A little about me...

I can't remember a time that I wasn't creating something. I have a folder of drawings that I did as a child, and every now and then I like to flick through it, and I notice not only how my style developed and my technique improved,  but also how there are techniques and quirks within those drawings that I still use today. For me, seeing the change within my practise is one of the most exciting things.

 

I am extremely passionate about supporting other artists, particularly emerging artists and creatives. I don't believe that there is enough support for them in the early stages of their practice and I want to be able to help them through that time by give them knowledge and useful tools.

 

 

 

Professional Experience

2016- Current Managing Partner and Curator at Growing Pains Initiative

 

Curated Exhibitions

2018
MakeShift, Growing Pains Initiative
Break the Rules, Growing Pains Initiative

2017
Preface, Growing Pains Initiative
Paste, Growing Pains Initiative
Disposition, Growing Pains Initiative
Abstractify, Growing Pains Initiative
What the F***, Growing Pains Initiative

2016
Emergence, Burrinja

 

Solo Exhibitions

2014
Farmyard Friends, Burrinja

 

Collaborative Exhibitions

2016
It's in Our Nature, 69 Smith Street Gallery (with Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan)

2015
Mimicry, Jarmbi Gallery Burrinja (with Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan)

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
MakeShift, Growing Pains Initiative
What Lies Beneath, Burrinja

2017
Disposition, Growing Pains Initiative
Duality, Burrinja
Yarra Glen Art Show

2016
MADA Now, Monash University Art Design and Architecture
YouthArt, Art at Linden Gate
Camberwell Art Show, presented by the Rotary Club of Camberwell
Emergence, Burrinja
Signature, UTAS Unibar, presented by RAW
Macro/Mirco, Burrinja
Obsidian, Melbourne Arts Club, presented by Pholli
Who is Looking at You?, Cambridge Studio Gallery

2015
End of the Line Festival, Belgrave
Paramount, RAW:natural born artists at the Melbourne Pavilion
On the Brink: The Tensity of Change, Burrinja
YouthArt, Art at Linden Gate
Animalia, The Snug Space

2014
Australia Wild Art Awards, Sherbrooke Art Society, won the Australia Wild Young Artist Award

2012
The Graduates, Brunswick Street Gallery

 

Other Projects

2018
Dandenong Ranges Open Studios, Managing Growing Pains Synapse

2017
Dandenong Ranges Open Studios, Managing Growing Pains Collective
Participant in Getting Down to Business, Enterprising Partnerships

2016
HillsceneLIVE, participating artist

2015
Participant in Getting Down to Business, Enterprising Partnerships

 

Relevant Education

2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Monash University
2016 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Inspire Education
2012 Diploma of Visual Arts, Swinburne University of Technology
2012 Certificate III Arts Administration, Swinburne University of Technology

 

Volunteer Experience

2010-current
Burrinja, various roles including reception and administration, gallery guide, assisting with exhibition installation

2017
Artist Mentor, Future Foundations
Program Coordinator at Pause Fest, Peanut Productions

2016
President Graduate Exhibition Committee, Monash University Caulfield
Exhibition install, Art at Linden Gate
Treasurer and Open Day Co-ordinator, Ba(t)ch Gallery Committee, Monash University Caulfield

2014
Melbourne Art Fair information point, Royal Exhibition Building

2013
Tusk Gallery, Kalorama, Victoria

 

Awards

2014 Winner Australia Wild Young Artist Award

 

Media and Articles

2017
"Arting Around", Katherine Reynolds, The Foothills digital magazine http://www.thefoothills.org.au/index.php/art/345-arting-around (PDF Version here)
Radio Interview with Brian Amos, talking about the launch exhibition of Growing Pains Initiative, Eastern Radio FM 98.1
Radio interview on 'What a Wonderful World' with Viarnne and Dean, talking about Growing Pains and the Dandenong Ranges Open Studios, 3WBC 94.1 FM
"Growing Pains", Gareth Hart, pg 16-17 The Hillscene issue 26, Autumn 2017

2016
"Emerging curator take a bow" Katherine Reynolds, pg 22-23 The Hillscene issue 25, Summer 2016-2017
Image spread in Phollio the 3rd
"Down to a fine art" Peter Douglas from Ranges Trader Mail http://rangestrader.starcommunity.com.au/mail/2016-04-04/down-to-a-fine-art/

2015
"Collaboration Works", Katherine Reynolds and Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan, The Hillscene issue 20, Spring 2015
"Mimicry - Jarmbi Gallery Exhibition" by Jen from Weekend Notes http://www.weekendnotes.com/mimicry-jarmbi-gallery-2015exhibition/
"Visual feast on display" Peter Douglas from Ranges Trader Mail http://rangestrader.starcommunity.com.au/mail/2015-06-16/visual-feast-on-display/
"No imitations: Mimicry artist is the real deal" Jordy from Leader Community Newspaper, page 3 http://leader.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx