In my teens art and writing were my refuge and my escape. It was where I could find and explore my thoughts and feelings about the world.

I did an undergraduate degree in Art History and Philosophy before it became blindingly obvious that writing about other artists was profoundly frustrating and all I wanted to do was make art myself. So I did a post graduate diploma in visual art. 

In my 20’s art was everything. Almost all dreams, all answers, all paths were linked to art making. It was the promised land.

In my 30’s I moved to the country and confused myself by not making much art and getting into radio.

I’m now in my 40’s and I still make art but not much. Much of the striving in my 20’s has imprinted itself so deeply that I struggle to be in the studio without making something amazing and meaningful and saleable.

I have a little note on the wall of my studio that says: ‘Stop trying to be an artist. Just make art.’ Because that is where the joy is.

Here are some events ordered chronologically


2021             Finish Saltgrass Season 3 and start season 4

                       Saltgrass listed as one of the top 5 podcasts to listen to on Climate

                       Saltgrass listed as a finalist in the Jackson Wild Media Awards

2020             Produce Seasons 2 and 3 of Saltgrass Podcast

2019             Me, My Selfie and I at Lot 19

2018              Produced An Environment for Change radio series

2018             Position at MASG changes to Communications Officer and Office Manager 

2017              Start as Development Officer at MASG (Mount Alexander Sustainability Group)

2016              While still manager at MAINfm the station won the 2016 Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s award for Most Outstanding Small Station.

2016              Wordmills and Baboons solo show at Lot 19

2016              Art Swank special series The Bigger Picture goes to air as Allie and Robyn retire from the show after three years and hand over to new presenters.

2015-16       Content Producer and Office Manager for MAINfm

2015-16       Dja Dja Wurrung Radio series – produced by Rick Nelson and Alison Hanly and aired on MAINfm.  This series was selected as a finaist in the Reconciliation Victoria Awards 2016.

2015              Wordmills and Baboons at the State Festival and the Phee Broadway Theatre

2014              Anchor of the Breakfast Club, MAINfm’s breakfast show

2014              Radio series on the Prevention of Violence Against Women

2013              Winner of the Off the Cliff award for short film Hairy Women

2013              Piano Pieces happened at the State Festival and at the Lot 19 Spring Scultpure Prize

2013              Started a radio show called Art Swank with Robyn Walton

2012              Not a Canary a collection of paintings on frogs

2009             Visited the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand for a month which resulted in ‘Show and Tell’

2008             Now She Remembers solo show at fortyfive downstairs, Melbourne.

2006/07      Artist Residency at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne


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