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CURRICULUM VITA

 

Artist statement:

‘artistically and conceptually strong - my work is bold, alive and rich with colour’.

Living a rich and full life on two continents has allowed the opportunity to be inspired on multiple levels - drawing from a rich mine of experience. With a passion for visual arts, for over 35 years I have worked as a full time art professional.

Using my original strengths as a Graphic Designer and illustrator, I have drawn on the combination of strong technical background and sound conceptual development and combined it with the management skills that I have been developing over the last fifteen years, giving me flexibility and professionalism that lends itself to a wide range of tasks and projects.

Through grief, birth, motherhood and defining moments, I have continued to explore and test new grounds with a combination of artist roles. I have designed, illustrated, lectured at tertiary level, worked with textiles, exhibited both in Australia and Africa, run my own gallery space (here and in Zimbabwe) and developed and run design based businesses. More recently I have worked on a range of public art projects - that are a sound platform to best utilise all of my collective skills. I have commissioned work in many private collections - distributed worldwide. 

 

PUBLIC ART

2018 - 2020    Tompkins Reserve - City of Melville - Mural/glass/steel work (install 2020)

2018 - 2020    Paradiso Apartments - Henley St Como - Developer/Pyramid External lace finish to building (install 2020)

2018                Percy Cullen Pavilion - City of Swan - external mural

2018                Noranda Shopping Centre - Hawaiian - external mural

2017 - 2018    Karratha Health Campus - Percent for art - internal largescale artwork application

2017 - 2018    Emmanuel Catholic College - Percent for art - integrated balustrading

2017 - 2018    City of Perth - Mclean Laneway - Public art project - Integrated Screening and mural application

2017 - 2018    Bunbury Dolphin Discovery Centre - Percent for art

2016                Perth Cow Parade - Public art ( Purchased by Perth Airport Public art Collection.)

2016 - 2017    Phoenix Shopping Centre Development - Percent for art

2016 - 2017    Ernst Johnson Reserve - South Perth- Percent for art - integrated works

2015    City of Canning - Telstra Building - External mural work

2015 - 2016   The Ivy / Devwest - Wall mounted - Percent for Art Project

2015 - 2016   Catalina Estate / Saterlys - 2 freestanding three dimensional stand-alone artworks - Percent for Art

2015    Gateway WA - Percent for Art Project - including community consultation

2016    Richardson Street /Devwest - Screening aspects - integrated Percent for Art - on hold 

2015    Origin Apartments / Devwest - Selected for secondary Integrated Artwork

2014    PTA - Perth Esplanade - second mural project

2014    Wickham Primary School / Freestanding artwork - Rio Tinto Percent for Art

2014    Rio Tinto - Selected to produce the design for an Aluminum clad wall 6m x 2.4m

2013    Wickham Primary School / Pavement art project - Rio Tinto Percent for Art

2013    City of Perth - Prince Lane Mural project (Working with 5 other artists)

2013    Finalist in the Dulux Colour Awards - for the Esplanade Bus port.

2013    Origin Apartments /DevWest - Selected to produce the percent for art project

2012    Attended the Artsource - Public Art Master class

2013    Karratha Leisure Complex - Mural aspects of complex

2012    City of Mandurah - Series of 24 Banners for the main Pinjarra / Mandurah Road

2012    City of Fremantle - Wall art and refurbishment of Kings Square Public Toilets

2012    City of Fremantle - Installation of metal screen and gates (perforated and powder coated steel.)

2011    Perth Transport Authority - Mural project Esplanade Bus port

2006    City of Swan - Guildford entry statement - designed according to tight historic restrictions.

 

RESIDENCY

2016    Sanskriti Foundation - New Delhi - India

 

COMMUNITY ART

2016    City of Gosnell’s ‘illuminate’ festival - ephemeral piece

2015    Belmont Pop up Fiesta – Community project – ephemeral piece

2013    Wickham Amenities Building - Community Mural project - Rio Tinto

2013    Boyup Brook District High School - Mural Project

2005    Designed and produced mural projects for Boyup Brook Primary and secondary schools

2003    Kalamunda shire - bus stop art projects

1996 - 2001    Ran a community based textile project in Zimbabwe

1990 - 2003    Shire of Kalamunda - involved in a variety of projects including street art, festivals and public art.

 

EXHIBITIONS

2016    Mandurah Art Awards and Vasse Art Awards

2015    Melville sculpture Walk (March/April)

2013    Melville sculpture Walk (March/April)

2012    Beverly Art Exhibition - invited guest Judge

2012    Cossack Awards

2011    Meticulous Miniatures - Mundaring Arts Centre

2010    Invited artist - Mine own executioner - Mundaring Arts Centre

2010    This Stratered Earth - Mezzanine@Darlington - joint exhibition with Willem Heyneker

2009    Finalist - The Waterhouse Natural History Prize - South Australia Museum

2008    Finalist - The Black Swan Portrait Prize - Perth City Hall

2008    The painterly adventures of the women from raw - Raw by nature

2008    City of Swan - Life Drawing exhibition

2008    City of Swan - Annual Exhibition

2008    Bassendean - Annual Exhibition

2008    City of Vincent - Annual Exhibition

2007    First Australian solo exhibition - ‘Spirit of Women’ opened by Janet Holmes ‘a Court.

2007    Heartlines exhibition - Mundaring Arts Centre

2007    Darlington Art Exhibition - Darlington Festival

2007    Kalgoolie Boulder - Annual Exhibition

2003    Barking mad - Raw by nature

2003    In the raw - Raw by nature

2000    By invitation - The National Gallery of Zimbabwe

1998    La Rochelle - Courtould Home - Mutare Zimbabwe

1995    Peninsular Art society joint exhibition - Melbourne

1994    Miniature society joint exhibition - Melbourne

 

My artwork has been both commissioned and purchased by collectors in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Holland, Japan, UK and Australia.

 

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

2010 - Present    WILD BY NATURE

2002 - 2010    RAW BY NATURE - an award winning business / gallery based in Guildford.

2006 - 2008    RAW BY NATURE - Opened a second gallery space in Dalkeith.

2004    AFRICAN ROSE TEA HOUSE- Gallery / gift / café - Perth Hills.

1996 - 2001    NYASA SEEDCRAKER DESIGNS - Gallery - Zimbabwe

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2012    Tutoring at Kalamunda Senior High School - GATE art program.

2003 - 2005    Ran a series of textile workshops through RAW BY NATURE (Guildford) and for Catalyst

1996 - 2001    Ran numerous drawing and painting workshops through the Manicaland Art Society - Zimbabwe.

1996 - 2001    Tutored within the National Gallery - Mutare Zimbabwe

1989 - 1991    Ran my own art classes for children from a home based studio

1987 - 1991    Lectured for three years at the Central Metropolitan College of Art and Design, in both the Fine art foundation year and within the Graphic Design Department. Teaching both first and second year students. Design, Illustration, Conceptual illustration and Drawing.

 

DESIGN INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

1984 - Present Corporate development, marketing, advertising and print works. Australia - Melbourne and Perth. South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

 

TEXTILE INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

2010 - Present     Produced a series of surface designs suitable for production on textiles for WILD BY NATURE

1996 - 2001    Ran my own textile studios / business in Zimbabwe The focus being on developing textiles in traditional techniques and making them marketable to a wider audience.

1987 - 1989    Pure design suitable for children clothing within the textile industry - mainly for screen printing

 

ILLUSTRATION EXPERIENCE

2010 - Present    Illustration and artwork required for new range of stationary designs for WILD BY NATURE.

1991 - 1996    Illustrated nearly forty children’s book for Melbourne based publishers and Fremantle Arts Centre Press.

1991 - 1996    Prolific freelance illustration (through an agent in Melbourne) within the design industry.

1991 - 1996    Freelanced independently for John Sands and Hallmark, designing, illustrating and producing over fifty wrap designs and over 40 greeting card designs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / TUTELAGE

1982 - 1984    Certificate and diploma in Graphic Design - Central Metropolitan College of Art and Design - Perth

1986 - 1989    I received privileged tutelage in traditional portraiture and painting techniques - apprenticed to Rae Harris HRMS