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Solo Exhibitions

2018 To Here from Eternity, One Seven Zero, Melbourne

2013  Triumph and Ecstasy, GALLERYSMITH, Melbourne

2010  When Victory Looks like Defeat, Red Gallery, Melbourne

2008  Hatches, Matches and Dispatches, Red Gallery, Melbourne

2007  The Immaculate Misconception, Red Gallery, Melbourne

2005  Art in Public Places, Melbourne

1999  The Reconstruction of an Apparently Simple Phenomenon, West Space 

1998  Sequentialism, Stop 22, Melbourne 

1997  Utilitarianism, West Space, Melbourne


Group Exhibitions

2022. Sacred Earth, Melbourne

2022  Fisher Ghost Contemporary Art Award (Finalist), Sydney

2021  Korea Australia Art Foundation Prize (Finalist)

2021  Omni Contemporary Art Prize, Melbourne (Finalist)

2020  CuratorialandCo, Sydney

2019  The Spiritual Meadow, St Joseph’s Convent, Melbourne

2019  St Kevins Contemporary Art Prize, Melbourne (Finalist)

2017  Korea Australia Art Foundation Prize (Finalist)

2016  MCollection Prize, Melbourne (Finalist)

2016   GALLERYSMITH, Melbourne

2015  Sagra Gallery, Melbourne

2014  Sagra Gallery, Melbourne

2013  GALLERYSMITH, Summer Salon, Melbourne

2012  Quadrerie del Monastero (QUAM), Sicily, Italy

2011  David Band Tribute Exhibition, Melbourne

2011  City of Hobart & MONA Art Prize

2010  Artists for Kids, Melbourne

2010  Substation, Melbourne

2009  The Hutchins Prize, Long Gallery, Hobart (Finalist)

2009  The Blake Prize, Directors’ Cut

2009  Artists for Kids, Melbourne

2009  R & M McGivern Prize, Maroondah Art Gallery (Finalist)

2009  Williamstown Art Prize, Substation, Melbourne (Finalist)

2008  Williamstown Art Prize, Substation, Melbourne (Finalist)

2007  McCulloch Gallery, Melbourne

2005  Art in Public Places, Melbourne

2004  West Space, A4 Art

2000  Greatness Bound, Melbourne

1999  Stop 22’s Greatest Hits, Stop 22, Melbourne

1999  West Space, Melbourne

1999  The Hutchins Art Prize, Tasmania (Finalist)

1998  West Space, Melbourne

1997  Shell Art Prize, Melbourne (Finalist)

1997  A4, West Space, Melbourne


Collections & Commissions 

The Hutchins School, Tasmania

Private Collection, Julian Burnside

Personal Collection, Janet Holmes à Court 

National Scouts Association – mural (Newport, Victoria 2008)


Curatorial Projects

2019 A Life of Opportunity and Success, Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne

2019 The Spiritual Meadow

2004 Australian Children’s Television Foundation ABC TV animation Exhibition including tour to 20 venues across Australia including Victorian Arts Centre, Regional Galleries & National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra



B. Lit. (Fine Art), Melbourne University (1994-95)

Bachelor of Arts : Visual Arts, Deakin University           

Grad Dip. Ed : Australian Catholic University

Triumph and Ecstasy, 240cm x 150cm, 2013, Acrylic polymer on heavyweight Fabriano paper
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