about me

Originally from the UK, I have been living in NZ since 2003, currently residing in the beautiful lake town of Wanaka in the south Island.

My works are exhibited at selected galleries and design stores around New Zealand. In my local area I am a member of the Artist collective Hullabaloo Art Space in Old Cromwell town.

 

education

Bachelor of Art with Honours, Multi Media Textile Design, Loughborough University, UK  1996
Higher National Diploma, Surface Pattern Design, Leeds College of Art & Design, UK  1994

awards/achievements

2015          Finalist,  Arts Gold Awards, Central Otago District Arts Trust

2014          Third Place, South Pacific Section, World of Wearable Arts, Wellington

2013          Finalist,  Arts Gold Awards, Central Otago District Arts Trust

2012 -13     Finalist,  ILT Art Awards, Invercargill

2013          Finalist,  Remake, Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington

2012 -13     Finalist, Objective Art Awards, Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland

2011          Winner of Best use of Medium Award, Queenstown Art Awards

2011          Winner of $5,000 Art Excellence Award, Central Otago District Arts Trust

2011          Winner of  Best Applied Arts, Arrowtown Autumn Exhibition

2010 -12     Finalist World of Wearable Arts, Wellington. Honourable Mention received 2011

 

solo shows

2016          Skylands, Form Gallery, Christchurch

2010-16     Hullabaloo Art Space, Annual Show, Old Cromwell Town

2012          Guest Artist at the Spring Exhibition, The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson

2010-14  Hullabaloo Art Space, Annual Show, Old Cromwell Town

2010          Discarded to Desirable,  Department of Conservation, Wanaka

2010          Spiro,  Kina Art Space, New Plymouth 

 

group shows/collections

2016          Floral Dreams, Kereru Gallery, Tasman 

2016          All that hullabaloo, Lakes District Museum & Gallery, Arrowtown

2015          Nature Nurture, Kereru Gallery, Tasman

2015          Close to the heart, Waiheke Art Gallery, Waiheke Island, Auckland

2015          Group Show, the Artist's Room, Dunedin

2014          Out of the Shed, Uxbridge Creative Centre, Howick, Auckland

2013          Group Show, Form Gallery, Christchurch

2013          Hullabaloo Artists, Central Stores Art Gallery, Alexandra

2013         The WOW Factor, Te Papa Museum, Wellington. Garment Bee Supporters included

2011- 13     Several Finalist Garments displayed at the World of Wearable Arts Museum, Nelson

2012          Second lives, Reinventing the Ordinary,  Lysaght Watt Gallery, South Taranaki

2012          Hong Kong Arts Festival, two garments included from the World of Wearable Art Show

 

 

publications

2014         Takahe Publication No 83Pg 8, 50 & 55

2014         The Dominion Post 'New Twists for WOW Star' by Victoria Clark Pg 11

2013         WearableArt Book. Craig Potton Publishing, Pg 170-171

2013         Bizarre Bras  By World of Wearable Art, Book. Craig Potton Publishing Pg 31-32 

2011          Your Home and Garden Magazine, Work featured in Dec/Jan edition

2010         Homestyle Magazine, Made in NZ by Andi Regan  Featured Jun/Jul edition