Master of Fine Art by Research
RMIT University 2014-2018
Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies James Cook University 1995
Graduate Diploma of Art Education
The University of Melbourne 1992
Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art
Monash University 1988-1990
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Master of Fine Art (Research), RMIT University School of Art, 2018
The ghosts of Mr Wilson, Anita Traynor Fine Arts An RMIT Link - Arts and Culture supported presentation 2017
Victoria Gallery 2006, Artistry Galleries 2005, Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne 2003, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery 1999, Private viewing, Canberra 1999, The Australian Embassy, KOREA 1998, Vagabonds cafe, Brisbane 1998, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery 1994, No Vacancies Temporary Galleries, City of Melbourne 1993, Studio L, Wangaratta 1992
Grants, Awards and Prizes
St Kevin's Art Prize 2017, Vocational Education Innovation Fund (RMIT) 2015, Commonwealth Equipment Grant (RMIT) 2013, Prometheus Visual Art Award (finalist) 2009, Cryptozoology Toyota Community Spirit Gallery (finalist) 2008, Mt Buller Art Prize (finalist) 2008, ANL Maritime Art Prize (finalist) 2007, Hume Building Society Art Prize Wodonga (finalist) 2006-2007, Regional Arts Victoria 2000, Australia/ Korea Foundation 1999, Churchie National Emerging Art Award (finalist) 1996, National Works on Paper Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (finalist) 1991
Please find a selection of current artworks.
My art practice is informed by my recollections of the extreme weather growing up in regional Victoria. I saw the emotional effects that long hot summers and icy cold winters had on my community. It was these first-hand experiences I had as a child which made a significant impact on me personally and through my art practice that aided the development and research for this current body of work. Through the creation of paintings, drawings, digital images and sound art, I draw upon my own memories with selected personal and historical accounts of others to create artworks that investigate extreme weather effects, especially conditions such as bushfire, drought and flood. The evidence of extreme weather explored in my work contributes to the growing awareness of climate change that face regional communities. Effects of weather on human wellbeing, memory and belonging to place, change and time and the landscape-painting genre is the essence of my practice, as I develop a particular narrative of living in regional Australia.