About

 

EXHIBITIONS (SELECTIVE):

2013 The Path Less Deconstructed, Group Show, M Contemporary, Sydney

2013 Moran Portrait Prize Shortlist

2013 Heartlines Festival, Mundaring W.A

2013 AFCC Book Illustrators Gallery, Singapore

2012 Little Deities, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne

2011 Archibald Portrait Prize Finalist (AGNSW)

2011 Pimp my MUF, (Melb. Ukelele Festival)

1995 – PRESENT Various Illustrators Australia Group Shows

2004ProP” Prints of Performers – an exhibition of 10 portraits of local cabaret performers, Marios Cafe , Fitzroy

PRIZES (SELECTIVE):

2014  Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014 Nominee

2013 APA Awards – Best Children’s Series (Strangest Adventures) Finalist

2012 1 Illustrators Australia Awards – Publishing: Gold  Award

2012  Illustrators Australia Awards – Publishing:  2 Silver Awards

2011  Illustrators Australia Awards – Publishing / Advertising: 1 Gold Award / 4 Bronze Awards

2010  APA AwardsBest Young Adult Fiction Cover Winner

2010 3×3 Illustration Magazine (U.S) Children’s Publishing Highly Commended

2009 Victorian Law Foundation Legal Reporting Awards / Best Illustration

PICTURE BOOKS

2012 “Do Not Forget Australia”  Written by Sally Murphy (Walker Books )

2011 “Song of the Dove”  Written by Errol Broome (Walker Books)

PROFESSIONAL (SELECTIVE)

2013 – Sessional Lecturer, Monash University (Illustration)

2012 – PRESENT  Sessional Lecturer, Billy Blue School of Design (Communication Design)

2012 – PRESENT Course  consultant / subject author Billy Blue School of Design (Communication Design)

2007 – 2013  Sessional Lecturer, Chisholm TAFE (Illustration)

1990 – PRESENT Professional Illustrator

1992 – PRESENT Guest lecturer /guest speaker at various secondary / tertiary institutions including ..RMIT, SwinburneUniversity, Hobart School of Art, Charles Sturt University / Wagga Wagga, Chisholm TAFE, Canterbury Girls S.C, Illustrators Australia / NMIT, Billy Blue School of Design

2008 – PRESENT Treasurer, Illustrators Australia

2003 – 2010 Independent animator, project clients included ABC TV & SBS

2000 – 2002 President, Illustrators Australia

EDUCATION:

2002 Graduate Diploma / Victorian College of the Arts School of Film & TV (Animation)

1986-1989: Bachelor of Arts / RMIT (Visual Communication)

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