My WINNING AGOTYA entry is currently on show at the Design Institute of Australia Gallery.
If your in Melbourne town and need to kill some time, head here:
175 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
It’s fun just to go to that swanky part of Collins street and slip in between the security guarded shops!
I have my own domain name!
One regular monday morning a couple of months ago I went to check my emails and came across this message:
You are a JOINT WINNER of the AGOTYA Award for Excellence, the top prize in the DIA’s 2012 Australasian Graduate of the Year Awards.
As it was a Monday morning, initially I was a bit puzzled and confused by the whole thing, but after re-reading the message about four times and getting verbal confirmation from one of my lecturers at RMIT, I realised what I had won!
After winning the Victorian Graduate Of The Year Award for Textile Design from the Design Institute of Australia a couple of months prior to this I then went into the Australasian pool of graduates for the next round of the competition. I really had no idea that I could possibly win such a prize and was really chuffed at winning the Victorian category as I had very stiff competition from my fellow Textile Design graduates (and mates).
I still can’t believe I won! It sure does make all those sleepless nights a bit more worth it when I receive recognition such as this.
So congratulations to my fellow winner, Mark Wu and thank you very much to the DIA for your recognition and prize!!
I recently heard the sad news of the demise of Handsome Steve’s House of Refreshment which was tucked away inside the Abbotsford Convent. About this time last year I created a series of illustrations focusing on the no-nonsense establishment for a uni-project.
The charismatic barman was a lot of fun to draw and I thoroughly enjoyed the hour I sat doodling in my sketchbook and eaves-dropping on the passing trade. I am sad I didn’t get to go again before the House of Refreshment’s untimely demise.