About me

2021 — Awards received

“The Shape I’m In (self-portrait)” was awarded a “Highly Commended” in the 52nd annual Beverley Art Prize exhibition in April, 2021, at the Beverley Station Arts Gallery & Platform Theatre.

The Shape I’m In (self-portrait)

2019 – Awards and Acceptances

On a Plate (self-portrait)” (image below) was accepted for exhibition at the prestigious 2019 Mid West Art Awards at the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery.

On a Plate (self-portrait)

At the 2019 Beverley Art Awards in Beverley, WA,  I was very pleased to be awarded the $1,000 Print Prize for my artwork “Portrait of a Favourite Uncle”.

Portrait of a Favourite Uncle

2018 – Awards received

At the Fine Art @ Hale exhibition in Perth,  I was honoured to receive the $1,000 Second Prize (“Best Emerging Artist”) for my artwork “Reflex Action (self-portrait)” (image below).

Reflex Action (self-portrait)

2017 – Awards and Acceptances

At the annual Mandjar Art Exhibition Awards ceremony in Mandurah on 4th March I was honoured to accept the main exhibition prize – the $15,000 Alcoa Australia’s Aluminium Corporate Award (Acquisitive) – for my artwork “Sixties Child (self-portrait)” (image below).

Sixties Child (self-portrait)

Coming Out of my Shell” (image below) was accepted for exhibition at the prestigious 2017 Mid West Art Awards at the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery.

Coming Out of my Shell” was also awarded First Prize for Other Media at the opening of the Alfred Cove Art Society 18th Annual “Awards of Excellence” exhibition in August 2017.

Coming Out of My Shell

“Reflex Action (self-portrait)” was awarded a “Highly Commended” in the 49th annual Beverley Art Prize exhibition from 13th to 17th April 2017 at the Beverley Station Arts Gallery & Platform Theatre.

2016 – Awards received

At the 2016 Beverley Art Awards in Beverley, WA,  I was delighted to receive the $1,000 Print Prize for my artwork “Searching for the Perfect Wave“.

Searching for the Perfect Wave

“After The Fire, Badgingarra” was awarded a “Highly Commended” in the 2016 City of Melville Art Awards.

After The Fire, Badgingarra

Exhibitions

I have exhibited over a number of years at Mandjar Art Awards, Cossack Art Awards, Mid West Art Awards, Melville Art Awards, Perth Royal  Show Art Awards, Beverley Art Awards, Darlington Arts Festival, Alfred Cove Art Society “Awards of Excellence” and “Change of Season” exhibitions, Gosnells Art Awards, Mosman “Between the River and the Sea” Art Awards and the Wanneroo Art Awards. My artworks have been purchased by collectors in Australia, England, Singapore and the United States.

Career

I have enjoyed a lifelong passion for photography and related fields, and my art draws upon technical skills from several disciplines. I lectured in photography (still, high-speed film and video production) to secondary, tertiary and post-graduate students; worked as a commercial photographer; judged amateur photography contests; wrote and published academic articles about the use of video and photography in education; as the founding Director of the Centre for Learning Technology at The University of Western Australia I designed and produced a large number of high-budget educational multimedia programs (including the multi-award-winning “Moorditj ~ Australian Indigenous Cultural Expressions” program) and directed and produced a dozen films for commercial distribution. My video and multimedia work won a number of national and international awards for excellence.

In 2012, I was awarded a Chancellors Medal for “sustained and outstanding service to the university” by the Chancellor of UWA, Michael Chaney AO.

My tertiary qualifications include Masters of Education (UWA), BSc (Econ) (London), and City and Guilds in Photography (Advanced level) (London).