Australian Visual Artist/Designer, Educator; Founder/Director of Retail Art Supplies, Studio, Gallery & Custom Framing
Artropica Innisfail Studio Gallery 33 Rankin Street / PO Box 1776 Innisfail Far North Queensland 4860 Australia
BH: 617 40611747
Date of Birth
2010 - 1989 Professional Art Development Numerous art workshops with exposure to professional art tutors: Adele Outteridge, Rebecca Barret, Theo Tremblay, Jill O'Sullivan, Melissa Waters, Steve Royster, Mollie Bosworth, Anneke Silver, Jenny Valmadre, Jill Kinnear, Sally L'Estrange, Rhonda Payne, Amanda de Haan, Ian Smith, Helen Broadhurst, Beverly Budgen, Rae O'Connell, Sam Di Mauro, Mary-Lou Hogarth, David Campbell, Dr Irene Amos, Marion Gaemers, Lindsay Wilson, Peter Thomson, Barbara Schey, Ken Smith, Sue Bisset, Rex Backhaus-Smith, Barbara Cheshire, Karen Laird, Wendy Mills, Dennis Magee, Anne Lord. 2003 - Certificate 4 in Public Art, Cairns TAFE, FNQ 1982 - Graduate Diploma in (Secondary) Education, Bendigo CAE, Vic. Majors: Art & Craft (D) 1977 - Diploma in Art & Design, Deakin University Geelong Vic. 1974 - TOP Tertiary Orientated Program (equivalent Yr 12) - 8 x Art Subjects; Stawell Technical School, Vic.
2011 - 1998 - Self Employed: Co-own and operate retail business, Artropica Innisfail Studio Gallery. As founder, set up for custom framing, fine art material supplies, studio and gallery for emphasis on Tropical North Qld local art and giftware. 2007/08 - Teaching: Art Workshops aligned with 'Elevating the Spirit' Exhibition, Cairns Regional Gallery & Sugarama Gallery and through the Innisfail Art Society Inc. 2003 - 1985 Secondary Teacher, Good Counsel College, Innisfail. Worked various full time/Part time contract/supply teaching positions - a cross range of curriculum areas; Specialty areas - Art, Manual Arts & Graphics. *Also worked in other Innisfail & District Primary & Secondary Schools
2001 - Johnstone College of TAFE, Innisfail. Certificate 3 Art Modules: Observing the Body; Acrylic Polymer Painting; Lino Printing; Screen Printing
1993 - Johnstone College of TAFE, Innisfail. Teacher Part-Time, all year. Trade Styling Certificate in Clothing and Manufacture Course.
1992 - Johnstone College of TAFE, Teacher Part-Time, all year Introduction to Drawing - Art Certificate III
1984 - 1983 - Education Department, Victoria 'Emergency' Teaching: Stawell, Ararat, Murtoa, Horsham,Secondary High & Technical Schools,
2011-2005 - Flying Arts Innisfail Regional Workshop Representative 2011-1991 - Art Steward, Innisfail Show & District Association. 2009-1987 - Art Coordinator, Innisfail Art Society Inc. Involved with organizing/coordinating many projects eg. Exhibitions, workshops (many RADF funded) 2003-2002 - Curator (Taskmaster) Remnants of Presence, Exhibition of 19 local (Innisfail & district) artists work; Sugarama Gallery, 4/5 - 29/6 2002, 1999-1992 - Committee Member, Regional Art Development Fund, Johnstone Shire Council 1994,'92, '91 - Organizer, Coordinator, Arts worker, for the 'Artist Xmas Market', Innisfail Art Space, 33 Rankin St Innisfail Dec. 1988 - Judge/Critique * Mackay & District Agricultural Pastoral & Industrial Assoc. Annual Show's Art Section (23 Categories) and Critique to audience 30 - 40 people. 1988 - Judge, Annual Art Show - Innisfail Agricultural Show & District Society
Artropica Innisfail Studio Gallery 33 Rankin Street Innisfail, Queensland Australia Tel/Fax: 617 40611747 www.artropica.com.au
2009 Toured Elevating The Spirit, (Selected) Main Space, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville; April 24-May31 Past 2007 Toured, Elevating The Spirit, Sugarama Gallery, Mourilyan Qld; July-Oct. 2007 - Elevating The Spirit, Cairns Regional Gallery, Qld; (Selected - Community Exhibitions Program) 1994 - Figure Works, Drawings and Paintings, Innisfail Art Space, Innisfail, Qld.
Selected group exhibitions
Group Exhibitions 2010 - Tablelands, Perimeters and Parameters, Tableland Regional Gallery, 15 artists from the Kuranda Arts Cooperative Ltd. Feb 5-28 2009 - 9 x 5, Walker St. Gallery, Melbourne, Vic. (Dec) 2009,08 - Hidden Treasures, Cairns Regional Gallery, Qld(selected). 2008 - Big, Insiders Members Kick Arts, COCA, Cairns, Qld 2007/2008 - Light, Time and Facade (curated), Sugarama Gallery, Mourilyan, Qld 2007 - Flight, Insiders Members Kick Arts, Centre of Contemporary Arts (COCA), Cairns, Qld 2007 - Hidden Treasures, Cairns Regional Gallery, Qld (selected). 2006 - Annual National Competition (Selected) Cairns Art Society Inc Cairns Regional Gallery, Qld (Aug/Sept) 2006 - Hidden Treasures, Cairns Regional Gallery, Qld (selected) 2005/06 - Duality (curated) Sugarama Gallery, Mourilyan, Qld (Nov 13 2005 - Jan 29, 2006) 2005 - Teacher's Exhibition, Sugarama Gallery, Mourilyan, Qld (Oct 7-Nov 12) 2005 - Postcard Show, Cairns Regional Gallery, Qld 2005 - Growth (curated), 11 members of Kuranda Arts Cooperative, Cairns Regional Gallery, Qld (July 30 -Aug 28) 2004 - Postcard Show, Cairns Regional Gallery, Qld (Nov 12 - Dec 3) 2004 - Sense of Attachment (curated), Sugarama Gallery, Mourilyan, Qld (Oct 17-Nov 14) 2004 - Raw Expose (Over 18), Cairns Tanks Art Centre, Qld 2004 - Feast of the Senses (Mar) Sugarama Gallery, Mourilyan, Qld 2003 - Postcard Show, Cairns Regional Gallery, Qld (Dec.) 2003 - Annual National Competition, Cairns Art Society Inc. Cairns Regional Gallery, Qld (selected) 2003 - Remnants of Presence (curated), Sugarama Gallery, Mourilyan, Qld (4 May - 29 June) 2002 - Blue, Kick Arts, Cairns, Qld Dec. 2002 - Year of the Outback DPI Awards, Flying Arts - Dalby, Qld 2002-2003 - Touring, Year of the Outback (Selected) Regional Qld 2002-2004 - Cross Currents (Selected) Touring, Regional Qld 2002 - Cross Currents: Micro - Macro, Sugarama Gallery, Mourilyan Qld (4 May - 29 June) 2002 - Wunderkammer (Selected artist) Plimsoll Gallery Hobart Tasmania Aug/Sept. 2002 - Craft Connect Expo, Cairns Hilton, Qld May 2002 - Postcard Show, Cairns Regional Gallery Qld (Nov - Dec 6) 2001 - Co-operate Collaborate, Kuranda Arts Co-op. Cairns Regional Gallery Qld 2000 - Starkers, Post Office Gallery Port Douglas Qld 17/6 to 14/7 1999 - Postcard, Cairns Regional Gallery Qld (11.12.98 - 10.01.99) 1998 - Four Seasons - Vivaldi Music, Visual Arts Association of Far North Qld. Cairns Regional Gallery Qld (11 Oct - 1 Nov) 1998 - Flying Arts Inc. Northern Regional, Cairns Regional Gallery Qld (Oct-Nov) 1997 - Flying Arts Inc. Northern Regional, (Selected work) Mt Isa Qld (Oct - Nov) 1997 - 1996 - Screen-Printing Johnstone Shire Library Qld Dec-Jan 1996 - Member's, Innisfail Art Society Inc. 33 Rankin St. Innisfail Qld (Nov-Dec) 1996 - Artists Evening, Lugger Bay Rainforest Apartments Qld (August) 1994 - Landmarks, Innisfail Art Space Qld August 1991 - QLD Suncorp Art Awards, Selected Work, Cairns Qld 1991 - Windows to the Past, Paronella Park, Artists Gallery Qld 1991 - National Artists Week, Paronella Park, Artists Gallery Qld 1989 - Local Artists, Bamboo Gallery, Miriwinni Qld
2010, 2008-1990 Numerous awards for Drawing, Contemporary Painting, Creative Receptacle, Sculpture and Printmaking - Innisfail & District Annual Shows. 2006 - Abstract Painting (Commended) Judge Sylvia Ditchburn. National Competition, Cairns Art Society Inc. Cairns Regional Gallery 2005 - Sculpture (Highly Commended) Judge Anneke Silver, Biennial National Competition, Innisfail Art Society Inc. (Oct/Nov) 2001 - Drawing, Biennial National Competition, Innisfail Art Society Inc. 2001 - Creative Fibre, Biennial National Competition, Innisfail Art Society Inc. 1999 - Drawing (Highly Commended) Biennial National Competition, Innisfail Art Society Inc. 1996 - Logo, Innisfail Harvest Festival Competition - Johnstone Shire Cultural Assn. 1995 - Drawing, Biennial National Competition, Innisfail Art Society Inc. 1995 - Open Section (Highly Commended)- Biennial National Competition, Innisfail Art Society Inc. 1993 - Miniature Painting, Biennial National Competition, Innisfail Art Society Inc. 1993 - Creative Receptacle (Fibre Basketry) Biennial National Competition, Innisfail Art Society Inc. 1991 - Local Artist (Highly Commended) Innisfail Art Society Inc 1989 - Drawing, National Competition, Mareeba Art Development Group 1989 - Drawing (Highly Commended) National Competition, Mareeba Art Development Group 1987 - Spinning, International Competition, Fibres & Fabrics Association, Townsville.
2003 - RADF Johnstone Shire Council for 'Remnants of Presence' Exhibition May-June 2003 2003 - Regional Quick Response Grant - Qld Arts Council for Workshop with Tutor Steve Royster for Exhibition 'Remnants of Presence' artists developmental/curatorial processes. 1997 - Professional Individual Development ,Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), Johnstone Shire Council; 'Creative Merchandising' Seminar Brisbane; half day seminar delivery report to Innisfail arts audience 1996 - Community Art Project, RADF, Johnstone Shire Council. 6 (2 day) weekends x Design & Screen Printmaking Workshops; Outcome: manufacture of Screen-printed Banner for Good Counsel Secondary College.
Johnstone Shire Council, Innisfail Qld Good Counsel College, Innisfail Qld
2003 - Life Drawings Private commissions, Australia 1999 - Qld. Dept. Natural Resources - Colour work for 7 large display posters. 1999 - 'River Reflections' 8-page information brochure - computer layout/graphics. JSCA Innisfail RADF funding. 1993 - MURAL Artist (part of Group of 9) PUBLIC ART PROJECT: INNISFAIL SHIRE PUBLIC LIBRARY - External Wall Mural Painting. Panel Size Approx 6m x 2.5m wall section
2003 - 1993 Teacher/Artist Run and operate privately run Life Drawing Classes, weekly basis at studio 33 Rankin St. Innisfail
1998 - SEA OF HANDS Canvas Fabric Panel (size 3m x 2m) for ASSPA Reconciliation Project. Artist in Residence, with an access day to all secondary students, teachers. (October) Good Counsel College, Innisfail
1997 - ONE DAY RESIDENCIES Working with Primary School students: DARADGEE FIELD CENTRE (selected students) - Design & Screen Printing; MURRAY UPPER State School - Drawing, Pottery, Painting and Group Mural work on canvases - All levels
1996 - PUBLIC ART PROJECT - Good Counsel College New Administration Block Foyer. PRINCIPAL DESIGNER/MAKER of Screenprinted Panel - 2m x 1m. Organizer, Project Coordinator and Artist Participant in RADF funded 'Design & Screen printing' Workshops over 6 weekends, with screen print Tutor/Design Public Art Advisor Rae O'Connell.
1993 - ARTS/CULTURAL WEEK (October) at Babinda State School. Artist in Residence: Involved access to Yrs 1 - 7 from a Cluster of 6 Primary Schools. Group activities involved chalk drawing, pottery and painting of 6 large canvases (one for each cluster school and to rotate over period of time)
1993 - ABORIGINAL ART/CULTURAL Studies ASSPA Program Good Counsel Primary - Invited Artist in residence for painting & drawing with Yr 4 Class over 6 week period ending with exhibition of student's work at Johnstone Shire Library
1992 - ARTS FUSION, INNISFAIL SUMMER SCHOOL, TAFE. Visual artist/tutor - Weekend Children's Classes in Painting and Pottery, culminating in Group Exhibition - feature was a large 9 panel mural of a sea serpent.
Critical reviews and media coverage: 2007 - Valerie Keenan, Exhibition Review Elevating the Spirit, Arts Nexus Mag.Ed.65 p.30 Jan-Mar 2008 2007 - Think Outside The Square, Innisfail Advocate Sat.Aug 25 2007 p17 2007 - Karen van Harskamp: Raising Spirits, Cairns Post Timeout p18 Thur June 21, 2007 2007 - Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch: Elevating the Spirit, Art Dekko No30 Cairns Regional Gallery Mag. April-June 2007 pp6,8,12. www.cairnsregionalgallery.com.au/exhibition-madsen.pdf
2004 - Sense of Attachment, Arts Nexus Jan-March 05 2003 - Lou West: Remnants of Presence - Nineteen contemporary artists, Arts Nexus July-Sept p.26 2002 - Craft Connect In the Tropics, NAVA Newsletter p.13 Sept 1999 - Sandra Hodgson: Inspiration in Network in the North, Courier Mail Thur April 1 p.38 1999 - K.Madsen-Pietsch: Artist's Profile, Kuranda Paper July 1998 - Sandra Hodgson: Environment, Region, Identity, Flying Arts Gazette, Dec. Issue No. 78 p.6-9 1998 - Marina Muecke: Weekly Feature Artist, Cairns Post Friday Aug 31/p36 1996 - Marina Muecke: Unique arts Display, The Cairns Post Fri Aug 30 p25 1994 - Editorial: Art Fills A Void, (Artist's Market) Innisfail Advocate Sat Dec 17/p12 1994 - Natalie Shaw: Kerryn Takes a New Look at Life, Innisfail Advocate, Thur May 26 /p5. 1993 - Karla Pincott: Wall of Vision, Townsville Bulletin Fri Aug 20/p21
& Other Published Works 2010 - Tablelands, Perimeters and Parameters 2009 - Elevating the Spirit 2007 - Light, Time & Facade 2004 - Sense of Attachment 2003 - Remnants of Presence, Brochure (20 pages - 19 artists) (Introduction/Rationale) 2002 - Cross Currents: Micro - Macro, Sugarama Gallery, ASIM. 2002 - Wunderkammer, Exhibition Catalogue/Essay Aug/Sept; David Humes 1994 - Wall Of Vision, Article reprinted in Your Guide to Beautiful Johnstone Shire publisher Graphically Speaking, March p.6 Karla Pincott
Qld College of Teachers (Qld.Teacher Registration) Kuranda Arts Cooperative Ltd Flying Arts Inc. Qld (area representative) Kick Arts Insider, Centre of Contemporary Arts (CoCa) Cairns QLD Arts Law (Affiliate) NAVA