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Institutional Education

2017  Masters of Fine Art (First Class Honors) College of Creative Arts, Massey University, New            Zealand. A two year program.

2014  Cert IV; Colour and Design, International School of Colour and Design, Sydney.

2012  Diploma of Visual Art (Distinction); TAFE, Sunshine Coast, Australia. Maj.Ceramics.

1993  Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy; Oswestry School of Physiotherapy, Shropshire, UK.

1983  Bachelor of Arts (Honours); Anthropology and Geography, University College London.

 

Business and employment

2019                   Professional Artist

2018 Aug/Nov Govett Brewster Art Gallery.

2018 Jan/Feb    Research assistant (PBRF verification). CoCA, Massey University, Wellington, NZ.

2015 – 2017      Rehabilitation therapist @  Tiaki Physiotherapy and Pilates, Wellington, New Zealand.

2009 – 2014   Own business teaching Qi Gong, Integrative body balancing;  Noosa, Queensland, Australia.                       

2013 – 2014    Artist in Residence: Quixotica centre of ceramic art, Cooroy, QLD.

2002 – 2007    Apprentice artist to George Boys; New Plymouth, NZ.

2001 – 2007      LifeSync. Ltd Physiotherapy Clinic and Pilates Studio; Founder and Director.

Exhibitions

2018   Immersive Space, British Museum, as part of the RAI conference Art, Materiality and Representation.

2017   Exposure, Graduation show, CoCA, Massey University, Wellington, NZ.

2016   First Symptoms, The Engine Room, CoCA, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.

2014  Interface, Quixotica Centre of Ceramic Art, Cooroy, Queensland, Australia, SOLO.

2012  Kaleidoscope, Graduation Show, TAFE Sunshine Coast (Lead Co-ordinator), Tewantin, QLD, Australia.

2011  Under the surface, Beneath the deep, Kari Gallery, Kenilworth, QLD, SOLO.

2010  Resurgam, Embiggen Art Space, Noosa, QLD, SOLO.

2009  Open Hearts, Hidden bones, Embiggen Art Space, Noosa, Queensland, SOLO.

2008  The Third Eye Project, Installation. The Old Smithy, Keri Keri, New Zealand, SOLO.

2007  Hat Face, Paintings, Taranaki Community Gallery, New Plymouth, NZ, SOLO.

    

Life Threads

  • ​Life long traveler, swallow, sun-seeker stalking the mysteries of remote lands,nature and communities from the inside.

  • Teacher and presenter on the art of body/mind balance, the integration of creative process, life-force and the Living interface.

  • There is a constant drive to re-configure human embodiment, understand the quantum space field, develop colour palettes, harvest surface textures and re-embody abstraction.

  • To preserve all that is nature, raw and wild. Stop the destruction and desecration.  Reclaim, reinvigorate and cleanse all land that has been lain to waste.

  • Love the Earth more, stand with the heart trees more, wake up more.

  • There is always more, at the moment an ongoing video collaboration with writers, poets, song writers, voice workers and sound therapists.