Awards and Honours

Finalist, FUSE Glass Prize.

2020

JamFactory, South Australia.

Adjunct Professor, University of South Australia.

2019

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.

Finalist, Tom Malone Glass Prize.

2019

Art Gallery of Western Australia.

JamFactory Icon.

2018

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.

SALA Festival Feature Artist.

2018

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.

FUSE Glass Prize inaugural Winner.

2017

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.

Arts South Australia Fellowship

2017

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.

Finalist, Tom Malone Glass Prize

2014

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Winner, Tom Malone Glass Prize

2011

Art Gallery of Western Australia. New Glass Review No. 32 – International juried selection for Corning Museum of Glass review

Finalist, Tom Malone Glass Prize

2006

Art Gallery of Western Australia. New Glass Review 27 – International juried selection for Corning Museum of Glass review.

Winner, Tom Malone Glass Prize

2005

Art Gallery of Western Australia. New Work Grant, Visual Arts/Craft Fund, Australia Council for the Arts