After studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Monash University followed by a postgraduate education course I quickly became aware of my passion to be a part of a creative community and industry. Through the practice of art making I discovered and developed a deep interest in the variety of ways art can impact those who experience it. This sparked a passion to recreate this through creating and delivering engaging programs and experiences to a variety of audiences.
After six months of volunteering at the National Gallery of Victoria, an opportunity discovered through Monash, I was successful in obtaining one of the first Public Program Representative roles to deliver and invigilate a variety of public programs at the NGV.
Over the years at the NGV and then as the Public Program and Education Assistant at the 20th Biennale of Sydney I conducted and coordinated programs including talks, lectures, symposia, film screenings, workshops and live music events with distinguished internal and external participants. Through these roles I had worked in and with departments including education, events, front of house, members and marketing.
My degree at Monash University effectively introduced me to the world of art creatively and also to its community. It also nurtured my interests in creating and engaging audiences. My tutors went above their expectations by providing advice and the platform to develop my skills not only in art making but through experiences such as internships.