With the generous support of an anonymous benefactor, the Art Gallery of South Australia recently acquired the Message in a Bottle folio of prints, from the 2017 International Print Run, featuring SA printmakers Kai Benyk, Sonya Hender, Christobel Kelly, Lorelei Medcalf, Deborah Miller, Olga Sankey, Amanda Seacombe, Lucy Timbrell, Ella-Maude Wilson and Mei Sheong Wong.
Cultural Illumination: Aldinga, SALA at the Barr Smith Library
The exhibition Aldinga examines the strange wonderment of this sometimes gothic, southern landscape. Through letterpress, this artists’ book uses a process of ‘slow thinking’ in the formulation of each printed word. Even slower than handwriting, the act of printing becomes a way of scraping away until the substrata of time and place are revealed. Until: Sun 30 Sept 2018.
Finalist in the Open Category of The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize for 2018, for the work Vaster Than Empires and More Slow.
Artist in Residence, Sauerbier House, 21 Wearing St, Port Noarlunga SA 4 July - 30 September 2017, Exhibition launch Saturday 23 September, 1.30–4pm.
During this three-month open studio project an examination of the geographical areas around Aldinga, Port Willunga and Red Ochre Beach works to peel back layers of history. Through writing, printmaking and sculpture the artist revisits ideas around deep attachment to place. City of Onkaparinga Artist in Residence.
BallinglenArts Foundation Fellowship, Ballycastle, 15 March - 26 April 2017.
A six-week international artist’s residency at the Ballinglen Arts Centre Artist Residency in County Mayo the Republic of Ireland generously provided studio space at the Ballinglen Arts Centre as well as a discrete cottage accommodation in a group of houses set aside for visiting international artists, and culminated in the exhibition Consonance, held in late April at the Centre’s Gallery.
2017, Arts SA Independent Makers and Presenters, Professional Development Grant, Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship, Ballycastle, North Mayo, Republic of Ireland.
2016 Helpmann Academy of Visual and Performing Arts Grant for the exhibition Landscape and Dissonance held at Format Collective Gallery.
2016, Review of exhibition, A Covenant with the Animals, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, 2 December-29 January.
Reviewer: Christobel Kelly The complex bargain: animals and humans. http://imprint.org.au/uncategorized/the-complex-bargain-animals-and-humans/
Kings Bridge Artists Residency Kings Bridge Cottage Launceston, 2 - 29 November 2015
This residency gave a time of quiet reflection in a space of outstanding natural beauty. Close to the extensive colonial collection of paintings and artefacts held at the Queen Victoria Museum and Gallery, as well as the beautiful pleasure gardens of the Cataract Gorge, this area has a long history of artistic engagement.
2015 Arts SA project grant, Through a Glass Darkly, artist’s residency and exhibition at Sawtooth Gallery, Launceston.