After several years working as an exhibiting artist having completed both undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in visual art, I eventually returned to my academic work as a lecturer in education at university where, as part of a team, I helped prepare beginning students to become school teachers as well as supervising higher degree students in education and visual art. Naturally enough I lectured in visual art and education, as well as sociology, psychology and when computers became more widespread, information and communication technologies.
It was not until the early 1990’s that I saw the possibility of a convergence between visual art and digital technology that culminated in the development and implementation of Australia’s first full time degree program in computer mediated art at the university where I lectured. I helped produce a first generation of artists who combined both of these forms of studio practice in Australia and who taught these two forms of studio practice in schools.
It was about the same time that I commenced my PhD that drew together analogue (traditional) visual art with digital technology and resulted in a studio practice that you can see on this site.