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Curriculum Vitae

Exhibitions

2016, July-Oct – Swallows, Immigration Museum Victoria
2016, April – Sleuth: The Pulse, at Visual Bulk, Hobart.
2015, December – Swallows, Tasmanian Writer Centre
2015, October – Swallows, Museo Italiano, Carlton, (Victoria)
2015, April – Sleuth: the DelegationTuggarenong Arts Centre (ACT)
2014, August – The Long Weekend in Alice Springs. Santospirito and San Roque present the original art from the graphic novel, Top Gallery (Hobart)
2014, April – Sleuth: the DelegationSawtooth ARI, (Launceston)
2013, May – The Long Weekend in Alice Springs. Santospirito and San Roque present the original art of Josh’s at Watch This Space (Alice Springs, NT).
2012, November – Sleuth: The Origin – Inflight Art Gallery (Hobart, Tas). Comprising numerous series of comics intersecting across the walls of the Paddy Lyn memorial space detailing an animistic reinvigoration of the Australian landscape.

Select Group Exhibitions
2018, “New Horizons. An Exhibition of Italian Australian Artists” Co.As.It, Carlton, Victoria
2017, Strange Careers, Watch This Space, Alice Springs
2012, April Its my party and I’ll die how I want to, social engagement artwork.
2010, December – Dog, with Dan Murphy and Craig San Roque at Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs as part of Watching this place organised by Watch This Space Artist Run Initiative.
2008, December – Respond with Nadine Kessler as part of the Container Project, Taste Festival Tasmania, organised by 6a and Inflight ARI.

Awards / Grants / Major Reviews
2013 – Assistance to Individuals Grant ($2000) from Arts Tasmania
2013 – Major review in The Australian Newspaper Review Magazine
2014 – ComicOz Award for Best Australian Original Comic Book for 2013 – for The Long Weekend in Alice Springs
2014 – NT Read Non Fiction Book Award  ($2000) –  for The Long Weekend in Alice Springs
2015 – Crowbar grant ($2000) from Arts Tas for “Swallows”
2015 – Accepted to attend the Comic Art Workshop on Maria Island
2016 – Swallows shortlisted for Ledger Awards
2016 – Swallows reviewed on Radio National Arts and Books show
2017 – $11’000 assistance to individuals grant from Arts Tas for 2018 to work on Sydney/Purgatorio

Festivals – Writing, sound-art, music and visual art
2009-10, 2013 – Wide Open Space
2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 – MONA FOMA
2012 – Forest Festival
2013, 2015 – Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival
2013, 2017 – Dark MOFO
2014, 2015, 2016 – Directeur of Her Majesty’s Favourite Really Great Graphical Festival
2014 – Wordstorm, NT Writers Festival, Darwin
2015 – Digital Writers Festival
2015 – Melbourne Writers Festival
2015 – Eye of the Storm, NT Writers festival, Alice Springs
2017 – Something Somewhere Film Festival, Alice Springs
2017 – Comic Con-Versation, Sydney
2017 – Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Bali
2017 – Yogyakarta Biennale

Selected Publication History
* The Long Weekend in Alice Springs (Sankessto Publications, 2013)
* Fluid Prejudice – contributor, (Glass Flag Press, 2014)
* Oi Oi Oi #1 (ComicOz, 2014)
* Island Magazine #137 2014
* Meanjin September 2014
* Swallows Part One – a graphic novella (San Kessto Publications 2015)
* Yankunytjatjara Wangka Project – 20 childrens readers produced by the Mimili School in conjunction with UniSA and Mimili Maku Arts Centre.
Academic Journal Articles
* International Journal of Comic Art 17:1 (Spring 2015)
* Analysis and Activism, Social and political contribution of Jungian psychology, Routledge 2016
* The Monthly, December 2018 issue – reproduction of Uti Kulintjaku poster illustration. 

Music
Albums released under the project name of Drive West Today.

  • 2003 – the child & the tractor

  • 2004 – The balloon

  • 2005 – feather

  • 2006 – Is this a desert? (reviewed in Cyclic Defrost Magazine)

  • 2011 – A shitload less understanding than what is required

  • 2012 – Acousmatic Ecology part 1 – a query

  • 2012 – pardon? Acousmatic Ecology part 2