ABOUT

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Spatial engagement underpins my practice; an ongoing experiment where line, form and space intertwine. Employing repetition, transparency and materials that have an inherent ability to create movement, my work hovers between art and architectural practice, exploring how these genres effect notions of place and impermanence.

I use a variety of industrial materials such as vinyl and perforated aluminium to create works that challenge visual and physical perceptions of stability. These are drawn, folded and woven into shapes and patterns, creating spaces that gently shift with the viewers’ movement and interaction. When viewed from different angles, manifold patterns and forms emerge; objects can be viewed through other objects, interiors conflate into exteriors, and forms appear then disperse.

My work has attracted awards such as the prestigious Art & Australia/ Credit Suisse Private Banking Emerging Artist Award (2013) and the Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists (2010). Significant achievements include selection as a finalist in the Paramor Prize 2017 and Gold Coast Art Award 2015, as well as a number of residencies; Draw International, France (2010); Red Gate Gallery, Beijing (2011); Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo (2015); Arteles Creative Centre, Finland (2018); Heima, Iceland (2018) and the Australian Tapestry Workshop (2018).

I have completed significant large-scale commissioned artworks for clients such as Fender Katsalidis Architects, Büro North, UAP and Moreland City Council. The dynamic 8-storey Facade I designed for FKA at 2 Riverside Quay, Melbourne (2017) is said to be the largest public artwork in the Southern Hemisphere.