I am a Melbourne based artist and curator. I’m interested in making work that encapsulates honesty and truth, and I search for these qualities within our paradoxes. I work predominately with photography but also incorporate installation, film and performance. I'm now exploring the use of sculpture and live performance as well.
I completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (majoring in photography) with distinction in 1998, since then I've exhibited extensively and have been selected in numerous prestigious prizes throughout Australia. I have been featured in many publications including The Age, Frankie, Haper's Bazaar, Artist Profile, Art Alamanac and Art Guide. My work has been acquired by Bendigo Art Gallery and private collections in Australia and America.
THIS WILD SONG
Alongside my practice I have also created and curated a long term project called This Wild Song (TWS) which is a series of conceptual photographic portraits of Australian female visual artists who have a unique voice.
TWS celebrates the artists through these portraits plus interviews, exhibitions and events.
We recently exhibited at the Australian High Commission (Singapore) and Town Hall Gallery (Hawthorn) in 2018. I've also released an accompanying podcast about the realities and practicalities of being an artist.
THE ART ROOM
Erika Gofton and I are Co-Directors of The Art Room, an independent art school in Melbourne. Empowering you to become the artist you want to be.
We offer a varied selection of workshops and courses in all mediums, professional development, lots of life drawing and special events. See all of our upcoming classes on the website and come visit us in west Melbourne!