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, and have recently located my art practice to my home studio after spending four years in a studio at Artery Co-operative in Northcote. I completed a Masters 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 architecture, interior 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.
I have received several awards and have participated in many exhibitions, including public art works. Achievements include being being presented with the Palazzi MFA Award as first prize for my MFA grad show installation at Monash University, 2018, being selected as a finalist for The Churchie at the QUT Art Museum, Brisbane for 2016, being awarded Most Critically Engaged Work by the Australian Centre for Photography for Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography in 2015 and being selected for Fresh, at Craft Victoria in 2014.