I am a graphic designer/visual artist who teaches Digital Art and Design in the Visual Arts Program, School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University, Lismore. My research interests and current art practice deals with notions of ‘place’, personal narrative and social identity via digital imagery and installation. These themes are evident in my MA research project, ‘(un)folding landscape and identity’ as well as the large community art project, ‘Wilsons River Experience Walk’ in Lismore. My work references my upbringing in the Northern Rivers of NSW seen through experience and technologies gained elsewhere. In Sydney, I was an active partner in Redback Graphix, worked as a freelance designer and with the Antart studio. Commissions have ranged from community art projects and public awareness campaigns (Literacy, Amnesty International, Aboriginal Health, Occupational Health and Safety) to museum, music, film and theatre promotions.

2008 Master of Arts, Southern Cross University, NSW - Title: (un)folding: landscape and identity
2001 MA Qualifier, Southern Cross University, NSW
1992 Certificate in Desktop Publishing, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW
1977 Diploma of Art, Preston Institute of Technology, Bundoora, Victoria - BA Equivalent

Employment: Teaching
2000 - present Southern Cross University - permanent 70%>100% Associate Lecturer: Digital Art and Design - Visual Arts
1994 - 1999 Southern Cross University – casual lecturer: Computer Graphics/Digital Art and Design - Visual Arts
1995 - 1997 TAFE – North Coast Institute (Lismore Campus) – part time teacher Design Fundamentals
2000 - 2003 University of Western Sydney (Nepean) Department of Design Studies – Lecturer Graphic Design (casual > fulltime permanent)
2000 - 2001 University of Sydney – Sydney University Arts Workshop/Tin Sheds – casual lecturer Graphic Design

Employment: Graphic Design
1990 - 2000 Freelance Graphic Designer working from home studios in Sydney and Clunes
1990 - 1991 Antart Design Studio, Darlinghurst and Surry Hills, Sydney – Graphic Designer
1984 - 1990 Redback Graphix, Wollongong and Annandale, Sydney – partner in organization as well as Graphic Designer

2009 Next Gallery Southern Cross University
2008 Secret Garden: Next/Alleyway Gallery Southern Cross University
2007 … down river…: Grafton Region Gallery Grafton NSW: September-October
Convictions: Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, September
Wilson River Experience Walk: Living Together-Galamah and Hidden Stories-Mirring - Lismore NSW
2006 Multiplicity: Prints and Multiples – Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney NSW: touring nationally through 2006-9
Part 3 Interrogating Whiteness Project: A Stammer in the Language - SCU next art gallery, Lismore NSW
Part 2 Interrogating Whiteness Project: Landscapes of Exile - Byron Bay Community Centre, Byron Bay NSW
Part 1 Interrogating Whiteness Project: A Lighter Shade of Pale- SCU next art gallery, Lismore NSW
2005 (un)folding landscape and identity’ solo exhibition: Clunes Village Common, Walker Street Clunes NSW
Wilson River Experience Walk: Gathering Place - Burbang Mah – Lismore NSW
sampling2: Southern Cross University next contemporary art space@Byron - Byron Bay NSW
2004 29th Annual Shell Fremantle Print Award exhibition – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA
2003 Flood: stories from a city under water – Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore NSW
Feedback Phenomenon - solo show - Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore NSW
2002 seamless – Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton, NSW

Tweed Regional Gallery, Grafton Regional Gallery, National Gallery of Australia, South Australian Art Gallery, Wollongong Art Gallery, Sydney University Collection, Australian War Memorial Gallery, Queensland Art Gallery, State Library of NSW, Powerhouse Museum (Sydney) and many private collections.

• Zagala, Anna., Redback Graphix - National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2008
• Duxbury, Lesley., 29th Annual Shell Fremantle Print Award exhibition catalogue: judges essay - Fremantle Arts Centre, 2004
• McQuistan, Elizabeth., Graphic Agitation - Phaidon, London, 1991
• Butler, Roger., Poster Art in Australia, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1993
• Kenyon, Therese., Under a Hot Tin Roof, Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney, 1995
• Redback Graphix: Now We Are 10 (1979 - 1989) A Retrospective - Redback Graphix, Sydney 1989
Conference Papers

Clean Water - Deep Learning: A Design Project about Water Quality in the Wilson River Catchment Area, Northern Rivers of New South Wales, Australia Third International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, (hosted by Technology University of the Arts) Berlin, Germany 15-17 February 2009 published in the on-line journal Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal

Wilsons River Experience Walk: community collaboration and visual translation presented at the ‘ACUADS 2007 Conference: Innovation, Leadership, Impact’ (hosted by COFA and SCA) Sydney NSW 26-28 September 2007
Published: ‘ACUADS 2007 Conference: Innovation, Leadership, Impact’ COFA, Sydney 2007

Down by the River: Refocusing the Regional Gaze co-presented with Dr Joanna Kijas at the ‘Pacific Edge Regional Arts Australia National Conference’ – Mackay, QLD 15-17 September 2006
50% writing and presentation – delivered but unpublished

The Wilsons River: personal and public reflections - investigations of ‘place’ with visual arts and community arts outcomes presented at the ‘artists, designers and creative communities ACUADS’ 2005 conference – Edith Cowan University, Perth WA 28-30 September 2005
Published on-line: http://www.acuads.com.au/conf2005/conf2005.htm