Society of American Mosaic Artists
Mosaic Arts International
Fine Art and Architectural Sections
2020 - Hawkesbury Art Fair, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
2020 - Australia at the Ruins
Invited participant with Marian Shapiro to contribute to the international Mosaic Map Room at 'The Ruins', Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Facilitated by Rachel Sager Mosaics.
View a Tour of the Ruins Project HERE
2019-2020 - Eden Unearthed - Eden Gardens
2019 - SEPT - MAANZ National Exhibition, Finalist, Octagon ArtSpace, Woodworks Gallery, Bungendore NSW
2019 - MAR - Transitions, Broadhurst Gallery, Hazelhurst Arts Centre with Pamela Irving, Kate Butler and Rachel Bremner
2019 JAN - The Dock Mural, Permanent large-scale mosaic.
The Dock - 81 Giles St, Kingston Foreshore, Canberra.
2018 - OCT - 'Fire Affected' with Robert Linigen
Gallery One88 Fine Arts, Katoomba
2018 - AUG - Third Symposium of Contemporary Mosaic Art, Association of Contemporary Mosaic - Director Giulio Menossi, San Pietro, Ploaghe, Sardinia, Italy
2018 JUNE - 5th AUG - The Waterhouse Natural Science Prize
Finalist, South Australian Museum
2018 MARCH - MAY - 'Transitions' - Craft ACT with Helen Bodycomb, Pamela Irving, Kate Butler and Rachel Bremner
2018 APRIL - MAY - 'Sculpture at Scenic World'
Public Sculpture Exhibition, Blue Mountains NSW
2018 APRIL - MAY - 'Sculpture Otherwise'
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, NSW
2017 AUG - MAANZ National Exhibition, Finalist, Long Gallery Hobart, TAS, Third Prize Wall Hanging, Juried Exhibition
2017 APRIL 'Mosaic Arts International'. Finalist, Janice Charach Gallery, Detroit Michigan USA.
2017 APRIL 'If These Walls Could Speak' with Blue Mountains Artists Network - Woodford Academy
2017 MAR 'The Elements' with Blue Mountains Artists Network
Blue Mountains Botanical Gardens
2016NOV 'The Stories we Tell'
Finalist, Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics, Chicago, USA.
2016 OCT Dwelling, Solo Exhibition at the Woodford Academy
2016 APR Mosaic Arts International - Finalist, Women’s Museum of California - San Diego, USA
2015 AUG MAANZ National Exhibition, Finalist, 107 Projects Gallery Redfern NSW, First Place - Wall Hanging Mosaic
2014 SEPT FracturedScapes, X Gallery Bungendore NSW with Kate Butler and Kelly Wild
2013 JULY Illuminate, MAANZ National Exhibition, Finalist, Bundoora Homestead Victoria
2013 APR TAFTA - Design on The Edge 3D
2012 Seductive Smalti, Bundoora Homestead Access Gallery Victoria
March 2021 - Participant in the First Virtual Symposium of Turkey, Artistic Director Giulio Menossi.
May 2019 - Recipient of the 2018 Society of American Mosaic Artists Robin Brett Mosaic Scholarship to attend the Chicago Mosaic School for tuition with Verdiano Marzi.
2018 Third Symposium of Contemporary Mosaic, Sardinia, Italy
Artistic Director Giulio Menossi
2017 Scoula Mosaicisti Del Friuli, Spilimbergo, Italy with Carolina Zanelli
2017 Ravenna Method at Koko Mosaico, Ravenna, Italy with Arianna Gallo
2016 Shard Logic with Kelley Knickerbocker MASS
2016 Critique Class, SAMA Karen Ami, Sue Gianotti and Andryea Natkin,
2016 Colour, Value and Andamento Sue Gianotti, SAMA
2016 Ancient Techniques to Contemporary Art Rachel Bremner, STURT SUMMER SCHOOL
2015 Critique Class - Colour in Mosaic - Pattern and Visual Complexity in Mosaic with Emma Biggs
2014 Texture and Light Workshop with Marian Shapiro
2013 Day of the Dead Workshop - Guerilla Mosaicing Carrie Reichardt & Linda Griffiths -MAANZ
2012 Wheel Throwing, Printing on Clay, Building Clay Torsos at Blackwattle Pottery
2012 3D Substrates Workshop with Marian Shapiro
2010 AIS Visual Arts Conference Up Close and Personal Biennale.MCA
2009 Rich Tasks in the Secondary Classroom Dr Jill Forster AIS
2009 Drawing from Nature with tutor Sharon Muir 5 day workshop
2004 Painting the Still Life with Kim Spooner 5 day workshop NAS
2002 - University of Sydney
Master of Teaching in Secondary Visual Arts
University of Sydney Award for Excellence in Visual Arts Education
2000 - National Art School
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Sculpture Major
1997 - National Art School
Ad Dip of Fine Arts - Sculpt Major, Drawing Minor
NAVA - National Association for the Visual Arts - Premium Member
MAANZ - Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand - Life time member, Education and Community Officer, National Exhibitions Coordinator 2019, NSW Exhibition Coordinator.
SAMA - Society of American Mosaic Artists - Individual Member
AIMC - International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists
TEACHING BACKGROUND (SELECTED)
2010 - 2021 - Director Hughes Studio - Weekly Classes for children and adults, specialty workshops, guest tutors, in school Visual Arts workshops.
2021 - SAMA Virtual Conference. Workshop Tutor
Focus on Form - The Development of Sculptural Form for Mosaic
2021 - Arts Muster, Korowal School, Facilitator
2019 - 20 - Mosaic Art Online - Sculptural Mosaics Online Course, Salvaged Treasure - Mixed Media Mosaics
2017 - ContextArt - Workshop Facilitator
2015 - Sturt Summer School - Facilitator
Mosaics - Fundamentals and Beyond - 6 days
2015 - Penrith Regional Gallery
Modernist Mosaic Weekend
2012 - 2014 Powerhouse Discovery Centre, Workshop Facilitator - children's workshops, smalti course, sculptural mosaic course.
2008 - 2012 Blue Mountains Grammar School
Visual Arts Teacher. Co-HOD 2010-2012,
Art Camps, Exhibitions, Extension Art, HSC
2003-2007 Tara Anglican School for Girls (TARA)
Teacher of Visual Arts and Visual Design, Head of Waugh House (05-07), Productions, Sets, Art Camps, OS Tour, Exhibitions, HSC
2002-2003 Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum Educator. 2002 Biennale, Patricia Piccinini, Primavera, Jones and Starling, Arte Povera, Hossein Valamanesh.