I began playing with sculpture and painting and have always been a little obsessed with the absurd. I collect human hair and old blow flies. 

In 1996 after completing a Master of Fine Art at RMIT University, I began using photography and mixed media. To this day, my work continues to explore notions of loss and desire.

My other passion is teaching. 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 coordinator, Bachelor of Photography course.

Represented by West End Art Space, Melbourne.


Curriculum Vitae



Melbourne, Australia




1995 - 1997

Master of Fine Art

RMIT University Melbourne, Australia.


1980 - 1983

Bachelor of Education (Visual Arts)

Melbourne University, Australia.


Selected Solo Exhibitions



ChiaroScuro, West End Art Space, Melbourne




Forevermore, Mailbox 141, Melbourne.

Ode, Langford120, Melbourne.

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.
1985 Animations, Devise Gallery, South Melbourne.

Selected Group and Award Exhibitions



Edge, curated by Irene Barberis and Wilma Tabacco, Langford120, Melbourne


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

All Teeth and Swagger Red Gallery, Melbourne


TXT, a collaborative project with Anat Cossen. Red Gallery, Melbourne


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


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


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


Room: A Series of Schemes. Scheme Four - Bathroom/Laundry, Langford120 North Melbourne.

Artecycle Art Prize, Incinerator Gallery Melbourne.


Darebin La Trobe Art Prize, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne.


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

Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize

The Substation Arts Centre, Newport.


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

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


Parallax, Maroondah Gallery, Ringwood.

Room: A Series of Schemes. Scheme One – Bedroom, Fortyfivedownstairs 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.

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.


National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

Nillumbik Art Award, Eltham Victoria.


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.


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.

Summer Show 94, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Fitzroy.

Out West,  West Space, Footscray.


Selected Interviews, Reviews and Publications



Imago Mundi - Looking Down Under. Contemporary Artists from Australia, with text by Luciano Benetton, Rosa Maria Falvo, Chris McAuliffe.


Photo Compendium Australia, Bob Kersey and Mary Meyer


Darebin-LaTrobe Art Prize, Exhibition Catalogue.


Fictions, Exhibition Catalogue Gippsland Centre for Art & Design presented by Monash University Museum of Art. Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize, Exhibition Catalogue.


Dr Robert Nelson, Show Your Wit But Not Your Poetry

The Age newspaper, 29.08.07

Fiona Capp, If You Can’t Stand The Heat,

The Age newspaper, 18.08.07 

Gabriella Gomersall, Il Globo newspaper, August 2007

Edwina Bartlem, Interview, Trouble Issue 41 Nov 2007

Fiona Capp, The Living Room - catalogue essay.


Maggie Scott, Between The Sheets -

Nanette Carter, Parallax -catalogue essay

C. Gonzalez, Maroondah Life, 09.06.05

G.G. Hubbard, Il Globo newspaper, 28.07.05

Irene Crusca, Room – A Series of Schemes:

Scheme One Bedroomcatalogue essay,

2003 Lynn Savery,  Frozen -catalogue essay

Monument – Architecture and Design June/July 2001

Jeff Makin, The Herald-Sun newspaper, 30.04.01

Peter Timms, The Age newspaper, 14.05.01


Cynthia Troup, Un Glossario/A Glossary - catalogue essay - Cutwork

Celebrating the Exquisite Corpse - catalogue essay, Bendigo Art Gallery Victoria.

Cynthia Troup, A Matter of Distance- catalogue essay

1998 Zinta Jurjans Heard, Wall to Wall The Age newspaper, 02.09.98
1995 Dr Robert Nelson, The Age newspaper, 12.04.95
1985 Kim Martin, The Age newspaper, 12.03.85







Moreland City Council Project Grant.

Pat Corrigan Artists Grant.

Craft Board of the Australia Council,

Work Development Grant.