I was born in Kent, England and reside in Melbourne where I have spent most of my life. I have also lived in London and Perth. I began my art career more formally after bringing up my three children. I have recently located my art practice to my home studio after spending several years in a studio at Artery Co-operative in Northcote. I completed a Master of Fine Art at Monash University in 2018 and have a Bachelor of Fine Art (Visual Art) Honours from the Victorian College of the Arts, 2013. I also have qualifications in Interior Design and Decoration.
My work is informed by an ongoing enquiry into a merging of art, architecture, design and the domestic, and often refers to the stories of women whose work has been marginalised or erased from these related histories. Many of my installations have been site specific, using modular forms that reference the geometry found in architecture. Materials used include welded steel, woodworking, plaster and concrete casting. I consider these self taught skills as a part of a feminist methodology for making work. From time to time I also take photographic images of modern architecture, sometimes inhabited by the human form, and sometimes uninhabited.
I have received several awards and have participated in many exhibitions, including public art works. Achievements include being presented with the Palazzi MFA Award as first prize for my MFA grad show at Monash University, 2018. I have been selected as a finalist for The Churchie, 2019 showing at the The Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane and previously in 2016 at the QUT Art Museum, Brisbane. I am also a finalist in the Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards, 2019. I was awarded Most Critically Engaged Work by the Australian Centre for Photography for Salon, at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in 2015 and was selected for Fresh, at Craft Victoria in 2014 and awarded the Fiona Myer Award for my grad show installation at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2013.
I welcome enquiries about potential collaborations, group or solo shows and making new and site specific installations.