About

In my early career I worked as a Cartographer and Draughtsperson for various organisations and freelance - Hand and Cad Draughting, Land Based GIS and Engineering.

I completed a Bachelor of Design majoring in Sculpture/3D Design at CPIT in 2001. Following my Degree I followed my passion into Architecture and Interior/Spatial Design alongside developing my Sculpture practice, living and working from a central city loft in Christchurch for several years. During this time I worked mainly in fibre, plastic and wearable art.

I now work as a full time Sculptor/Designer from my home in a secluded valley near Little River on Banks Peninsula where I work mainly in recycled metal, thanks to the construction and installation skills of my engineer husband Mario, who is also available to assist other Sculptors.

I exhibit at major Sculpture events throughout the country, undertake Sculpture Commissions, Commercial Interior Design and Object Design:

Ironweed Products     Art Panels     Bespoke Gates     Custom Signs

As well as frequent roadtrips for exhibiting and installing, our lifestyle also includes developing a sculpture park, semi self-sufficiency and a small tribe of manx cats.

Exhibitions

Awards & Achievements

  • Winner Kumara Chinese Gold Miners Reserve Sculpture Competiotion 2018
  • Peoples Choice Award, Tahuna Beach Sculpture Walk Competition 2017
  • Peoples' Choice Winner Small Sculpture Prize 2015
  • Runner up to Peoples' Choice Award, Sculpture on the Gulf 2015
  • Finalist in National Small Sculpture Prize 2018, 2016 - 2011
  • Joint People's Choice Award Winner, Sculpture on the Peninsula 2013
  • ‘Homade’ commended in Journeys Section and purchased by WOW Historic Collection 1999.
  • ‘Brunch Coat’ purchased by WOW Historic Collection 1998

Commissions

  • Leaf Panel, 5th Street Restaurant, Sydenham 2018
  • Palm Panel, Auckland 2017
  • ‘Stop the Clock’ Installations: Nelson, Christchurch, Wanaka, Kapiti, Auckland, Waiheke Is & Virginia 2014-2017
  • Flower Gates, The Giants House, Akaroa 2016
  • Dandelion Panels, Auckland 2015
  • Abstract Sculpture, Christchurch 2015
  • Poppy Wheel, Breakfree on Cashel Hotel 2015
  • Pascha Flower, Hello Sunday Cafe 2012
  • Rain Curtains, Malabar Restaurant, Hanmer 2010
  • Rain Curtain, Franz Josef, Scenic Circle Hotel Group 2009
  • Life Cycle, Our City O-Tautahi, Christchurch City Council 2005
  • Trefoils, Christchurch Arts Centre 2003
  • The 6th Element, Multi Sensory Unit, Christchurch City Council 2001

Gallery Representation

Professional Affiliations

  • PDINZ - Professional Member of the Designers Institute of NZ
  • ISC - Member of the International Sculpture Centre