Education       

2002-2004        Master of Fine Arts (by research-glass), Monash University, Melbourne

2000-2001        Graduate Diploma (glass), Monash University, Melbourne

1991-1993        Bachelor of Arts (Graphic Design), Monash University, Melbourne

 

Professional Experience         

2021, 2022       Artist in residence, Aerie Studios, Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey, Melbourne

2020                 Studio assistant, Blue Dog Glass, Melbourne

2019                 Technical assistant for Kari Minnick (USA) glass workshop, Blue Dog Glass, Melbourne

2014-2020       Volunteer at Wyreena Arts Centre – Ceramics class for special needs students 

2017                 Encaustic Workshop with Marieke Dench, Chapman & Bailey Studio, Melbourne

2016                 Cultural Threads project with Community of Dandenong for installation at Drum Theatre, Melbourne
2015                 Carrie Iverson images in glass masterclass, Blue Dog Glass, Melbourne
2014                 Charlie Cohan print and glass workshop, Canberra Glassworks and Megalo Print Studio, Canberra

2013                 3D typography and glass lecture, Ausglass Conference, Wagga Wagga

2013                 Screen printing demonstration, Ausglass Conference, Wagga Wagga

2012                 Lec-mo on 3D typography and glass, GAS Conference, Toledo, Ohio, USA

2009-2011       Commissioned to create artworks for Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan (including ‘Ahel Al Himmeh’ Awards)

2005-2014       Commissioned to create National and State trophies for The Australian of the Year Awards

2011-2012       Studio Arts Assistant, Aitken College, Melbourne

2008                 Jeremy Lepisto and Mel George workshop, Canberra Glassworks

2006                 Commissioned installation for Monash University Berwick campus

2006                 Catharine Newell Frit workshop, Melbourne

2005                 Commissioned installation for Royal Melbourne Hospital 3 West Day Procedure area

2004-2005       Research Associate (Glass) Department of Fine Arts, Monash University, Melbourne

2003                 Presented paper at GAS 33rd Conference Seattle, USA on the Warlayirti Artists workshops

2002                 Assisted artist Janet Laurence with glass tests for “Ferment”, Monash University, Melbourne

2001/2002       Coordinator of glass workshop for the Warlayirti Artists of Balgo Hills, Western Australia

1993-1994       Graphic design internship with David Carson Design and Ray Gun Magazine, Del Mar, California, USA

1994-2002       Worked as professional graphic designer

 

Awards/Grants

2022                Finalist – 2022 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, Museum of South Australia, Adelaide

2021                Winner – People’s Choice Award – Dandenong Ranges Open Studios Wabi Sabi exhibition, Burrinja Gallery

2013                Finalist – Ranamok Glass Prize 

2012                Winner – Studio Glass Prize – ArtVision 2012, Mansfield

2012                Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant to present Lec-Mo at GAS conference, Toledo, USA

2012                Finalist – Ranamok Glass Prize

2011                Finalist – Ranamok Glass Prize

2010                Finalist – Ranamok Glass Prize

2010                Finalist – CraftForms 2010, Wayne Art Centre, Pennsylvania,USA

2010                Shortlisted for 2010 Libris Awards (National Artists’ Book prize), Artspace Mackay, QLD

2009                Curator’s choice’ (Susan Taylor Glasgow) for Short Stories – Narratives from the Kiln, Columbia, USA

2008                Australia Council For the Arts – New Work Grant (emerging)

2007                Selected entry – 2007 Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award

2006                Finalist – Bullseye E-merge competition

2004                Finalist – Ranamok Glass Prize

2004                Craft Victoria 'Craft-in-Site' funding for 'Capturing Memory'      

2003                Winner – Ausglass Student Exhibition Award 

2003                Monash University Postgraduate Travel Grant to attend GAS conference

2001                Westin Workmanship Award Winner Bombay Sapphire Martini Art, Student Collection

Solo / 2 person Exhibitions     

2015                Forget Me Not (With Brenda Page), National Art Glass Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW      

2011                Typecast – Impact7 Printmaking Conference, Monash University, Melbourne

2006                The Lost Art of Letter Writing – Counihan Gallery, Melbourne

2004                Capturing Memory – 4 Cats Gallery, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions       

2022                2022 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, Museum of South Australia, Adelaide

                        Ranges of Glass – Burrinja Gallery, Melbourne

 

2021                Dandenong Ranges Open Studio’s exhibition – Burrinja Gallery, Melbourne (People’s Choice winner)

                        Illuminance , a vision for the future through glass. Australian centre for glass design, Melbourne   

 

2017                The Cancer Puzzle: Patterns, Paradoxes and Personalities – The University of Melbourne
                        Herstory – Be Bold For Change, Federation Estate, Melbourne
                        Life’s a Beach – Wyreena Arts Centre, Melbourne

 

2016                Cultural Threads project with Community of Dandenong for installation at Drum Theatre, Melbourne

 

2015                Desire – Glass Sculpture and Wearable Art – Kirra Galleries, Melbourne

                        Contemporary Glass: Refracting a History, Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne

                       

2014                Narrative in Glass – Kirra Galleries, Melbourne

                        ArtVision 2014 Mansfield, VIC
 

2013                Ranamok Glass Prize, touring nationally 

                        Light in Winter Exhibition – Kirra Galleries, Melbourne 

                        Taught: An exhibition of work by studio teachers at Blue Dog Glass, Glass Plus Gallery, Melbourne

                        Collective Vision: Ausglass Members’ Exhibition, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

 

2012                Ranamok Glass Prize, touring nationally 

                        ArtVision 2012 Mansfield, VIC

                        Juxtapositions: New Glass For Architecture – Kirra Galleries, Melbourne

                        Encore – Glass Artists’ Gallery, Sydney

                        Contemporary Glass Society UK’s International Artist Exhibition

 

2011                Ranamok Glass Prize, touring nationally

                        Encore – Glass Artists’ Gallery, Sydney
                        Memories and Mementos – Kirra Galleries, Melbourne 

                        Reframed, Selected Works from the Moreland Art Collection, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne

                        Refraction – Mapping a Change in the Direction of Contemporary Glass, GAFFA Gallery, Sydney

                        Peripheral Vision – Ausglass Exhibition, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney

                       

2010                Craft Forms 2010, Wayne Art Centre, USA 

                        MM10 Monash Momentum, Kirra Gallery, Melbourne
                        Ranamok Glass Prize, touring nationally
                        2010 Libris Awards, Artspace Mackay, QLD
                        powerHOUSE, Canberra Glassworks, ACT

 

2009                Furnace – Contemporary Australian Art Glass, Tasmanian Craft Fair
                        The Counihan Connection, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne
                        For Arts Sake Bushfire Relief Auction, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne
                        Ken Field Memorial Exhibition, Scotch College, Melbourne
                        MM09 Monash Momentum, Kirra Gallery, Melbourne
                        Short Stories, Narratives From The Kiln, Columbia Art League, Missouri, USA

                        Glass Roots – 30th Ausglass Conference, Carnegie Gallery, Hobart

 

2008                Wearable Art – Glass Plus Gallery, Melbourne

                        Some Like it Hot – Glass Plus Gallery, Melbourne

                        GAS Auction, Portland, USA

                        Open Slather – Ausglass Members Exhibition, ANU Canberra

                       

2007                Generation M – Kirra Gallery, Melbourne

                        PalmBeach3 Florida – Represented by Chappell Gallery, New York

                        Sculptural Abstractions – Glass Plus Gallery, Melbourne

 

2006                SOFA (represented by Kirra Australia) – Chicago, USA

                        Bullseye E-Merge Competition (selected finalist) – Portland, OR, USA

                        The Roaring 40's – Chappell Gallery, New York, USA

                        Worn – Sabbia Gallery, Sydney

 

2005                Novizio – Sabbia Gallery, Sydney

                        All that Glitters – Jam Factory, Adelaide

                        Mind Maps – Craft Victoria, Melbourne 

                        25 Years Monash Glass – Monash University, Melbourne

                        Journey Through the Flame – Kirra Gallery, Melbourne

                        Southern Lights – Ausglass Members exhibition, Adelaide

                        Continental Drift – Ausglass Members exhibition, Melbourne

                        Affordable Art Show – Exhibition Buildings Melbourne

                        The Time Image – Counihan Gallery, Melbourne

 

2004                Ranamok Glass Prize. Touring nationally

                        New View – Glass Artists Gallery, Sydney

                        Practice in Process – Counihan Gallery, Melbourne

                        To Be or Not To Be...Jewelled – Australian Network of Clay and Glass Artists, Brisbane

                        Women's Salon '04 Counihan Gallery, Melbourne

 

2003                Harvest, The Newest Talents in Glass and Ceramics – Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney

                        Ausglass Student Exhibition (Winner) Ausglass Conference –  Western Australia

 

2002                Showstoppers, The Best of Monash Art & Design – Melbourne

                        Bombay Sapphire Blue Room UK/Europe: National Glass Centre, Sunderland; Salone del Mobile, Milan                

                        Bombay Sapphire Martini Art – Westin Hotel, Sydney

 

2001                Bombay Sapphire Martini Art, the Student Collection 2001 – Westin Hotel, Melbourne

                        Student Exhibition Auglass 12th Biennial Conference – Melbourne

 

 

Collections      

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan              Australian National Glass Collection

City of Moreland                                                              Monash University

Bombay Sapphire Foundation, UK                                    The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Bacardi Limited Australia                                                 Private collections in USA, UK, Europe, New Zealand and Australia

City of Dandenong

 

Media/Documentaries              

2010   Counihan Connection – Directed by Catherine Gough-Brady

2006   Sunday Arts Program, ABC TV, 6th August, 2006

 

Publications

Uppercase Magazine Issue 53Fragile Strength, page 66

‘The Ranamok Glass Prize 2013’. Craft Arts International No. 90, 2014. Pg 105 + 106

‘Australian Signatures’: The National Art Glass Collection. Wagga Wagga Art Gallery pg 92

McFarlane, Kristin. ‘Typecasting: Typography Within Glass’. The Glass Art Society 2012 Journal.  Pg 82-84. Toledo, USA

‘The Ranamok Glass Prize 2012’. Craft Arts International No. 87, 2013. Pg 92 + 93

‘The Ranamok Glass Prize 2011’. Craft Arts International No. 84, 2012. Pg 92

King, Dr Gerry. ‘The Imbuing of Meaning’. Craft Arts International No 83, 2011. pp 107-109

Oldknow, Tina. Ranamok Glass Prize 2011 catalogue essay, page 5

‘The Ranamok Glass Prize 2010’. Craft Arts International No. 81, 2011. Pg 100

Dresser, Glen.‘Typecast.’ Uppercase Magazine, issue 8, Feb 2011. pg 74-77

Best of Worldwide Glass Artists Volume 1. Kennedy Publishing. Pg 99-100 (including cover)

Fedele, Robert. ‘Art and Soul’. Moonee Valley Weekly (including cover), 14/12/10

Cousins, Kerry-Anne. ‘Uniting Past and Present’. The Canberra Times, 27/3/10
Howald, Lindsey. ‘Through the Looking Glass’. Columbia Daily Tribune. USA. 21/06/09
2009-2011 Melbourne Design Guide (Ruby Studio) pg 75
Go Boldly, Monash University 50th Anniversary commemorative book, 2008. pg 18-19
Jutta Cuny-Franz Award/Selected Entry. Neues Glas, issue 3/2007. pg 90

Petrie, Dr Kevin. Glass and Print Part 1. Neues Glas, issue 4/2006. pg 28-30

Rolf, Harry. Interview in Typotastic issue two (Labyrinths & Facades). 2006. Pg 25-30

Rule, Dan. 'To The Letter'. The Age pg 17, 14/9/06

Madigan, Fran. 'Loud and Clear'. Victorian Lifestyle Magazine July 2006. pp 48-49

Heaney, Claire. 'Hothouse Flowers in Full Bloom'. The Herald Sun, 26/01/2006, Brisbane Courier Mail, 26/01/2006

Bartlem, Edwina. 'The Time Image'. Un Magazine #4, pg 32. 2005

Crafti, Stephen. 'Makers Take Rough With the Smooth'. The Age Metro pg 10, 16/05/2005

Crafti, Stephen. 'Map of the Human Heart (and brain)'. The Age Metro pg 10, 2/05/2005

Geissler, Marie. 'Ranamok Finalists Exhibition 2004'. Craft Arts International Issue 63. 2005. pg 77

Crafti, Stephen. 'Glass Works to Remember'. The Age A3 pg 10. 6/09/2004

'A Snapshot of Visual Arts in Regional Victoria'. Craft Arts International Issue 61. pg 74 (image). Craft Arts International, 2004

McFarlane, Kristin. 'The Balgo Community of Aboriginal Artists'. The Glass Art Society 2003 Journal. pp 56-58. Seattle, USA

McFarlane, Kristin. 'Balgo Glass'. This Side Up Magazine no. 20. Winter 2002 pp 2-5. The Netherlands/FUGA 2003

McFarlane, Kristin. 'Desert Glass, The Introduction of Glass to the Warlayirti Artists of Balgo Hills Western Australia'       

Craft Culture pp 24-28. Craft Victoria Publication Volume 3 no. 245 Summer 3/2002

Layton, Ros. 'Martini Art/The Student Collection'. Vogue Entertaining and Travel Autumn 2001, pp 58+59 

Schulz, Dennis. 'Art of the Outback'. Qantas-The Australian Way no 100. October 2001. pp 58-63 ACP Publishing. NSW

The Bombay Sapphire Blue Room. Blueprint Magazine no. 188 pp. 88. October 2001. ETP Ltd. Chelmsford, UK

Clark, John. 'Monash Student Takes Glass Art to Australia's Heart'. Monash News Volume 4, No 8. pg 6. Sept 2001