Lecturer in Fine Art, Printmaking, RMIT University

I am a Melbourne-based artist, arts writer and curator who lectures in printmaking at RMIT School of Art. For over two decades now, I have been charting the various incarnations of the female werewolf as a vehicle for my printmaking practice, best known for its technically demanding reduction linocuts. I completed my PhD research project, The Girlie Werewolf Hall of Fame: historical and contemporary figurations of the female lycanthrope in 2014, during which I identified women from throughout history who may qualify as female werewolves for the purpose of creating original reduction linocut portraits. Since completing my MA in 2002, I have exhibited my ongoing Girlie Werewolf Project throughout Australia and in Lithuania, and have also presented papers on female werewolves at international conferences in Philadelphia, Budapest, Oxford and Manchester. I have published articles in numerous art journals and contributed book chapters for Grotesque Femininities: Evil, Women and the Feminine (Interdisciplinary Press), She Wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves (Manchester University Press) and the forth coming Wolves, werewolves and the Gothic (Wales University Press) among other publications. My artwork is in many public collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria, the Victorian Arts Centre, Broken Hill Regional Gallery and the Alice Springs Art Foundation. My curatorial projects include Enchanted Forest: New Gothic Storytellers, which toured to significant regional galleries throughout Victoria and NSW between 2008-2009. For the record, I am not a werewolf.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Fine Art, Printmaking, RMIT University

Education

  • 2014 
    RMIT University, PhD in Fine Art