29 . Sep . 2017
I was chosen as a finalist in Still: National Still Life Award, a biennial, acquisitive award for artworks in the genre of still life. The award was open to artists at all stages of their careers and finalists were selected by a judging panel comprised Director of Lismore Regional Gallery Brett Adlington, Sydney art collector and former board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art Lisa Paulsen, along with Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery Coordinator Cath Fogarty and Curator Jo Besley. I feel honoured to have been selected for my work ‘Roadside Memorial’, which explores the themes of grief and remembrance surrounding roadside memorials.
The finalist exhibition was on show at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery from November 2017 to January 2018. As part of my selection as a finalist I was part of the public program and had the opportunity to deliver an artist talk, which I really enjoyed.