I (she/her) am a practicing Visual Artist and Arts Worker based in Mparntwe/Alice Springs. I was the Director of Watch This Space Artist-Run-Initiative for four years before going Independent where I now work with a wonderful range of artists, small-medium businesses, community groups, not-for-profits, grass-roots and arts organisations.
First-generation Australian with Russian, Canadian and Dutch roots.
Born in Sydney on the lands of the Gadigal and Wangal peoples of the Eora Nation.
Now based in Mparntwe/Alice Springs on Arrernte Country in Central Australia.
^ Photo by Sara Maiorino
Recent career highlights include receiving the 2021 Arts NT Fellowship; a place in the 2021 Future Leaders Program by the Australia Council for the Arts; recent solo exhibition, A Portrait of People Caring About Things, at RAFT artspace; developing and facilitating skills development workshops, as part of self-guided project, Connection is Key, to support Central Australian independent arts practitioners; securing Australia Council Four Year Funding for Watch This Space; securing an accumulated $2M in government and philanthropic funding for artists and arts organisations; and launching a self-published artist book.
My professional history includes roles as Director of Watch This Space; Strategic Development for The Black Wreath; Central Australian Correspondent for Off The Leash; peer assessing for the Australia Council, Regional Arts Fund and local arts institutions, plus a whole lot more. I have undertaken professional development in Governance, Arts Access, Fundraising and Digital Marketing. I am part of The Bath House studio collective and am proudly on the Board of GUTS Dance Central Australia.
8CCC Community Radio
Alice Springs Street Art Festival
Alice Springs World Chamber Orchestra
Ghost Gum Rhythm & Blues Festival
Katy Moir Designs
National Association for Visual Arts (NAVA)
Off The Leash Magazine
Paul Ah Chee
Red Hot Arts
Regional Arts Australia
Stick Mob Studios
The Black Wreath
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Critical & strategic thinker
I am driven by moral values and inspired by critical conversations. I am consistently reflective, allowing me to dissect and understand issues deeply so I can make considered decisions that positively impact communities. My creativity and critical thinking means I am strong at strategising, problem solving, conceiving new concepts and designing plans.
I am a diligent worker, meeting high standards and approaching all projects with a great deal of care and attention. I am detail oriented and adaptive, allowing me to work independently, respond to unexpected challenges and reach important goals.
I deeply value relationships and connecting with others. As an attentive and empathic listener, I create space for others to share their experiences. By understanding people’s needs and challenges I make informed decisions that support the individual, organisation and/or community.
I cultivate potential and embolden others by recognising and valuing
their strengths and achievements, helping them work to the best of their abilities and achieve strong outcomes for themselves and their work. I support people by providing encouragement, practical assistance, sharing knowledge and connecting them to relevant resources and networks.
I constantly draw on my creativity to strengthen my work. Valuing experimentation, I sensitively approach projects from different angles to achieve outcomes that are both appropriate and inspiring. My various artistic technical skills and strong understanding of visual communication enable me to present information and projects in engaging and meaningful ways.
A Portrait of People Caring About Things, exhibition at RAFT artspace, 2021
With a practice based in drawing, I primarily work in areas of painting, works on paper, printmaking, soft sculpture, installation and community engagement. Underpinning my work is a concern with emotion and its capacity to facilitate introspection and change. Informed by personal and collective experiences, I confront social and environmental issues hoping to create intimate anti-patriarchal acts that stimulate contemplation and reflection within both the viewer and myself.