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2016 Doctor of Philosophy College of Arts, University of Tasmania
2004 Master of Fine Art Monash University, Melbourne
2003 Certificate IV Work Place Training and Assessment, Victoria University
1987 Bachelor Fine Art, Phillip Institute of Technology, (now RMIT University)


2018 Breath, Stockroom Gallery, Kyneton
2016 The Sensation of Place, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania
2013 Terra Ambulare (Earth Walk), 24 meter public art installation, City of Hobart.
2009 Cloud Garden, Chapman Gallery, Canberra
2007 A Bend in the River, Christine Abrahams Gallery Melbourne
2001-06 Circumnavigating the Island, Solo Touring Exhibition:
2006 Danish National Museum, Frederiksborg, Denmark
2004 Faculty Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne
2004 Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
2003 Devonport Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania
2003 Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania
2001 Salamanca Arts Centre, 10 days on the Island Festival, Hobart, Tasmania
2001 Mass Gallery, Victoria, Despard Gallery, Tasmania
2005 10 days, Despaired Gallery, Hobart
2004 Roaring Beach and Beyond, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
2002 The View from Here, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
2001 Light on Water, Artist in Residence exhibition, Firbank Grammar School
1999 Thin Blue Line, Temple Studios, Melbourne
1998 Edge of the World, Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
1996 Journey's North & South, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart &
Continental Exhibition Space, Melbourne


Macquarie Bank, Artbank, Joseph Brown Collection, Lowenstein Arts Management Collection, Monash College Collection, Firbank Grammar Melbourne. Jon Voight Collection Los Angeles and private collections Australia, Britain, France, and U.S.A.


2011-13 Public Art Commission, Terra Ambulare (Earth Walk), Hobart City Council &Tasmanian Community Development Fund
2011 Research Travel Grant, University of Tasmania to present conference paper at Oxford University, United Kingdom
2010 PhD Scholarship, University of Tasmania.
2007 Research Publication Grant, Monash University for exhibition catalogue, A Bend in the River
2006 Dame Elizabeth Murdoch Trust Fund Grant to exhibit at the Danish National Museum, Frederiksborg
2005 Research Travelling Fellowship, Monash University, to exhibit at the Danish National Museum, Frederiksborg
2001 Commissioned Solo exhibition for 10 days on the island Festival, Hobart, Artistic Director, Robyn Archer.
2001-04 HECS Exempt Scholarship Monash University Master Fine Arts (by research)
2001&2003 Pat Corrigan Artist Grants, National Association of the Visual Arts
1998 Cultural Community Development Grant, Australia Council for the Arts


2020 Upcoming: One Star Gallery
2018 Mixed tape Stockroom Space Gallery
2016 Moth to the Flame, Salon Hang, Lt Collins St, Melbourne
2014 Tarkine, Brightspace Gallery, Melbourne
2013 Shore things, Brightspace Gallery, Melbourne
2013 From the Island, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
2012 Moment Monash University Faculty Gallery, Caulfield VIC
2011 Finalist Tasmanian Art Award
2009, 2005 & 2004 Finalist Glover Prize, Tasmania
2009 Finalist Buller Art Award
Same but Different, Kristian Pithie Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Lexicon, City Library, Melbourne
2005 On the Island, Despard Gallery, Hobart
Artsofar, Office of Premier & Cabinet, Parliament House, Victoria
2004 John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery
2003 Island Art Prize, Tasmania
Artists for Tarkine, Bright Gallery, Melbourne
2001 From the ground up, Chapman & Bailey, Melbourne
200-01 We are Australian, National and International touring exhibition Commonwealth Department Immigration & Multicultural Affairs,
State Library Queensland, George Adams Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre, United Nations Conference, South Africa
2000 Finalist Fleming Muntz Art Prize, Albury Regional Gallery
1998 Caught Looking, Jackman Melbourne & Tap Gallery Sydney
1997 Studio Xposed, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
Pride & Prejudice, Despard Gallery, Hobart
1996 Paint Brush will Travel, Star Palace Hotel, Delhi, India
1995 Viva la Donna, Women's Gallery, Melbourne
1989 12 Days , Australian Centre Contemporary Art, Melbourne
1989 Heidelberg-Heritage,9x5, Linden Gallery


2018-20Lecturer in Art/Teaching Associate, Breadth Programs; Drawing with Anatomy, Nature Morte, Life Drawing the Body, Art and The Botanical. Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
2008-20Lecturer in Charge/ Subject Coordinator, Painting (Arts 241) and Drawing (Arts109) School of Arts, Australian Catholic University (Melbourne)
2016-17Lecturer, Core Curriculum, Faculty of Theology and Philosophy Australian Catholic University (Melbourne)
2004-15Lecturer, Drawing, (General drawing, Life Drawing, Conceptual Drawing) Faculty Art, Design & Architecture, Monash University
2015Lecturer, Painting Monash College International
2005-11Lecturer, Drawing A and Drawing B Monash College International
2010Lecturer, Introduction to Drawing College of the Arts, University of Tasmania
2001-09Teacher/Program Co-ordinator, Aboriginal Studio Arts Program, Winja Ulupna and Galliamble, Centre for Creative Ministries and Ngwala Willumbong Cooperative Ltd
2003-04Lecturer, The Exquisite Corpse School Creative Arts, University of Melbourne
2001-03Lecturer, Life Drawing, General Drawing, Studio Materials, Presenting Information, School of Arts, Victoria University of Technology


2018-2020Lectures - Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne:
Drawing with Anatomy: A history of anatomical practice and drawing
Drawing with Anatomy: The Human Figure in Historical and Contemporary Art Life
Drawing the Body: Historical Approaches to Drawing the Body
Life Drawing the Body: Form Fragment and Figure
Life Drawing the Body: Speaking through the Body and Identity.
Nature Morte: A History of the Still Life genre.
Nature Morte: Contemporary Still Life: Rebels and Homebodies
2016Doctor of Philosophy Research Exegesis: The Sensation of Place; Translating the experiential sensation of place through painting, University of Tasmania
2013Book Chapter: The Sensation of Place; translating the experiential sensation of a space into a work of art, A Sense of Space, , Harvestway House, Oxfordshire, U.K
2012Catalogue Essay: Moment, Monash University.
2011Conference Paper: Sensing place, Space Place Symposium, Oxford University
2009Catalogue essay: Possum Skin Cloak Winja Tiddas, Australian Catholic University.
2007Form, Content and Meaning in Urban Aboriginal Painting at Winja Ulupna. Exhibition essay, Gasworks Park & Art Gallery.
2007Exhibition Research Essay: Creative Minds, Melbourne Conference Centre.
2005Research Project: Creative Ministries Network, Uniting Care Community Development Fund; Linking Aboriginal Art Program to educational institutions for accreditation.
2004Research Exegesis: Landscape, A Response to the Australian Environment. Masters Fine Art, Monash University
2004Research paper Traditional symbolism in Victorian Aboriginal Art, Creative Ministries Network, Uniting Care Community Development Fund.
2001-2008Annual Research Reports, Urban Aboriginal Art Program, Creative Ministries Network, Uniting Care Community Development Fund.


2012Moment, Faculty Gallery, Monash University
2009 Winja Tiddas, Healing Gathering Possum Skin Coat, exhibition Australian Catholic University Gallery, Melbourne
2007 Paintings From Winja Ulupna, Gasworks Park & Art Gallery and The Centre for Creative Ministries
2007 Our Place, NAIDOC Indigenous artist’s exhibition, Public galleries, St.Kilda Town Hall
2007 Creative Minds, THeMHS International Conference, Melbourne Convention Centre , Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
2001-02 Visual Arts Co-ordinator and Curator: Winja Stories, Urban Dreaming Project, artsofar Gallery Melbourne & Regional tour to five Aboriginal Community Cultural Centres in Victoria: Gippsland, Shepparton, Geelong, Ballarat and Warrnambool Centre for Creative Ministries and Ngwala Willumbong Cooperative Ltd
2001 First Time Out, Indigenous Artists in St.Kilda, artsofar Gallery Melbourne and The Centre for Creative Ministries
1996 Caught Looking, Identity & Self Portrait, Jackman Gallery Melbourne and Tapp Gallery Sydney
1996 Towards 2006, Arts Access & Department of Health & Community Services, Footscray Community Arts Centre.
1995 Sub-Lime-Light, Salamanca Arts Centre Hobart


2013 Times Passing Parade, review, Clyde Selby. Mercury, Hobart.
2009 Cloud Garden, catalogue essay, Fiona Trigg. Chapman Gallery, Canberra
2007 A Bend in the River, catalogue essay, Kit Wise, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Monash University Publication.
2006 Australian Visit, catalogue essay, Bronwyn Scanlon, Danish National Museum, Frederiksborg
2005 Message of Conflict, review, Jorge Andersch, Hobart Mercury.
2004 Masterful Melancholy, article, Felicity Allan, Herald Sun, Melbourne.
2003 All about the Island, catalogue essay, Dr. Robert Nelson, Devonport Gallery, Tasmania
2003 Beauty & Hidden Agendas, article, Laura Murray Cree, State of the Arts. Monumental Art, the Advocate, Launceston. Reconciliation scape The Examiner, Launceston.
2002 Tasmania, the New Sea Change, The Age Melbourne & Sydney Morning Herald. 2001 Nature of the Beast, review, The Age, Melbourne.
2000 Close Up-ANN HOLT, Documentary/artist profile, The Arts Show, AB