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What are you doing now:
“Finishing my degree this year which is a Bachelor of Arts. I am studying photomedia and physics under that degree. I’m also playing in my band Ru – https://www.facebook.com/ruartist -, which is now a 7 piece. We play mainly at community festivals and events and teach workshops. We recently had two sold out shows as part of the Fringe Festival, one named Cercle at the State Theatre which was nominated for the Martin Sim’s Award (Best New Work) and the other was a 300 seated really beautiful show at the St. George’s Cathedral in Perth.
I work for the Research School and Edith Cowan University. My job is to curate exhibitions that communicate research to undergraduate students and others interested in what research does for our community. I won the Cultural Endeavours Western Australia Youth Award in 2015 and runner up Young Person Of The Year in 2015 for my work volunteering and supporting young artists through the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre and other initiatives and recently I began volunteering at the Perth Observatory where I teach people about Astronomy.
I also am involved in the poetry scene in Perth as a part of a group named Said Poet’s Society, we do workshops about Performance Poetry at schools, I compose and am a freelance photographer and film maker; lots of exciting art things.
In my spare time I have started fire spinning, using a fire staff, there is a small group in Hyde Park where we meet up weekly, it’s pretty great for mental health when doing so much stuff!
Through University I have also been on a study tour to China in which I was mentored by Philip Blenkinsop, an incredible photojournalist and then headed overseas to Switzerland, Iceland and New York to continue my photography and music.