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Based in Diamond Beach NSW, I often work in steel, stone, precious metals and timber. I have a background in ceramic sculpture.
I love to create works that show the hidden details of our world and present large works that represent the small things in life.
I grew up in Central West NSW. I taught myself to carve with stone and mud bricks being my 1st mediums. I learnt to weld as a teenager at Tafe, but never really took it on as an art expression.
At 20 yrs old I moved to the Northern rivers where I studied ceramics for 5 years. I created many works in timber during this time also. During my early 30’s I moved back out west and began to explore welded steel art. I got a commission for a local cafe and at around 35, after a chance meeting with Harrie Fasher, having her inspire and convince me to show my steel works I began to exhibit at shows. In my 1st year I sold a few pieces and won 2 awards. In my second year I have 2 sell out shows at different sculpture events.
Since then I have exhibited 6-10 times a year through NSW and QLD.
In 2022 I had my 1st Solo show in the Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery in Gunnedah. 120m² on floor space with 35 works on show
2000- 2021 Self taught Steel, Stone sculptor
2006- 2008 Meleena Monk, Australian Ceramicist; Lismore, NSW
2022 Sculpture in the Vineyard, Wollombi, NSW
2023 Ku-Ring-Gai wildflower Sculpture Trail, St Ives, NSW
2024 Sculpture in the Gaol, South West Rocks, NSW
2022 Sculpture Bermagui, Bermagui NSW
2021 Sculptures on the farm, Dungog NSW (Online only)
2021 Sculptures in the Vineyard, Wollombi NSW ( Online only)
2021 The Kemppi Art prize. (Online only)
2021 Yukul Arts Worimi Barray, Failford NSW
2021 Navigate Arts Sculpture Garden, Tanja NSW
2021 Sculpture Bermagui, Bermagui, NSW
2020 Rust in the Warrumbungles, Coonabarabran, NSW
2020 Sculpture on the Edge, Bermagui, NSW
2019 Sculptures in the vineyard , Wollombi, NSW
2019 Sculptures in the garden, Mudgee, NSW
2019 Sculptures on the farm, Dungog, NSW
2019 Sculpture in the Gaol, South West Rocks, NSW
2022 Ivy Hill Gallery award, Bermagui Sculptures, Bermagui NSW
2022 Awarded Artist In Residence NSW for 2022
2019 Innovation in Sculpture Award, Sculptures on the farm, Dungog, NSW
2019 Environmental Awareness Award Sculpture in the gaol, South West Rocks, NSW
2021 Wirramarri, Long way from home. Naranderra NSW The Cad Factory Production assistant, lighting design.
2020 – 2017 Art State; Regional Arts Conference – Wagga Wagga, Bathurst, Tamworth and Lismore;
Senior member of installation team and site crew; / site team; installing sculptures, lighting, and overall festival management
2016 -2022 Good Crew Festival Operations
Publications | Reviews
GREAT LAKES ADVOCATE Sept 2021
Duncan. J., Sand sculptures by the sea bring some joy, Great lakes advocate, Sept 16 2021. Pg. 3.
OZARTS Magazine Winter edition 2020
Walton. E., Sculpture Bermagui; seaside rendezvous, OZ ARTS Magazine, Winter 2020. pg. 54.