Excited to announce as part of Micro Galleries International Artist Collective, our next Live festival will be held in The Philippines!
Thanks to the incredible support of @jasonstephenson
The focus of this festival will be Displace[ME]nt / Movement: of people, economies, climate, human rights.
The Philippines is one of the world’s largest archipelago nations and is one of the world’s mega biodiversity countries. It is also a country in trying circumstances with a range of natural disasters including typhoons, floods, and earthquakes which displace millions of people across the Philippines each year and leave hundreds of thousands living in ongoing displacement. There are also areas experiencing intense armed conflict. This range of uncertainty, instability, as well as lack of resources, and infrastructure means there is a huge level of internal displacement.
An internally displaced person is someone who is forced to flee their home but who remains within their country’s borders. Unfortunately, they are not legally termed a refugee, despite the similar experience and detriment to their lives.
We want to draw attention to the unheard voice of mass human movement: the internally displaced, and give them a voice and creative platform.
It is with great pleasure to announce that I have been selected for Micro Galleries International Artist Collective for 2019! 50 artists from across the world were selected for their new and innovative ideas and old methods placed in new contexts, their interest in disrupting an environment, a community, a mindset in positive ways to make change through art in areas of need.
This is such an exciting collective to be a part of, and I look forward to collaborating on new virtual works with artists across the globe, developing artworks for their climate disruption awareness showcase, and working towards a festival with the collective in the Philippines in 2020, and sharing this experience with you. Best of all, Micro Galleries achieved equal gender representation in this years collective!
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
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.