I’m thrilled for my work Venerated to be selected as a Finalist in the @cityofgreatergeraldton Mid West Art Prize. Such a fun road trip to attend the opening on Saturday! These events provide an important opportunity for us artists to connect and chat face-to-face. It reminds me what a creative and supportive arts community we have in Perth.

‘On a recent trip to the Pilbara I was fortunate to attend Clinton Walker’s tour of the ancient rock art in the Burrup Peninsula. Fascinating stories backed by scientific research provided an incredible insight into the Indigenous people and landscape of the Pilbara. I feel privileged to have gained a deeper cultural understanding and connection to country. It was an emotional and transformative experience. This work was created in direct response, contemporarily exploring the rich layers, textures and depth of the land and rocks.’