CV

EDUCATION

2015-2016 Bachelor of Visual Arts Hons (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, Galway and Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway Ireland

EXHIBITIONS

2019
Küche, Kirche: Revisiting the Tradition of Barossa Women’s Folk Crafts, JamFactory,  Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley, SA.
A place where things join, Studio 127 Henley Beach Esplanade, 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 Emerging Art Glass Prize 2018, 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, NCAD, Dublin, Ireland
Home is where the heat is, Canberra Glassworks, ACT
Náire Orthu, Sister Gallery, FRAN Festival, Adelaide, SA
Side by Side, Prospect Gallery SALA Festival, Adelaide, SA
Alumni Showcase, Kaurna Building level 3, UniSA School of Art, Architecture and Design
SingaPlural 2017, Singapore
Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, Torrens Parade Drill Hall Adelaide, SA
(R)evolve, ANU, Canberra, ACT

2016
Pretty Ugly, SASA Gallery, Adelaide, SA

2013
Amounting to Something, Nexus Gallery, Adelaide, SA
Ensemble, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW

2012
Limited Print Exhibition, Fontanelle, Adelaide, SA
International Glass Student Exhibition, Glass Art Society, Toledo Ohio, USA
Dust to Dust, Seedling Art Space, Adelaide, SA

2011
Rare, Graduate Exhibition, University of South Australia, Adelaide
Glass Graduates, Liverpool Street Studios, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
Peripheral Vision, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, NSW
P ’art of the Fringe, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide, SA

GRANTS, AWARDS AND PRIZES

2018
Recipient of Helpmann Academy/City of Adelaide Emerging Curator 2018/19
Winner of FUSE Glass Prize, Emerging Artist Category, JamFactory, Adelaide, SA
Finalist for Emerge 2018, Bullseye Projects, Portland, Oregon, USA
Finalist for National Emerging Art Glass Prize 2018, National Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship, Washington State, USA
Arts South Australia Grant to attend Pilchuck, Portland and New York
Guildhouse IF Support to assist with travel & accommodation in USA and Ireland

2017
Chancellors Letter of Commendation, University of South Australia
Academic Excellence Award for Professional Staff contributions to Teaching and Learning Awarded by the Division of  Education, Arts and Social Sciences, University of South Australia
Peter Walker Fine Art and Helpmann Academy Encouragement Award

2016
Graduate In Residence, Canberra Glassworks March 2017
Helpmann Academy Mentorship with Glass Artist Kirstie Rea, Canberra, ACT
Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS), UniSA Honours Prize
Helpmann Academy Regular Grant Attending the Ausglass Glass Conference
(R)evolve January 2017
UniSA Finalist for  HATCHED: National Graduate Show 2017
Co-Recipient International and Cultural Diplomacy Catalyst Grant from the Ministry of Arts for the presentation of Border Crossings (Ireland/Australia) Galway International Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland
Winner Adelaide Fringe Festival Bank SA Award for Best Visual Art and Design Exhibition

2015
Helpmann Academy Regular Grant Round 2 Curatorial Mentorship with Dr Mary Knights Border Crossings, SASA Gallery, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia, Adelaide and host performance art workshops with visiting artists
Co-Recipient Adelaide Fringe Festival Bank SA Award for Best Visual Art and Design for Translucent Shadows
Co- Recipient Ausglass Grant for printing catalogue for Translucent Shadows
Exhibition

2012
Co-Recipient Experience plus Grants, University of South Australia

2011
Helpmann Academy Major Grant for staging 2011 UniSA Graduate exhibition
Inaugural winner of the Linda Lou Murphy Visual Arts Scholarship, University of South Australia

EXHIBITION & CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2019
Fandom, Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery, Port Pirie, South Australia
Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition 2019
Phenotypic, First floor Gallery,  City of Adelaide, Adelaide Town Hall,

2018
Weaving Yarns, City of Adelaide, Mankurri-api Kuu (Reconciliation Room, Adelaide Town Hall), Adelaide, SA
Stitching Yarns, City of Adelaide, ArtPOD, Adelaide, SA
Voicing Yarns, City of Adelaide, Breeze way Soundscape, Adelaide, SA
Exhibition Design and Coordination for Graduate exhibitions for Visual Arts, Architecture, Industrial Design, Design, Illustration Animation & Design Communication Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs, University of South Australia, School of AAD, Adelaide

2017
Exhibition Design and Coordination for Graduate exhibitions in Visual Arts, Architecture, Industrial Designs, Illustration Animation & Visual Communications Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs, University of South Australia, School of AAD, Adelaide

2016
Border Crossings (Ireland/Australia), presented at the Galway Arts Centre, for the Galway International Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland, Curatorial Assistant,
Border Crossings (Ireland/Australia), SASA Gallery, UniSA, Australia. Curatorial Mentorship with Dr Mary Knights.
Exhibition Design and Coordination of Graduate exhibitions for Visual Arts, Architecture, Industrial Design, Design & Visual Communications Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs, University of South Australia, School of AAD, Adelaide

2015
Co-Curator Translucent Shadows, SASA Gallery, University of South Australia, Adelaide
Exhibition Design and Coordination of Graduate exhibitions for Visual Arts, Architecture Industrial Design, Design & Visual Communications in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs, University of South Australia, School of AAD, Adelaide

2012-2014
Co-Curator SASA Gallery Project Space, University of South Australia, Adelaide
Exhibition Design and Coordination of Visual Arts Honours, Masters and Undergraduate Graduate exhibitions

2011
Exhibition Design and Coordination, Glass Graduates, Liverpool Street Studios, University of South Australia, Adelaide
Rare, UniSA Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition, Exhibition Design and Coordination University of South Australia, School of AAD, Adelaide
P ’Art of the Fringe, Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide, SA

2010
Seeds of Change, SALA Festival, Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide, SA

2008-2011
Co-founder of citi88, platform for curatorial collaboration, Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide, SA

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2020
Accessibility in Curating: a 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, SA

2014
Master Class Workshop with Charlie Cohen, Working the surface of glass, School of AAD, University of South Australia

2013
Ausglass Conference “Collective Vision,” Adelaide

2012
Master Class Workshop with Canberra Artist Mel Douglas, Cold working, School of AAD, University of South Australia
Master Class Workshop with Associate Professor Jiyong Lee, Cold Construction, School of AAD, University of South Australia

2011
Master Class Workshop with Cathy Elliott, Cold working Techniques, Jam Factory, South Australia

PROFESSIONAL AND INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

2019-Present Gallery Director & Cultural Arts Coordinator Port Pirie Regional Council
2020 Panel Member, Selection Committee, Country Arts SA Breaking Ground Award
2018-2019 External Engagement Officer, School of AAD, University of South Australia
2016-Present Panel Member, Selection Committee, Linda Lou Murphy Scholarship, School of AAD, UniSA, Australia
2014-2018 Administrative Assistant, School of AAD, University of South Australia
2012-2014 Education Officer, SASA Gallery, School of AAD, University of South Australia
2011-2018 Coordinator, Graduation Exhibitions, School of AAD, University of South Australia
2011-2015 Studio Assistant, Dr. Gerry King, Adelaide, Australia
2012-2015  Studio Member, Fontanelle Gallery and Studios,  Adelaide, Australia
2012-2013  Gallery Administration, Fontanelle Gallery and Studios, Bowden, Adelaide
2013-2015  Ausglass Conference Board member and Ausglass State Representative SA
2012 Teaching Assistant, Foundation Studies with Kirstie Rea and Gabriella Bisetto, University of South Australia
2011 Teaching Assistant, Casting Glass with Chris Boha, University of South Australia
2010 Teaching Assistant, Kiln Forming Techniques and Processes with Kirstie Rea and Gabriella Bisetto, University of South Australia

SELECTED TALKS/LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

2020
Guest lecturer, Contemporary Art Practice, Gabriella Bisetto, School of AAD, UniSA, Adelaide, SA

2019
Guest Speaker, Memory, Place and History, Dr Sue Kneebone, Adelaide Central School of Art, Adelaide, SA
Artist Talk, Kinder, Küche, Kirche: Revisiting the Tradition of Barossa Women’s Folk Crafts, JamFactory, Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley, SA
Curators Talk, Yarns, Helpmann Academy/City of Adelaide Emerging Curator
Guest Lecturer, Research Methodologies, Dr Naomi Merritt, School of AAD, UniSA, Adelaide, SA

2018
Artist Talk, Glass Society of Ireland, Dublin Ireland
Artist Talk, Pilchuck Glass School Washington State, USA
Guest lecturer, Memory, Place and History, Dr Sue Kneebone, Adelaide Central School of Art, Adelaide, SA
Guest Speaker, Research Methodologies, Dr Myra Thiessen, School of AAD, UniSA, Adelaide, SA

2017
Artist Talk, Canberra Glassworks, ACT
Guest Lecturer, Research Methodologies, Dr Naomi Merritt, School of AAD, UniSA, Adelaide, SA
2016-2018
Guest Speaker, Visual Arts Professional Practice, Dr Andrew Welch, Gabriella Bisetto, School of AAD, UniSA, Adelaide, SA

2016
Workshops, Healing trauma through craft – Fran Festival, Sister Gallery, Adelaide, SA
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

INTERVIEWS

Arts Breakfast Radio Adelaide
https://radio.adelaide.edu.au/translucent-shadows/

COLLECTIONS / PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS

Private collections in Ireland, France, Australia and USA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

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

 URLs

SASA Gallery Border Crossings
http://www.unisa.edu.au/bordercrossings