“I was really impressed with Cockatoo Island, being a major venue for the Biennale… The entire island had been taken over by artists, who filled the warehouses and rooms with everything from scuplture and painting to video screening. I took particularly to the works by New Zealand artist Rohan Wealleans, who created a series of sculptures around 1.5 metres tall, which were hybrids of different animals, fashioned in a human-like stance and covered in interesting patterns and jewels… I was also able to visit other galleries nearby, which I follow closely online, such as Monster Children and May’s Lane, and was introduced to new galleries like Chalk Horse and White Rabbit.
These experiences provided me with fresh inspiration and energy to push myself, and since I’ve been back I have been sketching down ideas in any spare moment I get. I plan to implement these sketches into larger works and collaborate with artists around me to share the experience and the motivation it gave me.”
“Since being involved with the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship I have been in various group and solo shows around Australia and moved to Melbourne to pursue study and involvement with a broader arts scene. I am currently studying Fine Art at RMIT University and getting involved in a few group shows around the place as well as doing posters for the odd local gig. I was also selected as a Finalist in the 2012 Archi-bottle Competition.”
Traveled to the Sydney Biennale with funding from the Matt Clark Traveling Scholarship
Traveled to Melbourne’s ¬Semi-Permanent conference with funding from Starburst regional Mentoring Program coordinated by Youth Arts Queensland