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The inspiration for my Mapping series comes from journeys I have taken. The idea of mapping these travels, opens up opportunities, ideas and dreams of where I have been and where I might go: the possibilities of my future. In knowing where I have been gives me a sense of direction and confidence to move forward. My seascape and landscape paintings evoke memories of my journeys. I return to these places and memories with the aid of maps.
The earliest maps were created to help people, in particular sailors, to find their way and to reduce their fear of the unknown, to assist them in returning to sites. While intended to be utilitarian, maps also offer implicit promises of routes into and out of the unknown.
I have travelled to the Baltic region a number of times to participate in festivals and to visit friends and relatives. In this particular painting series, MAPPING THE BALTIC, I have explored the question: Did the Estonian refugees of sixty years ago have maps, either in hand or in their mind, of where they had been, where they were going and how they would return? They boarded crowded ships, often in the dark, to travel to unknown places, rushing to leave war-torn homelands. Carrying little with them, many families were separated, escape of upmost importance. The Australian mood towards refugees so different sixty years ago!
My intention is to revisit the feeling of places I have travelled through, to transform memory, to record something specifically recalled from that experience.
I studied Fine Arts and Education in Melbourne and have been a practicing full-time artist for 15 years. I have participated in solo, collaborative and group shows nationally.

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Education

Phillip Institute of Technology, (RMIT) Post Grad in Visual and Performing Arts, Bachelor of Education
Preston Institute of Technology, (RMIT) Degree in Fine Arts

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 ART at St. FRANCIS’, MELBOURNE: “Wayfaring”
2008 69 SMITH STREET GALLERY, FITZROY: “Night After Nightness”
COLLABORATION
2016 LITTLE FISHES GALLERY STUDIO, Marysville, Victoria, Exhibition with Mary Murphy: ‘Site Specific – Cathedral Ranges’
2014 BUNDOORA HOMESTEAD GALLERY, Exhibition with Mary Murphy: “Site Specific”
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 NSW PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Baltic Artists in Australia, Celebrating 100 years.
2018 ST LUKES, Exquisite Palette Exhibition, Tacit Gallery, Collingwood, VIC
2017 ART RED HILL 2017, Red Hill, VIC
2016 SOUTH COAST NATIONAL PASTEL PRIZE, Batemans Bay, NSW, Winner of the Contemporary Prize
2016 WYNDHAM ART PRIZE, VICTORIA
2016 WALKER ST GALLERY & ARTS CENTRE, DANDENONG: She Exhibition,
2015 ART4ALL, FAIRFIELD, VIC. Hangers‘ Prize
2015 RED GALLERY, NORTH FITZROY, “Place and Space”
2014 RED GALLERY, NORTH FITZROY: Estonian Art Prize
2013 69 SMITH ST GALLERY - 15 years Anniversary Exhibition
2013 DAREBIN ART SHOW, BUNDOORA
2012 SUNSHINE COAST ART PRIZE,
2011 VICTORIAN CANCER COUNCIL ART AWARDS (TOURING) VICTORIA
2010 GREENHILLS GALLERY, ADELAIDE: Estonian Art Prize, Winner,
2010 BRUNSWICK STREET GALLERY, FITZROY: 2010 Works on Paper,
2009 69 SMITH STREET GALLERY, FITZROY: Group exhibition: 2’ X 2’
2009 TOYOTA 50TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, PORT MELBOURNE
2009 WILLIAMSTOWN CONTEMPORARY ART FESTIVAL, NEWPORT

60cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Oil Paint
$710
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