Other (Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Arts Practice , 2019)
I live on the south east coast of Australia and work across the disciplines of painting, photography and digital media. Since the 2019/20 Australian bushfires, I have been compelled to make art with fire itself to raise awareness about climate change. In 2020, I was selected to participate in OUTPUT- Art After Fire - a pilot project supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through their Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program which supported artists in south east Australia and the American west to create artwork about their bushfire experiences.
I am an artist and researcher who is currently considering his future as a PhD student at the RCA. My practice is an investigation in humanness, who this includes and what it comprises. It is concerned with the authenticity and role of identity and portraiture in a world where the conditions of visuality have been radically altered. The world is now one that is transformed into one of images . My work asks how can we measure the meaning of what it is to be human through the cultural production of the portrait.