Making History

In 2018 at the Hahndorf Academy I was among thirteen artists who made work responding to the history of the building. Local historian Lyndell Davidge showed us through the artefacts and told us stories about the school and hospital that had once been there.

I looked into the story of T.W. ‘Chubby’ Boehm who founded the school in 1857 and taught subjects outside the usual range being taught at the time, such as Geography, Philosophy, Science, Art and History.

I also responded to memories of school where handwriting is taught through repetition.

The Museum of Domestic Botany

This exhibition ran from 26 September to 1 November 2020 at Fabrik in Lobethal.

The Museum of Domestic Botany pays homage to the many plants we encounter and use every day, turning an ethnographic gaze onto daily life as seen in South Australian suburbia. The exhibition offers space to reflect on the sites of origin and production of these botanical specimens, their journeys to get here and the people who tend and harvest them, thus evoking myriad stories of interconnectedness between the earth, plants and people.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS since 2002

2020 The Museum of Domestic Botany, Fabrik Arts + Heritage, Lobethal

2017 A Prospect of Prospects, Prospect Gallery, Adelaide, SA

2011 The Sublingual Museum, Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, SA

2011 Hills & Beasts, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA

2009 Weeds of the Wasteplaces, artroom5, Adelaide, SA

2006 What we bring with us, Watson Place Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

2005 Lost Books, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide, SA

        Early Glass, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA

2004 Brightness falls from the air, South Australian School of Art Gallery, SA

2003 The Weight of Words, South Australian Museum

2003 Migration and Local Knowledge, Gabriel Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

2002 Talking about Country, Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Adelaide, SA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS since 2005

2018 Make History, Hahndorf Academy, SA

2016 A Covenant with the Animals, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, SA

2015 Ecologies of Place, Gallery 1855, Adelaide, SA

         Taking up space, articulate, Sydney, NSW

2014 Kangaroo, Section One, Adelaide, SA

2013 but mostly air, Canberra School of Art Gallery, ACT

2010 How Can a Network…?, Westspace, Melbourne, Victoria

2010 little weeds, Format Gallery, Adelaide, SA

2007 Imagined Australia, Palazzo Vaj, Prato, Italy

2006 Out of site, Fenn Place Gallery, Adelaide, SA

        Confluence, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, SA

2005 This and Other Worlds:Contemporary Australian Drawing, National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, Victoria