I am a multi-modal artist working between sculpture and movement, installation and performance, community arts and solo practice.
More recently, I am shaping clay to create objects for daily ritual.
I completed the John Bolton Theatre School in 1996 and the Postgraduate Diploma – Animateuring, in the Dance School at the Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne, in 2004.
My work in community arts and my current installation works have developed in parallel. Most notably, the themes developed with the Whittlesea and surrounding communities after the 2009 bushfires in the INTO THE LIGHT project, are reflected in my installation works Resting Places Lost and Found (2010), Forest (2014), Village (2015) and Nest (2016).
I have created work for the UNIMA International Puppetry Festival, Melbourne Festival, Big West Festival, and Melbourne Fringe Festival. I regularly perform with the internationally renowned Polyglot Children’s Theatre and have directed large-scale community events, installations and parades throughout Australia, Europe and New Zealand including the Opening of the Woodford Folk Festival (2013/14), the Taranaki International Arts Festival (2007) and Cocoon (2009) at the Latrobe Valley Regional Art Gallery.
I was a founding member and performer with the Basle mask street theatre troupe Endangered Species and the roving street theatre puppetry duo Emu Nomads that entertained audiences throughout Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
My work is shaped by found materials: allowing the stories that want to be told, unfold. My goal is to continue to explore creative ways to connect with, express, and explore the community, environment and landscape that I live in.
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Good to see you, you’re looking well.
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