Working across a variety of media my artwork is driven by an interest in the human relationship with nature. I select the most appropriate medium for the exploration of an idea, which takes me into different territories such as painting, drawing, film, photography, animation and sound. Most of the outcomes of my work fall into investigations of sculpture and installation, which i think is a reflection of a desire to embrace a more tangible and direct connection to the world around me.
I’m motivated and inspired as much by own grappling attempts at creativity as I am by art of the people around me. As a consequence, I love to organise exhibitions, curate shows and write about the vast and varied pool of talented artists we have working in our midst. In recent times I’ve published dozens of articles and reviews online, put together group exhibitions in Bendigo, Kyneton and Melbourne, and have taken my interest in the arts into teaching at Monash University, where I’m finalising my PhD in studio research.
A firm believer in the power of networks and the benefits of collaborative practice and engagement, I’m very excited by a noticeable groundswell of energy around art activity and appreciation in this part of the world. I’m really looking forward to soaking up new work, meeting creative talents and working together to leverage amazing and exciting things in the central highlands.