1964
Born Johannesburg South Africa, currently lives and works in Sydney
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
2013
MArt Painting by Course Work, UNSW Art & Design
1985
Diploma in Graphic Design, Technical College Witwatersrand, South Africa
1982
High School Certificate, Johannesburg School of Art Ballet Music and Drama
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
2014 – 2016
Conduct Art Workshops for adults.
2006 – 2016
Convener of “Artbeat”, a bi-Annual Art Competition and Exhibition at Moriah College Queens Park, offering a $5000 prize known as the Eva Breuer Memorial Art Prize. Implemented an Artist in Residence program in 2006.
2005 – 2014
Shalom Gamarada Ngiyani Yani, an annual Aboriginal Art Exhibition held at Shalom College, UNSW. A percentage of profits from the Art Exhibition fund Residential Scholarships for Aboriginal Medical Students.
2008
‘Kesher Gamarada’, a twinning Program between Moriah College and Yuendumu. This program offered students the chance to engage with Aboriginal communities and facilitated a cultural dialogue through art and education. Barbara Weir was the Artist in Residence.
2003
Curated Art Exhibition at Mary Place Paddington. NSW Friends of Bezalel supports local Sydney artists and musicians in raising funds to provide scholarships for students to attend the Bezalel Art School in Israel.
Patron: Dr Gene Sherman.
2002 – 2003
Initiated ArtAbout, an “Artist’s Market” at Fox Studios (EQ), an outdoor art exhibition of emerging artists displaying their work for sale direct to the public.
ADVERTISING & GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPERIENCE
1985 – 1999
Worked in Advertising and Design as freelance and full time employment in some of the following agencies: DMB&B Advertising, Mojo MDA, BBDO Advertising Agency. Director of Graphic Design Studio in Rose Bay: Hey D Design Pty Ltd.
AWARDS
2010
JCA Volunteer Award, for services to Indigenous Art and Health.
PUBLISHED
BOOKS
Heidi Melamed, Jacob & Max Your World, Sydney Jewish Museum, September 2008
Anne Sarzin and Lisa Miranda Sarzin, Hand in Hand: Jewish and Indigenous people working together, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies 2010, p 63, 85
MAGAZINES
Showcase, Art Edit, Issue #9, Autumn 2016, p33
Gallery, Art Edit, Issue #10, Winter 2016, pg29 & pg89
Art Edit, Issue #11, Spring 2016, Inside back cover
GROUP EXHIBITION HISTORY
2016
Made/Arranged, Saint Cloche July 2016
Finalist Waverley Art Prize July 2016
The Yellow Board, The Space Gallery, August 2016
The Other Art Fair October 2016
Artist in Residence Moriah College November 2016
2015
Finalist Waverley Art Prize 2015
Finalist Mosman Art Prize 2015
2013
ArtHop, inviting the public to hop from artists studio to studio in Sydney’s East
Cofa – Annual Exhibition 2013
The Kings 34th Annual Art Show 2013
2012
Windsor & Newton Art Prize, Masters by Course Work, COFA Gallery 2012
Finalist Blacktown City Art Prize 2012