Artsource BHP Ignite Mentorship update

May 27, 2015

Artsource updated their website recently… Just in case you were wondering what I was up to for the BHP Ignite mentorship click here




Work selected for the Bankwest Art Award 2015

May 15, 2015

I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected for this year’s Bankwest Art Award.

The winning artwork becomes part of the prestigious Bankwest Art Collection; a collection of 450 works by Western Australian artists. Bankwest’s commitment to supporting the Western Australian arts community is a tradition spanning 40 years.

The 19 finalists for this year’s Bankwest Art Prize are:

Merrick Belyea, Rachel Coad, Penny Coss, Rebecca Dagnall, Melanie Dare, Tom Freeman, Teelah George, Christopher Hopewell, Benjamin Kovacsy, Sonia Kurarra, Joanna Lamb, Minnie Lumai, Ben Pushman, Trevor Richards, Nicole Slatter, Alex Spremberg, Michele Theunissen, Ian Williams, Jurek Wybraniec

First Prize: $30,000 (Acquisitive)
People’s Choice Award: $5,000 towards art expenses

The winner will be announced on 20 October 2015, good luck to all the other artists involved.


Budget Lattice, Timber, 2015 


BHP Artsource Ignite mentorship 2014

October 2, 2014

In June Artsource announced Ignite, a new funding initiative that encourages their members to dream big and apply for funding for an ambitious project.  I am please to announce that I was selected to be part of this project which is proudly supported by BHP Billiton, the initiative focuses on projects which ‘ignited’ the artists’ practice and allows them to take the next step in their careers.

See the full article on my project here:

See more about the other artists involved in the BHP Billition Ignite initiative here: