Diploma of Fine Art, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
B.A., University of New England (English/History).
Postgraduate Certificate in Writing, University of Technology, Sydney.
Selected Exhibitions and Professional Experience
2009 Union Art Collection Exhibition, “Unwrapped” Verge Gallery, University of Sydney
The Jewish Museum, Melbourne “Tricksters, Victors and (M)others”
2008 The 57th Blake Prize Exhibition, Sydney
Printmaking Workshop for HSC Teachers, Dept. of Education and Training NSW
2006 Guest Artist Barat Bhavan International Biennial, Prints. India
2005 Guest Artist “L’Arte e il Torchio”, Cremona, Italy
Floor Talk for Exhibition “Drawn Together”. Parramatta Heritage Centre NSW.
2004 33rd Alice Prize Exhibition Alice Springs
Sir Hermann Black Gallery, University of Sydney Union Art Collection Exhibition Sydney
2003 Guest Artist, Sixieme Triennale Mondial de L’estampe Petit Format, Auvergne, France
Solo exhibition “En Saison Seche” La Salle Paul Trilloux, Le Cendre, Auvergne, France
2001 Solo exhibition “Unclosable Chapters” Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, NSW
2000 Solo exhibition “Unclosable Chapters” Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney.
Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery
1998 Hogarth Gallery, Sydney, group exhibition "Co-Existence"
Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Gallery, group exhibition, "After the Bell"
Bathurst Art Purchase, Bathurst NSW
Twenty Ninth Alice Prize Exhibition, Northern Territory
Visitng lecturer Newcastle University, NSW
1997 Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney "Sarajevo"
1995 Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, "Through Women's Eyes", AWM Travelling Exhibition
1994 Australian War Memorial, ACT. Group exhibition, "Through Women's Eyes"
Fremantle Print Award Exhibition
Grafton Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition
Twenty Fifth Alice Prize. Exhibition
1993 Solo exhibition, "Transformations to Memorial” Lewers Bequest, Penrith Regional Gallery
Solo Exhibition, Studio 1, Canberra, ACT. Selected Works on paper.
Portia Geach Memorial Art Award Exhibition
Anima Gallery Adelaide, SA. "Carte Blanche" Works on Paper
Teachers' Study Day; lecture on "The Personal is the Political", AGNSW
Visiting Lecturer, Newcastle University NSW
1992 Solo, Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, NSW. “Transformations”, Works on paper;
1991 External Assessor in Printmaking, University of Adelaide
1990 The Twenty First Alice Prize Exhibition, NT
1989 Fremantle Print Award Exhibition
Solo, Bonython Meadmore Gallery, Paddington, NSW. Works on Paper.
1988 The National Women's Art Award, Queensland.
Mornington Peninsular Print Biennial
Visiting Lecturer, Newcastle University NSW
1987 Mornington Peninsular Biennial of Drawings
1984,85,86 Solo exhibitions, Wagner Gallery, Paddington, NSW. Paintings, Prints and Drawings & Blake Prize Exhibitions, Sydney
1982 Miniature Print Exhibition KOREA
1981 Solo Exhibition Blackfriars Gallery, Glebe, NSW Prints and Drawing
1980 Print Council of Australia Touring Exhibition SWEDEN
Other professional experiences: Running workshops in Printmaking and other creative methods for teachers and talented students through the Department of Education and Training NSW
Selected Public Collections
Australian War Memorial Contemporary Collection, ACT Australia. City Museum, Cremona, Italy. Galerie d’Art Contemporain de Chamalières, Auvergne, France. Mosman Art Collection, Mosman NSW Australia. Queensland State Library Artists Books Collection Qld, Australia. University of Sydney, Union Art Collection NSW Australia. Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, NSW Australia
2009 Rebecca Forgasz and Claire Rankin “Tricksters, Victors and (M)others”, Catalogue, Jewish Museum of Australia October 2009
Shannon Connellan and Hannah Kothe “Unwrapped” Works from the USU Art Store, Catalogue.
2005 L’Arte e il Torchio, Catalogue, Cremona, Italy
2003 Katy Batha “En Saison Sèche” Catalogue Essay Sixeme Triennale Mondiale, Chamalières, Auvergne, France.
Dara Rome. “Artists in Action” Australian War Memorial Publication 2003
2000 Elin Howe “Unclosable Chapters” Catalogue Essay September 2000
1997 Evelyn Juers. “Where were you when the war was on? Where are you now?” Art Monthly July 1997
Prof. Joan Kerr, “Sarajevo” Ivan Dougherty Gallery. Sarajevo. Catalogue. May 1997
Sasha Grishin “The Human Side of War” Canberra Times, June 1997July 1994
1996 Donal Fitzpatrick “Out of the Nine Month midnight” Catalogue essay, Malaysia
1994 Lola Wilkins “Through Women’s Eyes” AWM Catalogue
1992 Sonia Barron, “Canberra Times, Aug 15, 1992
Bronwyn Watson, Sydney Morning Herald, "Galleries", July 24, 1992
Geraldine O’Brien, “Transformations” Catalogue Essay Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery.
1990 Jo Saurin, Sydney Morning Herald, "Creative Airwaves", Nov. 30, 1990
1989 Neville Drury, "New Art Four", Craftsman House Publication, 1989
1985 Susanna Short, Sydney Morning Herald, "Galleries" 26 April 1985.
Elwyn Lynn,The Australian, "Arts" 27 April 1985.
Art and Australia, Vol 23 No.1 Spring, 1985.
Prizes, Writing Publications and Awards
2013 Finalist Amanda Lohrey’s Choice, long story Award
Long listed for Calibre Prize 2013
2012 Shortlisted for the Australian Book Review Calibre Prize for Outstanding Essay 2012
2006 “Living to the full” Biography of Hannah Eady by E. Ratnam
2003 “Taste” UTS Writers Anthology of New writing Halstead Press. Short story.
1988 Mosman Print/Drawing Prize (shared with Tom Carment)
1988 Bowral Mittagong Print Prize