A Bit Of Info On Me

I am a Melbourne artist who lives and breathes unconventional abstract photography with a BA in fine art photography, graduating in 2010 with distinction. With a background in science and ceramics and a hands-on approach, my art practice experiments with the compositional elements in a single photographic image through digital deconstruction and the deliberate physical disruption of the print surface, through cutting and folding techniques.

​I was initially drawn into photography in the mid-noughties because it had evolved into a digital process away from the wet chemical analogue method. I have always had an interest in the potential of digital editing and how apps like Photoshop can assist in the experimentation and creation of new work. Because photographers need to keep up with modern technology and explore the potential and possibilities of this techno-revolution, my artwork evolved along with my interests in 21st-century technology.

My art can be complex, but it reflects what I see going on around me. Being immersed in an environment and demographic that is changing at a fast pace has had a major influence on my practice. All the original subject matter comes directly out of my daily interactions in a rapidly evolving/ gentrifying urban environment around Lygon Street, Brunswick. Life is a compositional riot of experiences, emotions, color, forms, and textures, and these elements can be found within our photos. Using the same tools that all digital photographers use, I began to explore, experiment, and tease out the unseen and unexpected from one single photo. The capacity to step away from the confining, traditional notion of photography is what lies at the heart of my artwork. I believe photography can be so much more even when using the same tools and techniques that traditional photographers use. It just depends on your ability to see it can be so much more than what it appears to be.

All my artworks are created from photos that would be considered mundane by modern standards, from florals to construction sites. They are all observed in my daily life and have been subjected to a technique that I call DeConstructed Photography, which describes both the digital and physical processes perfectly. This experimental technique creates undetermined imagery, based only on the original photographic data. One point I would like to make is that with all experimental processes, there are always successes and failures, and it is a testament to this technique that I have had both.​

2017 - 2022 Fine Art Printing Service

2007 - 2022 Freelance Photographer - Portraits, Products, Pets, Advertising, Architecture, Landscapes

2010 - 2018 Teaching part-time, Photography & Photoshop at St Kilda Community Housing, and curating the groups annual exhibitions.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 De_Constructed 2.0 The Long Gallery, Montsalvat

2017 DeConstructed Photography - The Laneway Artspace, St Kilda

2014 Rorschach Dreaming Gasworks, Albert Park

2013 Seasonal Rorschach 2 Carbon Black Gallery, Prahran

2012 Seasonal Rorschach Archetype Gallery, Sydney

​AWARDS​/ART PRIZES

2022

Finalist - Bluethumb Art Prize

Finalist - The Noel Counihan Commemorative Award Moreland Summer Show: Future Tense

2021

Finalist - Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art Barn Gallery, Montsalvat

2020

Finalist - Wyndham Art Award Wyndham Art Gallery

2019

Finalist - The Noel Counihan Commemorative Award Moreland Summer Show: Language & Liberty

2018

Finalist - The Noel Counihan Commemorative Award Moreland Summer Show: Peace & The Pursuit of Happiness

Finalist - Hornsby Art Prize Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre

Finalist - Corangamarah Art Prize Red Rock Regional Art Gallery

Peoples Choice Award Recipient - Wyndham Art Award Wyndham Art Gallery

Finalist - Highly Commended- Contemporary Art Awards - (Document) www.contemporaryartawards.com

2017

Winner- Inaugural Noel Counihan Commemorative Award Moreland Summer Show: People, Protest, Power

Finalist- Burrinja Climate Change Biennale Burrinja Gallery

2010

Finalist -Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize The Substation Art Centre

GROUP EXHIBITIONS​

2022

The Other Art Fair Meat Market, Melbourne

2020

F_OC US Counihan Gallery Memento Magnet Gallery

2019

Songs Of Innocence Magnet Gallery, Melbourne

2017

Sydney Rd, Poles ApArt Project Sydney Rd, Brunswick

2016

Factivism, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick

2015

CCP Salon Contemporary Centre for Photography, Fitzroy Science Friction Counihan Gallery, Brunswick

Urban Materiality Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy

2014

Speak Out Counihan Gallery, Brunswick Flora and Fauna Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy

2013

Current Tendencies, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick

Confluencias (Document) Museum of Freemasonry, Sydney

Time and Tide Toyota Head Office, Port Melbourne

Linden Postcards Linden Gallery, St Kilda

2012

Urban Creatures, Toyota Emerging Artists Exhibition Toyota Head Office, Port Melbourne

2011

All My Brothers Wives Platform Space, Majorca Building, Kodak Salon Contemporary Centre for Photography, Fitzroy

2010

RMIT Fine Art Photography Graduate Show 45 Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne

My Life, Your Death First Site Gallery RMIT, Melbourne

"The Memorial" Death Be Kind, Brunswick East

2008

Look Out Hogan Gallery, Collingwood

2007

On The Wall Cusp Gallery, Northcote

2006

Ampersand Cusp Gallery, Northcote

​PUBLICATIONS​

2021 Future Now - Cooltzine#4

2020 Art Reveal Magazine No.502018 Reimagining the Regeneration Process by Dr Julie Rees

2017 DeConstructed Photography 2017, Limited Edition of 10

2014 The 'State of Art’ art book - ‘Photography and Digital’, BareHill Publishing

2013 Seasonal Rorschach 2012, self publication

2012 China Surface Magazine "Intra Generational Portraits" January edition

2011 Exposure​

EDUCATION​

2012 Bachelor of Fine Art Photography with Distinction RMIT

2007 Diploma of Multimedia Kangan Batman Tafe

2000 Bachelor of Fine Art (Ceramics (Completed 1st & 2nd Year only) RMIT

1997 Certificate in Small Business Management Kangan Institute of Tafe

1995 Diploma of Arts in Ceramics (1st Year only) Northern Metropolitan College of Tafe

1992 Diploma of Applied Science in Animal Technology. Western Metropolitan College of Tafe

COLLECTIONS​

Moreland City Council

Private Collections in Germany and Australia

Olivia Newton John Cancer Ward​​

Bio/ CV