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About the artist




2007                           PhD, Visual Art, School of Contemporary Arts

                                  Southern Cross University, Lismore

1997                           Honours,Visual Art, School of Contemporary Arts

                                  Southern Cross University, Lismore

1986-89                      Bachelor of Arts, City Art Institute UNSW, Sydney

1978-79                      Art Certificate, Gymea College of TAFE, Sydney                            


Exhibitions (abbreviated)


2015               Living Heritage – Group show with Annalisa Ferraris, Daniel Kyle, Reg Mombassa, Lucy O’Doherty, Charmaine Pike,                                                Sam Stephenson and Eva Troyeur-Gibson – Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea 

2014               Landscapes and animals from the Royal National Park – Garie Surf club

2013               The Virgin in Australian Waters – The Horses Mouth (pop up gallery), Berry

2012               Landscapes and animals from the Royal National Park – Audley dance hall

2011               Women on Boards – Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst

2010               Saints and Sinners – Journal St Gallery Nowra

2010               Meroogal art prize – Shoalhaven City Arts Centre

2008               Back From the North – Journal St Gallery Nowra

2006               Group show with 100 artists – A Living Thing, Mori Gallery Sydney

2006               Group show – Exhibition of Protest on site at Kurnell and Mori Gallery Sydney

2004               Snakes in the Grass – Thesis presentation SCU Gallery

2001               Rituals and Redemptions - Waywood Gallery, Byron Bay

1999               Scale - Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore

1997               Honors Year Exhibition - King St. Amusements Gallery, Lismore

1996               Group Show - Woodbyne Gallery, Jaspers Brush

1995               Royal National Park Cabin Community Land Care Group - Group Show -  with Hal Missingham, Max Dupain,

                      Reg Mombassa, Brian Nagle and Greg Barlow, A.B.C. Ultimo Centre, Sydney


Major achievements


2007                Awarded Ph.D from Southern Cross University for my thesis Snakes in the Grass

2006                Raised a substantial sum of money for the Royal National Park Cabins Community Protection League with a  

                       fundraising exhibition of the works of over 100 hundred artists at Mori Gallery in Sydney.  The money was used to

                       apply to register the RNPCC on State Heritage listing.  The RNP Cabins Community was heritage listed in July


2003                Edited the first edition of Cruxis, SCU Post Graduate Magazine.

2002                Established and registered with the Department of Fair Trading the SCU Post Graduate Association (Crux)

2002                Planted 600 trees and a vegetable garden to remediate part of a tailings dam on a disabled gold mine at Drake in Northern NSW

2002                Coordinated the inaugural SCU Post Graduate Association conference.

2000                Secured SCU internal research scholarship

2000                Founding member SCU Postgraduate Association (Crux)

1992                Founding member of the RNP Cabin Communities Landcare Group

1982                Founding member YAC (Young Artists Cooperative) in Sydney with the assistance of Sydney City Council

1966                First in class Fairfield kindergarten



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