I fell in love with the ocean when I was a little girl. As my father would launch me high above an incoming wave, my mother would photograph us from the shore. The still camera was an extension of my mother, the video camera an extension of my father. My youth was involuntarily invested in creative exploration, lost in my medium of photography. 

At 17, I felt an indescribable longing to tell stories underwater. My bond with the creation of ethereal settings and tales of whimsy quickly solidified. My stories and artistic expressions grew alongside me, like a lifelong friend. 


Upon first glance, these images of idealistic femininity seem flawless, perhaps merely the product of polished techniques, or objectively beautiful elements; a constant striving for unattainable perfection.

Yet they whisper deeply into womanhood‘s navigation through a flawed society,  questions of identity, the impacts of mental health and challenging our misguided acceptance of a damaging influencer economy. 

Exhibiting the force of femininity is my legacy, celebrated through honesty, vulnerability and comfort in imperfection.

Awards 

2019 Winner Brisbane Portrait Category Prize Category

2019 Third Place Beautiful Bizarre International Art Prize 

2019 Honourable Mention Australian Photography Awards

2019 Finalist Clayton Utz Art Award

2019 Finalist Curators Choice Rotary Awards 

2019 Finalist Lethbridge 20,000 Art Award 

2018 Winner Category Capture Magazine Photography 

2018 Finalist Clayton Utz Art Award 

2017 Finalist Clayton Utz Art Award 

2016 Finalist Heritage Photographic Award 

2016 Finalist Clayton Utz Art Award 

2016 Finaist Lethbridge 10000 

2015 Winner RAW National Photographer of the Year `

2015 Winner Heritage Bank Bruce Mckenzie" Award

2015 Runner Up Heritage Bank Photographic Award

2014 Honourable Mention NB Art Prize 

2014 Finalist Clayton Utz Art Award 

2013 Winner Category Award “Creativity” Lethbridge 10000

2013 Finalist Heritage Bank Photographic Award 

2013 Finalist Clayton Utz Art Award 

2012 Finalist Macquarie Photography Prize 

2012 Finalist Muswellbrook Photographic Award

Solo Exhibition​s

2020 FORCE OF FEMININITY Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane 

2018 THE DOME Manyung Gallery, Melbourne 

2017 THE DOME Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane 

2016 ARAFURA  Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane 

2014 THE IMAGINARIUM, Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay 

2014 THE IMAGINARIUM, C Gallery, Brisbane 

2012 WHIMSICAL Tosari Galleries, Toowoomba 

 

Group Exhibitions 

2020 Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, California  

2019 Brisbane Powerhouse Brisbane Portrait Prize Exhibition 

2019 Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane City Exhibition 

2019 Clayton Utz, Riparian Plaza Brisbane Finalist Exhibition 

2019 Lethbridge Gallery, Art Prize Exhibition 

2018 Clayton Utz, Brisbane City, Finalist Exhibition 

2018 Manyung Galleries, Singapore Affordable Art Fair 

2017 USQ, Toowoomba, Heritage Bank Finalist Exhibition 

2017 Clayton Utz, Brisbane City, Finalist Exhibition 

2017 Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane Art Auction 

2016 Manyung Galleries, Melbourne, ‘She” Exhibition 

2016 Clayton Utz, Brisbane City, Finalist Exhibition 

2015 Manyung Galleries, Melbourne, Works on Paper

2015 Caloundra, “Wonderland by the Sea” 

2015 RAW, Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Brisbane

2015 Clayton Utz, Brisbane City, Finalist Exhibition

2014 Tosari Galleries, Toowoomba Queensland Festival of Photography 

2014 Grammar Art Show, Toowoomba Exhibition

2014 Retrospect Gallery, Hong Kong, Singapore, London Art Fairs

2013 New York “See Me” Art Exhibit 

2013 Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay “Keeping Youth” 

2013 Brisbane Charity “Butterfly Babies” Auction 

2013 Grammar Art Show, Toowoomba Feature Artist 

2013 Brisbane Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane

2013 Heritage Bank Photographic Exhibit 

2013 Downlands Art Show, Toowoomba Exhibition 

2013 Retrospect Gallery, Singapore, Hong Kong, Hamburg, 

2013 Stockholm, Amsterdam, Brussels Affordable Art Fairs 

2012 Bleeding Heart Gallery, Brisbane City 

2012 Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, Award Exhibition 

2012 Tosari Galleries, Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Select Publication // Press

The Australian “Weekend Edition” Artist Feature | “The Courier Mail” Front Cover | Vogue Italia (vogue.it) | Beautiful Bizarre Magazine | Daily Mail UK | Australian Art Collector | Courier Mail “Brisbane Portrait Prize” | Art Guide Australia | ABC Radio | New York “Art Takes Times Square” Billboard + Book | Dark Beauty Magazine | Gold Coast Bulletin | Cove Magazine Cover Story | Art & Antiques Magazine | Brisbane News | Concrete Playground | Mornington Peninsula Magazine | Ellements Magazine New York | Fashion TV International | Art Almanac | Style Magazine | Milano Weekend + More 

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