It’s hard to believe we’re into March already! Reflecting on 2018 I realise what a busy year it was in terms of artistic output and projects. Speaking with a lot of other artists, most admitted to suffering from burnout at some stage, especially towards the end of the year. I intentionally held off on having a big solo exhibition in 2018 due to the sheer amount of work involved to produce one. This allowed more time to focus on creating work and being a part of many smaller exhibitions and projects. My works featured in 16 group exhibitions in Perth, I held a small solo show at Nest Gallery in Darlington with weekend residency and artist talk, plus completed some murals, public/ephemeral art projects and workshops.
The professional highlight for 2018 was being selected for the City of Joondalup Community Invitational Award. It was an honour to create exhibition-specific work and show alongside 14 other outstanding WA artists. It was also very pleasing to sell my works to one collector.
2019 is already shaping up to be another busy year with a large scale mural booked in along with a youth photography/mixed media workshop culminating in an exhibition. Exciting times ahead!