In 2019 I was awarded a grant from Country Arts SA and Regional Arts Australia for a twelve-month mentorship with Kay Lawrence.
The mentorship has given me the confidence in stepping out of a comfort zone, with awareness in extending my work with a stronger narrative around the work informed by personal history and research and allowing myself the time to be challenged by creating large 3D works, while giving consideration to instillation, how the works will use space (forming a relationship between colour and space), how they are hung, draped or laid down while critically evaluating the work.
I have produced a body of experimental and conceptual works with a focus on handmade textiles that are inspired by the use of domestic processes (woman’s work), while referencing time and place with some works responding to specific locations and evoking memories from my childhood.
The work was to be exhibited the Riddoch Art Gallery July to September 2020 but due to the Covid pandemic it has been postponed until September 2021.
Mineral deposits left behind by water seeping into caves, laid down over thousands of years forming speleothems.