I am an artist based in Whangārei, in 2020, I completed a Master of Fine Arts through Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland, Aotearoa.
My research and creative practice is how I work to understand relationships, with my closest friends and family and wider community. These relationships exist across time, are messy and hard to contain. I often work with personal subject matter as I seek to draw out shared meaning, shifting between ideas of connection and loss. The media I use vary in response to my projects and include performance, video, audio, installation and storytelling, textile and embroidery. I ask whether the intangible aspects of relationships and exchange can exist in the objects of everyday life. Aspects of care and labour, usually that of women, feature in my work, as such I embrace a feminist practice. I find kinship among contemporary fourth wave feminists who work with an intersectional framework that is responsive to current events and political situations.
I live and work with my two children and our cat, we have a very messy garden. In other lives I worked as a Mac operator, a projectionist and in arts education, and have been involved in collaborative group exhibitions, and work in community groups that support women, arts and alternative education. I have won awards for my garment making, and am very interested in sustainable fashion, fashion and identity.