About

I am a full time Sculptor/Designer working from my home workshop in Little River on Banks Peninsula, Canterbury.

My current practice consists of small to medium sized indoor and outdoor works made in steel. My Sculptures are constructed from parts plasma cut and formed from sheet steel, rather than working in the 'full round' - I call this style '2 1/2D'. This enables me to utilise scrap sheet metal and other discarded materials.

I exhibit at Galleries and major Sculpture events throughout New Zealand and undertake site and client specific Sculpture Commissions as well as selling my smaller works online. My husband Mario, with his knowledge of materials, engineering and installation skills plays a large part in my work.

In my early career I worked as a Cartographer and Draughtsperson for various organisations and freelance. 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.

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 Competition 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

  • Nikau Palms, Christchurch 2019
  • Flax Stand, Christchurch 2019
  • 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