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Central Craft

My aim for the artist-in-residence at Central Craft in Mparntwe /Alice Springs (May and June 2023) was to immerse myself in the landscape with the expectation I would gain an understanding of the deep spiritual connection between ‘place’ and people.


I found Tjoritja (the MacDonnell Ranges) was a landscape like no other. The visual, sensory immensity of the country and the aroused emotions for the earth was palpable – the colours, the rock formations, the eco-systems, plants, animals, the visible timeline of millions of years.


While at Central Craft I did test clay and explore ideas for The Self Reconciliation Project exhibition. However it is now time to go into the studio in earnest and make new work that articulates the project’s two lines of inquiry and perspectives – family history and connection to place – to tell stories that hopefully imparts a deeper understanding of cultural histories and differences.

Read: The Self Reconciliation Project (May and June 2023)


Watarraka (Kings Canyon) rim walk


Descending from the Watarraka rim walk


Fremantle Art Centre

As artist-in-residence at the Fremantle Art Centre, (February to June 2022), I focused on the notion of self reconciliation through research into my family history (an internal lens) in relation to politics, racial issues, community attitudes and the laws of the times.

View: Portfolio

Read: The Self Reconciliation Project (February to June 2022)


Memory and Loss 2022


Connections - land and sea

The exhibition explored my personal connection to 'place' and was inspired by the region where I lived.

View: Portfolio

Read: Garland Magazine, Our Material Home

The exhibition was supported by the NSW Government through

Create NSW.


Evolution, Porcelain, found clay

Image: Art Atelier Photography

Black + White Porcelain Tableware

Each unique piece of the mix and match Black + White Porcelain Tableware collection is designed, made and painted to be purchased as single special pieces or in sets so craft lovers can add to their collection over time.

View: Portfolio

Read: Echoes of Natural Forms

Retail: Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)


Black + White Porcelain Tableware 

Porcelain, black slip, hand painted

Photograph: Art Atelier Photography


November 2022

Regional Spotlight
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery and Fraser Coast Regional Council have announced the artists selected for the inaugural Regional Spotlight exhibition, September 2024.
I'm pleased to have been selected, being showcased alongside Vanessa Allegra, Adam Anderson, Susan Zela Bissett, Kerri Dixon, Seinileva Huakau, Julie McGillivray, Monique Mennie, Dona Norwood and Jacinta Padgett.

November 2023

The Self Reconciliation Project (May and June 2023)

As artist-in-residence at Central Craft in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) I continued to explore the notion of self reconciliation.

The project investigated connection to 'place' through the Australian landscape (an external lens) which aims to bring together these two lines of perspectives - family history and connection to 'place'. 

June 2022

Our Material Home
by Dr Julie Bartholomew

We are all capable of bringing memory or meaning to a place, and this engagement can heighten the significance of a location associated with our past experiences or current surroundings.

Julie Bartholomew reviews a sensory exhibition of ceramics that connects us to sand, seaweed, ash and other planetary materials.
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