Art & Design Practitioner working in River Studios

Karen is a qualified (MA with distinction) and experienced artist who has a demonstrated history of working in the arts & crafts industry. Skilled in public art; painting; printmaking; tutoring; workshop planning, delivery & facilitation; curatorial; exhibitions & events; stakeholder engagement & liaison; leadership & management.

Current projects include; commissioned artist, art tutor, lead artist, program coordinator and art consultant. Working with the City of Whittlesea, Maroondah City Council and private clients.

Karen also practices as an interior designer, offering full interior design servicing, including; concept design, design development, documentation, administration, procurement, custom design, design detailing, interior decoration and styling.

Based in Melbourne for more than 20 years, Karen has established a diverse network in the Melbourne art & design sectors.

Karen is an advocate for best practice and became an RMIT Industry Mentor in 2015.


What attracted you to the space and what makes your studio suitable for your practice? 

I was attracted to the space after a visit to Craft Cubed open studios. Current licensee, Katie Starkey spoke highly of the makers community and how it has benefited her practice.
The studio will provide me with a dedicated makers space for the creation of new work for a solo exhibition, including; experimental practice, research, development, and refinement.
In addition to this it will provide me with; a temporary viewing space; a meeting space; the ability to work alongside a community of makers; the opportunity to participate in promotional events and advocate Creative Spaces.