2008 – 2013* RMIT University: Doctorate of Philosophy Candidate (School of Architecture and Design):
Supervisors: Dr Pia Ednie-Brown (RMIT), Dr Robyn Healy (RMIT) & Prof. Ian Dadour (UWA).
*Writing has been submitted and EXAMINATION is occurring on the 6th of June 2013.
2009 The Celebrants Training College: Funeral Celebrant Certification
2006 RMIT University: Bachelor of Design (Fashion) (First Class Honours)
2003 – 2005 RMIT University: Bachelor of Arts: Fashion: Exploratory Stream (With Distinctions)
2007 – 2012 Methodist Ladies College


2012 – Present Dressing and Freelance at Clandon Wood Surrey Hills Natural Burial Reserve
2012 – Present Director/Head Designer at Garments for the Grave
2011 – Present Freelance Funeral Celebrant + Funeral Dresser
2007 – Present RMIT University: Bachelor of Design: Fashion Technology – 1st Year Textile Technology Tutor: FABRICATION
2010 – Present RMIT University: Bachelor of Design: Fashion – 1st year Fashion Studies module 3 Lecturer: INTERFACE
2010 RMIT University: Bachelor of Design: Fashion – 3rd Year Fashion Design Studio Leader: DEATHLINESS, DECAY + DECORUM
2007 – 2011 RMIT University: Intermittent studio guest lecturer in 3rd year Decorative techniques, 3rd year Fashion Studies and 3rd year Skin Studio (INTERIOR DESIGN)
2007 – 2011 Designer + director @ “Hhhh…”
2005 – 2007 Head designer + Production coordinator at Lucrezia and De Sade (Fitzroy)
2006 Internship with Japanese designer Yoshiki Hishinuma, Tokyo, Japan
2006 Internship with Japanese designer Masahiro Nakagawa at RECYCOUTURE, Tokyo, Japan
2000 Work Experience @ Caulfield Hospital (Amputation Ward)


2013 Graveland Exhibition Exhibit for Garments for the Grave and Clandon Wood Natural Burial Reserve. Held at The Crypt Gallery – St. Pancras Church, Euston Road, London from 29th of January – 3rd of February 2013. Curated by Carla Conte
2012 Guest speaker at the Association of Natural Burial Grounds members bi-annual meeting. Held at Higher Ground Meadow – Natural Burial. Hackney, Dorset, UK. Saturday, November 10, 2012 

Invited guest speaker for College of Fine Arts (COFA), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia “Current Issues in Art” series. COFA Talk entitled Skin and Death conducted with UK fashion consultant and academic Prof. Paul Rider. COFA, Paddington, NSW, Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

“Melodies in the Air.”Collaborative exhibition of art by fashion designers, and works by artists who are inspired by fashion. No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne, September 19 – 30, 2012. Curated by Timothy Wohng and Stacy Jewell

“Death Down Under” (DDU) 2012 Conference. Fashioning Death: Garments for the Grave The annual DDU is a multidisciplinary conference showcasing the research being undertaken in the areas of death, dying and bereavement throughout Australia and New Zealand. Hutton Theatre, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, June 28-29, 2012.

2011 – 2012 “Grafik Apparel: Interweaving Art & Fashion.” The Exhibition featured designers, artists and performers who engage with and explore the messages and meanings encoded in the things we wear. A catalogue was published in support of the exhibition. London Print Studio, Harrow, Road, London, UK, December 15, 2011 – March 17, 2012. Curated by John Phillips and Zhivka Haskiya


2011 “Social Studio: Quick Unpick” Guest Talk. The Social Studio ‘Quick Unpick’ are a series of public fashion talks where local designers talk about their experiences and the ideas that underpin their work. The Social Studio, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia. July 13, 2011 (Melbourne) 

“Death Down Under” (DDU) 2011 Conference: What to Wear in Your Coffin? Explorations in the Fashioning of Death, paper presented at the Death Down Under conference for Death Studies @The University of Sydney, in association with the Universities of Canterbury and Otago, New Zealand. University of Sydney, Faculty of Health Sciences, Cumberland Campus, Lidcombe, NSW, Australia, June 27 – 28, 2011.

Small capsule exhibition at the Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) held in Hong Kong, China. The Asia Funeral Expo is the largest funeral conferences and expos in Asia. Asia Funeral Expo, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, China, May 19 – 20, 2011

2010 – 2011 Shroud exhibited at “Trash Fashion- Designing Out Waste” at the London Science Museum Antenna Gallery, London Science Museum, South Kensington, London, UK, June 26 – April 2011


2009 – 2010 Intermittent residency at SymbioticA Centre for Biological Arts: University of Western Australia.
2009 “L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Week” – Wayward Fold Fashion parade. March 13 2009. LMFF Cultural Program, presented by Living Creatively. Collection for “Hhhh…” March 18 – March 22, 2009. ARM: Level 11, 522 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000 Australia.
2008 “Missing Persons ” Inter-disciplinary conference: Garments for the Grave, paper presented at the University Of Western Sydney. Bankstown Campus, Milperra, NSW, Australia, July 10 – 11, 2008.


2007 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane: Coffee Club Australia Graduate of the Year Fashion Parade. To compete in the parade, two students were picked from each fashion institution in Australia. Hilton Hotel, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, August 30, 2007


2011 ‘Closing the Loop’ Learning and Teaching Grant @ RMIT
2010 RMIT SRC grant for The Pig Project
2010 Finalist and representative of the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
2008 – 2011 Australian Post Graduate Award (APA)
2007 The Coffee Club Australian Fashion Graduate of the Year Competition: Finalist
2006 RMIT Student academic award.
2005 7th annual International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI )International Fashion Illustration Contest: 1st Place
2005 Textile Institute Student Design Competition 2005: Finalist.
2005 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show fashion competition: 3rd Place



*Last Updated 10th March 2013