WHO/AM/I

There are core things about us that are embedded in the things we do every day, things that can’t be seen straight away but emerge when you get to know someone a little better. With this in mind, here are some things about me.

MUSIC

I played a lot of music growing up. When I was auditioning for the primary school band at the age of 7, my conductor informed me tested me on a few different instruments to see which one would be best suited for me. After doing this test, he informed me that I would be best suited for the trombone. I was surprised by this seeing as the instrument was longer than me, but I was excited anyway.

Throughout the next 10 years I continued to tell people that the trombone was my spirit instrument and it was best matched to me. It was only when I was older that I discovered the truth; that my parents had already purchased a second hand trombone from a family friend and asked my conductor to put me in the lower brass section.

TETRIS

I once fit a whole double bed in my car. Bed base, mattress frame and all. And this wasn't just any bed base, this had 4 drawers that went under the mattress and a large bedhead to go with it. When I turned up to pick up the bed the man from Gumtree thought I was going to have to do two trips, and you should have seen the look on his face when I drove away with everything in my car. I cruised home that afternoon like a king on his victory lap.

RUNNING

I like to run a lot, I find it really fun to get out in the fresh air and see how far I can get on my own two feet. When I ran my first marathon (flex I know), I ordered a pizza so that it would deliver right as I finished. I thought about the pizza the whole way, it kept me going through the tough middle kilometres. Little did I know, I was very under prepared for this run and it was very taxing on my body, so much so that by the finish line I was so sick I couldn't even get a single bite of the pizza down. I guess that's why people train for marathons.

STORIES

These stories are trivial details in the larger scope of life, but I think that they are the most interesting to tell. I am extremely passionate about sharing stories about people because I believe they help us to understand each other a bit better and make the world a slightly better place.

What I've tried to capture in my exhibition is this sharing of stories, so that you are able to get to know the cohort of 2020 a little bit better and appreciate them as people aside from their talents as production artists.

We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land of our country and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging for they hold the hopes, dreams, traditions and cultures of Aboriginal Australia.