|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