This is me! (photographed by Hugo). I am a community artist who grew up in the country in a family of theatrics, where gypsy artists and musicians grew in my backyard. I travelled, looking for adventures, breathing in the air and people I met along the way. I found my passion in community cultural arts development, developing multi-arts programs with children, Indigenous Australians and multi-cultural community groups in outback and urban Australia and internationally.
For five years I lived in the middle of the desert, managing The Minyma Kutajara Arts Project. In collaboration with senior Pitjantjatjara/Ngaanyatjarra elders and local artists, I initiated and managed the re-opening of the art centre in Irrunytju after many years of closure.
In 2016 I moved to Adelaide with my two boys (Jonah and Hugo) who are my favourite collaborators in search of the beach. Together we started The Cucumber Project, an after school workshop for emerging artists cause OSCH was too boring.
Currently, I am the Artist in Residence at U City where in a paint splattered pop up art studio two steps from the central market we are growing an inner city arts community for the lonely and vulnerable. Our door is always open and we always, always love a good yarn!
U City/ Mitcham Council/ Art Gallery of South Australia/ Museum of South Australia / Autism SA/ Life Without Barriers/
FABRIK Arts & Heritage / Hahndorf Academy/Adelaide City Library/Murray Bridge Regional Gallery
Bilge/ The Packing Shed, Harts Mill/ FRINGE 2023
Traces VI/Belconnen Arts Centre/2022
Un-Silenced/U City/SALA 2022
Hold/ The Packing Shed, Harts Mill/ FRINGE 2022
Can you See Me?/ U City/ FRINGE 2022
The Encounter of Strangers/ U City/SALA 2021
The Hidden Treasures of Lobethal/FABRIK Arts & Heritage/ Dream Big 2021
The Papyrophilia Project / Hahndorf Academy / FRINGE2021 - Best Visual Art & Design Weekly Award
Life, Death and Dying/Kerry Packer Gallery/2020
I am Awe-tistic/ Adelaide City Library/ SALA 2020 (curator)
Vessel/ The Packing Shed, Harts Mill/ FRINGE 2020 - Best Visual Art & Design Weekly Award
Squatters/The Packing Shed, Harts Mill/ 2019
Bridge/The Packing Shed, Harts Mill/ 2018
Kapi Ungkupayi/ SASA GALLERY, Uni SA/ TARNANTHI 2015 (curator)