2010 Visited major galleries USA
2009 Lived Ireland 2 months. Visited major galleries England.
2007 Visited major galleries England.
2006 Travelled Florence, England, Ireland
2005 Research & development 2 months – Bali
Research & development 2 months – Colchester, England
1986 Travelled 2 months -Malaysia & Thailand
1978-79 Travelled in Europe, Britain
1955 Born Cairns, Australia


1990 Introduction to Lithography, Studio One, Canberra
1976 Associate Diploma of Fine Art, Painting, Queensland College of Art


2008 New Directions, Regional Gallery, Cairns
2003 Crossroads, Gallery 101, Melbourne
2001 Street Echo, Gallery 101, Melbourne
2000 Street Echo, Regional Gallery, Cairns
1999 In the Window Space, The Contemporary Art & Design Gallery, Brisbane
1994 Europa Visits Her Australian Cousin, Andrew Vincent Galleries, Brisbane
Europa Visits Her Australian Cousin, Regional Gallery,Cairns
1990 From the Outside Looking Sideways, Solander Gallery, Canberra
1989 For Love or Money, Grafton House Gallery, Cairns
1980 From the Home Base, Raintrees Gallery, Cairns


2009 Points of View – Contemporary Landscape, curated by Samantha Creyton, Kick Arts Contemporary Arts, Cairns
2006 Eye of the Beholder, curated by Susan Reid, Regional Gallery Cairns
2004 Hitting On and Kicking Off, inaugural exhibition, Kick Arts, Cairns
2002 Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne. Rep. by Gallery 101, Melbourne
Surrealistic, curated by Paul Brinkman, Regional Gallery, Cairns
2001 Figures in the Landscape, curated by Dianna Gold, Gallery 101, Melbourne
Face of Place, curated by Julie Poulsen, Cairns Regional Gallery
2000 SQuaRE 2000, Gallery 101, Melbourne
Stand 33, Gallery 101, Melbourne
Transfer/Tranship, curated by Sharon Pacey. Adelaide Festival
1999 Review ’99 – curator’s Choice, Gallery 101, Melbourne
1998 The Northern Invasion, curated by Gordon Foulds, Bruce Watling Gallery,
Gold Coast
Transfer/Tranship 3, curated by Sharon Pacey, Alice Springs Airport, Northern
Australian in New York, curated by Dr. Simonne Jameson, Gelabert Studios, New York, USA.

1998 End to End, curated by Mark Stewart & Kate Bergin,Gallery 101, Melbourne
Kicking Cans, curated by Ross Searle, Queensland University Art Museum
1997 Transfer/Tranship 2, curated by Sharon Pacey, Cairns Airport
Australian in Paris, curated by Simonne Jameson, Miromesnil Fine Art Gallery, Paris, France
Keeping Up Appearances, curated/developed by Jill Chism, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
1996 Transfer/Tranship 1, curated by Sharon Pacey, Cairns Airport.
Australian in London, Curated by Simonne Jameson, Mall Galleries, London, UK.
1995 Regions and Rituals, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
No Piece of Cake, curated by Lynne Seear, Regional Gallery, Cairns
1994 Post-Cardiac Arrest, Graft ‘n Arts, Cairns
1993 Avant-Garde to Calm Serenity, Andrew Vincent Galleries, Brisbane
The Fish John West Regrets, curated by Chris Downie, Regional Gallery, Cairns
1990-1 Sun, Smoke & Steel, toured ACT, NSW, VIC. QLD.
1990 New Faces, Solander Gallery, Canberra


1997- 2006
Taught painting, drawing Cairns TAFE. Diploma & Certificate IV levels.
1998 Initiated, interviewed, photographed and edited 4 Far North Queensland artists for a mini booklet, ARTISTS IN FOCUS for Kick Arts Collective Inc.
1994-5 Initiated & co-ordinated No Piece of Cake for Kick Arts Collective. Held at Regional Gallery, Cairns.
1993 Teacher, Adult Education, Cairns TAFE
1981-2 Publicity Officer & Editorial artist,The Cairns Post.
Teacher, Adult Education, Cairns TAFE
1980-1 Photojournalist correspondent, The Cairns Post
1978-9 Publicity Assistant, Pegler Hattersley, UK
1976-8 Photojournalist, Focus Tablelander, Mareeba
Teacher, Adult Education, Mareeba & Atherton TAFE


Queensland Art Gallery
Cairns Regional Gallery
Stanthorpe Regional Gallery
Shell Agricultural


2008 New Directions – 40 page catalogue accompanying exhibition
2004 Creative Manoeuvres poster image on quarterly magazine – Melbourne
2003 The Cairns Post, Timeout. July 31
2001 Robert Nelson, The Age, Saturday Arts, August 25
Paul Brinkman, Eyeline Special Issue, Spring
Jeff Makin, Critic’s Choice, The Herald Sun, Arts & Entertainment p. 97
Face of Place exhibition catalogue. Edited by Julie Poulsen
2000 Street Echo exhibition catalogue. Forward by Gordon Foulds.
Arts Nexus, Multi-Arts Reviews, Nov-Dec Issue, p. 20
Arts Nexus, Previews, Issue 41, p. 12
The Cairns Post, October 20, p. 32
The Cairns Post, October 14, p. 32
The Cairns Post, October 13, p. 36
The Cairns Post, October 6
Barfly, October 5, p. 16
Gordon Foulds, Craft Arts International, Mindscapes and Metaphors, Issue 49, p. 63-66
James Cook University Web Site
1999 The Australian Book Review Supplement, p. 21
1998 Gordon Foulds, Craft Arts International, Issue 36, Front Cover & p. 89-90
Denise Andratus, Cairns Community Radio, April 24
1997 The Cairns Post, August. Interview
1996 Anneke Silver, Craft Arts International, Issue 36, p. 97
Ingrid Hoffman, Eyeline, Issue 29, Summer, p. 37
Ingrid Hoffman, Community Arts News, Issue 17, Nov 95 – Jan 96, p. 10-11
1995 Marina Muecke, Boardwalk, Vol 1, No 4, p. 16-17
The Cairns Post, March 10, p. 34
The Cairns Post, April 21, p. 31
Marina Muecke, The Cairns Post, June 3, p. 25
1994 Katherine Wilson, Eyeline, review, Issue 26, Summer p. 33
The Rag, Cairns Regional Gallery Magazine, June, Cover, p. 2-3
Marina Muecke, The Cairns Post, June 3, p. 25
Community Arts News, April / May, cover page
Art & Australia, Issue 31, 3, Autumn, Exhibition commentary, p. 384
1993 Ross Searle, Eyeline, Summer, p. 61
Jeanie Adams, Australia Art Monthly, Issue 64, October, p. 28
Eve Stafford, The Rag, Cairns Regional Gallery, September issue, p. 2
Ingrid Hoffman, (editor), The Fish John West Regrets exhibition catalogue, August.
The Cairns Post, August 6
The Cairns Post, June 9
1992 Barfly, Cairns
1991 Barfly, December, Cairns
1990 Sun, Smoke and Steel, exhibition catalogue, Studio One, Canberra
The Cairns Post
1989 ABC Radio, Cairns. interview


2009 Blake Prize, Directors Cut, finalist
2002 Bendigo Bank Art Award, finalist
1996 Purchase Award, Stanthorpe Regional Gallery
1992 Open Award, Atherton Art Society
1991 Open Award, Mareeba Art Development Group
Suncorp Awards, finalist
1990 Graphics Award, Atherton Art Society
1988 Industrial and Marine Electrics Contemporary
Award, Atherton Art Society.
1988 Open Award, Atherton Art Society
Watercolour Award, Atherton Art Society
1985 Graphics Award, Cairns Art Society
1983 Drawing Award, Mareeba Art Development
Drawing Award, Atherton Art Society
Cairns Art Society Award, Acquisition for
Permanent Collection, City of Cairns Council
1980 Best Contemporary Painting, Atherton Art Society
Overall Winner, Mareeba Art Development Group
1978 Best Contemporary Painting, Mareeba Art Development Group


2008 To fund New Directions catalogue
2007 To fund New Directions exhibition. RADF/Arts Queensland
2002 To fund Crossroads exhibition. RADF/Arts Queensland
1999 To produce an 8 page full colour catalogue of Street Echo exhibition. RADF/Arts Queensland
1998 To interview, photograph, and produce a full colour booklet on 4 Far North Queensland artists – ARTISTS IN FOCUS. Kick Arts
Collective Inc / Arts Queensland
1994-5 To fund a curated 16 artist exhibition No Piece of Cake that included a 27 page catalogue
Kick Arts Collective Inc
Gordon Darling Foundation
Arts Queensland / RADF
Australia Council for the Arts
Regional Galleries Assoc. of Qld
1989 To attend a Lithography course at Studio One Canberra. Qld Govt. Arts Grant