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 to place within a contemporary Australian context. How do we explore the complex and entangled imprint of settler colonialism and attempt to build strong 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 mines 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. Most recently I was invited to be part of Performing Drawing an exhibition of contemporary drawing practice at the National Gallery of Australia. Significant residencies include the Black Church Print Studio International Residency, Dublin, Ireland (2011) and the Women’s Studio Workshop Artist Book Fellowship, Rosendale, NY (2012). My work is held in key 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 until embarking on my PhD I was working as an edition printer for Basil Hall Editions. 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 a Lecturer in Art. I am committed to sharing what I do through teaching and have facilitated numerous projects for creative and educational organisations in my local community and beyond.