Creative collaborations allow me to effectively combine project management expertise from my corporate life with my artistic skills.
My work reflects how I think about the world and my place in it.
Mindsettle is a creative collaboration with educators, psychologists, psychiatrists, film-makers and musicians.
We're using ART+SCIENCE+TECHNOLOGY to explore ways that imagery can help to settle an anxious mind.
The projects we are working on have applications for schools, medical environments, stressful workplaces and for personal use when you need to soothe your mind.
2017 Speaker at 9th Annual International Arts and Health Conference - Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2013 Kids Land Art Workshop - Minjerribah, North Stradbroke Island
2012 Wishing Tree Workshop - Minjerribah, North Stradbroke Island
2016 Milburn Art Prize - shortlist
2015 Milburn Art Prize - highly commended
2014 Milburn Art Prize - shortlist
2013 Colourful Language – Gallery Nona, 41 Grafton Street, Windsor
2011 Retrospective Perspective - small space gallery @ grange
2017 Outside In - St Vincent's Private Hospital, Brisbane
2009 – 2014 - Brisbane Institute of Art end of semester exhibitions
LINES in the SAND is an arts organisation that celebrates the culture and ecological significance of North Stradbroke Island and the Southern Moreton Bay Islands by way of the arts. As an island-based not-for-profit company, Lines in the Sand aims principally to promote music, performing arts, visual arts, craft, design, Aboriginal arts and moveable cultural heritage.
2014 I want to make...
2013 Contemplation Cave
This is a small space made from Pandanus leaves and fallen branches where you can reflect on your own nature within the surrounds of nature. In the act of noticing you may discover it is not in your nature to be so busy or that it is in your nature to be more environmentally aware.
I’m asking you to step off the well-trodden path of your busy life and enter into a hidden, private world where you can see without being seen. You can close your eyes and listen to the wind rustle through the leaves of the pandanus. You can tune into your senses.
The low entryway means that you need to bow your head to enter. In Eastern cultures this acts as a reminder to be humble and to be grateful for your lot in life.
2012 Wishing Tree
Borrowing from Japanese omikuji traditions, I encouraged festival visitors to create a wishing tree. Asking the question “What do you wish for Stradbroke Island?” the answers were recorded on rice paper and tied to a cottonwood tree. The purpose of involving people was to subtly develop awareness of our environmental impact on Stradbroke Island.