The opening and exhibition so far has been a wonderful success.
It is a pleasure to be a part of this project and work with such incredible and talented women, thank you to Hilary Wardhaugh and Melissa Anderson for bringing us all together and doing justice to each of the 100 strong photographs with your curation.
Thanks to Paul at Contact Sheet and all of the sponsors, FujiFilm, Kayell, Print 2 Metal, Canson paper, Amanda Summons for the book design and of course Momento Pro for the beautiful publication itself.
Book launch at Contact Sheet Gallery, Friday 3rd May at 12.30 pm.
If you would like to purchase a copy of the Loud and Luminous 2019 book, please head to the L&L website link below.
There is an early bird launch price if purchased before the 26th of May.
I have been selected as one of 100 incredible female photographers to showcase work in this years Loud and Luminous exhibition.
Together we unite for a powerful celebration of equality in the arts for International Women’s Day, exhibiting 100 images that represents what power means to us.
I will be showing a piece from my new series, which focuses on the intimate and everyday moments in the lives of some close friends of mine, who identify as women and are in various stages of transition. Some of whom still need to hide their true identity from their work environments, then radiate when within their element.
My aim for the series is to capture them in this element, where they feel they can truly be themselves, to convey the courage, confidence, and beauty of these women, and to help bring awareness to the trans community.
Join us for the opening and book launch at Contact Sheet Gallery, Thursday 11th April at 6 pm
Lound and Luminous exhibition dates – April 11th to May 1st.
Come join me Friday 6th April at 6 pm for an immersive, one night only exhibition, HONEY. An amazing all-female lineup of artists from multiple disciplines, curated by Create or Die.
Exhibition Friday, April 6th, 6 pm – 9 pm, one night only!
Create or Die, 10-12 Mitchell Road, Marrickville
I am excited to announce that I have had my work Oleander, selected as a finalist in the Percival Photographic Portrait Prize.
Percival Photographic Portrait Prize returns for the third time since its inaugural display at Pinnacles Gallery in 2014. This prize was started to coincide with the highly popular Percival Portrait Painting Prize at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and ensure a city-wide celebration of portraiture.
“We reach stages in our lives that are obvious chapters, which can be both abrupt and end difficulty resulting in an unavoidable new direction. I have met many people who have had these kinds of chapters for most of their life’s story. With this work, ‘Oleander’ is a representation of the resilience and wearisome results that a build-up of these moments can have.
Oleander, my subject is much like the plant, in that she has grown a tolerance to long seasons of drought as well as the inundation from winter rains through life. A toxic plant, while weathered and grey, even with everything it can endure still manages to flower.”
Come join me Friday 16th March at 6 pm to celebrate Art Month at Tortuga with a true artist warehouse style opening, for ‘FAKE’ including live music. My work with be featuring alongside over 30 incredible artists including Garth Knight and Will Coles.
An excerpt from the exhibition: “Trump howls ‘fake news!’, escalating his attacks on CNN and the New York Times and the world scuttles to its corner, shamed. Social media smears ribald campaigns of disinformation like a virus, laying waste to a truth no longer dictated by authorities but networked by peers…
The truth, today, has a new shape, all raggedy lines and shadowed form, vacant, abandoned. Clickbait, controversy, sensationalism and spam, the spin swells in soundbites and we are held hostage to a culture of falsity and fear…”
Opening Friday, March 16th, 6 pm
Exhibition 16th – 23rd March
17th – 18th – 11 am – 5 pm (Art Month Open Studio)
19th – 23rd – By Appointment only
Tortuga Studios, 31 Princes Hwy, St Peters
Come join me for the opening night of my solo exhibition Relinquish at Unicorn Lane Gallery Ballarat on November 4th from 5.30pm, the exhibition will be on display until November 30th.
I will be showing a collection works, which connects and transpire the development within my practice.
A progression of my previous series Discovering Locations, with new work that explores a fluidity of expression. Combining photographic works with ink artworks, presented as a form of reflection and release using our surroundings as a mirror to our inner-selves.
Opening Friday, November 3rd, 5.30 pm
Exhibition 1 – 30 November
24/7 – Street accessible
Unicorn Lane Gallery, Unicorn Lane & Sturt Street, Ballarat
I’ve just arrived at the Chateau d’Orquevaux in France for my artist residency, this place is more than I could have imagined.
I would like to thank everyone who helped in making this opportunity possible, I’ve not been here long at all and the other artists, the estate, and surroundings, from the small parts of it that I have experienced so far, is already wonderfully inspirational.
So thank you for being a part of this experience for me.
Here are some photos of the Chateau, my room, the staircase leading up to it and the incredible view from my window.
Here is to two full-on weeks of creating, but for now, a welcoming dinner with the other artists in residence, and of course some champagne.
September 12th, 5-7pm
AD Space at UNSW A&D (previoulsy known as COFA)
I will be showing work from my Housebound photographs series.
Curated by Kate Stoddard, Not a Stat, reflects on lived experiences of mental illness, including mental health practices. The exhibition provides a visual translation of what is often difficult to articulate, thereby offering an opportunity to communicate experience beyond that of verbal disclosure. Included artworks range as much in materiality as they do in conceptual reflection; from the ever-present stigmatisation of mental illness to being in a state of severe depression; from paralysis at the hand of anxiety to means of finding relief.
The exhibition title takes inspiration from the common reduction of lived experiences to scientific statistics (“1 in 4 people experience mental illness”) and the emergence of understanding mental illness through a purely biological or neurochemical lens. The exhibition shifts focus onto the reality of living or dealing with mental health difficulties.
Amy Bruce, Bailee Lobb, Ben Adams, Jennifer Brady, Jeremy Smith, Linda Sok, Lisa Carrett, Monica Rudhar, Plum de Noone and Rhiannon Hopley.
Opening Night Performances:
5.45pm – Bailee Lobb, ‘Weightless Shells’
6.30pm – Poetry slam by Caravan Slam.
I was invited by Gaffa gallery to come up with an idea for an exhibition and guest curate.
Exhibition June 22 – July 3.
Opening June 22 6 – 8 pm at Gaffa Gallery Clarence Street, Sydney.
The exhibition invited artists to respond to the concept and idea of what stillness means to them. Our world is increasingly fasted paced, we are pressured by this idea of being in a constant state of ‘busy’, thus seen as productive and admirable. Art itself calls on the viewer to slow down and engage, just as the practice of creating requires process and contemplation by the artist.
“Within yourself is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself” – Herman Hesse.
Stillness came from the desire to create a show that encourages the audience to slow down, hold them present to a moment, contemplate the work and create a peaceful connection and consideration to their ways of seeing our surrounding world.
Sophie Penkethman –Young