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Studio

I utilise various studio locations in Melbourne and abroad depending on the type of work I make. I have a Research Studio, a Painting Studio, and when making prints I utilise community print studios. I have had studios in different locations throughout the world during residencies and projects as well, my permanent studio in Brunswick is finally complete - Cozens Street - check it out!

Working in a screen-print studio on the Artbox commission "Don't stop - Pop!"

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Research studio

I am currently completing a PhD at RMIT University. This is my studio on the corner of Franklin St and Swanston St right in the heart of Melbourne. This studio offers me the contemplative time to experiment and write.

Research studio

Research studio

Cozens Street. In 2015 I leased a place in Brunswick, Victoria that was basically an empty shell. I then, with the help of friends, began to build Cozens Street. We wanted to create a space where artists and creatives could work in a community of makers, sharing ideas and skills.

Building

Building

SOLOMON ISLANDS

In 2014 I embarked on a residency in the Solomon Islands. This is my studio at the National Gallery in Honiara. I worked on a series of collaborations with artists I met there. This is Jimmy Sinumoana and Fred Oge, both well respected young artists in SI.

This is one of the lovely women who showed me how they use printing processes to make their famous Lava Lava


In the studio with a young student

Modes of copying in the collaborative work with Fred Oge and Jimmy Sinumoana.

All the artists outside the National Gallery

Painting Studio

painting and experimenting in the studio

Magazine prints

Printmaking is largely miss-understood in a contemporary art context and generally confined to historical processes.

This is the departure point for these works. I see printmaking as potentially the most relevant form of contemporary art, it straddles both traditional and contemporary visual culture. Using a historical knowledge of print and visual production, I acknowledge that printmaking is the origin of our current visual world. All visual technologies derive from the historical processes of printmaking.

Looking towards mass production as a form of printmaking. I produce prints as published pages in popular visual art magazines.

The process of mass produced offset lithography is an updated version of the traditional stone lithograph with this insight I produce my own version of printmaking as mass produced unlimited print editions available at the cost of a magazine.

The aesthetic is text and basic forms, commenting on print and popular culture simultaneously.

I work outside the traditional concepts of unique object exclusivity limited edition and gallery.

My work is an attempt to democratise/inform/play/quote/humour and revitalise printmaking.

PRINT  offset print on five separate pages of Art Almanac  22 x 150cm  Finalist in the East Gippsland Artist Book Awards

PRINT

offset print on five separate pages of Art Almanac

22 x 150cm

Finalist in the East Gippsland Artist Book Awards

Hors de commerce

offset print on two pages of Art Collector

150 x 150cm

Finalist in the Hazelhurst Works on Paper Award

Unique state  offset print on two pages of Art Monthly  dimensions variable  Finalist in the Ex Libris Artist Book Awards

Unique state

offset print on two pages of Art Monthly

dimensions variable

Finalist in the Ex Libris Artist Book Awards

H.C

offset print in Art Collector

30 x 40cm

Finalist in the Archangel Art Award 2010

Hotmetal

offset print in Island literary magazine

22 x 12 cm

Finalist in the Burnie Print Prize 2009

Four panel form  offset print on two pages in Art Almanac  42 x 60cm  Finalist in the Geelong Print Award 2009

Four panel form

offset print on two pages in Art Almanac

42 x 60cm

Finalist in the Geelong Print Award 2009

Hot process  offset print in Art Almanac  22 x 15cm  Winner of the Fremantle Print Award 2008   

Hot process

offset print in Art Almanac

22 x 15cm

Winner of the Fremantle Print Award 2008