My practice is concerned with the creation of provisional, object-based installation, assemblage, collage and painting. My current research looks at ways that the ‘unseen’ - termed as the unspoken, the invisible, the poetic and the psychological, and defined as something felt and known but something that evades direct visual representation and perception - can be articulated in the material for the viewer to experience.
I am interested in investigating how the activation of semiotic slippage and disruptions to traditional categories of meaning can be a strategy to evoke the ‘unseen’ in the material outcomes of the work. These slips and subtle ruptures to the inherent and attributed semiotic function and meaning of things are facilitated through strategies of spatial arrangement, dialogue and material transformation, applied to sourced and re-purposed materials and objects. I am interest in ideas regarding art practice as a vehicle for generating indirect knowledge. Current work investigates the ideas and forms of the net, the trap, the curtain and the veil and their associated meanings and metaphors.
I seek to employ a visual conversation, actioned thought the collagic arrangement of materials, forms, symbols and the working space, in order to deploy non-obvious connections and create ambiguity surrounding function and meaning. Re-arrangement is an essential strategy in my practice, components and forms from prior works embedded with the history of their previous incarnations, are often reworked into new assemblages. In this sense the work becomes a temporal collage of different forms, material histories, meaning and ideas, inhabiting a state of flux and resisting a definitive point of articulation.
I am currently undertaking my PHD in Fine Art at RMIT University having been recently been awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award. I completed Master of Contemporary Art with first class Honours at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2015. My work “Equations” was exhibited as part of the Masters Graduation Exhibition in the Margaret Lawrence Gallery. Recent Exhibitions include Stratum at C3 Contemporary Artspace and “Material Restraint” at First Site Gallery. Prior to this I undertook a Graduate Diploma in Art History and Social Theory at Melbourne University. I completed Honours in Fine Art at VCA in 2008. In 2007 I was the winner of the Wangaratta Sculpture Biennale Ephemeral Prize. I was awarded the $25,000 Marten Bequest Traveling Scholarship for Sculpture in 2009 and travelled to Europe in 2009 and 2010 participating in residencies and exhibitions at Polymer Culture House, Tallinn Estonia, TAKT Artist in Residence, Berlin, Germany and the Watermill Centre, Long Island, New York. In 2010 I was the recipient of an Australia Council Art Start grant. I have participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions in Melbourne and Europe including The Forest at Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts in 2011 and Figure and Ground at Utopian Slumps in 2012.
 As articulated by Canadian composer, artist and writer Danielle Boutet in “Metaphors of the Mind: Art Forms as Modes of Thinking and Ways of Being,” in Carnal Knowledge, edited by Estelle Barrett and Barbara Bolt, 29 – 39. London: I.B.Tauris, 2013