Fiona's work shows a certain bemusement with, “ … the myriad of useless objects thatexist in the world” while commenting on the absurdity of these items and the consumer culture that supports their production. She also wonders or questions the distinctions between art maker and mass manufacturer as producers of useful/useless objects.
Over the year she intends to explore the distinctions between sculptural/fine art objects, craft objects and the mundane everyday object. Her works attempt to make the distinctions difficult to distinguish, highlighting and/or breaking down these often, arbitrary categories.
Bachelor of Arts (Visual), Australia National University & Exchange to Academy of Fine Arts, Prague
Participation in ANU School of Art Japan Study Tour
2010-The Front Gallery Exhibition Award.
2010-The Canberra Contemporary Art Space Residency and Exhibition Award
2005: Certificate of Excellence for achievement in Performing/Visual Arts, Board of Senior Secondary Studies
Principals Award for Arts, The Canberra College
Certificate of Merit Highest Achievement in Art and Design, The Canberra College
Certificate of Merit Highest Achievement in Fashion Design, The Canberra College
2010-The Chain Gang Exhibition, empty shopfront, Canberra, ACT.
2010: 2010 ANU Graduate Exhibition, ANU School of Art, Canberra ACT
2009: The Italian Language Week Art Prize, ANU School of Art, Canberra ACT
2007: ANU School of Art Open Day Exhibition, Sculpture Workshop
ReArt- Benedict House Art Prize, Benedict House Queanbeyan, NSW
2006: ANU School of Art Open Day Exhibition, Sculpture Workshop
2005: Head Space, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra ACT