EDUCATION

Masters of Fine Art 
2016
MaHKU (University of the Arts), Utrecht, The Netherlands

Bachelor of Arts – Fine Art, Sculpture
2011
RMIT University. Graduate (with distinction)

Advanced Diploma – Graphic Art
1995
Swinburne Tafe

Diploma – Art and Design
1993
Victoria University 

 

 

COMMISSIONS

City of Yarra Plinth Project – Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy
2019
Public art sculpture – The Unsung Hero.

National Wool Museum
2018
Gallery installation – Spidergoat & the Insect Electro. 

Bendigo Conservatory
2019
Public installation held in the Bendigo Conservatory. City of Bendigo. Re-imagining Bendigo Creek 

Fed Square Creative Projects
2015
Public art installation in the Atrium of Fed Square – Batmania.

Dandenong Municipality
2014
Public art installation in seven large vitrine light boxes attached to the exterior of the Dandenong Municiple Building – Bats 

aMoment Caravan
2012
Mobile performance space. City of Melbourne Arts Grant funded project. An on-going collaboration with theatre company ‘Maybe_Together’ artist Alex Desebrock.

Write Around the Murray Festival, NSW
2012
Interactive sculpture – International Year of Reading, City of Albury – The Reading Pod.

Bendigo Conservatory
2011
Public installation held in the Bendigo Conservatory. City of Bendigo – Tricky Traps 

 

EXHIBITIONS & SHOWS

White Night Ballarat
2019
Installation – Spidergoat & the Insect Electro

Art for Social Change – Incinerator Gallery
2019
Sculpture – Wild City

Melbourne Knowledge Week
2018
‘Tech Lab’ collaboration with audio visual technology artists Georgie Pinn, (Electric Puppet) Daniel Calvo (Mosser Studio) and dancer Fiona Cameron – Shapeshifters.

ArtPlay
2018
Collaborative sculpture – Wild City.

Sculpture By The Sea
2017
Curated International outdoor public sculpture show – Piece of Mind

Yarra Sculpture Gallery
2017
20 years of the Contemporary Sculptors Association – Piece of Mind Experiments

University Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2015
Public art installation in the Oude Hortus – Tricky Traps

Fort De Gagel, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2015
Installation in empty fortress – Frequencies

Albury Library Museum – Write Around the Murray Festival
2015
Public art installation  – Batmania

National Gallery of Victoria
2013
Interactive installations –  International Sculpture Garden – Tricky Traps / Reading Pod

White Night
2013
Sculptural performance space, Atrium, Federation Square – aMoment Caravan

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi, NSW
2013
Curated International outdoor public sculpture show – Tale of Romance

Montalto Sculpture Prize
2013
Finalists sculpture exhibition, Red Hill, Victoria – Becoming Animal

Sustainable Living Festival – 3D Sustainability Exhibition
2013
Curator and exhibiting artist.

Sculpture by The Sea, Cottesloe, WA
2012
Funded by Ephemeral Artist Subsidy. Curated International outdoor sculpture show.

Harvest Festival
2012
Interactive public sculpture at Werribee Mansion Gardens, Victoria.

Melbourne Fringe Festival – Yarra Sculpture Gallery
2012
24 hour long sculptural event and exhibition participant and exhibitor.

Artecycle
2011
Incinerator Arts Complex. Curated group show exploring themes of sustainability and recycling, Victoria.

Art in Real Life
2011
The artists home as a site of inspiration and creativity. Art bus project curated by Coalesce ARI, Victoria.

Yarra Sculpture Gallery
2011
Heater – group show curated by David Waters, Victoria.

Toyota Awards
2011
Curated group exhibition at Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Victoria.

Artland – Moreland Public Art Show
2010
The Drawing Tree a collaborative outdoor installation with artist Sarah Moore. Curated group Show, Victoria.

 

GRANTS

New Ideas Lab – City of Melbourne
2018
Collaborative sculpture project including urban ecologists and children – Wild City

City of Melbourne – Arts Grant
2014
Public art exhibition support for ‘Batmania’ – Atrium, Federation Square 2015

Arts Victoria – Artists in Schools Program
2014
Christmas Hills Primary School. A collaboration with students led to the installation of a permanent outdoor interactive sculpture garden.

Arts Victoria – Extended School Residency
2014
Ascot Vale West Primary School. A collaboration with three artists, Kid’s Own Publishing and the students led to the publication of three books.

Arts Victoria – Community Partnerships Grant with The Royal Children’s Hospital
2013
The ‘Mobile Gallery’ was developed with patients. It is a permanent touring interactive sculpture on wheels providing a mobile exhibition space for the hospital.

City of Yarra – Small Project Grant
2013 & 2019
The ‘Mobile Gallery’ for The Royal Children’s Hospital   /. Wild City at the Abbotsford Convent

Australia Council of The Arts – ArtStart Grant
2013
Support grant for emerging arts career.

City of Melbourne – Arts Grant
2011
‘The Seeds of Ideas’ project fostered the dreams and ideas of participants through creative workshops at Artplay.

New York Study Tour Scholarship – RMIT University
2010
International studies in NY city, USA.

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COLLECTIONS & AWARDS

National Wool Museum  /  Collection

Art for Social Change – Incinerator Gallery  /  People’s Choice Award

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EDUCATOR ROLE

RMIT  /  Art & Design

ARTS BASED WORKSHOPS   – Artplay /  Kid’s Own Publishing /  Incinerator Gallery / National Wool Museum / Zoos Victoria

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RESIDENCIES

Dune Shack Residency, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
2015

Laughing Waters Artists in Residence, Victoria, Australia
2014

Yarra Sculpture Gallery Winter Artist in Residence, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2012

Albury Library Museum Artist in Residence, NSW, Australia
2012

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PRINT MEDIA

BAT  / Book by Tessa Laird PHD –  Lecturer in Critical and Theoretical Studies, Victorian College of the Arts  /  Reaktion Books  /   Click for book link 

The Age  /  Interview Kylie Northover  /  April 2, 2015  /   Click to see article

 

RADIO INTERVIEWS

3RRR Melbourne  /  Conversation with Steve Wide, Alicia Sometimes & Declan Fey / Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Click to listen to radio interview  / Interview starts at 2:17minutes

 

ABC 612 Brisbane  /  Interview by Kelly Higgins-Devine  /  Interview starts at 31:40

Click to listen to radio interview

 

ABC 774 Melbourne / Interview by Del Irani

Click to listen to radio interview