ARTIST STATEMENT + CV

 

My goal has been to capture light, sound energy and movement in infinite space, an entity that I choose to refer to as ‘the 4th dimension’. I am interested in depicting energy through the movement of light. I wish to capture the feeling of infinite space, harnessing the sensation of voids inherent to matter, that is, particles of light. The emptiness, stillness and vastness of these voids can be overwhelming and yet, all-consuming: an unnerving stillness, yet one which is ‘deafening’ due to the sheer gravity of space. 

The catalyst for this two-year long project was witnessing a flicker of light which appeared to be floating on the water at night at Marina Bay Sounds in Singapore in 2015. It was both seductive and evocative to me as an artist: I suddenly realised an innate desire to endeavour to replicate this visual and emotional experience. 

I then realised that the only way that I was going to depict movement in my work was to free myself from the confines and restrictions of depicting ‘recognisable’ or ‘descriptive’ form. I have been trying to create movement in my work ever since art school, after seeing a drawing by the artist Paul Klee, which depicted a line drawn across a white page with a caption underneath - ‘taking a line for a walk’. I felt there was a connection between what Klee was wrestling with and my own artistic endeavours. 

From that point, I wanted to ’take a line for a walk’ however, I wanted to make it dance

CV

QUALIFICATIONS

Diploma of Art and Design (Fine Art 2&3 Dimensional Design)
Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts, Painting and Printmaking), Monash University

PROFESSIONAL 

1991   June- September. Project Manager, The Croatian Community Visual Arts Project, Organ Factory Arts Centre, Clifton Hill. Through this project the Croatian Visual Art Centre in Flemington was established which actively includes the broader community.

EXHIBITIONS

1989 Jarman Gallery, Hawthorn.

1989-1990  Blackforest Gallery, Gisborne.

1990  Piccollo Spoletto Festival, Eastern European Artists Exhibition, Doncaster Art Gallery.

1991  ’ Women 91′ Exhibition, Brunswick Town Hall, Part of 1990 Brunswick Festival.

1993   The Croatian Community Visual Arts Exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria.

1994   December/January. The Art of Concern, Arts Post Gallery, Ballarat Contemporary Artists Gallery.

1994   The Art of Concern, The Laurels – Bacchus Marsh Adult Education Centre Inc.

1995   June/July Through the Eyes of Children Exhibition - National Gallery of Victoria.

1995   September Through the Eyes of Children, Gabriel Gallery, Footscray Community Arts Centre.

2001  Director, Family Homestead Genuine Free Range Egg Farm, Myrniong, Victoria 

2014   WO-MAN Collection - The Convent Gallery, Daylesford, Victoria  

2014    WO-MAN Collection - Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne

2014    WO-MAN Collection - Red Gallery, Melbourne

2015 (JULY)  Rhapsody in Colour, Agora Gallery, New York

2015/2016   SNAP TO GRID: The UN-Juried Exhibit - LACDA, Los Angeles

2017 Light Space and Sound - LACDA, Los Angeles

2017 CCP Salon 2017 - Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy, Melbourne 

PUBLICATIONS

2018 ONLY Mobile Art Magazine #06, New York