Qualifications and Work

  • 2018 Full time potter and pottery tutor
  • 2017 Bachelor Degree Arts in Art History/Communication, Charles Sturt University (with distinction)
  • Advanced Diploma of Ceramics
  • Certificates in Studio Ceramics, Photography and fine arts
  • Certificate 4 Business Administration, TAFE
  • 2007-2017 Projects and Office Manager, Arts North West
  • 2013 – current Touring Coordinator, Arts North West
  • 2006-2012 Ceramics Teacher, NSW TAFE

Selected Exhibition Spaces

Retail Outlets

  • Healthy Homewares, Maleny
  • The Orangery, Maleny
  • The Little Shop of Soul, Cooroy

Selected Exhibitions 2007 – 2018

  • Untethered Group Exhibition, Arts Connect, Butter Factory Art Centre, Cooroy, Qld
  • Domestic Bliss II Solo Exhibition, Glen Innes Art Gallery
  • Inclusion II Solo Exhibition,Weswal Gallery, Tamworth
  • Inclusion Artists’ Collective Studio, Tenterfield
  • Sense of Play Solo Exhibition, NERAM, Armidale
  • Playing with Clay Solo Exhibition, Tamworth Regional Gallery
  • Domestic Bliss Solo Exhibition, Armidale Art Gallery
  • Part of the Picture Solo Exhibition toured to: Armidale Art Gallery, Armidale, NSW; Gunnedah Civic Centre; Playhouse Hotel Gallery, Barraba; Muse Gallery, Sydney

Accomplishments

  • 2017 Table Talk pottery workshops with refugees and new migrants, Armidale and Tamworth for Arts North West
  • 2017 Scholar in Residence, Islamic Art Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2017 Judge of photography, pottery and 3D works, Inverell Acquisitive Exhibition
  • 2016 Guest Curator (with Caroline Downer) of art works @ ARTLANDS Dubbo, Regional Arts Australia National Conference (October 2016)
  • 2013, 2015, 2017 Judge, artist & demonstrator, Frost Over Barraba Festival
  • 2013 Artist in Residence, Decatur Illonois, USA
  • 2007  Judge of sculpture, pottery and mosaics for Inverell Acquisitive Exhibition
  • 2007-8 Costume designer Glen Innes Arts Council productions of Chicago and The Full Monty
  • Participating Artist in Hidden Spaces Exhibition, Glen Innes
  • Participating Artist Moving Art Exhibition, touring regional NSW
  • Sell out exhibition My Place, My Time, My Self, NERAM, Armidale

Volunteering

  • 2018 Member of Butter Factory Art Centre Management Committee
  • 2011-2017 President/Theatre Coordinator, Glen Innes Arts Council
  • 1996-2014 Workshop Coordinator and Publicity Officer , Glen Innes Pottery Club
  • Chair and Founder, Refugees Welcome Group Glen Innes
  • 2018 Volunteer, Cooroy Butter Factory Art Centre

Awards

  • 2017, 2015 First prize pottery: thrown work, Frost Over Barraba Festival
  • 2016 Grand Champion Exhibit Pottery Section, Glen Innes Annual Show
  • 2015 Reserve Champion Black and White Photography, Glen Innes Annual Show
  • 2013  First Prize Photography Colour Enlargement, Glen Innes Annual Show
  • 2013   First Prize Photography, Ashford Lands Council Art Show
  • 2012  Winner Thrown Pottery Frost Over Barraba Festival
  • 2011 Winner Sculptural Teapot, New England Teapot Show, Glen Innes, NSW
  • 2010   Champion Colour Print, Photography Section, Glen Innes Annual Show
  • 2009   Glen Innes Examiner TAFE Communication Award
  • 2009   First Prize Mixed Media, Fine Art Section, Glen Innes Annual Show
  • 2006   First Prize in Sculpture, Inverell Art Society Annual Exhibition
  • 2006   Highly Commended “Midwinta” Acquisitive Exhibition Glen Innes Art Gallery
  • 2005   First Prizes in Sculpture and Pottery, Inverell Art Society Annual Exhibition
  • 2005   First Prize, throwing and Best Large Work, Glen Innes Annual Show
  • 2005   Winner of Acquisitive Prize, Glen Innes Annual Show
  • 2004   First Prize Pottery, Glen Innes Annual Show
  • 2003   Champion, Fine Art Section, Glen Innes Annual Show

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