I have chosen these 6 photos as a small cross section of my work. I tend to Work three-dimensionally and thematically on particular issues that I sympathize with (in this case Afghani orphans and respect for our heritage) and my work can be hard-hitting and confrontational at times but much of my work also has a sense of humour. My work has been mostly figurative and acutely realistic while at times conveying exaggerations, abstractions or distortions of parts.
Clay is my preferred medium. I enjoy the challenge of how the slightest mark can change the whole character of a piece, and the transformation from pliable to permanent. In this age of mass-production and disposability, it's rather special to create something by hand that no-one else in the world will ever have, and, if you cherish it, that unique piece of sculpture, saying so much about today, could still be around telling a story in many years time.
Born in England. Currently living in Narooma, NSW teaching High school art, painting murals and making sculptures.
1975 Diploma of Art, Canberra School of Art specializing in sculpture
1976 Diploma of Education, Canberra College of Advanced Education
1978 Graduate Diploma in Glaze Research and Wheel Work, Canberra School of Art
1977 "Come to the Zoo", The Sculpture Centre, Sydney
Susan Gillespie Gallery - A.C.T
1978 “Names” The Sculpture Centre, Sydney
Susan Gillespie Gallery - A.C.T.
1983 “Rock Pools” James Harvey Gallery, Sydney
Market Row Gallery, Sydney
1991 “Bottom of our gardens” The Forest Gallery, South Coast
1976 Canberra University Exhibition
Women’s Exhibition - Hogarth Gallery, Sydney
Susan Gillespie Gallery, A.C.T
2 Women Exhibition - Sculpture Centre, Sydney
“Artists Choice Exhibition”, Sydney
Outdoor Sculpture in Kinneal Park, Kings Cross, Sydney
2001 “Observing the Body” combined exhibition, Ish Gallery, Central Tilba.
“Forest Textures” combined exhibition, Ish Gallery - Central Tilba.
2002 Combined exhibition, Solander Gallery, A.C.T.
Outdoor sculpture in “Sculpture by the Lake”, Jindabyne
2007 “Out of the Box” combined exhibition, Bega Regional Gallery, Bega. 2006
“Adam and Eve Unrobed” combined exhibition, Eden ArtworK Gallery, Eden, N.S.W.
“Basil Sellers Art Prize” combined exhibition, Mechanics Institute, Moruya.
“Bega Valley Art Awards” combined exhibition, Bega.
2008 Outdoor sculpture in “Sculpture by the Lake”, Jindabyne
2009 “Heartbeat” 4 women exhibition, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT.
Gallery Bodalla, Bodalla, N.S.W.
“Wild women” combined exhibition, Mechanics institute, Moruya, N.S.W.
2011 “ MACS” exhibition. Narooma. NSW.
2011 “ Sculpture on the Edge”. Bermagui. NSW