Born 1963 – Sydney, Australia

Academic Qualifications

2013 PhD Visual Art (Sculpture), Australian National University School of Art &Design (ANUSOAD), Canberra
1999 Bachelor of Visual Arts (First Class Honours) ANUSOAD (Australian National University Medal)
1994 Associate Diploma in Arts Studies, Launceston School of Applied Design (Most Outstanding Student Award)
1989 Bachelor of Science, Macquarie University
1981 Higher School Certificate, James Ruse Agricultural High School (J.R Noller Medal for Art)

Professional Experience

2015 – present Lecturer and Field Co-ordinator, Environment Studio, ANUSOAD, (Balawan Elective)
2016 Curator, Untaming the Urban: Symposium Exhibition, Fenner School, ANU
2017 Sculpture Workshops & Museum Attendant, Canberra Museum and Gallery, ACT
2016 Technical Officer, Sculpture workshop, ANUSOAD
2014 Artist in residence and field tutor, Land Arts of the American West Program, University of New Mexico, U.S.A.
2014 Bronze Foundry Co-ordinator, Strathnairn Arts Association, Holt, ACT
2014 Curator and Exhibition Manager, (backfilling) CraftACT, ACT
2013 – 15 Coordinator and Art Educator, SmartArts Program, ANU Regional Partnerships, ACT
2012 – 14 Gallery Installation Officer, Craft ACT, Canberra & ANUSOAD Gallery
2014 – 15 Art Educator, National Gallery of Australia (Gold and the Incas: the Lost Words of Peru, James Turrell Retrospective)
2011 Public Commission, artsACT , Procurement Solutions, bush pack, City Walk, ACT
2000 – 2011 Field Coordinator, Field Studies, ANU Environment Studio, Eden Project & The Great Australian Beach.
2005 – 2013 Tutor Demonstrator, Lecturer, Sculpture Workshop, ANUSOAD
2007 – 2013 3D Core Studies Lecturer and Tutor Demonstrator, ANUSOAD
2000 – 2006 Art Educator, National Gallery of Australia, (15 childrens’ workshops & holiday programs)
1996 Research Assistant, Asian Art Department, National Gallery of Australia, ACT
1990 Overseas travel (India, Nepal, Sikkim)
1989 – 1995 Various positions with NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service and Tasmanian Parks Wildlife & Heritage including: Ranger, Cattai National Park, NSW, Wollemi National Park NSW, Interpretive Assistant, La Perouse Museum, Botany Bay National Park, NSW, Summer Ranger, Strahan, Tasmania, Technical Officer, Hurstville, NSW

Exhibitions & Commissions

Public Commissions
2016 nil tenure, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery (GRAG), silica bronze (in production public art commission), Auburn Street, NSW
2014 – 15 mongrel country, GRAG, (12 month public installation), Caroline Chisholm Courtyard, NSW
2011 bush pack (nil tenure), artsACT, Procurement Solutions, 2011, Civic, ACT
Curated Exhibitions
2016 untaming the urban: a visual art response, Sculpture Workshop, ANUSOAD
2015-17 Beyond Balawan, Balawan 2016, Balawan 2017, (curated exhibition showcasing the work of students, invited artists, guest lecturers and staff associated with the ANU Environment Studio’s Balawan Elective – Photospace & ANUSOAD Foyer Gallery)
2015 imaginarium, Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT (Curator and Catalogue Essay)
Solo Exhibitions
2017 nil tenure (echoes), Cox Architecture Gallery, Kingston, ACT
2013 lines of desire, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
2013 Graduating Season Exhibition, School of Art Gallery, Canberra
2008 Mongrel Country (nil tenure), Canberra Contemporary Artspace, Manuka
2000 Second Skin, Artspace 71, Leichardt St, Kingston ACT
Selected Group Exhibitions & Events
2017 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi (selection) – with John Blay and Jane Ulman
Edge, ANUSOA Foyer Gallery
playlist, ANCA Gallery, Canberra
2016 SOA PRO, School of Art Gallery, ANU, Canberra ACT
Earth (curated by Benita Tunks), Belconnen Art Centre
2015 Hidden, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, (joint Winner) – Open Award
discover define develop deliver, CraftACT, Canberra
2014 Vice Chancellor’s VAFS Exhibition, SOAG, ANU
Sculpture on the Edge, Bermagui (Stretton Encouragement Award, Daniel and Adam IIiffe Sculpture Prize)
2013 Sacred (curated by Benita Tunks), M16 Artspace, Griffith, ACT
Boundless Horizons, Mira Costa, California, USA
unmade edges – Hall Project, Chief Minister’s Canberra Centenary Celebrations. (& Belconnen Art Centre 2014)
SculptureForbes, Forbes NSW (Winner, Open Prize)
Making Tracks, Alumni Sculpture Exhibition for Canberra Centenary, School of Art Gallery, Australian National University
2011 TNHMP – Goulburn Regional Gallery, NSW
Far Enough: Field Studies, ANU – Bega Regional Gallery, NSW
Animals, People: A Shared Environment, POP Gallery, Griffith University, Brisbane. (4th Biennial Australian Animals Studies Group Conference), QLD
uncontained, craftACT, Canberra, ACT
2008, 2011, 2014, 2017 Sculpture on the Edge, Bermagui, NSW
2010 Something in the Air, curated by Mark van Veen & Deborah Clark, Canberra Museum and Gallery, ACT
Palmer Biennale, South Australia, SA
Animal Farm & Sculpture Show, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2009 Willoughby Sculpture Prize, (Encouragement Award), Sydney, NSW
Benalla, Benalla Regional Gallery, VIC
Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark
The Dog Show, School of Art Foyer Gallery, Australian National University
2001, 2004, 2008 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney
2008 Landcom Acquisitive Sculpture Prize, (Highly Commended) University of Western Sydney, Sydney

Selected Awards, Prizes, Grants & Scholarship

2016 Fulbright Post Doctoral Scholarships (selected alternative candidate – A.C.T division)
2015 Fulbright Post Doctoral Scholarships (shortlisted N.S.W division)
Collection, National Museum of Australia
Collection, Centre for Art and Environment, Nevada Museum of Art, USA,
2011 ArtsACT and ACT Procurement Public Art Commission, Civic, ACT, bush pack
2010 Artists Award, Palmer Biennale, South Australia
2009 Research Notes Award, ANU Research Fest, Judges and People’s Award
2008 Waverly Council Parks Staff Award, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi
2007 Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship
2001 ArtsACT Quick Response Grant
1999 Australian National University Medal

Publications & Catalogue essays

2017 Get Out: a guide to field programming in the arts (in prep). (Book Chapter Contribution) – Bill Gilbert, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Art & Ecology and Lannan Endowed Chair UNM
Transformative Pedagogies (Professor Marie Sierra – Ed) (in publishing). Book Chapter: Truly, Madly, Deeply: Sharing Story on the Bundian Way – Denise Ferris, Amanda Stuart, and Amelia Zaraftis, School of Art & Design, Australian National University
2016 The Balawan Elective, Nitro, December 2016
2014 Engaging Animals, (Book, Chapter 7), Howling, Haunting and the Symbolic Dingo, Sydney University     Press, 2014
2008 The Australian, Higher Education Section, Wed June 25th 2008, Sculptor cries havoc, and lets slip the feral dogs of art, Stephen Matchett, p21
Art Monthly, Artnotes, ACT, p74, December2008 to February 2009 #216

Conference Papers, Forums & Guest lectures

2014 Affective Habitus, Conference Paper, re-imagining the unwanted: re-awakening the stories embedded in animal object, ANU, School of Humanities, ANU
Driving Forces: The Role of Artists and Designers in Interdisciplinary Research, Conference Paper, Reimagining the unwanted: reawakening the stories in Animal objects. ANUSOA, Canberra
2013 AAANZ Art, Environment, Interdisciplinarity: New Perspectives in Australian Art Practice, Environmental consciousness: The dingo in the colonial imagination, Conference Paper, Melbourne
2012 The Dingo, Wilderness and the Colonial Imagination, Conference Paper, Imaging Nature 2, Tarraleah Lodge, Tasmania
2011 Howling, Haunting and the Symbolic Dingo. Conference paper, 4th Biennial Australian Animal Studies Group Conference, Griffith University, Brisbane
Art and the Beastiary Forum: invited speaker, May, Art Forum, ANUSOA, ACT
Artist Floor Talk, Something in the Air, CMAG, ACT
2009 ANUSOA Art Forum: Denmark: Sculpture by the Sea, 2009, ACT
Guest Lecture, ANUSOA, Art History Department, Running with the Pack, ACT
Invited Speaker, Sculpture by the Sea Conference 2009, Sculpture in Public (and not so public) Space, Art Gallery, NSW