• Latest Issue Art Edit 31
    Karen Benton
    'Sacrifice to Save'
    Page 202
    For more info - read my blog

  • Site:Brooklyn New York Gallery
    Online Exhibition 25th February 2022 –  25th March  2022
    Delighted for my work ‘Always Searching’ to be selected for Site:Brooklyn Gallery, New York - online exhibition ‘Contemporary Colour’ juried by Chloe Wyma 
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  • Movement in Stillness
    Exhibition at Scratch Art Space with Jude Williams
    Opening Wed 2 March 2022 6-8pm
    Runs 3-13 March 2022
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  • Site:Brooklyn New York Gallery
    Online Exhibition 23rd December 2021 –  23rd January  2022
    Delighted for my work ‘Sharing a Space’ to be selected for Site:Brooklyn Gallery, New York - online exhibition ‘Pattern and Repetition’ juried by Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy.
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  • Articulate Turns Eleven
    Group Show December 2021
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  • Assemblage of organic, industrial and traditional material responding to shared spaces and connections

  • Que des Femmes Exhibition 2021
    Factory 49 Group Show
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  • 'Lightness of Being' 
    Group Show at Articulate Project Space
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    29 May - 13 June 2021

  • Group Sculptural Show
    Factory 49
    12 May - 5 June 2021

  • Group Show
    Meaningful Manoeuvres 2021
    Gaffa Gallery
    Opening Saturday 6th March 
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  • FRACAS 6 2021
    Group Exhibition at Articulate Project Space Sydney
    Opening 19th -21st February 2021
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  • Factory 49 Annual Group Show 2020

    Opening 2nd September 2020

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  • "Open to Uncertainty" Exhibition 2020
    Solo Exhibition at Five Walls Gallery Melbourne
     

  • Ambiguity of Spaces Between
    Upcoming show at GAFFA Gallery Sydney
    Opening 12th September 2019 6-8pm
    http://www.gaffa.com.au/exhibition/ambiguity-of-spaces-between

  • Large Sculpture Group Show
    Factory 49, Marrickville NSW
    @factory.49 

    On until 4th May 2019

  • "There Before" has been selected for exhibition at Sydney University's Verge Gallery
    A studio based practice & Documents, Alternatives #2

    Opening January 18 2018, 6pm-8pm
    Continuing to February 24

Assembling materials to depict, reveal, suggest, provoke.......

Welcome

Based in Sydney's Northern Beaches, my art practice straddles the line between painting and sculpture.

Manipulating organic, traditional and unconventional materials, I create assemblages to address aspects of the human experience and our interactions with the natural and built environment. 

With an appreciation of the need to upcycle, my works often juxtapose salvaged organic and industrial materials with recycled textiles and traditional media.

I am interested in exploring notions of vulnerability with my assemblages often responding to the space between strength and fragility, control and spontaneity, familiarity and uncertainty.

Folds, lines and patterns are inspired by those found in the natural and built environment along with those encountered in conceptual fashion. 

Having graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons 1) from Sydney University in 2019, I have since exhibited in solo and group shows in Sydney and Melbourne, and a number of online international juried exhibitions.

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