About

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Qualifications

Master of Visual Arts, Monash University, 2014

Certificate IV, Training and Assessment, TAFE, NSW, 2011

Bachelor of Fine Arts, National Art School, Darlinghurst, 2008

Graduate Diploma in Education, Australian Catholic University, 1991

Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Sydney, 1977

 

Incomplete Studies

Master of Theology, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, USA

Master of Counselling, UNE, Australia

 

Work Experience

Teacher at Stella Maris College, Manly; St Pius X College, Chatswood; and Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE

HSC subjects taught:  Visual Arts, Chemistry, Biology, Senior Science, Studies of Religion

 

Art and Travel Writing

2017

My focus this year continues to be the Via Francigena pilgrim route. This means travelling in Italy, Switzerland and France to gather visual and research information for various types of writing, as well as working towards an exhibition of photography, painting and drawing.

Visiting Switzerland has renewed my interest in the ‘sublime’!  So, I am following in the footsteps of Turner and enjoying painting and drawing the Swiss Alps.

2016

Photography and Writing

My interest this year shifted to the Via Francigena, an ancient medieval pilgrim route from Canterbury to Rome, filled with amazing art and architecture! The result is a body of photographic work and published articles about the Via Francigena. 

2015

Photography and Writing

My fascination for the year 1788 in early Australian colonial history aroused my curiosity about what was happening in the rest of the world in 1788. As a result, I became very absorbed with feminist issues, especially the difficulties endured by royal women. So, after much research and travel I began my ‘in search of’ series of blog stories.  

In particular, I focused on three Royal Princesses who spent much of their lives imprisoned. I wanted to tell their stories by examining their portraiture and photographing where they lived. Here is a link to the story of Sophia Dorothea, wife of Hanoverian King George I of England, and the lovely Ducal Palace in Celle where she lived as a child.

2014

Painting and Drawing

Master of Visual Arts degree, Monash University.  Paintings and drawings based on capturing the ‘gaze’,  of ‘watching’ and ‘being watched’ in early Australian exploration of Middle Harbour in the Garigal National Park, Sydney in the year 1788. 

2012

The Artiebalds, Burrinja Gallery, Upwey, Vic.  Group Portrait exhibition, July 5– August 5, 2012.

Plate and Jug Exhibition, National Art School, Darlinghurst, NSW.   FONAS group fundraiser exhibition, November 15, 2012.

2011

Teddy Bear Dreaming in Upwey, Burrinja Gallery, Upwey, Vic.  Oil paintings and drawings in various media.  Solo Exhibition:  November 30 – December 23, 2011.

We Love Art, St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW.  Fundraiser group exhibition, May 18, 2011.

Plate and Jug Exhibition, National Art School, Darlinghurst.  FONAS group fundraiser exhibition, November 15, 2011.

2009

Teddy Bear Dreaming, Children’s Hospital, Randwick, NSW.  Oil paintings and drawings in various media, Solo exhibition:  March 31 – May 15, 2009.

2008

Hidden Self, Xavier Art Space, St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst.  Self-portrait exhibition of paintings and drawings.   Solo exhibition:  May 12 – June 12, 2008.

Figurative Moments, Art Moments Gallery, Bondi, NSW.  Figurative sculpture group exhibition in various media, November 19 – December 7, 2008.

Male Nudes, Meld Gallery, Crows Nest, NSW.  Life drawing group exhibition of various media,         October 31 – December 4, 2008.

Landscape Moments, Art Moment Gallery, Bondi, NSW.  Paintings and sculptures group exhibition in various media, October 7 – November 7, 2008.

The Studio Model, NAS Drawing Department and FONAS, NAS, Darlinghurst.  Portrait drawings of Jill MacKay group exhibition, July 28 – July 31, 2008.

2007

Degree Show 07, NAS Gallery, National Art School, Darlinghurst, NSW.  Combined exhibition for students graduating in 2008, November 30 – December 11, 2008.

Clive Stanbridge Memorial Exhibition, NAS, Darlinghurst, NSW.  A combined exhibition of life drawings of Clive Stanbridge, October 18, 2007.

Collections

Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, NSW.

St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW.

Press Releases

Collections Australia Network, Teddy Bear Dreaming, April 16, 2009.

The Leader, Teddy Bear Dreaming in Upwey, December 9, 2011.