Born in Melbourne, Australia, I am a self taught artist with over 20 years experience in various creative roles. My skills range from drawing ,illustration and print based projects and publishing, through to painting, exhibiting and organising. I also work on community driven projects with other organisations and collaborate regularly. As well as creating work whenever possible, I run a small press comic art collective - silentarmy.org Below is a selection of information relating to my art practice. For a full CV regarding workshops and illustration work please write to me.
Select Commissions 2017 Murals, two storey car park, Monash Council, Oakleigh 2016 Mural,Feature Walls Festival, Bradbury & Blanchard Gallery, Sheffield UK 2016 Installation, On the Verge, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne 2016 Publications, Useless Pilgrim I and II, Radio as Paper, France 2016 Mural commissions, Belleville, Office of Public Works, Melbourne 2015 Murals, Painting the Port, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Melbourne 2014 Drawing & Installations, Drawbridge , Polyglot Theatre, Indonesia 2013 Publication & Installation, Art as Life, Animatismart, Timor Leste 2012 Illustrations & murals, QV, Melbourne 2011 Illustrations & murals, Dancehouse Inc., Melbourne
Select Grants and Awards 2017 Platinum award for Contribution to Comic Arts and Community in Australia, Ledger Awards 2016 Development grant, Fikaris artist tour, Australia Council for the Arts 2016 Literature grant, Instruction Manual for Lonely Mountains, City of Melbourne 2015 Smart Arts Grant, Where Do I Belong?, City of Melbourne 2014 Peoples choice award, Animatism mural, Gertrude st Projection Festival 2013 Succesful crowd funding, Art as Life Book, Various supporters, National 2012 Smart Arts Grant, Everyday life is pretty interesting stuff, City of Melbourne
Select Residencies 2016 Artist in residence, Atelier Garage, Lyon, France 2016 Artist in residence, Neues KunstForum, Cologne, Germany 2015 Artist in residence, Melbourne City Libraries, Term 2 & 3 2014 Artist in residence, Melbourne Grammar School, Term 1 & 2 2014 Artist in residence, Survive Garage, Yogyakarta Indonesia 2014 Artist in residence, Block Studios, City of Yarra Term 2 2013 Artist in residence, Animatism, Arte Moris, Dili, Timor Leste 2013 Cartooninst with Green Screen by Sans Hotel/Nicola Gunn, Arts Centre Melbourne 2011 Cartoonist, Inherent Vice, NGV Studio, Melbourne
Select Exhibitions 2017 solo exhibition, Let's Pretend, Private, Moonah, Tasmania 2016 exhibition with Nelio, Altered States, Atelier Garage, Lyon, France 2016 exhibition with Patrick Rieve, Inner Meeting Point, Richas Digest, Cologne, Germany 2016 group exhibition, Resident, Motor Works Gallery, South Yarra 2016 group exhibition, Mind the Gap, Maroondah Access Gallery, Ringwood 2015 solo exhibition, An Accident, Melbourne City Library 2013 solo exhibition, Booth of Truth, Arte Moris Gallery, East Timor 2013 group exhibition, Heat, Backwoods Gallery, Collingwood 2012 solo exhibition, Wolves and Brats, Brunswick Bound, Brunswick 2011 solo exhibition, Good Taste , Nine on Seven Gallery, Melbourne 2010 group exhibition, Seven Evils in One, No Vacancy, Melbourne 2010 group exhibition, Space Invaders , National Gallery of Australia, Nationally 2009 group exhibition, Fine Things , Highlander Gallery, Melbourne 2009 group exhibition, Constellations , RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
Select Editorial Productions 2017 Art Editor, Bread & Roses Issue 1, Office of Public Works, Melbourne 2016 Editor and book designer, Instruction Manual for Lonely Mountains, Sans Hotel 2016 Art Editor, Bread & Roses Issue 0, Office of Public Works, Melbourne 2016 Editor, Trails Issue 13, Les editeurs Octobre, Grenoble, France 2015 Co-Editor and book designer, Where Do I Belong, Signal Arts/Refugee Art Projects 2014 Editor and book designer, Lunch Meets, Signal Arts, Melbourne 2014 Editor and book designer, Dailies Issues 3 and 4, Silent Army Comic Art Collective 2013 Editor and book designer, Dailies Issues 1 and 2, Silent Army Comic Art Collective 2012 Editor and book designer, Everyday life is pretty interesting stuff, Signal Arts, Melbourne
Select Bibliography 2016 Contribution of artwork, If we all spat at once they’d drown: drawings about class, Melbourne 2016 Interview and artwork, Melbourne Street Art Guide, Thames & Hudson, Australia 2015 Contribution of artwork, 8x3 anthology, Radio as Paper , France 2015 Interview and profile, Freelance Artist, Jogja Tribuna Arts & Culture, Indonesia 2014 Interview and profile, Connecting Australia and East Timor via Art, Neos Kosmos, National 2013 Profile, Street Art Melbourne, Explore Australia, National 2012 Contribution of artwork, Blood and Thunder anthology, Blood and Thunder, Sydney 2011 Interview and profile, Drawn Together, Time Out Magazine, National 2011 Profile, Graphic Art Guru, The Age Newspaper, National