Born in New Zealand, I have been living and working in Sydney for the last 9 years, and now call this place home.
I studied at Wellington’s Victoria University, majoring in Theater and went on to start an independent theater company in my 3rd year. I spent several years collaborating with fellow theatre students on new theatrical works that were daring, trying to push the boundaries of art and the stage. My debut as an artist was in 2009 with my first solo show Hopelessly devoted. The exhibition was a study of classic fairytale heroines, and their ‘damsel in distress’ approach tarnishing the role of women in literature.
On moving to Sydney I first set about producing The Allure of Disgrace; my first solely written and directed play, which debuted in 2010. Arts Hub said of the work “The Allure of Disgrace is superbly written, mixing elements of humor, sentimentality, poignancy and cynicism.”
For the next few years I immersed myself in my artwork, created exhibition Ornament & Offal hosted by the Danks st Depot. The work looked at women’s tendency to be dormant and objectified by their sexuality.
In 2013 I made my first short animated film ‘Ink & Marrow’ as part of Tropfest Australia, the worlds Largest short film festival. From the 1,200 entries Ink and Marrow was shortlisted to the top 100. Watch Ink & Marrow here.
My latest project is a children book titled A Flamboyance of Flamingos. This has been my biggest undertaking yet, a project spanning over 2 years, I both wrote and illustrated the book, and launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funs for publishing myself. It is something I am incredibly proud of and have wanted to create for a long time. The book is available for sale through The Tribe Art & Design.
I am an artist of many mediums; an actor, a writer, a filmmaker, a director and an illustrator. I have never been able to limit myself to just one medium, one style. I like to explore new materials, new designs. I want to do everything.
Fingers in many pies. Always.