BIO

In 2018 Naomi published, 'A Game Approach to Art Appreciation: Encountering art with a plucky, brave and spirited disposition', in the peer reviewed journal, Australia Art Education Vol 39. No.1. In 2017, Naomi was the co-recipient of The Pat Parker Memorial Residency with Blacktown Arts Center that resulted in a major public art installation of over 2000 tissue paper dandelions created in collaboration with the Blacktown community. In 2013, Naomi won the Museums and Galleries NSW International Fellowship to Dallas Museum of Art for her work in art education and her curation of interactive, interdisciplinary, family-focused art exhibitions. Naomi’s own creative practice is inter-disciplinary, including traditional forms such as painting, drawing and collage, as well as projection and sound works. Her most recent projects include Veil of Wishes, 2017 - 2018, Truth and Dare at Lost Paradise Festival, 2015, and in 2014, Truth and Dare on the Dual Caminos and the Dorothy Postcard Project with Dallas Museum of Art. 

Naomi has twenty years experience in art education and has a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts and a Post Graduate Degree in High School Visual Arts Education and a Masters of Creative Writing.

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Publications

2018 Embodied, Emboldened and Recursive Art Appreciation - Exploring identity through contemporary art, Australian Art Education Journal, Volume 39, Ed. 2

2018   A Game Approach to Art Appreciation,  Australian Art Education, Journal, Volume 39, Ed. 1

2018   Landing Points: Race, Place and Identity - Art Appreciation - Pedagogic Resource for High School Teachers 

2018   Summer Exhibition Suite  - Art Appreciation - Pedagogic Resource for Primary School Teachers

2014/16  Dandelion Projects Blog

2015  Education Kit Home Front: 100 Year Anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign

2013 'Playing as Learning in Art Galleries', Museums Australia, vol 22(2), p14

2013 Singing from Haunted Houses (unpublished manuscript - contemporary fiction) 

2012 'Perfect, Dark, Red Bubble', Trunk Series: Blood Anthology, Boccalatte Designs

2011 'Wallpaper Stains', Aesthetica Creative Works Annual, 2011

2011 'Works of Art are not Mirrors',  Albury Arts Centre

2010 'The Stations of St Jerome', New York University, Students’ Salon  

2009 'Silken Tongue', Trunk Series: Hair Anthology, Boccalatte Designs

2009 'Light and Shadow', Venetian Visions, Blacktown Arts Centre

2008 'Weetbix on the Road to Damascus', The University of Sydney Creative Writing Students Salon 

2008 'Katoomba to Mudgee via Oberon'Australian Cyclist May – June 2008

2007 'On Monday my stepfather died', Phoenix,  Sydney University’s Writers Journal 

2006 'The Human Show', The Human Show, Legge Gallery

2006 Naomi’s Wonderground, TVS, writer, producer & presenter 

2006 Naomi’s Underground, Penrith Valley Radio, writer, producer & presenter

 

Creative Projects/Awards/Symposiums

2018 AAANZ Conference; Aesthetic Politics and Histories, Performance Lecture: Art Appreciation - Would you like fries with that?

2018 The Ideal Home Audio Blog Project, Penrith Regional Gallery

2018 Imagine Award, Engagement Programs, Tactile, Highly Commended

2018 Critical Animal Research Symposium, Pop-Up Research Lab and the Lab Reloaded

2017 - 2018   Veil of Wishes, Public Art Installation, Blacktown  

2017   Pat Parker Memorial Residency, Blacktown Arts Centre

2016   Artist assistant for Catherine O’Donnell, Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial

2015/18  The Art School, Drawing Programs for Children

2015  Wings of Desire, Interactive Public Art Project, Strathfield Fair

2015  Pop Up Truth and Dare, Lost Paradise Festival, Dandelion Projects 

2014  Truth and Dare on the Dual Caminos, Dandelion Projects

2014  The Dorothy Postcard Project, 3C, Dallas Museum of Art

2013  Museums and Galleries NSW, International Fellowship, Dallas Museum of Art 

2010  Dripstone, Elizabeth Farm, Historic Houses, Parramatta 

2009  Writing residency, Elizabeth Farm, Parramatta 

2006  Two Corporeal Bodies, Tapp Gallery, Sydney

 

Employment                                    

2002-2018 Manager Education, Penrith Regional Gallery

2015 -2018 Producer and Mentor Professional Development Programs for Early Childhood Educators 

2014 Curator, Lewers Learning Centre                                                              

  • Colour and Light, 31 May - 24 August 2014

  • Green – Environmental Explorations, 30 August - 16 November

2013 Curator, Lewers Learning Centre                                                               

  • Birds, 1 March – 18 May 2013

  • Story, 25 May – 15 September

  • Scissors, Paper, Rock (the boat), 21 September - 21 November

2007 - 2012 Producer and curator, Snapshot International Teenager's Photographic Prize

2009 - 2012 Festival Director, Sizzle Inclusive Arts Festival