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I am a teaching and practicing artist. I completed my BA at Queensland College of Art and post graduate studies in Teaching Special Education at Mt Gravatt Teachers College. I was the founding student member of the Australian National Art Therapy Association. I have been teaching in and through the arts over 24 years in special, state and overseas schools.
In 2002 I founded the Primary Arts Network Ipswich (PANI) which provides professional development in arts education to teachers, arts rich programs for students, artist in residence programs and supports research programs in collaboration with the University of Southern Queensland - Springfield. PANI was awarded The Ministers Award for Excellence in Leadership in 2007.
I was awarded an Australian Day Medal in 2008 for my dedication to Education and The Arts and Culture Champion in 2013.
In 2009 PANI was awarded national funding from the Australian Council for the Arts to implement the Creative Community Hub Artist in Residence Pilot Project. In 2011 I undertook an artist in residence program in India.
I am most passionate about children and the arts. I currently work across two state schools teaching visual art, dance, drama and media to Prep to year 7, freelances as Arts Project Manager, artist in residence, presents professional development workshops, is a consultant and writer for education bodies, a practicing artist and a warrior for the arts.