Curriculum Vitae (0.05MB)
My work as an artist spans thirty years. I studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, won the Wynne prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2000 and my art represented Australia at the Athens Olympics. I’m currently a lecturer in visual arts and a PhD candidate at Charles Darwin University. I’ve written books including a mid-career memoir titled "An Accidental Environmental Artist", published in the US by Alpha Academic Press in November 2014, and an artist help book titled ‘An artists guide to a successful career’, published by Common Ground publishing in Dec 2013. I’m a public speaker and educator and I’m passionate about developing support for marginalized artists by the art industry and by society during tough economic times. My artwork is multidisciplinary and includes painting, and found objects, mainly beach found plastic litter, thematically based on environmental issues, taking society's discarded everyday objects and transforming them into formal compositions. My art examines the passage of time in the landscape and the place of man within it.In early 2015 I completed my Churchill Fellowship in Japan and Holland.