Australia

MFA @ VCA

This year and next I am undertaking a research degree at the Victorian College of the Arts, a faculty of the University of Melbourne. I was recently successful in completing a progress review of my research which means that my candidature is now confirmed and I can continue making art and conducting self-directed research with the University's support. My supervisor throughout the Master of Fine Arts degree is artist, Mark Shorter.

The research project I proposed for my MFA forms part of the my ongoing critique of Captain Cook and his three Pacific voyages, a project I began in Hawai‘i in 2012. The practice-led research conducted during the Masters programme will explore the application of decolonising methodologies to artistic practice and the possibilities that emerge as a result. It is my hope that this conceptual framework will provide a means to reinterpret historical events and signifiers of colonisation. The theoretical and practice-led research will result in a photographic outcome and written thesis with major concerns of the project being First Nation sovereignty, colonisation, decolonisation, whiteness and the myth of Terra Nullius.

'Within You Without You' at VOLUME 2015

I'll be up in Sydney this weekend for VOLUME 2015 | Another Art Book Fair. Presented by Artspace in partnership with Perimeter Books (Melbourne) and Printed Matter (New York), VOLUME 2015 is the official offsite event for Sydney Contemporary

I have a table and I'll be selling the last remaining copies of Within You Without You. You'll find me on Level 1, Stand L1.9A.

I'm also hosting a little Sydney launch for the book at my table on Saturday 1pm - 1.15pm. For more details click here.

VOLUME 2015 | HOURS AND LOCATION
Friday 11 September: 5–9pm
Saturday 12 September: 11am – 7pm
Sunday 13 September: 11am–6pm
FREE and open to the public

Artspace
The Gunnery Building
43–51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo 2011


Finalist in the Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women 2015

I am pleased to be included among the finalists of the Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women with a portrait I made of my partner, Rhenny. The portrait will be on display this month as part of the Maggie Diaz Projects at Brightspace in St. Kilda.

Maggie Diaz Projects (Exhibition - Prize - Installation)
3 - 19 September 2015
Opening Thursday 3 September 6-9pm
Brightspace
8 Martin St
St. Kilda

"Maggie Diaz Projects features an exhibition of photographs taken in the City of Port Phillip area from the 1960s to the 1980s, along with an installation of photographs that capture the essence of the Diaz Collection, which date back to Chicago in the 1950s. 90 year old Diaz remains a St. Kilda resident and Brightspace is proud to have initiated this project, which celebrates her as a true artist and trailblazer for Australian women photographers. 
The MDPPfW has attracted an overwhelming response! Finalists will be exhibited as part of Maggie Diaz Projects."

Rhenny on my 37th birthday, Hawai‘i  2015

Rhenny on my 37th birthday, Hawai‘i 2015

FOCUS: Camera Swap Meet & Zine Fair 2015

Bloom Publishing, Hillvale and Home-Work Studio have joined forces to bring us the second annual FOCUS: CameraSwap Meet & Zine Fair
There will be loads of camera gear and printed matter from Analog Cameras, Diane Inc., Film Never Die, Heavytime Books, Knowledge Editions, No Good, Particle Books, Perimeter Books and Vintech.

A small number of copies of Within You Without You will be available for purchase from the lovely Bloom Publishing.

When:
Sunday August 9
10am - 4pm

Where:
Home-Work Studio
7-11 Dawson St
Brunswick Vic 3056