I am a handmade paper artist and designer from Central Australia, now calling Central West NSW home.
During my younger years I experimented in different mediums trying to find my niche and worked primarily in youth arts and theatre before being drawn back to Central Australia and realising my passion and skill for making handmade paper and handmade paper art using native grasses and natural materials.
My home is a constant and ever-changing source of inspiration and material for my art. There is something really exciting and humbling about working with materials that are, in every sense on the word, home.
I hold a permanent Artist in Residence position at Curtin Springs Paper specialising in handmade paper production and facilitating hand papermaking workshops. My role includes developing and producing new products in an economical and sustainable way, promoting Curtin Springs Paper products including tours, workshops and running the Curtin Springs Paper Artist in Residence Program.
Solo Exhibitions: Permanent Exhibition of new works in 'The Gallery' – Curtin Springs Paper Connection through Contrast - June Marriott Gallery Alice Springs. March 2019 Connection through Contrast – 1 Shanthi Rd Gallery, Bangalore, India. January 2019 Paper Everyday - June Marriott Gallery Alice Springs 2017 Seed Paper Bead -A Curtin Springs Paper Discovery - June Marriott Gallery Alice Springs 2016
Artist in Residence: Territory Wildlife Park - Artist in the Park 2020 Asialink Creative Exchange Program - 6 week residency in India - Dec 18/Jan 19 (upcoming) Curtin Springs Paper - permanent Artist in Residence position - 2016-current
Jewellery and Design: Designer and producer - The Alpaca Collection - Jewellery made from our homegrown alpaca fibre 2020 Major Designer - Eco Fashion Week Australia - Port Douglas and Perth November 2018 (collection of 30) Designer – Eco Fashion Week Australia - Perth, November 2017 (collection of 16) Designer and producer - The Red Heart Collection - Artisan jewellery collection from handmade paper created for Eco Fashion Week Australia 2017 Designer and producer - The Dawn Collection and The Conner Collection launched in May 2017 – Two handmade paper jewellery collections produced at Curtin Springs.
Joint adventures: SURFACE - a MultiDisciplinary Collective of Women Exploring Tactility and Form - The Corner Store Gallery, Orange NSW, October 2019 Lasting Impressions - a joint exhibition of the Curtin Springs Paper Artists in Residence, Alice Springs, May 2019 Paper Jewellery and Fashion – Sustainable Couture Alice Springs 2017 and 2018 Paper Jewellery - Sustainable Couture Alice Springs 2016 Paper Dress – Alice Springs Wearable Arts 2017 – Highly Commended, Nature’s Bounty Category
Workshops: Facilitated workshops in:
Hand paper making from grass
Hand paper making from recycled paper
Paper bead and jewellery making
Publications: IAPMA - The Bulletin Graziher - Spring 2018 Edition
I have been fortunate to have worked under the tutelage of Deborah Clarke, Liz Powell, Sondi and Cecile Galazzo.
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