I am a creative professional operating in Toowoomba. My millinery designs enable the wearer to fully explore their internal creative self, or to enjoy a costume, allowing them to become a character in their own, real-life, everyday, performance. While I am inspired by 1930's Art Deco style, I also seek to generate a sense of movement in my pieces. I facilitate millinery workshops in Toowoomba at Cobb & Co Museum and USQ, and in metropolitan and remote areas. I completed my Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) in 2017 at USQ and will complete the Honours year (BCAH) in 2018 at USQ. I am researching the historical and contemporary interpretation of site-specific art and how that applies to Australian and international artists today. This research will form the cornerstone of my PhD Thesis commencing in 2019 at USQ.
I have been designing and creating millinery since 1998. My hats and fascinators have been commissioned from all over the world be it for the Spring Racing Carnival, Winter Racing Carnival, the Melbourne Cup, Ascot Races, weddings, garden parties, polo events, cocktail functions, for travel or to simply wear a bespoke hat to feel special. I also create millinery and soft props for stage shows and theatre productions, working closely with the costume team to realise the creative vision of the Director.
Having spent most of my life in Toowoomba I am proud to be part of the performing arts community and, more recently, a part of the USQ community within the Creative Arts School as a lecturer and PhD student.
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