About

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My practice is a contemplation on the essence of light. The works are intended to offer the viewer a more palpable experience of light at play.

Slow light refers to the subtle glow of refracted and reflected colour - an illusion of slowing down the speed of light. The only colour visible is a reflection and no actual paint is seen. When I use strong pigments the effect if often an illusion of an internal light source.

I also use slow to refer to the hand-cut, meditative construction using fine quality media (a link to the slow art movement).

I use form and space to capture, transform and screen light so that works are best experienced as gradual encounters with the variations in ambient light of each piece.

 

Spending the northern summers of 2011, 2012 and 2013 in Scandinavia has ignited a passion for the powerful yet transient and transforming qualities of light. The motifs and architectonic devices I enlist often echo the way in which the glow of light and natural forms seep into the fabric of Nordic design and architecture.

 

My expanding propositions for slow light include revisioning Australian landscape and form as well as offering visual manifestations for the poetics of the celestial and the lyrical.

 

Artists, designers and architects in neo-minimalist and modernist genres have greatest intrigue and inspiration.... including Olafur Elliasson, Alvar Aalto and Christian Haub as well as antipodeans Marion Borgelt and Gemma Smith.

 

Education - Art Related

 2014    Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)           Southern Cross University

 2012    Contemporary Fine Art Practice              Uni of London, School Of Arts

         Intensive Summer School                     Central Saint Martins

 2010    Diploma of Fine Arts                        TAFE NSW

 

Awards and Selection

2015  Winner Packer's Prize(juried) - Prospect Portrait Prize

         Selected Artist - The Other Art Fair Sydney 2015

         Finalist - Waverley Art Prize 2015    

         Selected artist - Artist in Residence (March) Tweed regional Gallery

         Selected as Showcase Artist for April-June – Byron Bay Community Centre

         Highly Commended - Byron Bay Arts Classic

2014  First Class Honours - BVA Visual Arts, Southern Cross Uni

2013  Finalist - Northern Rivers Portrait Competition

2012  Finalist - R & M McGivern National Painting Prize

2011  Finalist - Northern Rivers Portrait Competition

         Winner Works on Paper - Ocean Shores Art Expo

         Finalist - Artfelt Exhibition  

                      

Exhibitions

2016     Curatorialandco. Paper Show, Danks Sgtreet, Depot, Waterloo

            Paper Show, ArtPiece Gallery, Mullumbimby

            Slow Light - (solo exhibition) BSA Project Space, Mullumbimby

2015     Prospect Portrait Prize - Prospect Gallery, Adelaide

            The Other Art Fair Sydney 2015 - Central Park, Sydney

            Waverley Art Prize 2015, Sydney

            Artist in Residence (March/April) - Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio,

            Tweed Regional Gallery   

            Showcase Artist for April-June - Community Centre, Byron Bay

            Byron Bay Arts Classic - Community Centre, Byron Bay

2014     International Slow Art Day Exhibition - Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby

            Group Exhibition - Barebones Gallery, Bangalow

            slow light ...a Nordic odyssey - Solo Exhibitionfor BVA Honours Gallery 291

2013     A Geography of Light- Solo Exhibition Northern Rivers Gallery, Ballina

            CPM National Print Prize - Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah

            Northern Rivers Portrait Competition - Lismore Regional Gallery

2012     Byron Arts Classic Community Centre, Byron Bay

            R & M McGivern National Painting Prize - Maroondah Art Gallery

            New Works - The Channon Gallery The Channon

            Launch Exhibition - Doublebassment Studios, Byron Bay

2011     North Coast Arts Classic - Community Centre, Byron Bay

            Northern Rivers Portrait Competition - Lismore Regional Gallery

            CPM National Printmaking Prize - Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah

            Ocean Shores Art Expo - Ocean Shores

            SAE Art Competition - Space Gallery, Lismore

            Artfelt Exhibition - Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina

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