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Photo Credit: Jessica Schwientek, 2021

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Academic Qualifications

2013 – Cert IV Visual Art and Contemporary Craft, Gordon Institute Geelong

2009 – Ba. Education (Primary), Maj. Visual arts, Deakin Geelong, with Distinction

Awards/Grants

2021 – Midsumma Aus Post Art Prize Winner

2020 – MGA Bowness Photo Prize Finalist

2020 – Midsumma Pathways (Mentorship) Participant

2020 – Recipient Moreland City Council Flourish Arts Recovery Grant, for “Supporting Exhibiting Moreland Artists at NOIR”, NOIR darkroom, Coburg

2019 – Group recipient, City of Perth Grant for “Embedded” Group Exhibition, Flux Gallery Perth

2018 – Moreland City Council Arts Investment Grant, for “Developing our Darkroom” project, NOIR darkroom, Coburg

2013 – Geelong Gallery Art Prize, Gordon Institute, Geelong

2006 – Dean’s Scholarship for Highest Academic Achievement of a First Year Student, Deakin University Geelong

Solo Shows

2021 – “Ghost Trash” Alternating Current Art Space, Windsor, June

2021 – “Swanston Street Series”, B-side Gallery, Fitzroy, May

2018 – “Not Really an Exhibition”, NOIR darkroom, Coburg, August

2016 – “Rat Portraits”, A Gallery, Preston, August – September

Curation

2020 – ” Feminist Aesthetic”, NOIR darkroom, Coburg, February

Publications

“Excerpt from the Swanston Street Series”, ADSR zine, Vol. 014, pp. 29-35, August 2021

“Feminist Friday Feature”, Foto Femme United, 22 May 2020

Selected Exhibitions

2022 – “Ecofemisism – with Lucy Goosy FAC”, Conections Art Space, Dandenong, March

2022 – “It’s in our Nature: An Ecofeminist View of the Antropocene”, School House Studios, Coburg, Feb – March

2022 – “Queer My Head”, DAX centre, Parkville, Jan – March

2022 – “Fort Heart Co: Moving Visions”, Loop Art Space, Melbourne CBD, January

2021 -“Anywhere But Here”, Bside Gallery, Fitzroy, December

2021 – “Stages: Life in Lockdown”, Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, Nov

2021 – “Midsumma Aus Post Art Prize”, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne CBD,  May

2021 – “CCP Salon”, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy, January – February

2020 – “Bowness Photography Prize”, Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, October – February 2021

2020 – “Incinerator Art Awards” as part of the “Covid-19 Quilt” Project, Online Exhibition, August

2020 – “Fuck Covid” Print Exchange, Union Street Printmakers, Hindmarsh (SA), June

2020 – “Embedded”, Flux Gallery Perth, March

2020 – ” Hand Stuff”, NOIR darkroom, Coburg, Feb/March

2019 – “Splendacious”, Neospace Gallery, Collingwood, November/December

2019 – “Dumping Rave”, M80 Bypass Laverton, December

2019 – ” Some Words Put Together in a Melancholy, But Beautiful Kind of Way”, Curated by Angela Cornish, NOIR darkroom, Coburg, March

2019 – “Embeded”, NOIR darkroom Gallery, Coburg, March

2019 – ” Dodgy Art Show”, Dodgy Paper, Docklands Melbourne, January

2018 – “A Very NOIR Holidays”, NOIR Darkroom, Coburg, December

2018 – “12×12 Exhibition “, Stockroom, Clifton Hill, December

2018 – “All the Feels” Zine, Loop Art Space, Melbourne, October

2018 – “1000 Skulls”, Satellite Gallery, Fitzroy, October

2018 – “State Trustee’s Connected Art Exhibition”, Fed Square Atrium, Melbourne, October

2018 – “Building The Future Together “, Preston Town Hall, Preston, October

2018 – “Stay Safe”, NOIR Darkroom, Coburg, October

2018 – “Mental Health Foundation Australia Consumer art Prize”, October

2018 – “Into Art Exhibition”, Coburg Town Hall Gallery, Coburg, July

2018 – “Literacy Festival Exhibition – Print Exchange”, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop, Queenscliff, May

2018 – “big Small (Works) Birthday Bash”, NOIR Darkroom, Coburg, April

2017 – “Bring a Plate – Group Exhibition”, The Stockroom, Ringwood, December

2017 – “Imaginings”  print exchange/exhibition, Curated by Rona Green, Neospace, Collingwood, December

2017 – “Cut Copy Paste – The Art of the Zine”, Noir Darkroom, Coburg, November

2017 – “Dodgy Art Show 2 – Group Show”, The Stockroom, Ringwood, September

2017 – “Trashed – Group Show”, NOIR darkroom, Coburg, September

2017 – “Lid It! – Group Show”, FernArtz, North Coburg, August

2017 – “Autumn – Group Show”, NOIR darkroom, Coburg, May

2017 – “Youth – Group Show”, Off the Kerb, Collingwood, April

2016 – “Brunswick Street Gallery 40×40 Art Prize”, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy December

2016 – “Sh(km)art” group exhibition, A Gallery , Preston,  December

2016 – “Coastal” print exchange/exhibition, Art Is…Gallery, Geelong, December

2016 – “Panopoly” print exchange/exhibition, Curated by Rona Green, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong,  November

2016 – “80s Exhibition” Group Show, A Gallery in Preston, September

2016 – “Rat Portraits” Solo show, A Gallery, Preston, August – September

2016 – “The message is in the Medium” Group Show, A Gallery, Preston,  June

2015 – “Magical” print exchange/exhibition, Curated by Rona Green, Neospace Gallery, Collingwood

2015 – “Figment Festival Exhibition” Art and Objects from the Festival, Little Creatures Canteen, Geelong

2015 – “Hand Scan – Interactive Art Piece”, Figment Festival, Geelong

2014 – “Project 1+2”, Printmaking Exchange, South Africa, Canada, Queensland, Geelong

2014 – Opening Group Show, Nod’ Destra Gallery, Seddon

2013 – Graduate Group Show, Gordon Institute, Geelong

2013 – “Don’t Scream” Group Exhibition, Pink Pole Gallery, Geelong

2013 – Collaborative Group Installation with Jessika K, New Wilderness Fringe Festival, Courthouse Arts Geelong

2012 – Selected Print/Porcelain Works, Armageddon Cake Café, Geelong

2011 – Geelong Art Revealed Group Show, Geelong Wool Museum

2010 – Red Brick Gallery Small Works Prize Group Show, Ballarat

2007 – Surfcoast Calendar Competition Group Show, Torquay Shire Building

Selected Commissions/Community Projects/Voluntary Work

2017 – 2021 – volunteer/gallery assistant/workshop volunteer/assistant curator/co-founder, NOIR darkroom, Coburg

2016 – Creator and Facilitator “Swanston Street Series Interactive Performance Piece”, 26th Annual Meredith Music Festival* , Meredith, (*in an unofficial capacity)

2016 -Volunteer gallery assistant, “Anthropoid; Geelong Emerging Artists Exhibition”, Sally Walker Artist Space Deakin University, Geelong

2016 – Volunteer/instructor “Lomo Camera Walk/Film Developing workshop”, Courthouse Youth Arts, Geelong

2015 – Artist (by donation), “Dark & Kooky Trash & Treasure”: Strange Neighbour Fundraiser, Fitzroy

2015 – volunteer/collaborative organiser/outreach director/Fundraiser/Artist, Figment Festival, Geelong

2014 – Volunteer “door bitch”/street artist”, “Powerhouse Geelong” Project

2014 – Event photographer, “Near Neighbours Exhibition”, Abbortsford Convent

2014 – Workshop Leader/Creator, “LinoInc” Mural Workshop, Figment Festival, Geelong

2014 – Volunteer Artist Assistant, “Project 1+2”, Grovedale Community Centre

2014 – Curator for “Jessika K: Post Landscape” Exhibition, Little Creatures Kitchen, Geelong

2011 – Commission, 3x Painted Porcelain Teapots, Cocoa Tree Café Geelong

2011 – Artist in Armageddon Cake Paste-Up Wall Mural (event), Geelong

2010 – Commission, 4x Bout Posters (Digital Prints), Geelong Roller Derby League

2007 – Coordinator of “Thank You CFA” School Mural @ Eildon Primary School for Black Saturday Bushfires

2006 – 2012 – OSHC worker/Art Facilitator @ Surfcoast Holiday Program, Torquay

2005 – Facilitator T-shirt Printing Workshop, WIT Festival, Wales, United Kingdom

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