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- 6 years 9 months
I have a huge interest in interdisciplinary processes that incorporate digital technology with practical traditional skills. I also enjoy experimenting and learning about new media and materials outside of my core practice. Often I am found pasting imagery and scribbling obsessively in my visual diary!
I have happily been an art tutor at Pablos Art Studios for the last ten years where I develop and deliver art projects and support artists with their creative development plans. I work with a range of artist with various mental health and disability backgrounds. One of my roles at Pablos is to project manage/curate exhibitions for ROAR! gallery.
Primarily I work with aerosol and stencil media over a range of found surfaces and textures. The environmental aesthetic of where I find these materials will often inform the treatment of my subject matter such as weathered advertising, rust diffusing over concrete and collaged bills. As a creative practitioner I place myself in the ambiguous area between art and design.
My work is exhibited regularly through galleries and online communities. It is important for me to celebrate my journey and enjoyment of creating work and using it to connect to others while being open to critical reception. With this in mind, I can further contribute to my creative community. These learning opportunities should be accessible, fun and for all to take ownership of regardless of the individuals background or status.
Up until recently I was a Creative Technologies Lecturer at the Wellington Institute of Technology where over the last ten years I delivered a wide range of courses that included: Exhibition design, Studio processes, Digital Film and Television, Experimental Painting, Photography, Graphic Design and Critical Studies. Having a research and contextual focus is very important me and my strengths are in the areas of appropriation & copyright, low brow culture, urban illustration and film theory.