About

For the last 25 years, I have been exhibiting as a visual artist in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. I have exhibited in Australia at Stills Gallery (SYD), Greenaway Art Gallery (ADL), James Makin Gallery (MEL), Robert Lindsay Gallery (MEL), Hill Smith Gallery (ADL) and M Contemp Gallery (SYD), as well as internationally in London and Shanghai.

My work is widely collected privately, and is held in the collections of SA Art Museum, WA Art Museum, Art Bank, Albury Regional Art Gallery collection and the Chekhov Museum among others.

In 2006 I was a finalist in the National Photographic Portrait Prize, and in 2007, 2009 and 2011 The National Portrait Gallery Photographic Prize (Canberra) In 2014 I received my Masters in Photography from Sydney College of the Arts, graduating with High Distinction.

I have previously been awarded the Australia Council residency studio in Besozzo, Italy, the South Australian Dept for the Arts grant, publications include Eyeline #59, Summer 2006 (Dr Melissa Miles),” Look, Contemporary Australian Photography Since 1980” (Dr Anne Marsh, 2011), and “Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits” (Ed. Karen-Jane Eyre, National Portrait Gallery 2017)

Parallel to my arts practice I have for many years worked in the Film Industry as Stills Photographer on many films and series including Shine, Star Wars (Ep 2), Charlotte's Web, Dead Heart, Mystery Road, Rabbit Proof Fence, Clever Man, Truth, and Top of the Lake 2: China Girl.

For the last 11 years I have been the Official International Tour photographer for “The Australian Ballet”, touring to Paris, Tokyo, China and New York.

On these tours I have embarked on my own personal photographic project where I remove the dancers from their controlled interior environment and place them in the urban landscape of the cities we visit; juxtaposing their stylised classical theatrical form with the everyday reality of city living. When placed within the physicality of the general public, the spectacular athletic prowess and sculpted forms of the dancers (complete with  the extravagance of their stage costumes with their delicate finery ) creates a humorous take on the traditional Ballet portrait and is intended to celebrate and honour the dancers, the city and the dance.