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November 7, 2019

Today was a significant milestone in my visual art career - I sold and personally delivered my first portrait painting!  While I have sold a few other paintings previously, and many prints and photographs, making a sale on a portrait is a huge step for me.  My sitter,...

October 25, 2019

I have just found out that my work Untitled (silver shift dress) is a finalist in the 44th Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum!  Thank you very much to the gallery team for accepting my work in this prize....

October 3, 2019

Today I installed a series of paintings at The Post Lounge, a film and television post-production house in Woollongabba.  It was great to see my work hanging in such a vibrant and creative environment - I am a big fan of the non-gallery setting for art.  I love the ide...

September 27, 2019

Thanks again to the delightful Elizabeth Kingston for collaborating with me on my latest portrait project.  Elizabeth recently popped over to meet her portrait and we took the opportunity to take this snap.

 Portrait of Elizabeth Kingston (four-way portrait), 2019, oil...

September 20, 2019

Thank you so much to all the people who took the time to stop by my one-week pop-up show, My shiny new egalitarianism at the Glass Box Gallery, Griffith QCA!  I really enjoyed being back on campus and catching up with you all, as working from a home studio can be somew...

September 14, 2019

I have just completed a new portrait, moving on from my Centenary series.  The portrait is of Elizabeth Kingston, a Brisbane-based visual and textile artist whom I have known for many years.  These days Elizabeth is a social media influencer and stylist for older women...

September 11, 2019

While I was in Bendigo recently, I attended the 20th anniversary gala choral concert of the Women of Note community choir.  I had been commissioned by the choir's director, Laura Dusseljee, to compose a celebratory piece in honour of the occasion.  The number of choirs...

September 3, 2019

I am having a small solo show at the Glass Box Gallery, Griffith QCA, with a new large-scale expanded practice work entitled My shiny new egalitarianism.  The artwork consists of ten found dresses sewn onto a queen-size bedsheet.

The show runs from 16-21 September!...

August 29, 2019

As a partner to The Wondering Project, I roadshowed my solo show The Semiotics of the Dress to Bendigo!  Despite minor issues such as delayed baggage (ie. artwork!) at the airport, this was a very successful trial - it is possible to carefully pack painted dresses into...

August 29, 2019

The Wondering Project (Bendigo) asked everyday women to reflect on a key experience of their lives which may have involved a dress or some other item of clothing. Thank you very much to all the wonderful women from the Bendigo community choir, Women Of Note, who partic...

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