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Happy New Year! 2020 sounds so futuristic doesn’t it? I do like the sound of this lovely, even, double-number-year much more than the year 2019. As with the dawning of each New Year, I have many resolutions, which I often struggle to adhere to, but this year feels different. I have discovered some practical strategies […]

Residencies, Animal Fanfair and new work

I have decided to focus more on sculpture this year, and to this end, I have been sketching ideas for new works and am applying for selected ceramic artist residencies. So far so good! I am thrilled to announce that I have already been accepted to undertake a ceramic residency at Sundaymorning@EKWC, in The Netherlands […]

Sunday Morning Ceramic Residency

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Animals, Ceramic, residencies, sculpture | No Comments

Well here i am at Sundaymorning@ekwc in Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.  I have a great high ceilinged studio and the facilities are amazing. The other artists and all employees here are a gentle bunch of people – no super egos. All lovely and making really interesting work. The artists usually have dinner together every night so that we […]

Residency at Fundacion Gruber Jez, Mexico

I have had a very enjoyable and productive 7 weeks at the Fundacion Gruber Jez residency  in Merida, Mexico.  I have learnt so much – resin casting, silicone mould making, polyurethane mould making, porcelain slip casting and I have experienced working with henequen – the string like fibres of a Mexican cactus plant that form […]

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico the best pool service

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Animals, residencies, sculpture | No Comments

Arrived in Merida, Mexico on October 22nd and have now settled into my new home for the next 7 weeks. ( See pictures below). Merida is the capital of Yucatan but it is tiny compared to Mexico city. I didn’t include time to explore Mexico city ( “Mexicool” as the in-flight magazine called it),  but […]

Its Liquid art prize announcing my exciting plans

Ok shameless self promotion, but it has to be done so here is a link to news about my exciting project over the next 12 months complete with pictures!! And as a result oftThe Its Liquid International Art Prize announcing this news I have been contacted by a gallery in Denmark who wish to include me […]


Well its been a  good year for getting my work into the bigger art prize finalist exhibitions so  far with the Sulman at the AGNSW and  The 37th Alice Prize accepting my paintings and now news that The Melbourne Sculpture Prize have accepted my goat-fox-deer hybrid sculpture-Cervine bovidae!  All of these works have been my […]

Fundacion Gruber Jez

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in residencies | One Comment

I spent the few weeks of January focusing on residency applications for the end of this year. I have already mentioned  Sparkbox in Canada  in which I would focus on a printmaking project and now I have been offered a  2 month residency  at Gruber Jez foundation in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Unfortunately the dates clash! […]

Spark box studio

Posted by on Jan 21, 2012 in residencies | 2 Comments

I have been accepted as an artist in residence at Spark Box Studio in Ontario, Canada. Residency programs like this afford artists space, time and facilities in which to develop new work, experiment with new techniques and  explore concepts in a stimulating and supportive environment. Sparkbox studio is in an area of Ontario called Prince […]