ABOUT THE ARTIST

My Journey

Growing up in Eden on the south coast of NSW I loved the bush and the sea. Even though I now live in Canberra, that hasn't changed and much of my art is inspired by what I find beautiful in nature. I was studying Accounting and Actuarial Studies at ANU when I decided that quality of life is more important than money and transferred to a Design Arts degree that I graduated from in 2017. A residency at The Wetlands and Woodlands trust consolidated by passion for the native environment and I am decided to go back to uni to learn more about biodiversity conservation and science communication. Sharing my passion for conservation with other artists led to a new passion for curating ongoing multidisciplinary group exhibitions which are inclusive, noncompetitive and free for artists.

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bogong grub.jpg

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Pressing wax on wattle.jpg

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Casuarina bark ring.jpg

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Fingerprint of the forrest.jpg

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Casaurina.JPG

Pressing wax wire on bark

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Assorted waxes to be cast.jpg

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Paladium white gold wedding rings.jpg

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Wax wedding rings.jpg

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Heat colouring titanium.JPG

Experimental samples

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Copper and gum leaf.jpg

Experimental heat colouring copper

Copper and Silver hair clip

Copper and Silver hair clip

Heat coloured copper with silver grains surface melted

 

PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS

 

PRECIOUS HABITATS

Threatened ecosystems and species of the ACT and surrounds

Art exhibition at The Link Exhibition space in Ginninderry that runs from 8 December  to 17 January 2021.

Official opening:

Sunday 13th December 2020 2pm

The opening will include an interactive ephemeral art workshop by Madeleine Tranter, a speech by Sho Rapley (spoken word performance art) and a poem read by Robin Davidson.

This is a community exhibition by local artists who are all passionate about their love of our local biodiversity.

As the curator, my aim of the exhibition is to share the love of our natural environment via art to our community. To encourage more people to care and feel joy and connection to the precious ecosystems and species that are still here.


Precious Habitats includes a variety of mediums and materials: sculptures in steel, bronze, clay and wax. 2D work of paintings, drawings, embroidery prints and photographs. Poems, written and spoken words.

Artists: Adam Fromholtz, Amanda Parker, Anne Hodgett, Belinda Wilson, Bonnie Koopmans, Carol Cooke, Philip Snellen, Catherine Ross, Ceilidh Dalton, Cheryl Hodges, Christine Pearson, Emily Birks Towler, Fenja T. Ringl, Joan McKay, Julian Teh, Madeleine Tranter, Matilda Banks, Michelle White, Naomi Taylor Royds, Paul Dumetz, Rachael Robb, Robin Davidson, Robyn Banks, Ronia Ecclestone, Rosalie Burns, Sho Rapley and Zali Odlum

Corroboree Frogs by Julian Teh, Madeleine Tranter and Paul Dumetz
Corroboree Frogs by Julian Teh, Madeleine Tranter and Paul Dumetz

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Kangaroo Grass by Adam Fromholtz
Kangaroo Grass by Adam Fromholtz

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Work by Emily Birks and Naomi Taylor Royds
Work by Emily Birks and Naomi Taylor Royds

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NEWS

 

16th August to 10th September 2018

Perennial: Emerging Artist support scheme exhibition award at Alliance Francaise

Opening at Alliance Francaise (66 McCaughey St, Turner) on Thursday 16th August at 7pm

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May 24th 2018

Journeys Article

There is a lovely write-up about the exhibition at BSC website 

https://www.bcsact.com.au/meet-the-women-behind-the-journeys-exhibition/

These are some of the stamps I made for the collaboration project showing the journey of the Bogong moth

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15th May 2018 - 8th June 2018

Reconciliation week exhibition 'Journeys'

I am excited to be part of a group exhibition at the Belconnen community centre for reconciliation week. The opening will be on 23rd May from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The theme is 'Don't make history a mystery' and my work is inspired by The Bundian way - an ancient walkway between the coat at Eden and Mt Kosciusko.
https://www.bcsact.com.au/event/journeys/2018-05-15/

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Interlinked Exhibition

  • Audio described artist talk and demonstration
    Sun, 14 July
    Strathnairn Arts Association
    14 July 2019, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Strathnairn Arts Association, 90 Stockdill Dr, Holt ACT 2615, Australia
    Suitable for everyone, I will give a demonstration of my wax sculpting techniques and you could even have a try of my beeswax and coconut oil soft wax. Full audio description of venue, artworks and everything I demonstrate so please don't hesitate if you have low or no vision.
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  • Interlinked Opening
    Sun, 30 June
    Strathnairn Arts Association
    30 June 2019, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Strathnairn Arts Association, 90 Stockdill Dr, Holt ACT 2615, Australia
    The official opening on my first solo exhibition. Everything touchable, Auslan interpreted, Audio description of works and venue will be available on request (email or call me). Plinths wheelchair accessible. Braille translated catalogue and price list.
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  • Interlinked Exhibition
    Thu, 27 June
    Strathnairn Arts Association
    27 June 2019, 10:00 am – 21 July 2019, 4:00 pm
    Strathnairn Arts Association, 90 Stockdill Dr, Holt ACT 2615, Australia
    Solo Exhibition of Environmental Jewellery and Sculpture. The results of a year long Artist in Residence with the Wetlands and Woodlands Trust
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