Born in New Zealand, I currently live and work in Bondi, Sydney.
I studied at Wellington’s Victoria University, majoring in Theater and went on to start my first independent theater company in my 3rd year. 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 in 2009 and in 2010 produced The Allure of Disgrace; my first solely written and directed play. Arts Hub said of the work “The Allure of Disgrace is superbly written, mixing elements of humor, sentimentality, poignancy and cynicism.”
In 2011 was exhibition Ornament & Offal hosted by the Danks st Depot, and was a duet with Bronwyn Coleman. The work looked at women’s tendency to be dormant and objectified by their sexuality.
My next show titled Of the Skin was in June 2012, and was displayed at Bondi’s popular local Katipo. The works explored the role of the animal in society, both wild and domestic, probing questions of morals and rights.
In 2013 I made my first short animated film ‘Ink & Marrow’ which was submitted into 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.
And my latest project has only just launched- a children book called A Flamboyance of Flamingos. This has been my biggest undertaking yet, a project spanning over 2 years in which I both wrote and illustrated, and produced and self published. The book is available for sale through The Tribe Art & Design;
I am an artist of many mediums; an actor, a writer, 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 like to try my hand at anything really.
Fingers in many pies. Always.