A recent graduate of the Dunedin School of Art, I am interested in ideas about landscape, belonging and home. This has come from my personal experiences, having travelled extensively and then settled far from my original home in England. My art practice is part of the exploring of new places and of making a home, whilst at the same time ‘unpicking’ the source of my response to these places.
I use drawing as my main tool, and works can take the form of prints, small or large scale drawings or cut paper models.
I seek to use my art to make and explore connections between myself and others in a journey towards a more sustainable way of life. I aim to work using low-impact and locally-sourced materials.
I have an MA in the Conservation of Art, and have worked for public institutions as a conservator of art on paper in Scotland, Australia and New Zealand over a period of ten years. I currently work on a freelance basis, carrying out short-term contracts for public institutions and treating works for members of the public.
Bachelor of Visual Arts, Honours
Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin; 2010 - 2013.
MA with Distinction: Conservation of Fine Art, Works on Paper
University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; 1995 – 1997.
BA Honours 2.1 History of Art
University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK; 1989-1992.
Salon des Femmes: Shadow Self
March 6 – 19 2015.
As part of Dunedin Fringe , funded by DCC Community Arts Fund.
Mint Gallery 32 Moray Place Dunedin. December 5 – 18 2014.
Te Ao Hurihuri / The Turning World
Blue Oyster Gallery in association with Puaka Matariki Festival,
The Atheneum, Dunedin. July 8 – 13 2014 .
Shadow Aspects (Honours exhibition)
Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Reigo Street, Dunedin. 11 -13 November 2013.
A Map is Not a Journey
7 Dunkirk Street, Mount Albert, Auckland. January 19 – 25 2008.
Selected Group Shows
2014 - Salon des Femmes: Compact
For OUSAWhite Night, 140 George Street, Dunedin. July 31.
The Curious Eye in Art and Anatomy
Hunter Centre, University of Otago Health Services. June 30 – July 11.
Collaboration with Dr Chris Button, University of Otago School
2013 - Salon des Femmes: Hellcats
Dowling Street Studios, Dunedin. 29 November – 1 December.
Locus Lucidusin Art and Neuroscience
Hunter Centre, University of Otago Health Sciences. 22 July - 2 August.
Collaboration with Dr Margaret Ryan, University of Otago
Desire Lines as part of Art in Practice III
Department of General Practice and Rural Health, 55 Hanover St, Dunedin. 12 April - 30 November.
2012 - Desire Lines at SITE12 (degree show for BVA)
Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Reigo Street, Dunedin. 16-20 November.