Developing over a number of years, in response to perpetually changing urban environments, my artwork is process-driven, concentrating on temporary and transient situations; this state of flux in the ‘lifecycle’ of a city, with the constant interplay between construction and dereliction, particularly informs my work.
Investigating these concepts through drawing, painting and installation, both in the studio and in site-specific work, using traditional media and found materials to reflect the differing elements of the subject; some applications are precise whilst others are accidental and chaotic, creating a complexity of line and concept to reflect the urban experience.
Bureau of Ideas and Symbiotica seminars attended in Perth, WA.
UWA, Crawley, WA - Art Forensic; Facial Reconstruction Lab.
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK - MA module: Art Education 7-11.
Salford University, UK - MA Art in Context module.
Arts Train - Artist in the Community course.
Wimbledon School of Art and Bath College of Art - BA(Hons) Fine Art (Painting).
Swindon College of Art - BTEC Art Foundation (passed with distinction).
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
- March 2017
‘Lousy Ink’ group show at BSIDE Gallery, Fitzroy
- Sep-Oct 2016
‘Construction Lines -enter at your own risk!’- solo exhibition at Dark Horse Experiment, Melbourne.
- Nov-Dec 2015
Blender Studio group show - Dark Horse Experiment, Melbourne.
- Sep 2015
‘Inflection’- architectural journal feature exhibition – Dulux Gallery, The University of Melbourne, Carlton.
- Aug-Sep 2015
‘Urban Materiality’– curated group show – Brunswick St. Gallery, Fitzroy.
- Dec 2014- Jan 2015
Blender Studio group show - Dark Horse Experiment, Melbourne.
- Mar-July 2014
‘When Street and Art Collide’- Joint Curator/ Exhibitor - group show by Blender Studio Artists at Shoalhaven Gallery, Nowra, NSW
- Feb 2014
Knowles Gallery, Melbourne - group exhibition
- Dec 2013- Jan 2014
Blender Studio group show - Dark Horse Experiment, Melbourne
- July 2013
Likeness 3 - the process of portrayal - Curator/ Exhibitor - group exhibition at 69 Smith Street Gallery, Fitzroy.
- Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
’40 x 40’ Art Prize exhibition – Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy.
- Nov-Dec 2012
The Secret Life of Space- 69 Smith Street Art Prize 2012 exhibition - awarded Honourable Mention.
- Aug-Sept 2012
Likeness 2 - group exhibition at 69 Smith Street Gallery, Fitzroy.
- May 2012
Art Melbourne 2012 - START exhibitor.
- May 2011
Art Melbourne 11 - represented by "Interactive Arts".
- Dec 2010
Bliss - group exhibition at Claremont Art Framers, WA.
- Sept 2010
Inside Outside- group exhibition, UWA University Club, WA.
- Aug 2010
Feature Artist at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Perth - event arranged by Property Oz.
- April 2006
Sideshow- group exhibition in Nottingham, UK – selected show relating to exhibitions during “British Art Show 2006” throughout the UK.
- Mar 2006
Group exhibition at Charlton Mill, Manchester for the launch of “smallpond.com”.
- Dec 2005-Feb 2006
Collective – site-specific group exhibition and event, with associated workshops with local youth groups, at Wellington Mill, Manchester, UK.
- Oct 2003
Fundamentalism - Group show at Urbis, Manchester, UK.
- June 2001
Stung at DADI, Manchester - group exhibition - visual artwork, poetry, music.
- April-June 2001
NOIZ, Zion Centre, Manchester - curated by Yuen Fong Ling (Castlefield Gallery.)
- Aug-Sept 1999
Reality Fragments - solo exhibition at Gen X, Manchester- represented by Comme Ca PR.
- May-Aug 1999
Beneath the Surface - solo exhibition at Sandbar, Manchester.
- Sept 1998
Layers on Layers - solo exhibition at Balearica, Manchester.
Annual Open Studio events at Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester, UK.
Residencies & Commissions
- July 20165
‘Urban Space Project’ lightbox commission for Qualitas CBD office, Melbourne.
- June-Sept 2010
Artist in Residence at Parmelia House, Perth, WA, through Interactive Arts, sponsored by Hawaiian- artwork donated for auction, and workshop (prize) given at Balcatta High School, WA.
- Jan-June 2010
Artist in Residence (Studio Artist) at Fremantle Arts Centre, WA, sponsored by Jacksons Art Supplies Pty Ltd, leading to an installation piece and a public event to discuss the drawing process with artist and curator, Consuelo Cavaniglia.
- Sept 2006-Feb 2007
Artist in School at Sacred Heart R.C, Primary School – developing art projects in relation to the school curriculum.
- Sept-Nov 2003
Artist in Residence at Ashton-u-Lyne Sixth Form College, Lancs, UK, working with AVCE and A’level students and producing 2 large commissioned paintings.
- Jan 2003
Artist in Residence at Moston Lane Primary School, Manchester, UK, working with curriculum-based ideas.
- Aug-Sept 2002
Public Art Recycling Project commission with Black Labrador, Manchester.
Workshops and Talks
- May 2015
Tours of Blender Studios, Melbourne, for Immanuel College, Adelaide, and RMIT students.
- Sep 2010
Workshop at Balcatta High School, Perth, WA
- May 2010
Event/ Talk during residency at Fremantle Arts Centre, WA
- July 2007
St. Bernard’s R.C. School, Manchester, UK - curriculum-based workshops.
- Aug 2005
Edgehill Youth Centre, Liverpool, UK - workshops.
- Nov 2004
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK - ‘The Gallery Cat’.
- July 2004
Under our Streets’- Lead Artist (Creative Partnerships, Royal Exchange Theatre.)
- April-June 2004
‘Surestart’ at Fulmead Family Centre, Manchester
- March 2004
‘Around the World’ project at Moston Lane Primary School, Manchester
- August 2003
Workshops at Youth Centres in Liverpool, UK for MPAC
- July 2003
CAPE collaborative art project- Burnage High School, Manchester, UK.
- Feb-April 2003
Workshops at Bronte and Edgehill Youth Centres, Liverpool, UK.
- July-August 2002
Salford Art Gallery - workshops.
- May 2002
The Big Picture’ project for the ‘Dreamscheme’ summer conference
- Jan 2002
Kirkby Art Gallery - workshops
Publications & Illustration
- Nov 2015
‘Inflection’ architectural journal feature – The University of Melbourne.
- June-Oct 2012
The Sketchbook Project: Limited Edition, Brooklyn Art Library, New York.
- April 2008
Granada Television, Manchester, UK – artworks leased for televised productions.
- Feb 2007
Bread for the Seven Sleepers book cover illustration.
- Mar 2005
True North book cover illustration.
- June 2002
Commissioned illustrations for Dreamscheme training manual.