ARTIST STATEMENT

Printmaking covers a wide variety of techniques and it is this challenge of process and expectation which fuels my creative interest.

The idea of producing multiple prints from a variety of printmaking methods appealed to me and influenced my choice to study printmaking at the North Adelaide School of Art  in the 1980’s.

My linocuts bring together digital manipulation and traditional printmaking techniques. For many years I worked in the graphic arts industry and modern printing technology combined with hand produced printmaking processes are a fascinating mix to me. I like to experiment using both methods, discovering ways to express the mark making and drawing elements.

Form and texture often drive my choice of subject matter. The linocut medium employs an element of sculpture while carving and it is this quality I try to bring to my printmaking. 

THE SILENT COP Reduction Linocut

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

August 6-29, 2021 – Gallery M, Marion – Gallery M Open Contemporary Art Prize 2021

EXHIBITIONS

2021    –  Gallery M, Marion, ‘Please Repeat’ Exhibition, September 3-26 

2021    –  Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide, ‘Just Imagine’, SALA, August 15-29

2021    –  Gallery M Open Contemporary Art Prize 2021, August 6-29, Finalist

2021    –  Visitor Information Centre Gallery, Port Adelaide, ‘Press On’

2021    –  International Print Day in May 2021/Traces International Online Exhibition

2021    –  Campbelltown Rotary Art Show

2021    –  ‘Once Upon a Time’, Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide

2020    –  Steamroller Event, Manton Street Studios

2020    –  Visitor Information Centre Gallery, Port Adelaide, ‘Press Gang’

2020    –  Gallery M ‘Slightly More Abstract’ Exhibition

2019    –  Gallery M Open Contemporary Art Prize 2019, Finalist

2019    –  Visitor Information Centre Gallery, Port Adelaide, SALA, ’50 Shades of Ink’

2019    –  ‘Free Wheeling’ (Tour Down Under 2019), Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide

2018    –  ‘Deja Vu’, Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide

2018    –  “Mostly Marine”, Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide

2018    –  Gallery M, ‘Limited Edition’ (Group of 3 artists)

2018    –  ‘Colour Wheel’, Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide,

2017    –  ‘pARTicipation’, Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide

2017    –  ‘Wharf Wind and Water’, Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide

2017    –  Gallery M Open Contemporary Art Prize 2017, Finalist

2016    –  Studio Artists Exhibition, Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide

2016    –  Cats in the Loft Gallery, Port Adelaide ‘Copy Cats’ Exhibition

2016    –  ‘At the Edge’, Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide

1988    –  Site 55, Hindmarsh Arts

1985    –  North Adelaide School of Art (TAFE), Graduate Exhibition

1984    –  Realization 10 (10 Student Artists), Adelaide Festival Fringe Exhibition