Biography

 

Despite early beginnings as a painter, my current practice is very much multidiciplinary. I have always been fascinated by how the ordinary can sometimes seem extraordinary and curious about the relationship between loss, desire and memento mori. 

My other passion is education. I have lectured at Swinburne University, the ACU Melbourne and have been lecturing at Photography Studies College, Melbourne since 1991. I teach visual and conceptual development and I am currently the First Year Convenor, Bachelor of Photography course and Convenor of the Art Major in the Advanced Diploma of Photography course.

 

Represented by West End Art Space, Melbourne.

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Born

Melbourne, Australia

Education

 

1995 - 1997

 

Master of Fine Art

RMIT University Melbourne, Australia.

1980 - 1983

Bachelor of Education (Visual Arts)

Melbourne University, Australia.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018

ChiaroScuro, West End Art Space, Melbourne

2012

Forevermore, Mailbox 141, Melbourne.

 

Ode, Langford120, Melbourne.

2011

Best Before, Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne.

2003

Frozen, Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne.

2001

Forme, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne.

1999

Cutwork, works on paper, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne.

1998

Get Gorgeous, City Art Public Space Transport Shelters, Melbourne.

1997

The Fourth Wall, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne.

1995

Paintings, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne.

 

Selected Group and Award Exhibitions

2020

Parallel Visions, Museo Italiano, Melbourne for NGV Melbourne Design Week.

2019

Here, Not Now, with Emidio Puglielli at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne.

 

Postcard Salon, Jarvis Dooney Gallerie, Berlin, Germany

 

Poetic Symbol, West End Art Space, Melbourne

2018

Edgecurated by Irene Barberis and Wilma Tabacco, Langford120, Melbourne

 

Postcard Salon, Jarvis Dooney Gallerie, Berlin Germany

2017

Room: Scheme 5: Gardena collaborative project with Wilma Tabacco, Liliana Barbieri, Susan Knight and Trevor Mein. Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne

All Teeth and Swagger Red Gallery, Melbourne

2016

TXTa collaborative project with Anat Cossen. Red Gallery, Melbourne

2015

Intersection. The Art of Motherhood, Red Gallery, Melbourne.

2014

Photo Compedium Australia, curated by Mary Meyer, Spot 81 Gallery Sydney.

2013

Re: The Body 2, Curated by Irene Barberis. Langford120, North Melbourne

2012

Room: A Series of Schemes. Scheme Four - Bathroom/LaundryLangford120 North Melbourne.

Artecycle Art Prize, Incinerator Gallery Melbourne.

2009

Darebin La Trobe Art PrizeBundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne.

2008

Fictions, Gippsland Centre for Art & Design presented by Monash University Museum of Art

Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize

The Substation Arts Centre, Newport.

2007

Room: A Series of Schemes. Scheme Two – KitchenLinden Gallery, St Kilda.

Room: A Series of Schemes. Scheme Three – Living Room, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick.

2005

Parallax, Maroondah Gallery, Ringwood.

Room: A Series of Schemes. Scheme One – BedroomFortyfivedownstairs Melbourne.

Morning Glory, Pain and Death: Politics, Aesthetics and Legalities Conference, ANU, Canberra. Collaboration with Dr Lynn Savery.

2004 Seeing Red, Maroondah Art Gallery, Ringwood.
2001 ?Lost & Found, Immigration Museum Melbourne.

2000

A Matter of Distance, Linden Gallery St Kilda.

Celebrating the Exquisite Corpse, Bendigo Art Gallery Victoria.

The Hutchins Art Award, for works on paper, Tasmania.

1999

National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

Nillumbik Art Award, Eltham Victoria.

1998

Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair,Royal Exhibition Building Melbourne.

DecorArt Linden Gallery St Kilda.

Making Waves, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Fitzroy.

Overview, Linden Gallery St Kilda.

1997

The Post Postcard Show, Linden Gallery St Kilda.

Selected Works, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Fitzroy.          

Nillumbik Art Award, Eltham Victoria.

1996 Strata, RMIT Gallery, Storey Hall.

1994

Summer Show 94, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Fitzroy.

Out West West Space, Footscray.

Grants

 

2016

2007

1998           

1985           

City of Yarra, Arts Grant

Moreland City Council Project Grant.

Pat Corrigan Artists Grant.

Craft Board of the Australia Council, Work Development Grant.