Profile

 

My painting practice is process-driven, about being in commune with fundamental forces to facilitate a painterly happening. The result is the visual aesthetic thereof, as expressed through the media of paint. 

 

Creativity is often messy, mixed and contradictory. The behaviour of painterly substances when subject to unconventional painting techniques is the foundation of my 30-year art practice.

 

For the viewer, it’s an invitation to connect with what that evokes. Abstract art not only dialogues in a universal visual language, but also holds the right to trust one's own experience, an asset in any culture.

 

 

EDUCATION/BACKGROUND

 

1986    Graduated Year 12 with distinctions in both Art Practical and Theory.

1992    Graduated Bachelor of Art, Major Art History - University of Cape Town.

2016    Graduated Advanced Diploma Art Therapy – Ikon Institute of Australia.

1996-2006 Owner-operator of interior design studio and showroom Code Orange Design, in Claremont

1996-2006 Owner operator commercial art gallery Code Red Art, in Claremont Perth,

2006-2011 Numerous solo and group art exhibitions with leading art galleries in Australia.

2011-2021 Independent representation and collaborations

Private Art Curation and Art Commissions

Private Design contracts

Artwork is represented in prestigious public and private collections, including the Government of Australia, WA; the Anglican Church, Bethesda Hospital.

Corporate commissioned public artworks include 200 St George’s Terrace; 197 St George’s Terrace, Kewdale Central, The Boulevard Hote.

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2021                Circle. Kamile Gallery, Cathedral Square, Perth. 

2021                Independent Exhibition, Bay View Terrace, Claremont.

2019                By invitation at Old Cloisters Building, 200 St Georges Terrace,                                      Independent Artist Gallery. (6-month solo exhibition space)

2017 - 18         Independent Exhibition of current and retrospective work, 428 Hay Str,                          Subiaco.

2016 - 17         Caroline Christie-Coxon Studio Outlet, Studio124 Collective, Mosman Park

2013 - 14         Independent Artist Gallery, Bayview Terrace, Claremont (6-month solo                          exhibition space)

2012 - 13         Independent Exhibition, Bayview Terrace, Claremont (6-month solo                              exhibition space)

2010 – 12        Claremont Creative: Signature Artist at the Art and Design Collective,                            Leura Ave, Claremont (18-month solo exhibition space)

2012                BMW Super Cars Launch, solo artist by special invitation, BMW                                    Pavilion, Perth

2011 - 12         Independent Artist at The Claremont Gallery Collective, Leura Ave,                               Claremont (12-month solo exhibition space)

2011                By BMW special invitation, Solo Exhibition at BMW Pavilion, Perth

2010                Axia Modern Art, Armadale, Melbourne.

2010                Elements Art Gallery, Subiaco. ‘Outpourings’.

2008                Harvest, North Fremantle. ‘Delve’.

2007                BMW Masterpiece Launch, feature solo artist, BMW Pavilion, Perth

2006                Elements Art Gallery, Subiaco. ’Slant’.

2006                The Moore’s Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle. ‘Enter’.

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2021                Juniper Galleries, WA. ‘Palette’. Including Ayad Alqqaragholli, and
                        select works by the late Robert Juniper.

2021                Staircase Art Gallery Fremantle.

2020                Perth Art UpMarket – Limited Editions launch.

2016 -17          Swings and Round Abouts Gallery, Margret River

2016                Vitale Showcase, Applecross. Private exhibition.

2012                Axia Modern Art/M Contemporary, Melbourne ‘Observation to                                        Inspiration’ with Kate Elsey, Phil Elson and Xiouping Zhou.

2012                Aston Grove, Church Str, Melbourne

2012                Artist in Residence, Week of the Arts, Christchurch Grammar School

2011                Hale Art Exhibition. Perth

2011                26th Perth College Art Exhibition. Perth

2010                Elements Gallery, Perth. Artitude.

2010                Arq Artworks, Perth. Inspired Collective.

2010                Elements Gallery, Perth. Burswood Exhibition.

2010                Gadfly Gallery, Perth. Kenyan Fund.

2009                St Hilda’s Art Fair, WA artist and galleries event, Perth

2009                Arq Artworks, Perth. Inspired Collective.

2008                Artbox, Sydney.

2008                Fusion Gallery, Mandurah, WA.

2008                ABD Collective Gallery, Northbridge, Perth.

2008                Arq Artworks, Perth. Inspired Collective.

2008                Elements Art Gallery, Subiaco.

2007                The Great Deckchair Auction, Fremantle. Theatre fundraising.

2007                Artitude.  Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Perth.

2007                Elements Art Gallery, group exhibition, Kalgoorlie.

2007                Continuous representation/shows, Elements Art Gallery/Arq Artworks

2007                Tristans Gallery, Perth. Collective.

2006                Tristan's Top 10. Tristan's Gallery, Perth

2006                Artitude. Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Perth

2006                CelebriArt. Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth

2006                Opening of Tristan’s Gallery, Perth Convention Centre.

2006                Arq Artworks, Perth. Inspired Collective.

2006                Tristan’s at Allandale’s, Perth.

2005                St Hilda’s 22nd Annual Art Exhibition. Tristan's Gallery, Perth

2005                Artitude Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Perth

2005                Code Red Art, Perth. Heart Foundation Charity 

 

COLLECTIONS

Marco D’Orsogna

Evan Kakulas

Anglican Church Western Australia, Public Collection

200 St Georges Terrace, Public Collection (Ground floor Lobby), Perth CBD

Government of Australia, Department of Sports and Leisure, WA

City of Stirling, WA

197 St Georges Terrace, Public Collection (Ground floor Lobby), Perth CBD

Bethesda Private Hospital, Public Collection

Hon. Peter Collier Private Collection

Poynton Private Collection

Lucian Jonescu Private collection

Melissa Wyllie-Karlson Private Collection

Kewdale Central Public Collection

Luscombe Family Private Collection

Coxon Group Corporate Collection

Symmetry Finance Corporate Collection

Skea Private Collection

Beck Corporate & Private Collections

Momentum Partners, Corporate Collection

Desmond DeKlerk Private Collection

Dux Restaurant Public Collection

Manollini Private Collection

Rebecca deRooy Private Collection

J Stokes Private Collection

Zampatti Private Collection