Community Arts

As an artistic community collaborator, curator, mentor, consultant and facilitator I have worked with NGO's such as BighArt, Arts Access, CERES, the CREATE & Mirabell Foundations, NO LIMITS TV and CMYI. With local governments - The City of Melbourne, Moreland, Whittlesea, Hume and Tangentyre Council (NT), and government organisations such as FACV, EIEP, FCS NT, DHS & CAFWA.
(Founder, Designer & Project Manager) - A community hub & information resource for Melbourne freshwater places, people, Aboriginal History & Culture, native flora, fauna & geology. Funded by Moreland City Council - Cultural Arts Grants 2006. Produced through a mentorship with Wurundjeri Elder Ian Hunter.
The website boasts over 400,000 hits in the past 2 years alone and was recently added to the National PANDORA Archive by the State Library of Victoria, making it a permeant public record.

The New Venny Floor Project Current
(Artistic Co-Creator)
Commissioned by the City of Melbourne for the Kensington Community Adventure Playground. Co-created with Danni Von Der Borch, this permanent floor artwork approximately 100 square meters, includes 1000’s of artworks and photographs set into clear resin documenting the 30 year history of the centre. The building itself is yet to be completed, so I am only able to show w.i.p. images at present. This building is set to become the "Greenest" building in Melbourne

Crow Nest 2009
(Collaborating Artist)
CERES Environmental Park, East Brunswick.
We built a "crow's nest" for the King Fisher Festival. It will be a performance space for Waang and the baby crows and live on to be a children's play environment.

Contact Exhibition 2008
A show case of the very best artworks created by artists with disabilities within the City of Hume.

Art Day South 2005-7 
(Arts Facilitator)
Art Day South is a visual & performing arts program, which has been running for over 10 years. The artists are all people with disabilities. During the two and a half years I worked as artistic facilitator we created short films, exhibitions and theatre performances.

"Dragon Breath" Cube 37 Frankston Arts Centre 2009

"Headcase" a short film directed by Rhian Hinkley and myself, and created with participants and staff of Arts Access' Art Day South Program.

Get Out! 2005-8 (Arts Facilitator)
A visual & performing arts program for people with disabilities living in the Southern Peninsular area.

Illustrate and Illuminate 2007

Sunrise Kindergarten 2006
(Artist in Residence) 
This mural was created with the pre-school children of Sunrise Kindergarten, North Carlton
paint, marine ply & hardwood timber frame
6 x 1.4 meters

Portrait of a Carer Exhibition 2005
(Curator & Mentor Artist) 
Curator and Consulting Artist, Portrait of A Carer exhibition at Melbourne Town Hall, Child Protection Week with Big hArt, CREATE Foundation, Mirabel Foundation, Vodaphone Australia Foundation, FCAV and City of Melbourne. Then touring DHS State Manager's Forum for NGO's, July 2005, Foster Care Association Victoria's Office Launch, Feb 2005 and the CAFWA 2005 Symposium.

Your Stories, Alice Springs 2004 
(Consulting Artist & Art Mentor)

Consulting Artist / Art Mentor Your Stories, Alice Springs digital and visual arts workshops, with Big hArt, CREATE Foundation, Vodaphone Australia Foundation, Anglicare NT, Family & Community Services NT and Tangentyre Council - from which the (Y)OUR Stories publication and short films were produced.