Academic Qualifications:
2004/08 Currently studying an M.A at Monash University Melbourne
1996Grad Cert Enterprise Management, Swinburne University of Technology.
1993Post Graduate Study, Visual Arts, Monash University Gippsland.
1989Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts), Monash University Gippsland.
1984Graduate Diploma in Graphics, Hawthorn Institute of Education.
1982Diploma of Technical Teaching, Hawthorn Institute of Education.

Relevant Employment History:
1991-2008Lecturer and sub team leader of Art Department - East Gippsland Institute of TAFE.
1990-1991Executive Officer, Arts Network East Gippsland.
1979-1989Teaching positions at Monash University Gippsland, Hawthorn Teachers College, and various Secondary Colleges in Victoria.

Recent projects:
2008Event Manager and Concept Designer. Public Tea Party & Parade, Bairnsdale’s CBD part Feast on East, food & wine festival.
2007Art Director. Feast on East, food & wine festival. Exhibition Art & Food, Bairnsdale Art Gallery, exhibiting artist & mentoring of two emerging artists.
2007The Long Now, participation in making an ordinary house into an art house, a group show at Nowa Nowa.
2006Won Sculpture Prize $10,000 from East Gippsland Institute ofTafe.
2005Yallambee Stud, Marquee at Flemington Racecourse, project design and execution in partnership with ETC Graphic design.
20057th Garma Festival, Gulkula, Gove Peninsula, Arnhem Land. Working with the Yolngu women in the gathering and sharing of knowledge in one of the oldest living cultures on earth. Garma is an event which fosters greater understanding between indigenous and non indigenous people within the Yothu Yindi relationship.
2004Panorama, solo exhibition of Paintings at the Farmers Arms Hotel, Lindenow. East Gippsland.
2004Meeting Place, Regional Arts Australia Conference. Visual designer for Maydale pavilion a huge tin shed and other venues around the Horsham showgrounds which housed 2000 delegates, lines of lit sculptures and huge corrugated tissue paper lights, signage and stage props.
2002Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival, Concept designer/ visual designer for “On Salty Ground” an environmental performance based on the issues of Salinity. It was performed on the Loch lawns at night on the banks of the Murray River. The performance included multicultural, indigenous and non-ethnic groups from the Mildura area and performed over two nights with 130 dancers, choreographed by Anna Smith.
2001Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival, Artist-in-Residence, ‘River Lights Project’, delivering community workshops in the construction of large-scale lanterns for Mildura’s CBD, incorporating iconographic elements of Sunraysia’s multi-cultural history and celebrated life on the river.
2000Artist participant in the Melbourne Fringe Festival Architecture Exhibition at Docklands, creating a series of screens 20 metres long and 2.5 metres high from recycled building materials.
1999Project Co-ordinator, Australia Council funded ‘Panels Project’ working with six ex-patriot communities living in Australia to create cultural panels for public installation in Mallacoota, VIC.
1998Australia Council Professional Development grant to delivered workshops to Aboriginal communities in the Kimberly and the Pilbara, WA, in timber carving, etching and resin inlay.
1997Artist-in-Residence, ‘Uniting our Rural Communities’, projects included props for a travelling road and a seating project for five rural towns.