Finalist 2020 Heysen Prize for Landscape
My moving image/video work was selected by judges Hugo Michell and Fulvia Mantelli. The judges reviewed each work with careful consideration, in particular with the deep connection or concern for the Australian Landscape and environment.
The Heysen Prize for Landscape 2020, $20,000 acquisitive art prize will be announced December 12th.
12 December 2020 – 14 February 2021
Finalist 2020 Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting
My work 'Flintoff Swallows von Guerard' has been selected as a finalist in the 2020 Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting. A unique triennial $20,000 non acquisitive art prize celebrating excellence and innovation.
QCA, Griffith University Queensland College of Art, South Bank, Brisbane
26 November - 12 December 2020
Finalist 2020 Basil Sellers Art Prize
My work 'Extinction Game - Eastern Hare Wallaby' has been selected as a finalist in the 2020 Basil Sellers Art Prize at The BAS - Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, Moruya, NSW
10 October – 8 November 2020
"Boasting a major prize of $20,000, the Basil Sellers Art Prize hopes to attract and expose the cream of artists practicing across NSW and the ACT."
Finalist 2020 Mandorla Art Award
My work has been selected as a finalist in the 2020 Mandorla Art Award. The prize for "contemporary religious art is Australia’s most significant thematic Christian art prize, attracting some of the country’s finest artists"
The finalists exhibition at STALA Contemporary in Perth Western Australia has been postponed until 2021 due to the current restrictions around COVID-19. The winning artwork will become part of the Mandorla collection and receive $25,000 prizemoney (acquisitive), sponsored by St John of God Health Care.
Finalist 2020 Mandorla Art Award
My work has been selected as a finalist in the 2020 Mandorla Art Award. The prize for ”contemporary religious art is Australia’s most significant thematic Christian art prize, attracting some of the country’s finest artists” The finalists exhibition at STALA Contemporary in Perth Western Australia has been postponed until 2021 due to the current restrictions around COVID-19. The winning artwork will become part of the Mandorla collection and receive $25,000 prizemoney (acquisitive), sponsored by St John of God Health Care.
Finalist 2020 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing
My work ‘Extinction Game’ has been selected for the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize 2020. The work is influenced by colonial historical images and references black and white as race, as ‘chequered’ speaking of alternations of good and bad, as a game, as colonial floorcloths, as the French escheker connected with finance/revenue and more specifically the game of chess.
2019 The Lester Prize Semi-Finalist
My work has been selected for The Lester Prize for Portraiture’s 2019 Salon des Refusés. Selected from over 400 entries across Australia, the works are chosen for their quality, diversity, or exciting or witty approach to portraiture.
Selected for 2019 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize
The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual prize founded to advance art and opportunity for female artists in Australia.
My work "George Stubbs’ 1773, Inflatable Dingo" explores the back story behind Sir Joseph Banks commissioning the renowned British animal painter Stubbs to create a painting of a dingo from a pelt. This was stitched then inflated to enable the artist to try and imagine a creature he had never encountered!
Acquired by Parliament House Art Collection 2017
My moving image work 'Above and Below' was acquired by the Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, Australia. This major public collection is of significant heritage value and is created specifically for Parliament House.
View excerpt of 'Above and Below' →
2017 Finalist Kilgour Prize
My work ‘Colonial Hybrid: George Raper Kangooroo of New Holland 1789 in evening dress from Anna King 1805’ has been selected as a finalist in the KILGOUR PRIZE 2017, Newcastle Art Gallery’s national art prize recognising the finest examples of Australian figurative and portrait painting.
2017 Kilgour Prize
2017 Finalist Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize
My moving image work ‘Flourish – Metamorphosis’ has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize, the richest professional art prize for women in Australia.
Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize
2017 Artist in Residence 'Interface', Ireland
An art and science collaboration with biologist Peter Dalmazzo to explore, experience and respond to the Connemara landscape and environment.
2017 Introducing V exhibition
MAY SPACE, Sydney
Showing this year with MAY SPACE, formerly known as Brenda May Gallery (2001-2016) in Sydney. I have been invited to show in their forthcoming Introducing V exhibition, 28 March to 22 April 2017. I am one of five artists selected for an exhibition that aims to showcase the work of a small group of artists who are new to the Gallery.
Exhibition opening April 1st, 3- 5 pm
View excerpt of moving image work
2016 Heysen Prize for Landscape
My moving image work ‘Cane’ has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 Heysen Prize for Landscape. This is a biennial award that encourages artists to express their deep connection with, or their deep concern for, the Australian landscape and environment.
Hahndorf Academy South Australia
Saturday 8 October - Sunday 4 December 2016
2016 Finalist Mandorla Art Award
My video/moving image work 'Presence' has been selected as a finalist in Australia’s most significant thematic Christian art prize which now ranks among major Australian art awards, in both artistic excellence and prize value. The 2016 theme is ‘The Resurrection’. The work has been acquired for the collection of St John of God Healthcare, Mandorla’s major sponsor.
Mandorla Art Award 2016
Exhibition at Linton and Kay Gallery Perth
View video about the award
2015 Kedumba Drawing Award
I am very excited that my drawing ‘Awaiting Discovery’has been selected for acquisition to the Kedumba Collection of Australian Drawings. This is the premier event for drawing in Australia where selected artists from across the nation are invited to participate.
“The Kedumba Collection has become the most representative collection of drawings of this period in this country.”
John Olsen AO OBE
Orange Regional Gallery
12 September to 15 November 2015
2016 Finalist Stanthorpe Art Festival
My ink and pencil work "Memory of Birds & Trees - Nature Entwined - 3" was selected by Ron Ramsey from over 1400 international entries as a finalist in the 2016 Stanthorpe Art Festival.
The Nature Entwined series contains playful allegorical references...tales of relationships within nature...allusions to the connection of all aspects of our natural world...merging of the creatures and plant life...forms combine...myths and characters intersect.
Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery
June 3rd - July 17th 2016
‘The Sun Worshipper’
My video work ‘The Sun Worshipper’ is showing at the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre in conjunction with the The Van Dyke Album: Max Dupain, The Sunbaker and Culburra. The album documents a camping trip by Max Dupain, Olive Cotton and their friends to Culburra in the Shoalhaven during 1937. It gives context to Australia’s most iconic photograph, The Sunbaker. Earlier in my life I had lived and sunned on the beaches of Culburra so it seems serendipitous that my video work ‘The Sun Worshipper’ should accompany Dupain’s story and tell another experience of Australian beach culture.
Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
28th November 2015 – to 30th January 2016
My work will be featured in an exhibition ‘Resonating with Creative Minds: A Retrospective of the Artists-in-Residence’ at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
22 October to 27 November 2015.
This exhibition will illuminate the 10 years history, unique characteristics and good memories of the artist-in-residence (AiR) programme. It lays emphasis on the interactions among artists-in-residency, students and audiences, revealing how professional artists resonated the creative minds of university students, faculty and other audiences through the AiR programme.