CV

Educational Qualifications:

2007

Doctorate of Creative Arts (Art), Curtin University of Technology

2000

Honours, Bachelor of Arts (Art), Curtin University of Technology

1996

Bachelor of Arts (Art) at Curtin University of Technology, the last semester studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (E.N.S.B.A.), Paris

1989

Bachelor of Science (Horticulture), Murdoch University

Solo Exhibitions:

2021

Studio Direct, Kolbusz Space, Perth

2019

Edges of Belief, Colville Gallery, Hobart

2018

Parts, Nyisztor Studio, Perth

2018

After Elsewhere, Colville Gallery, Hobart

2016

Prepositions, Nyisztor Studio, Perth

2011

Entropy: Pierre and Piero, emerge ART SPACE, Perth

2010

Home, Artereal Gallery, Sydney

2009

Translation II, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney

2008

Translation, emerge ART SPACE, Perth

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2022

Frances Keevil Studio Visit @ Studio W, Woollomooloo, Sydney

2021

Maelstrom, part of the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial, Nyisztor Studio, Perth

2020

Percival Portrait Painting Prize, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Qld

2020

The Colourists, Colville Gallery, Hobart

2019

Works on Paper, Colville Gallery, Hobart

2019

Bunbury Biennale, Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, Western Australia

2018

WIP, Stala Contemporary, Perth

2018

PCWK (Pure Contemplation Without Knowledge) 10, Nyisztor Studio, Perth

2017

PCWK (Pure Contemplation Without Knowledge) 9, Nyisztor Studio, Perth

2016

Scene, Nyisztor Studio, Perth

2016

Painting as an Artform: Steal, Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth

2016

Over Here: an integrated response to place, Nyisztor Studio, Perth

2015

Painting as an Artform: After, Mundaring Arts Centre, Perth

2015

Of Nothing, Kent River Studio, Denmark, W.A.

2015

Landscape Now, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, NSW

2011

Artists for Peace, Moores Building, Fremantle

2010

Reconfigured, emerge ART SPACE, Perth

2009

Chiaroscuro, Artereal Gallery, Sydney

2009

Postcards from Interstate, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney

2008

Landscape, Flinders St. Gallery, Sydney

2008

Group show, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney

2007

D.O.F.A., Department of Fine Art Post-graduate Exhibition, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University

2004

I Think I See …, Built Environment, Art and Design Postgraduate Exhibition, Curtin University

2002

Nonsuch’s Wilderness: A Look at Perth Shrubberies, Liveable Communities Conference, Curtin University of Technology

2001

New Works, New Faces, Perth Galleries, Subiaco, W.A.

2000

S.O.F.A., School of Art Graduating Postgraduate Exhibition, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University of Technology

2000

Adornment, Zonta Club of Perth, Moores Building, Fremantle

1999

The Nip ‘n’ Fluff Xmas Show, Moores Building, Fremantle

1998

Pictures by Various Artists, Moores Building, Fremantle

1997

Exchanged, The Verge Gallery, Perth

1996

Jack Moore, degree show, The Moores Building, Perth

1996

Seven Up, Arts House, Perth

1995

Zonta Emerging Artist Award, The Moores Building, Perth

1995

City of Wanneroo Craft Exhibition, Joondalup Shopping Centre, Perth

Curation:

2016-17

Note to Self, and Artists in Focus, survey show of the work of Dr. Ben Joel’s work and a selection of his past students, Mundaring Arts Centre, Perth

2012-16

Over Here, a show of contemporary textiles by Albany women artists, Nyisztor Studio, Perth: this show received funding from the Department of Culture and the Arts, W.A.

2015-16

Painting as an Artform: Steal, group show of Perth painters, Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth

2014-15

Painting as an Artform: After, group show of Perth painters, Mundaring Arts Centre, Perth

1999

The Nip ‘n’ Fluff Xmas Show, Moores Building, Fremantle (co-curators F. Sivewright and H. Isaac)

Distinctions and Awards:

2020

Finalist, Percival Portrait Painting Prize, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Qld

2019

Finalist, Lloyd Rees Art Prize, Hobart

2019

Selected for Bunbury Biennale, Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, Bunbury

2017

Finalist, Lloyd Rees Art Prize, Hobart

2016

Selected for City of Joondalup Community Invitation Art Award

2015

Arts Development Grant, Department of Culture and the Arts, W.A.: to develop the group exhibition Over Here

2012

Finalist, Midwest Art Prize, Geraldton, W.A.

2008

Finalist, The Churchie National Emerging Art Exhibition, Qld.

2008

Awarded an ArtFlight to Brisbane, Department of Culture and the Arts, W.A.

2008

Selected for “Off The Wall” Art Brisbane and Art Melbourne

2007

Awarded the Open Prize, Weekender Centennial Art Prize, Albany

2007

Awarded the Jill Bradshaw Bursary by the Australian Federation of University Women (W.A.)

2003

Frocky Award (extending understanding of visual arts research into the wider community), Curtin University of Technology

2001-07

Curtin University Postgraduate Scholarship

2000

Curtin Bookshop Award, Best Student in the Honours Year of the Visual Culture Programme

1999

Nominated to the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence by Curtin University staff

1996

Awarded the E.N.S.B.A. - Curtin Student Exchange

1996

Nominated to Golden Key National Honour Society, and awarded a scholarship

1996

Sponsorship by Perilya Mines NL for the E.N.S.B.A. student exchange

1995

Membership to the Vice Chancellor’s List, Curtin University of Technology

1995

Award for Academic Excellence, second year painting, Curtin University of Technology

1995

Winning entry, Zonta Emerging Artist Award, W.A.

1995

Winning entry, Liquitex Excellence in Art Student Grant (International)

1995

City of Wanneroo Best Craft Student Award, W.A.

1987

Swan Brewery Company Prize in Microbiology, Murdoch University

1987

Horticultural Taxonomy Prize, Murdoch University

Collections:

Janet Holmes à Court Collection, Perth

John E. Maloney, Vice Chancellor, Curtin University, Perth

City of Wanneroo, Perth

Writing Distinctions:

2009

Selected for Creative Non-Fiction Workshop at Varuna, The Writer’s House, Katoomba, N.S.W.

2008

Selected for the Longlines Prose Workshop at Varuna – The Writer’s House, Katoomba, N.S.W.

2005

Literary novel, Father, shortlisted for the T.A.G. Hungerford Award for Fiction, Western Australian State Literature Centre

Publications, Scholarly:

2016

‘Touchstone’, scholarly book chapter in Visual Arts Practice and Affect: Place, Materiality, and Embodied Knowing, Dr. Ann Schilo volume editor, published by Rowman and Littlefield, 2016

2010

‘Transforming Viewpoints’, paper co-written with Dr. Ann Schilo, presented at the International Conference of Arts in Society, Sydney. Published in The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Vol. 5, Issue. 3

2010

‘Collaborative Viewpoints’, paper co-written with Dr. Ann Schilo, presented at the Collaborations in Modern and Postmodern Visual Art Conference, Melbourne. Published in Colloquy Journal, Nov. 2011 Available here.

2010

‘Delighting in Metaphors’, paper co-written with Dr. Ann Schilo, presented at the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Adelaide

Publications, Catalogue Essays/Reviews:

2021

‘Borders of Order’, catalogue essay for Mal Harry exhibition, Borders of Order, Perth

2017

‘Slipstreams’, catalogue essay for Lydia Trethewey exhibition, The Paths Themselves Become Unstable, Paper Mountain, Perth

2017

‘Note to Self’, catalogue essay for curated survey show of Ben Joel’s work, Mundaring Arts Centre, Perth

2016

‘Over Here: an integrated response to place’, catalogue essay for curated exhibition of same title, Nyisztor Studio

2015

After: Painting as an Artform’, catalogue essay for curated exhibition of same title, Mundaring Arts Centre, Perth

2012

‘Lifetime Achievement Awards, 2012: Ben Joel’, speech to honour Dr. Ben Joel’s Artsource Lifetime Achievement Award, excerpt published in Artsource Newsletter, Aug-Nov 2012

2009

‘Shifting Comfort: Experiences of an Idea of Home’, catalogue essay for Dr. Barbara Greenshields

2009

‘Spinning the Dream: Assimilation in Australia and Contrary Rhetoric: Lectures on Landscape and Language’; review for Indigo Journal, no. 3 Summer 2009, pp. 177-181

Selected Publications/Reviews on Visual Art Practice:

2020

‘The Percivals 2020’, catalogue for Percival Portrait Painting Prize and Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, Townsville City Galleries

2019

Bunbury Biennale, 2019’, catalogue published by Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, W.A.

2017

‘Looking Back on an Intimate Craft,’ by William Yeoman, The West Australian, Jan. 29, 2017

2016

2016 Community Invitation Art Award’, catalogue for award show of same name, published by City of Joondalup, W.A.

2016

‘A Perth Mixed Tape,’ by Sheyi Bankale, Art Guide, June 2016

2016

‘Modernism: The Time of Our Lives’, catalogue essay by Dr. Anna Nazzari, in Over Here, catalogue of curated group exhibition, Nyisztor Studio

2015

Painting Down the Line,’ by Laetitia Wilson, The West Australian, Oct. 23, 2015

2010

Vite Italiane: Italian Lives in Western Australia, by Dr. Susanna Iuliano, UWA Press

2010

Anna Sabadini at Artereal Gallery, Rozelle, by Gabrielle Jones

2010

Home, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, September 11-12 2010

2008

‘Found in Translation’ by Nathan Scolaro, Scoop Insite, 2008, Spring, pp 200-202

2008

Off the Wall: The Emerging Artist Showcase, catalogue

2008

WA Wrap’ by Kate Vickers, Australian Art Collector, Dec. 2008, p.323

2008

‘Lines of Flight and Fancy: Migrated Metaphors of Dislocation’, paper given by Dr. Ann Schilo at the MMWW08 New Frontiers: Dares and Challenges conference in Madrid, 3rd-9th July

Selected Artist Talks and Conferences:

2016

‘Over Here: an integrated response to place’, artist talk presented at Nyisztor Studio

2012

‘Lifetime Achievement Awards, 2012: Ben Joel’, speech to honour Ben Joel’s Artsource Lifetime Achievement Award, WA

2010

‘Transforming Viewpoints’, paper co-written with Dr. Ann Schilo, presented at the International Conference of Arts in Society, Sydney. Published in The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Vol. 5, Issue. 3

2010

‘Collaborative Viewpoints’, paper co-written with Dr. Ann Schilo, presented at the Collaborations in Modern and Postmodern Visual Art Conference, Melbourne, Sep/Oct. Published in Colloquy Journal, Nov. 2011

2010

‘Delighting in Metaphors’, paper co-written with Dr. Ann Schilo, presented at the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Adelaide

Selected Employment Details:

2007-22

Independent practising artist

2009-16

Sessional Academic, Dept. Of OUA Studies, School of Design and Art, Curtin University

2007-08

Sessional Academic, Dept. of Art (Centre for Regional Education), Albany Campus

2005

Research Assistant, School of Media, Communication and Culture, Murdoch University

1997-05

Painting Technician, Art Department, Curtin University of Technology