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

Upcoming Preface, Growing Pains Initiative
2017 Paste, Growing Pains Initiative
2017 Disposition, Growing Pains Initiative
2017 Abstractify, Growing Pains Initiative
2017 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

2017 Disposition, Growing Pains Initiative
2017 Duality, Burrinja
2017 Yarra Glen Art Show
2016 MADA Now, Monash University Art Design and Architecture
2016 YouthArt, Art at Linden Gate
2016 Camberwell Art Show, presented by the Rotary Club of Camberwell
2016 Emergence, Burrinja
2016 Signature, UTAS Unibar, presented by RAW
2016 Macro/Mirco, Burrinja
2016 Obsidian, Melbourne Arts Club, presented by Pholli
2016 Who is Looking at You?, Cambridge Studio Gallery
2015 End of the Line Festival, Belgrave
2015 Paramount, RAW:natural born artists at the Melbourne Pavilion
2015 On the Brink: The Tensity of Change, Burrinja
2015 YouthArt, Art at Linden Gate
2015 Animalia, The Snug Space
2014 Australia Wild Art Awards, Sherbrooke Art Society
2012 The Graduates, Brunswick Street Gallery


Other Projects

2017 Dandenong Ranges Open Studios, Managing the Growing Pains Collective
2016 HillsceneLIVE, participating artist


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
2016 President Graduate Exhibition Committee, Monash University Caulfield
2016 Exhibition install, Art at Linden Gate
2016 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



2014 Winner Australia Wild Young Artist Award


Media and Articles

"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

"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/

"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