Community Arts Workshop at Willsmere Estate

The first Community Arts workshop for the Artist in Residence program here at Willsmere Estate will take place at the Community Room on Saturday the 15th of February from 1-4pm.

This workshop will coincide with World Community Arts Day – a global event which takes place each year in February.

I will be asking the community to collaborate with me, to produce an impression of a map of the estate.

I will have created the beginnings of works on paper before the workshop commences, and will offer it to those that take part. They can then select an area located on a map provided of the estate, or find a spot that is important to them, and begin adding to the artwork. This can be done over the workshop duration, or time can be spent over a period of days. How the work is approached is entirely up to the individual, and will further depict and contribute to a visual interpretation of the essence of community life, both personally and collectively.

All the works will then be arranged together as a large scale collage, forming a map.

This collaborative image will feature in the final exhibition of works for the residency program.

Materials will be provided on the day.

Please contact me for any further information, and also take a look at –



FORT HEART Exhibition ‘Works’

I will be in a quiet little exhibition next week if anyone is in the area.

‘ WORKS ‘ the exhibition explores the creative and current style of Illustrators, Painters and Artists.

This will be happening on the 26th Of September
above The Union in Fitzroy.

It involves 20 Artists from Illustrative and Painting Backgrounds.

Pyrenees Cultural Events Silent Art Auction at Bowen Hill Studios a success!

A huge thank you to everyone that donated artwork, purchased the artwork and in general supported the Pyrenees Cultural Events Silent Art Auction at Bowen Hill Studios.

I am delighted to announce that we raised $10,000!!

Our nest fundraising event will be at South Melbourne Town Hall on September 11, 2013.

For further details, please contact me, or follow us on Facebook –

Back in Australia!

On New Years Eve 2012, I returned to Australia for good!

Over the past couple of months I have settled back in to life in Melbourne (Kew)

I started a new full time job working in the Arts/Disability field in January, but have also met with the Director of the Ararat Regional Gallery to discuss future exhibitions of my own, along with Community Arts projects.

I have also take on a voluntary role of Community Arts Manager for a festival that will take place in the Pyreees region of Victoria in February 2014.

On the 9th of March Mark, my husband arrived and is currenty trying to break in a pair of thongs!

Its great to be back!