Formal Education

2009 – 2011      Masters in Art – Art in Public Space RMIT – Melbourne

(Incorporating Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Art – Art in Public Space)

Major Research project – Art-Play-Place – The Kinglake Ranges Children’s Centre Playground Art Project

Grade – High Distinction

Diploma of Visual Art (Recognition of Prior Learning)   RMIT – Melbourne

1999 – 2002      Bachelor of Occupational Therapy La Trobe University – Bundoora

Commissions/Project Coordinator Roles

2019               City of Dandenong – Cultural Threads

2017-2018     City of Darebin Arts Partner

2018                St Vincent’s Hospital Therapy Room Commission

2017                City of Nillumbik – Living in the Landscape Public Art Incubator

2017                 City of Darebin – Community Kite Festival – Artist in Schools Project

2016                 City of Darebin – Community Kite Festival – Artist in Schools Project

2015                 City of Darebin – Cochrane Stories

2015                 Ceres Adventure Habitat – Bush Cubbies (volunteer role)

2014-2015         Street Art Coordinator for Big Day Scout – Scouts Victoria (volunteer role)

2014                 Ceres Adventure Habitat – Bush Cubbies (volunteer role)

2013                 NARA Community Childcare Centre Fence Project (volunteer role)

2013                 City of Darebin – Lahinch Vessels project

2013                 Ceres Adventure Habitat – Snaky Grass Path (volunteer role)

2012-2013         Art for Secure GEM – Sunshine Hospital Western Health

2009-2011         Kinglake Ranges Children’s Centre Playground Art Project

Residencies

2017 – 2018            St Vincent’s Hospital

Exhibitions/Grants/ Awards

August 2019                Connection 2 & Leaves of Lace – Cultural Threads – City of Greater Dandenong

April 2019                  2nd Lace Heart Art International Lace Challenge – 2nd Place – wire

2018                             Play Australia – Play Recognition Award – Cochrane Stories

2017-18                         City of Darebin Arts Partner – Connections (part of Craft Lab+)

April 2018                   Lace Heart Art International Lace Challenge – Grand prize – wire

December 2017-May 2018        Hurtbridge Community Hub – The Lace Project

November 2016          Story Writing and Art Competition – Textile & Fibre – 2nd prize

June 2016                     Tactile – Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre (group exhibition)

November 2015     Re-con-text – Melbourne Arts Club Gallery – Preston (group exhibition)

September 2015            Triennial Lace Award – Bobbin Lace – Highly Commended

August 2015                  Story Writing and Art Competition –  Textiles and Fibre – 3rd Prize

April 2015                     Northern Exposure – Lace in Blooms – Thornbury

June-July 2012              High Views Small Works Small Spaces – Northcote

December 2011             Vice Chancellor’s List for Academic Excellence (award)

May 2010                      International Postal Art Exhibition, Bristol, UK (group exhibition)

February 2010               Henkel Australia – Major Sponsorship for Art Play Place (grant)

December 2009             Region Arts Victoria – Arts Quick Response Grant

May 2009                      Intersection – Moonee Ponds Arts Week (group exhibition)

June 2009                     Melbourne Studio – Window RMIT (group exhibition)

August 2008                  St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne – Research Week Art Competition  (group exhibition)

Presentations/Papers

2017                                  City of Darebin Public Art Discussion Paper

November 2014             The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing 6th Annual International Arts and Health Conference

The Shift – How the introduction of art transforms a secure dementia ward at Western Health (presentation)   

Residencies

2017-2018                 St Vincent’s Hospital Caritas Christi Kew

Memberships

NAVA                                                                   The Australian Lace Guild

Play Australia                                                    OIDFA – The international Lace organisation

IOLI – International Organization of Lace inc.

Positions

CERES – steering committee member for CERES playspace

Vice President – Victorian Branch of the Australian Lace Guild