MUM Exhibition at The Stockroom in Kyneton
Really excited to be exhibiting two pieces in this fabulous show at the Stockroom with all of these wonderful artists.




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Sunshine Coat Art Prize 2015

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2015
I am really excited to be selected in the 2015 Sunshine Coast Art Prize with my work Liminal

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18 X 8 : From point A to PointB and back again…
Point B New York
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June 2015

full show
I am thrilled to be part of the wonderful exhibition onefourfour curated by Ilona Nelson.

Twelve Australian female artists have been invited to participate in onefourfour which sees them create one work a month for one year.  Every artist is assigned a month to choose a theme that all the artists work to, and the results are posted on this site at the end of each month.  The only restriction is that the work is to be 6 x 6″.  This small canvas size was chosen so it’s a quick and fun exercise and doesn’t become a daunting task to create a piece every month.  An interview with one of the artists will also be featured on this site every month so you can learn more about them, their arts practice, and their processes.
onefourfour was created and curated by Melbourne artist Ilona Nelson.  The project was designed to encourage the artists to experiment with new mediums and keep creating regularly to allow their practices to grow.  There is a wealth of talent in Australia and onefourfour supports women artists by creating opportunities to collaborate with peers, create new work and promote their art.

Point B Residency
Brooklyn New York
June 2013

I was so fortunate to be able to spend over a month at the wonderful Point B Worklodge in Brooklyn New York, developing a new body of work and participating in the Drawing Marathon at The New York Studio School.

Winner of the $10,000 – 2012 Toyota Artist Travel Award

I am really excited to share the news that I have been awarded the 2012 Toyota Artist Travel Award.

This award will enable me to undertake a months residency at Point B Worklodge in New York City. Research and develop new works for exhibition in 2014. Visit Galleries in New York and London. Mentoring sessions with artist Alyssa Monks and participation in Drawing Marathon at The New York Studio School that will form the basis of future drawing workshops at The Substation in Hobson’s Bay in 2013.

Thank you Toyota!


Art World Women – Embracing the Taboo of Being and Artist Mother

and then there were five


45 Downstairs Gallery,  Melbourne
4th of December – 21st of December

Exciting news!
I’ve been accepted to undertake a months residency at Point B Worklodge in New York June 2013!

FINALIST Redlands Art Prize
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Albany Art Prize 2012
Voted Peoples Choice!

Safe at Home
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Cube Contemporary Art Projects
91B Drayton St, Bowden SA
30th November – 10th of December


Gatakers Art Space
311 Kent Street, Maryborough, Queensland.
4th November – 1st December 2011.

Net Work

Net Work: the TLF exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat
December 2010 / January 2011

One forum. Thirty-eight artists. Over 100 pieces of art.
A museum exhibition with big impact.










The Exquisite Palette Show 2010

St. Luke’s Artist Colourmen
Smith St Collingwood


Entry into the Archibald…sadly unsuccessful
A portrait of musicians Donna Simpson and Vikki Thorn from the band The Waifs
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Fisherman’s Daughters
Oil on Canvas
173 x 190cm

Selected in the 2010 Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize
The Substation
Newport Melbourne

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71 x 131cm
Oil on Canvas

Selected in the EMSLA Still Life Award 2009
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Rigby House Cnr Coff and Duke St
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40 x 40cm
Oil on Canvas with handstitching

Selected in the Mosman Art Prize 2009
Mosman Art Gallery
Saturday 8 August 2009 – Sunday 6 September 2009
corner Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road
Mosman NSW 2088
Open 10am – 5pm
7 days a week

71 x 131cm
Oil on Canvas

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The Mosman Art Gallery presents the 62nd annual Mosman Art Prize, the longest running and most prestigious municipal art prize in Australia. The winning entries form the basis of the Mosman Art Collection, a valuable and historic collection which surveys Australian painting since 1947. Each year close to 900 entries are received in one day at the Mosman Art Gallery. This year, the inaugural 1947 prize winner Margaret Olley AC will be the guest judge for the competition.

Selected in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2009
Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
19th August – 4th October
Official Opening 27th August
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71 x 131cm
Oil on Canvas

Selected in the R & M McGivern Prize
Maroondah Art Gallery Victoria
4 June to 18 July 
Official Opening 4th June
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Flutter – diptych
92 x 107cm
Oil on Canvas

The theme for 2009 is I Paint Because…

I paint because…
I have a profound love of paint. I love feeling in control of the medium but also being completely controlled by it.  I adore the intimacy and immediacy of the medium. I relish the capacity for boldness and courage that it allows, but also the amazing sensitivity and tenderness that is possible.

The intimacy of the medium enables me to celebrate the sensitivity and beauty of the female figure. It allows me to explore works that depict beauty, grace and harmony and to present an intimate look at womanhood. My work explores and honors unique female artforms and iconography and I see a strong relationship between the intensity of the needle and the concentration of the paintbrush.