"Artists are generally themselves not driven by ' categories' or ' style' ; and most often are searching for something unfamiliar or out-of-place, so really working against 'categories'
I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa to German parents. Later immigrating to Australia as a 9 year old growing up and educated in South West Sydney.
After having a very interesting first career, my career path took me back into the arts. I am very happy now in the solitude of my arts practice in my secluded studio.
After completing a Diploma in Fine Arts from South West Sydney Institute of TAFE, majoring in printmaking but loving sculpture as well. With further studies in Printmaking at NAS and Wollongong TAFE, I work between my plastic toy sculptures and my printmaking.
The plastic toy assemblages, disturbing to some, I see as my humorous side and my printmaking is what I consider more my voice.........
Whoopi - By Freya
Diploma Fine Arts SWSI TAFE 2006, majoring in printmaking
'SKIN' Sidetracked Depot Bowral 2012
'Para-phernalia' Project Art Space Wollongong 2010,
Some Group Shows
'Editions' TACIT Gallery, Abbotsford VIC
'Elements' Sturt Gallery, Mittagong (Southern Highlands Printmakers)
'Come to your senses' Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
‘Body of work’ Artereal Gallery Balmain.
'Out from Down Under' Agora Gallery New York.
'Recollections' Sturt Gallery Mittagong (Southern Highlands Printmakers)
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2012
Blacktown City Art Prize 2012
HC & People’s Choice Prize Blacktown City Art Prize 2011
HC Bowral Sculpture Prize 2011
Winner Contemporary Section Fishers Ghost Art Prize 2010
“Off the Wall” emerging artist, Art Sydney 2009
Willoughby Sculpture Prize 08