Last week I was awarded the Hume Arts Awards 'emerging visual artist' award, it was a very exciting week with the award night, interviews and photographers visiting my studio!
This is the first thing I've won, and aside from the prize money (which is a huge help!) it's such a wonderful feeling to be recognised for all of those hours you spend alone late at night, or mostly in my case very early in the morning, working your arse off.
A huge thank you to The Hume City Council, Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery, Stockroom and my friends, family and smoochy boyfriend for all the support and encouragement.
And here's some press on the award from my local paper: