I am an artist and writer living an working in Melbourne, Australia. My work focuses on the complex relationship between people, nature and place. Once, while driving around on my own, I decided that I wanted to be the unstoppable force to society's immovable lack of environmentalism, which is a bit egotistical, but still felt right. My practice uses community research, enabled discovery and vast exploration of history, I'm a whiz at validating historical hunches and assertions via fringe Facebook groups.
I have self published three zines and have my first monograph coming out in 2022
. Work of mine is held in private collections from Florida, to Kenya to suburban Canberra. I have dual citizenship, lack a gall bladder, survived an all boys school and landed a backflip once.
I founded and run Tall Poppy Press
, a publishing house enabling emerging Australian photographers.
I've written for a mixture of online publications, commissioned pieces and interviews. I consistently review books and interview artists at my own platform Tending to the Garden
, and am a regular contributor at C4 Journal
, Photo Collective
and The Heavy Collective
. I have written and edited artist statements for others, created writing for submission of awards and am always happy to discuss writing further. One of the best parts of writing is engaging with the community and championing great work. I have a fairly whimsical weekly newsletter you can subscribe to here
I'd love to be contacted about: writing commissions, exhibiting, publishing, collaborating and print sales. Or just to have a chat, I do like a bit of a yarn.
An up-to-date CV can be found here
It feels right to write that I'm working on the traditional and unceded lands of the Wurudjeri people of the Kulin nation.