Biography

Art Education

2010/11

Exhibiting artist, Assistant Co-ordinator and Co-curator of Afghanistan-Australia Collaborative Arts Project; Catharsis: Tragedy & Restoration held in Kabul, Afghanistan; Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Sydney, Australia

2009/10/11

Group Artists’ week long workshops, Riversdale-Bundanon, Arthur Boyd Trust

2007

Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts

The Sydney Gallery School, Meadowbank

2005

Post-Grad. Studies - Advanced Creative Painting

Southern Sydney Art School, Kogarah

2004

Diploma of Fine Arts

Southern Sydney Art School, Kogarah

Distinctions in Painting & Sculpture

2002/3

Certificate IV in Fine Arts

Southern Sydney Art School, Kogarah

Distinction in Sculpture

2000

Statement of Attainment, Adv. Creative Painting

Southern Sydney Art School, Kogarah

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions and Artist Talks/Power Point Presentations

2018 Art & Afghanistan, Artist Talk/PPP, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

2016 Ancient Stones - Moran Gallery, Artist Talk

2014 Afghanistan - A Personal Insight, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, + Artist Talk/PPP

Afghanistan - A Personal Insight, Shoalhaven Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, + Artist Talk/PPP

2011 Friends of Hazelhurst featured artist - Sutherland Library

2009 Clarendon on York, Melbourne

1998 Hester Gallery, Newtown

Joint Exhibitions

2008 Sacred Spaces - Bowral District Art Society Gallery

1995 An Italian Love Affair - The Kulture Shop/Gallery, Glebe

1994 Diversions, Federation Zen Gallery, Bronte

1977 Armstrong Gallery, East Maitland

1976 Mark Widdup’s Cooks Hill Fine Art Gallery, Newcastle

Group Exhibitions

2018 Friends on Show, Hazelhurst Gallery

2017 Friends on Show, Hazelhurst Community Gallery

Packsaddle Exhibition - New England Regional Art Museum

2016 Packsaddle Exhibition - New England Regional Art Museum

Finalist - Korea-Australia Arts Foundation Art Prize

Friends on Show, Hazelhurst Community Gallery

Contemporary Art Society of Victoria A4 exhibition

2015 Guest artist - Lindfield Art Show

2014 Tara Anglican Girls' High School Art Show, Sydney

2013 Freedom Art Prize, Amnesty International, TAP Gallery

Support Assoc. for the Women of Afghanistan (SAWA) fundraiser, Balmain

Finalist, Kogarah Art Prize

2012 Finalist - Port Stephens Art Prize

Finalist (Open Section) Fisher's Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown Reg. Gallery

Finalist Fisher's Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown Reg. Gallery

Finalist - Gosford Art Prize, Gosford Regional Gallery

Continuum Showcase, Hazelhurst Community Gallery

2011

The Great Unknown exhibition, Artsite Gallery, Camperdown

Salon Christmas, Artsite Gallery Salon Christmas - curated by Max Taylor AM Finalist, Turnbull Art Prize, BowralFinalist, The Art of Sydney Awards

Australian Contemporary Artists, The Center for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan, Kabul

The Empty Quarters Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2010

Horus & Deloris Contemporary Art Space, Sydney

Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne

Hardware Gallery, Enmore

Continuum Showcase, Hazelhurst Community Gallery

Art of Sydney Awards, Arthouse Hotel, Sydney

Wangaratta Jazz Art Awards, Wangaratta Regional Gallery, Wangaratta, Victoria

2009

The Tyler Gallery, Newcastle

From Within, Washhouse Gallery, Rozelle (with Nahomi Yoshigawa, Mary Lapsley, Anya Pesce and Adriana Cirkovic)

Friends on Show, Hazelhurst Community Gallery

2008

Depot II Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo (Recent work by Jennifer Gowen, Margaret McNamara and Julie Brunton)

Finalist – Alvaro Painting Prize, Bowral

Finalist – David Turnbull Bequest Art Prize, Bowral

2007

Cross Bay Gallery, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney

Darling Park, Sydney

Five Year Itch - the work of Hazelhurst volunteers, Hazelhurst Community Gallery

2006/7

The Big Summer Show, Blues Poles Gallery, Byabarra, NSW North Coast

2006

Continuum Showcase, Hazelhurst Community Gallery, Gymea

2005

Muse Gallery, Darling Harbour, Sydney

2004

Finalist, Winsor & Newton/Dymocks Art Prize, Sydney

Finalist, Kogarts Art Exhibition, Sydney

2000

Southern Exposure, Southern Sydney Artists, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery

1999

The Forest Gallery, Benandarah, NSW South Coast

Galeria Aniela Fine Arts, Kangaroo Valley

Art & Frame International, Double Bay

1998

The Kulture Shop/Gallery, Bronte

1997

The Kulture Shop/Gallery, Rose Bay

Hester Gallery, Newtown

Cornucopia Gallery, Newtown

1995

Rydges Kingsway Hotel Gallery, Cronulla

Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach (Papermakers of NSW)

Sutherland Biennial Art Exhibition

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Qld –"Paper, Emerging & Established Artists working with Handmade Paper"

1994

Balmain Watch House Gallery, Sydney

Town & Country Gallery, Newcastle

1978

Women in the Arts, Lake Russell Gallery, Coffs Harbour

Kiama Festival of Jazz Art Award

1977

Possum Brush Gallery, Taree (Three Women Weavers)

Tamworth Regional Gallery (Tamworth Fibre Festival finalist)

Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville, Qld (Pacific Fibres & Fabrics Festival finalist)

PUBLICATIONS

2017

Contributor - Making Art Work, An Economic Study of Professional Artists in Australia - Australia

Council for the Arts and Macquarie University

2014

Artwork on front & back cover of biography Surviving the Killing Fields, Pol Pot stole my childhood

2010

Japan Airlines inflight magazine, Skyward – four paintings featured

2007

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery Six Monthly Exhibition Calendar (artwork featured)

1995

Artists Profiles, Australian Country Looks Magazine

COLLECTIONS

2002

Southern Sydney Institute of TAFE - Monoprint

Southern Sydney Institute of TAFE, School of Graphic Arts – Linocut print

AWARDS

2013

Painting (from Afghan body of work) exhibited at Sydney Writers' Festival, during an

address given by Major-General John Cantwell (ADF) on Australia's involvement in Afghanistan

2012

Highly Commended - Port Stephens Art Prize Contemporary Section

Commended - Continuum Showcase, Hazelhurst Community Gallery

2010

Winner of the Abstract Section of The Art of Sydney Awards

2008

Highly Commended/Best Abstract Painting, Continuum Showcase, Hazelhurst Community Gallery, Gymea

2006

Highly Commended, Continuum Showcase, Hazelhurst Community Gallery, Gymea

2004

1st Prize (Painting), Kogarts Exhibition, Kogarah Council

2nd Prize (Painting), Kogarts Exhibition, Kogarah Council

Most Outstanding Sculpture Student of the Year awarded by Bundeena Artists Group, Southern Sydney Art School Fine Arts Awards

PRIVATE COMMISSIONS

2017 IMO Pty. Ltd. (corporate medical suites in Sydney CBD) - 3 works for boardroom plus lge. triptych

2009 Vancouver, Canada

2008 London, U.K.

2006 Alkmaar, Holland