JamFactory, South Australia.
I have had a long association with the University of South Australia since 1996 when I first started as a lecturer there. I am honoured to become an adjunct Professor and look forward to the ways I can contribute to the university culture and arts education.
Art Gallery of Western Australia.
This series celebrates the achievements of South Australia’s most influential artists working in craft-based media through the presentation of a major solo exhibition and a 3-year national tour.
South Australian Living Artists Festival is a statewide festival of visual art that has been running since 1998. The Festival’s feature artist presents a major exhibition and is the subject of a monograph written and published in South Australia.
Joining the 21 artists who have been honoured in this way is a truly humbling experience.
2017 is the first year of the FUSE Glass Prize, presented by JamFactory. This new prize for Australian and New Zealand Glass is a $20,000 non-acquisitive prize. Ten finalists were selected and shown in an exhibition at JamFactory, Adelaide.
The international cohort of judges comprised: Tina Oldknow, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass, Corning Museum of Glass, New York; Dr Robert Bell, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the Australian National Gallery: DR Margot Osborne, Independent Australian Arts writer and curator; Dr Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs at the Art Gallery of South Australia and Brian Parkes, Chief Executive Officer at JamFactory.
Needless to say, I was thrilled to be awarded the prize.
Each year a $40,000 Fellowship is awarded to a South Australian artist to significantly develop their work.
This year it was me. It meant I could profoundly develop my work, take risks, be able to fail, learn and build. An incredible opportunity for which I am extremely grateful.
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Art Gallery of Western Australia. New Glass Review No. 32 – International juried selection for Corning Museum of Glass review
Art Gallery of Western Australia. New Glass Review 27 – International juried selection for Corning Museum of Glass review.
Art Gallery of Western Australia. New Work Grant, Visual Arts/Craft Fund, Australia Council for the Arts