born Sydney, lives and works in Sydney

Education
2017 - 18
Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics, National Art School, Sydney
1982 - 86
BA Visual Arts and Postgraduate Diploma, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney
1983  
Guest student, Hochschule der Künste, Berlin, Germany
1979 
Pre-foundation, Heatherley's School of Fine Art, London, UK

Awards and Residencies
2021
Onslow Storrier Studio at La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, National Art School
Selected, Ceramix, Manly Art Gallery, Sydney, N.S.W
2020
Finalist, Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, Meroogal House, Nowra, N.S.W
2020
Finalist, McClelland National Small Sculpture Prize, Langwarrin, VIC
Finalist, The Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture, Sydney, N.S.W
2019
Hill End Artist in Residence, N.S.W
Finalist, Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, Melbourne, VIC
Finalist, Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, N.S.W
2018
Recipient, N.E Pethebridge Ceramic Award
Recipient, Mansfield Ceramics Art and Perception Magazine Award
Finalist, Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, Meroogal House, Nowra, N.S.W
Finalist, The Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture, Sydney, N.S.W
2017
Finalist, Still - National Still Life Art Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour, N.S.W
2016
2nd prize, Handpicked Handmade, Gallery Klei, Sydney, N.S.W
Finalist, 2016 Biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards, Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville, Q.L.D
Residency, Shiro Oni Studios, Onishi, Japan
2011
Studio Residency, The Trophy Room, Sydney, N.S.W
2010
Finalist, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney, N.S.W
1987
Recipient, Desiderius Orban Art Award, N.S.W Travelling Art Scholarship

Solo Exhibitions
2019
Looking for Gold, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, N.S.W
Looking for Gold, reprise, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, N.S.W
2014
Menopause Memorial Ware and Other Souvenirs, Chinaclay, Clovelly, Sydney, N.S.W
2011
The end of life as I know it, The Trophy Room, Sydney, N.S.W
Sassy Park Ceramics, The Curio - A collectors cabinet, Sterling by Gaffa, Sydney, N.S.W.
2009
The Smoking Girl and other Tales,  Pablo Fanque, Sydney, N.S.W.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020
Object, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
My Imagination, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane
2019
Home, J Block Studio, Sydney
Blooming Christmas, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
The Curiosities, Mailbox Art Space, Melbourne
2018
Released, Postgraduate exhibition, National Art School, Sydney
Ceramics (Now), Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney
2018 Invitational, Home@735 Gallery, Sydney
2017
Text, Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney
2016
Onishi Ceramics, Shiro Oni Residency exhibition, Gunma, Japan
Private lives, the artist as collector, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney, as part of Tom Carment's collection, Australia
2015
Artisans in the Garden, Lion Gate Lodge, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
CUPS………..Runneth Over, in honour of a humble and treasured domestic object, Chinaclay, Clovelly, Australia
Collectors Space, curated by Glenn Barkley, Art Month Sydney as part of Noel McKenna's collection, Surry Hills, Sydney
Impromptu II, Group exhibition of Sculpture and other non functional object, Chinaclay, Clovelly, Australia
2014
Volcano Garden, Published Art, Sydney
Cultivate,  Artisans in the Garden, Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney
Compassionate Voices, Voiceless, Koskela, Sydney
2013
Useful, Here and Now, Carriage Works, Sydney
Artisans in the Garden, Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney

Collections
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, N.S.W.
Ballarat Art Gallery, Bendigo, V.I.C.
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour, N.S.W.
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, N.S.W
Private collections: Australia, Japan, U.S.A.

Published Writing and Curatorial Projects
2020
The vase and flower show, 7 Clovelly Road, Sydney
2019
Hill End Artist Residency, N.S.W report, The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Vol 58 No 3, November 2019. p.135.
Ceramics Suits Me, I am used to Disappointment: Making Objects of Contemplation, Ceramics: Art + Perception, vol. #113. 2019, pp. 92-101
2016
Beautiful Obsolescence, U.N.S.W., with Dr Miles Park

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