously my sculptures at Sculpture by the Sea in 2016 and 2015 are similar in structure and form although explore different concerns.
My portrait of Lex Randolph was selected for the ‘Salon’ in 2016 in the Black Swan Portrait Prize. My portrait painting of John Cullinane titled “Portrait of an Artist” was selected as a finalist for the Black Swan Portrait Prize in October 2014 exhibited at Linton and Kay Gallery, St Georges Tce, Perth.
In 2015 I exhibited in POD at Moores Building, Fremantle, W.A. It was an exhibition of 21 emerging and established Western Australian artists showing work concerned with the Fremantle port, including the export/ import industries and the wool trade. My work was a painting installation – paintings on wooden floorboards stacked together to create the impression of the colourful sea containers. This group exhibited at the Western Australian Maritime Museum later in the year in an exhibition titled PORTALS in which I had a selection of paintings concerning the port.
In September 2014 my work titled “It’s a wrap” exploring sculptural/garment forms in knitted copper wire was exhibited in the Perth Fashion Festival signature exhibition at Gallery Central called Fahioning Forms: the craft of making, curated by Anne Farren.
I can be contacted at email@example.com