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Forthcoming Exhibitions

           2019 Jan Murphy Gallery “Half the perfect world”

2019 Ibiza Arts Projects

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 The Lucky Country, Hugo Michell Gallery

           2016 Psychological landscapes, Jan Murphy Gallery.

           2016 The World is as you are. Hamilton Regional Gallery.

           2016 Internal Weather, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide.

2015 Crossroads, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide.

2014 Landscape as self-portrait, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne Art Fair

2014 Morton Fine Art, Washington.

2013 On the Edge of Knowing, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne

2013 Cavedreams, Artstage Singapore, Utopian Slumps.

2013 Paintings conceived while driving, Horsham Regional Art Gallery.

2012 The Great Indoors, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne.

2011 The Lucky Country, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne

2010 Paintings conceived while driving, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne.

2009 Mountains, streams and cavedreams, Joint Hassles, Melbourne.


2008   Masters of Visual Arts. Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.

2006   Post-graduate diploma, Chelsea School of Art and Design, London.

2005   Internship at the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas.

2004   Internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice.

1996-2000 Bachelor of Arts, Melbourne University.


2010    Field officer for Papunya Tula artists.

2009    Artist in residence at Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing.

2004-2006 Studio assistant to Tim Maguire, London /France.

2002-2004  Print-making assistant for Kim Westcott.

2001-02   Catalogued the Roger Kemp Estate.

Selected group exhibition

           2017 Triennial:  National Gallery of Victoria

2013 Landscape of longing, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

2011 The Painting Group, Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

2010 Hell’s bottom drawer, Hell Gallery, Melbourne.

2010 I am your mirror, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane.

2008 Under the influence, Warnambool Art Gallery.

2007 Going Under, Joint Hassles, Melbourne.

2007 Empire Strikes Back, Hewer St Studios, London.

2006 Chase, Royal College, London.

2005 Cut and Paste, Pickled Art Centre, Beijing.

2002 Homeshow, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne


Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne University,  Parliament House Art Collection, State Library of Victoria, Artbank, Griffith University, Holmsesglenn, Joyce Nissan, Macquarie Group Collection, RACV and Stonnington Council Collections, as well as various private collections in Australia and overseas.

Prizes and awards

           2018 Finalist Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales.

           2018 Finalist Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales.

           2016 Finalist Basil Sellers 16. Ian Potter Museum

           2016 Finalist Fleurieu Landscape Prize, Samstag Museum.

2014 Finalist Basil Sellers 14. Ian Potter Melbourne Unversity.

2015Finalist for Arthur Guy Memorial Prize. Bendigo Regional Art Gallery.

2014 Short-listed for Alice Prize.

2013 Finalist for Arthur Guy Memorial Prize. Bendigo Regional Art Gallery. Winner of the people's choice award.

2013 Finalist Fleurier Landscape Prize.

2012 Shortlisted for the Alice Prize.

2011 Finalist for Churchie Contemporary Painting Prize.

2011 Finalist for Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Scholarship

2010 Awarded Australia Council Grant, (Artstart).

2008 Winner of Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship.

2008 Shortlisted for ABN AMRO Contemporary Art Prize.

2003 Finalist for Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship.