1973 Born Sydney, Australia
1997 Bachelor Degree BBCE (1st class hons, university medal)
2003-2005 Life Drawing, Art workshops CSU
2005-2007 Artist run Life Drawing and private studies
2000 Sth East Asia, Japan, North America
2002 Lived and travelled in Mexico, Central & South America
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2006 Maunsell Wickes group exhibition
2006 'Post-it - exquisite corpse', Peloton, Sydney Biennale Satellite Project
2006 Norvill Art Prize, Murrurundi
My current series of shoes stemmed from a painting Iíd done of the old hiking boots Iíd worn on several overseas adventures, including two years living in and backpacking around Latin America. I was interested in their symbolic content, not only of that journey (and my current journey as an artist) but of the inherent nature and desire of Australians to travel abroad. For young Australians it is often a rite of passage, providing a global perspective and in T.S. Eliotís words, the end of our exploring is perhaps to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. Or at least a little better and with greater appreciation.
The shoes are, in part, self portraits, they are also referencing our propensity to travel but more acutely I am using them to explore ideas of modern Australian lifestyle and culture, our immigrant history and our brief and tumultuous association with this ancient land.
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