CV

Education
2015-2016 Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours (First Class), University of South Australia
2005-2015 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Glass Major, Theory Minor, University of South Australia
1991-1993 Diploma of Fine Art, Print Major, Theory Minor, Galway and Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, Ireland

Selected Professional Experience
2019-Present Gallery Director & Cultural Arts Coordinator, Port Pirie Regional Council, SA
2021-Present Tarnanthi Festival mentor for emerging Wangkanurru artist and curator Marika Davies
2020-2021 FeltSpace Mentor for emerging artist Jianzhen Wu (Shirley)
2020 Panel member, selection committee, Country Arts SA, Breaking Ground Award
2019- Present Business Port Pirie mentor for emerging regional artist Kylie Coomblas
2018-2019 External Engagement Officer, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
2016-Present Panel Member, Selection Committee, Linda Lou Murphy Scholarship, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
2014-2018 Administrative Assistant, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
2012-2018 Education Officer, SASA Gallery, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
2011-2018 Coordinator, Graduation Exhibitions, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
2010-2015 Teaching Assistant, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
2011-2015 Studio Assistant, Dr. Gerry King, Adelaide, South Australia
2011-2013 Studio Assistant, Dr. Sunny Wang, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
2010-2014 Studio Member, Fontanelle Gallery and Studios, Bowden, Adelaide

Selected Exhibitions
2023 Twist, Tasmanian Museum and Gallery for Dark Mofo, Hobart, TAS
2022 Perceptions of Place, SALA Festival, Carn Brae, SA
2019 Kinder, Küche, Kirche: Revisiting the Tradition of Barossa Women’s Folk Crafts, Jamfactory,Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley, SA
A Place Where Things Join, SALA Festival, Studio 127, Henley Beach, Adelaide, SA
2018 Fuse Glass Prize, Jamfactory, Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley, SA
Fuse Glass Prize, Jamfactory, Adelaide, SA
Emerge 2018, Bullseye Projects, Portland, Oregon, USA
National Emerging Art Glass Prize 2018, Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Griffith, NSW
& National Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Liquid Form: Ancient and Contemporary Glass, Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne, VIC
Home Is Where the Heat Is, National Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW
2017 Ireland Glass Biennial, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland
Náire Orthu, Sister Gallery, Fran Festival, Adelaide, SA
Side By Side, Prospect Gallery SALA Festival, Adelaide, SA
Home Is Where the Heat Is, Canberra Glassworks, ACT
Singaplural 2017, Singapore
Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, Torrens Parade Drill Hall Adelaide, SA
(R)evolve, ANU, Canberra, ACT
2016 Pretty Ugly, SASA Gallery, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
2013 Amounting to Something, Nexus Gallery, Adelaide, SA
Ensemble, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW
2012 Emerging International Glass Artists, Glass Conference 50th Anniversary, Toledo Ohio, USA
2011 Rare Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
Glass Graduates, UniSA Liverpool Street Gallery, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
‘P’ Art of the Fringe Black Diamond Gallery Port Adelaide, SA
Peripheral Vision, Ausglass Conference Sydney College of Art, Sydney, NSW
2010 Celtica, Black Diamond Gallery Port Adelaide, SA
Seeds of Change, SALA Festival, Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide, SA
2009 Turning Point, SALA Festival, Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide
2007 A4 Play Project Higher Ground, Light Square, Adelaide SA
2003 Port Lincoln Rotary Art Prize, Port Lincoln, SA
1994 Enistymon Library, Co Clare, Ireland
1993 Java’s, Galway, Ireland

Selected Professional Development
2022 Curating and Managing Art Collections; Centre for Curatorial Studies, Berlin Germany
2021 Artlands Conference, 2021
2020 Accessibility In Curating: Framework; Centre for Curatorial Studies, Berlin Germany
Socially Engaged Art Projects: Community and Participation; Centre for Curatorial Studies,
Berlin. Germany
A Practical Guide to Curating; Centre for Curatorial Studies, Berlin, Germany
2017 Ausglass Conference (R)Evolve Canberra, Act
2016 Lace Making Masterclass with Nora Finnegan, Kenmare, Co Kerry, Ireland
Study Research Tour, Kenmare, Co Kerry, Ireland
Performance Laboratory with Irish Artists Dominic Thorpe and Michelle Browne, University of
South Australia
2015 Ausglass Conference, States of Illumination, Adelaide, South Australia
2014 Master Class Workshop with Charlie Cohen, Working the Surface of Glass, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
2013 Ausglass Conference “Collective Vision,” Adelaide
2012 Master Class Workshop with Artist Mel Douglas, Cold Working, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
Master Class Workshop with Associate Professor Jiyong Lee, Cold Construction, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
Curatorial Seminar with visiting Academic, Associate Professor David Cross, New Zealand, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
2011 Master Class Workshop with Cathy Elliott, Cold Working Techniques, Jamfactory, South Australia

Selected Curatorial Projects
2021-2022 Curatorial Mentor, Drifting Sands, Tarnanthi Festival Exhibition, Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery, Port Pirie, SA
2021 Survivalist Stories, SALA Festival, Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery, Port Pirie, SA
2019 Fandom, Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery, Port Pirie, SA
Phenotypic, First Floor Gallery, City of Adelaide, Adelaide Town Hall, SA
Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition 2019, Drill Hall, Memorial Drive Adelaide SA
2018 Stitching Yarns, City of Adelaide, Art Pod, Adelaide, South Australia
Weaving Yarns, City of Adelaide, Mankurri-Api Kuu, Reconciliation Room, Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide, South Australia
Voicing Yarns, City of Adelaide, Breeze Way Soundscape, Adelaide, South Australia
2016 Border Crossings (Ireland/Australia), Curatorial Assistant, Presented at the Galway Arts Centre, for the Galway International Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland
Border Crossings (Ireland/Australia), SASA Gallery, University of South Australia, Curatorial Mentorship with Dr Mary Knights, Adelaide, SA
2015 Translucent Shadows, Co-Curator, SASA Gallery, University of South Australia
2012-2014 SASA Gallery Project Space, Co-Curator, University of South Australia
2011 Rare, Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition, Co-Coordinator, Exhibition Designer, Catalogue Editor Kaurna Building,
Glass Graduates, UniSA Liverpool Street Gallery, Co-Coordinator, Exhibition Designer,
‘P’ Art of the Fringe, Black Diamond Gallery Port Adelaide, Co-Curated
2010 Celtica, Black Diamond Gallery Port Adelaide, Co-Curator
Seeds of Change, SALA Festival, Black Diamond Gallery Port Adelaide, Co-Curator
2009 Turning Point, SALA Festival, Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide, Co-Curator

Selected Grants Awards and Residencies
2018 Recipient of Helpmann Academy/City of Adelaide Emerging Curator 2018/19 Adelaide, SA
Winner of Fuse Australian and New Zealand Glass Prize, Emerging Artist Category,
Jamfactory, Adelaide, SA
Finalist Emerge 2018, Bullseye Projects, Portland, Oregon, USA
Project Grant, Arts SA Australia for Activates in Seattle, Portland And New York, USA
Guildhouse IF Support for Research Trip to USA and Ireland
2017 Chancellors Letter of Commendation, University of South Australia
Academic Excellence Award for Staff Contributions to Teaching and Learning Awarded by the
Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, University of South Australia
2013 Experience Plus Grants for the Visual Arts Graduate, Exhibition, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
2012 Helpmann Academy Major Projects Grant, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
Experience Plus Grants for the Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
2011 Inaugural Recipient of the Linda Lou Murphy Visual Arts Scholarship, University of South Australia
Helpmann Academy Grant, for Professional Development, Ausglass Conference
Helpmann Academy Major Projects Grant, to support Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
2010 Port Community Arts Sculpture Prize 2010, Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide, SA
2005 Commonwealth Learning Scholarship.
Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship.

Selected Talks, Lectures and Workshops
2020 Guest Lecturer, Contemporary Art Practice, University of South Australia
2019 Guest Speaker, Memory, Place and History, Adelaide Central School of Art, South Australia
Curators Talk, Yarns, Helpmann Academy/City of Adelaide Emerging Curator
Artist Talk, Kinder, Küche, Kirche: Revisiting the Tradition of Barossa Women’s Folk Crafts,
Jamfactory, Seppeltsfield, South Australia
2018 Artist Talk, Glass Society of Ireland, A4 Sounds Studios, Dublin Ireland
Artist Talk, Pilchuck Glass School Washington State, USA
Guest Lecturer, Memory, Place and History, Adelaide Central School of Art, South Australia
Guest Speaker, Visual Arts Professional Practice, University of South Australia
2016-2018 Guest Speaker, Research Methodologies, University of South Austalia
2016 Workshops, Healing Trauma Through Craft – Fran Festival, Sister Gallery, Adelaide
Artist Talk, Canberra Glassworks, ACT
Curators Talk, Translucent Shadows, SASA Gallery, Adelaide Fringe Festival
Artist Talk, National Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Selected Board Memberships
2019-Present Executive Board Member Regional Galleries Association of South Australia
2018-2020 World Craft Council – Australia – Asia Pacific Region
2015-2019 Friends of The South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia
2013-2015 Ausglass State Representative for South Australia

Selected Volunteer Positions
2014-2019 Student mentor, Graduate Exhibition Co-Coordinator, Grant Writer, and Catalogue Editor for final year Undergraduates, Honours, and Masters’ students, selected PhD Candidates in Visual and Contemporary Art, Design, Graphic Design, Illustration Animation, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture and Architecture, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
2011-2015 Graduate Exhibition Co-Coordinator, Student Mentor, Grant Writer, and Catalogue Editor for the Bachelor of Visual Arts, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
2011-2015 Student Representative on the Executive Board for the School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
South Australian State Representative Ausglass
2010-2015 Teaching Assistant, Glass and Ceramics Department, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
2011-2013 Studio Assistant to Ph.D. Candidate Dr. Sunny Wang, Head of the Glass Department in Hong Kong, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
Studio Assistant to Canadian artist and Ph.D. Candidate Dr. Chris Boha, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
2011-2013 Gallery administration and support staff, Fontanelle Gallery, Bowden, Adelaide SA
2009-2011 Curator, Arts Administrator, Vice-Chair, Port Community Arts Centre, Port Adelaide, SA

Commissions and Collections
2012 Commissioned Corporate Gifts, School of International Studies, University of South Australia,
1993- Present Private Collections Australia, France, USA and Ireland

Professional Affiliations
Regional Galleries Association of South Australia
Australian Museums and Galleries of Australia
National Association of Visual Artists
Ausglass
Guildhouse Accredited Member
Glass Society of Ireland
World Crafts Council Australia Inc.

Board Membership
March 2019 – Present Executive Board Member Regional Galleries Association of South Australia
Oct 2018 – 2020 World Craft Council – Australia – Asia Pacific Region
Jan 2015 – 2019 Friends of The South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia

URLs
SASA Gallery Border Crossings