Born in Australia in the early 1950s, I spent my childhood and teenage years growing up in a city/ suburban environment dominated by a public housing culture associated with newly established localities for low income Australian families. This early experience provides the connection with a developing awareness of social inequality defined by space. This informs my artworks and includes research in notions of landscape and cultural displacement. I am particularly interested in exploring the transitory place of refugees within a shifting economic contemporary global remapping.
My work has consistently been underpinned by clearly defined narrative structures chained to a social/ political consciousness and visual vocabulary linked to photographic image production. I see art production as a visual language and effective means of communication. My work is predominantly two dimensional incorporating printmaking, painting, drawing and digital photographic production.
I have been an exhibiting artist and teacher since 1978, lecturing in the visual arts at the University of South Australia since 1995.