About

Background

I completed a Bachelor of Design majoring in Sculpture/3D Design at Christchurch Polytechnic 1999 – 2001.

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. 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 workshop in Little River on Banks Peninsula, Canterbury. My husband Mario, with his knowledge of materials, engineering and installation skills plays a large part in my work. 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.

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Exhibitions

Awards & Achievements

  • People's Choice Award, Sculpture in the Gardens 2020
  • Winner Kumara Chinese Gold Miners Reserve Sculpture Competition 2018
  • People's Choice Award, Tahuna Beach Sculpture Walk Competition 2017
  • People's Choice Winner Small Sculpture Prize 2015
  • Runner up to People's Choice Award, Sculpture on the Gulf 2015
  • 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

  • Nikau Vessel, Auckland 2021
  • Nikau Palms, Christchurch & Auckland 2020/21
  • ‘Kiwiama’ Pop Up Penguin, Christchurch 2020
  • Leaf Panels, Havelock North & Christchurch 2018-2020
  • Flax and Palm Panels, Little River Cafe' 2020
  • Nikau Palm Downpipes, Christchurch 2019
  • Cabbage Tree Panel, Christchurch 2019
  • Flax Stand, Christchurch 2019
  • Stop the Clock Installations: Nelson, Christchurch, Wanaka, Kapiti, Auckland, Waiheke Is & Virginia 2014-2018
  • Palm Panel, Auckland 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