Status - Married 1967 - 4 children / 3 grandchildren
EDUCATION HISTORY Geelong & District Hospital Vic. General Nursing Certificate - Honours Graduate 1967 Matthew Flinders Girls School Matriculation Certificate - First Class Honours 1963
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Moongate Studios Vic Creative Director - self employed visual fine artist / designer 1986 - present Ceramic Artist 1971 - 1986 Geelong & District Hospital Vic. Nursing Tutorial Department 1969 - 1970 General Nursing 1964 - 1969
RELATED EXPERIENCES / APPOINTMENTS Book Illustration - A Gentleman Friend from Sirmione 2017 Book Illustration -The White Broad Brimmed Linen Sun Hat 2015 Contributing Writer - The Owner Builder Magazine - 2013 - present International Women's Day Resilience - Touring Photographic Portrait Exhibition 2013 Moongate Studios Autumn Open Weekend 2013 Surf Coast Arts Trail Open Studio Weekend 2012 - present Sustainable House Day Open Weekend - house & garden 2009 Moongate Studios - Bellbrae Vic. Owner built mudbrick home / studios / gardens 1980 - 2008 G21 Arts Culture & Heritage Pillar Geelong Vic. Committee Member - ARTS 2005 Friends Of William Buckley - St Leonards Vic. Consultant - Footprints in the Sand exhibition 2004 Geelong Sculptors Inc Vic. Concept & Development - Photographic Essay 2002 City of Greater Geelong Vic. Arts Board 2002 United Way Charities Selected for the Christmas Card series 1999 Moontrail Artist Open Studios Geelong Vic. Brochure & Exhibitions 1996 Jazz At The Jail Geelong Vic. Co Director 1995 Moongate Magic Poetry Book self published 1988
RELATED INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES Ars Incognita Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi Nichelino ITALY Attended & received Medaglia Mauriziana for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts 2017 1st International Painting & Calligraphy Federation Festival & Arts Forum Suzhou CHINA 2016 Attended & received Certificate for Art Excellence 2nd International Painting & Calligraphy Festival Yeosu SOUTH KOREA 2016 Attended & received Certificate of Merit from Qualitaly Cultural Association ITALY & Certificate of Merit from The Chinese Painting & Calligraphy Federation for Art Excellence & Cultural Initiatives Expo Milano International Art Contest hosted in the Chinese Pavillion Attended award ceremony and received GOLD 3rd place medal & certificate 2015 Australian delegation member to Turin Piedmont Italy 2014 Visioni dall' Australia - Bra Italy Attended Solo Touring Exhibition Opening 2005 QUALITALY - Cultural corridor initiated and nurtured by Moongate Studios & Massimiliano Panero (Turin) between Geelong Vic. AUSTRALIA and Turin Piedmont ITALY in partnership with Diversitat, Gordon TAFE, National Wool Museum, City of Greater Geelong and Piemontese Association Sydney NSW. Italian delegation - Two week visit to Geelong for over 20 events - Pako Festa, dinners, tastings, exhibitions & civic reception. Feb 2004 Australian delegation - Two week visit to Piedmont for similar experience. June 2004 International Tour 2 4 months of exhibitions and cultural exchange in Piedmont / Rome Italy. Also New York, Montana & Colorado USA. 1999 International Tour 1 3 months of solo exhibitions in Italy& New York USA Invitation to Venice Biennale opening from Australian Embassy Rome & visits to major galleries Paris & New York 1997.
MEMBERSHIPS Geelong Sculptors Inc - Founding Secretary 2002 - 2015 Affiliated with Regional Arts Victoria Arthouse Collective Inc - Founding Secretary 2001 Affiliated with Regional Arts Victoria Geelong Art Gallery Vic. 2000 - 2016 Surf Coast Arts Vic. 2000- present Victorian Artists Society Melbourne Vic. - Signatory Member 1991 - present Co-founder Through The Keyhole Geelong Vic. Pako Festa Fringe Art exhibition 1996 - 1999 Geelong Arts Society Vic. 1985 - 1995 Geelong Ceramic Group Vic. - Foundation Member 1970 - 1980
AWARDS Nichelino ITALY - Medaglia Mauriziana for Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts 2017 Suzhou CHINA - Merit Certificate for Art excellence 2016 Yeosu SOUTH KOREA - Merit Certificates for Art excellence & continued contribution to Cultural Exchange 2016 Milan Expo ITALY - International Art Contest at Chinese Pavilion - Gold Medal 2015 Vision Australia Vic. - Making a Difference - Geelong Sculptors 2009 Accademia Delle Belle Arti Di Cuneo ITALY - Honorary Arts Degree 2005 Honorary Citizenship of Piemonte ITALY - Cultural Development 2005 Victorian Artists Society Melbourne Vic. - Signatory 2004
Target Acquisitive Geelong Vic. - Winner 1995 Hamilton Hume Acquisitive Vic. - Winner 1995 Colac Art Show Vic. - Best Black & White in Any Medium 1994 Bacchus Marsh Art Show Vic. - Best Print or Lithograph 1994 Colac Art Show Vic. - Winner Still Life 1993 Cobden Art Show Vic - Winner Oil 1993 Colac Art Show Vic. - Winner Open / Joe O'Brian prize for Miniature 1992 Melbourne High School Art Show Vic. - Best Painting Under $400 1992 Colac Art Show Vic. - Best Oil / Best Portrait 1991 Lorne Art Show Vic. - Beaurepaire Award for Best in Show 1991 Geelong Art Society Vic. - Vivian Hill Award 1990 St Josephs College Vic. - Best Oil 1990 / 1991 / 1994 Ballarat Art Show Vic. - Judges Award 1989 Lorne Art Show Vic. - Best Still Life 1989 Geelong Art Society Vic - Best Oil 1989 Barwon Heads Festival Vic. - Winner 1988 / 1989
COMPETITIVE PROJECTS / GRANTS Surf Coast Shire Vic. - PIPELINE - Community & Civic Precinct Sculpture Installation 2012 1969 Lara Bushfire Memorial Committee Vic. - Grass Sculpture / Information Art Panel 2010 Geelong Sculptors Inc / Vision Australia - Do Touch Sculpture Project 2009 City of Greater Geelong Vic. - Shortlisted Cole Memorial Sculpture 2007 Seabank Estate Development Barwon Heads Vic. - Two Cultures Sculpture Installation Stage1 2005 City of Greater Geelong Vic. - Skating Gecko 2006 John Landy Field Federation Sculpture Vic. - Spirit of Sport & Sporting Panels 2001 City of Greater Geelong Vic. - The Big Picture 1999
PATRONS / COLLECTIONS
Australia Ridgeway Investments Lorne Vic. / Lennox Head NSW. 2007 - present John Barton Building Design / Fine Artist 2002 - present Simon Goh Chinta Ria Restaurants Melbourne Vic. 1995 - 1998 Jenny Bear Geelong Vic. 1991 - 1996 Twinsilver fine art gallery St Leonards Vic. 1991- 2016 National Bank Head Office Melbourne Vic. City of Greater Geelong Vic. Anti Cancer Council Vic. Young & Ko Consultants Geelong Vic. Cavalier Art Supplies Pty Ltd Geelong Vic. The Lodge Canberra ACT.
United States of America Greg Hines New York NY -- Caprices De Nicole Ltd New York NY -- Al Jarreau Los Angeles CA --Van Graphics Seattle WA BF Golds Gym Syosset NY -- K Brodlieb Pro Services New York NY.
Europe Australian Embassy Rome ITALY -- Piera Arte Contemporanea Bra ITALY -- Giorgio Barberis Art Critic Piedmont ITALY Council Chambers Bra ITALY -- Hotel Do Pozzi Venice ITALY -- Hotel Du Roi Rene Paris FRANCE.
CORPORATE & PRIVATE COMMISSIONS (oil on canvas) MACS Multicultural Aged Care Services - Arts Walking Trail of sculpture and paintings 2018 Eagles Nest Gallery Aireys Inlet Vic. - Tango (sculpture design) 2012 Yogi Stefanovski Geelong Vic. - Bali Birthday 2010 City of Greater Geelong Vic. - Icons of Geelong for Mayoral Gift Collection 2010 Vickie Harris Geelong Vic. Ciaccolata 2010 Jane Clark Melbourne Vic. - Mr Percival (acrylic on board) 2010 Ridgeway Investments Lorne Vic. / Lennox Head NSW. - large collection 2007 - present Twinsilver fine art gallery St Leonards Vic. - Iris Magic 2007 Elephant & Castle Geelong Vic. - Chess Piece Series 2006 Ken Brodlieb NY USA. - Villa Within Villa Series 2006 Austin Wines Geelong Vic. - Afternoon at the Austins 2003 Michele Benjamin Geelong Vic. - Play Me CD cover 2002 Le Parisien Restaurant Geelong Vic. - Can Can Series 2002 Raiway Bistro Bannockburn Vic. - Railway Bistro ( sculpture design/ oil on canvas) 2001 Amare Concept Salon Geelong Vic. - Yellow Page Series (lino-cuts) The Salon 2001 - 2004 Water Front Geelong Vic. - Series (sculpture design) 2001 - 2002 Marks Restaurant Lorne Vic. - Marks Series 1998 Kelsons Consultants Melbourne Vic. - Kelsons Series 1998 Paul Rettke Geelong Vic. - Lingering at the Lane CD cover 1996
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 50 + ON 4 CONTINENTS - the most significant being...… 101 Ryrie Arts Geelong Vic - Sempre Sempre - Retrospective 2018 Moongate Gallery Vic - Beautiful Ukraine - 2016 Moongate Gallery Vic - Book Launch of A Gentleman Friend from Sirmione - 2016 Moongate Gallery Vic - Book Launch of The White Broad Brimmed Linen Sun Hat - 2015 Moongate Gallery Vic - Annual Surf Coast Arts Trail 2014 - present Touring Program Piedmont Italy - I DUE MONDI 2014 - 15 Moongate Gallery Vic - Inaugural Opening Exhibition - SOLLUNA 2014 Rathlea at K8 Geelong Vic - Tango 2011 Summer Tango at Moongate Bellbrae Vic - The Art of Dance / The Dance of Art 2011 Twinsilver fine art gallery St Leonards Vic - Annual Exhibitions 2002 - present Moongate Studios Geelong Vic - Last Waltz at Maidie - monthly open studio 2007 Arlington at Wattle Park Chalet Melbourne Vic - For the Love of Italy 2007 Chiesa San Rocco Bra Italy - Visioni Dall' Australia Touring Exhibition 2005 - 2006 Private Soiree Copenhagen Denmark - Geelong to Copenhagen 2004 Geelong & District 10 Venues / 10 Galleries - Art Across Town 2001 AStudio d'Andreoli Cherasco Italy - Jazz 2 2001 Eagles Nest Gallery Aireys Inlet Vic - Sempre Sempre 2000 Go Cafe / Gallery Geelong Vic - Sitting Pretty 2000 Hotel Napoleon Cherasco Italy - International Tour 2 1999 Golds Lounge Syosset NY USA - International Tour 2 1999 Parliament House Melbourne Vic - Armonia di Jazz 1998 Marks Restaurant Lorne Vic - Too Blues 1998 Piera Arte Contemporanea Bra Italy - Armonia di Jazz 1997 Golds Lounge Syosset NY USA - Jan Francis in New York 1997 Soho Galleries Drysdale Vic - The Bottom Line 1995 Chinta Ria Restaurant / Gallery Melbourne Vic - Souled on the Blues 1994 Shearers Arms Gallery Geelong Vic - Over the Moon & All that Jazz 1991