I am currently based in lutruwita /Tasmania, Australia where I have lived since 2014.
Through a combination of field research and studio based practice my work is investigating social and environmental questions about how we engage with and interpret our relationships with place in a contemporary Australian context. How do we explore the complex and entangled imprint of settler colonialism and attempt to build ethical dialogue with the land and its communities? Through a methodology that engages walking, drawing, printmaking, sound, video and digital fabrication, I am attempting to gather a language in which to interpret an embodied engagement with the places I walk. These investigations sometimes result in large-scale prints and drawings, performative or time-based drawing interactions and installations combining multiple processes. In recent years I have found myself exploring vestiges of colonial land exploration and exploitation, leading me to work in a number of post-industrial and culturally contested sites in Australia and overseas.
I graduated from ANU School of Art in 2006 and in 2018 I completed a PhD at the School of Creative Arts and Media at the University of Tasmania. My practice has awarded me opportunities to exhibit and undertake residencies nationally and internationally. In 2018 I was invited to perform a walking drawing as part of Performing Drawing an exhibition of contemporary drawing practice at the National Gallery of Australia. Significant residencies include Walking as Practice Residency at Björkö Konstnod, Sweden (2023), Tasmanian Residency at Arthur River (2020/21), Black Church Print Studio International Residency, Dublin, Ireland (2011) and Women’s Studio Workshop Artist Book Fellowship, Rosendale, NY (2012). My work is held in print and artist book collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Bank, Bibliotheca Librorum apud Artificem, Sydney and the Library of Congress, Washington DC. I was the Press Studio Manager at Megalo Print Studio & Gallery, Canberra (2007 - 2011) and I work as an edition printer for Basil Hall Editions (2012 - present). I have taught printmaking and drawing in tertiary institutions since 2009, including the Australian National University and the University of Tasmania - where I am currently engaged as a sessional lecturer in printmaking, drawing and critical practices. I am committed to sharing what I do through teaching and have facilitated numerous projects for community arts and educational organisations locally and globally.