I was born in Gladstone, Central Queensland, Australia in 1976. I grew up in a studio pottery with both my parents being potters. At a young age I displayed a keen interest in the arts especially music and drawing. From 10 to 17 years old I studied drawing, painting and music after school and on the weekends. I went straight out of school to study fine art Queensland College of art where I found post modern art confusing and attempted to fuse my interest in music and painting via computers. This prompted me to move universities to the Queensland University of Technology, to have more access to digital technology. In 1999 at the Queensland University of Technology I achieved a Bachelor of Visual Arts specialising in Multimedia
I then started working in graphic and web design. From 2000 – 2002 with the help of my friend Nico Vuletic I setup an artist run space called Modus Studios on Doggett Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD. It consisted of 13 art studios and 2 galleries. Modus Studios evolved into 9 Gallery in China Town, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD. During this time I was playing playing guitar in bands.
I moved my career towards programming as it was better paid than graphic / web design. My programming and visual art skills led me to start a multimedia performance group called OKO T with my life partner Tamara Sladojevic. OKO T provided interactive music visuals at national and international music festivals. Music had taken a back seat as OKO T was taking up all my spare time.
We dissolved OKO T, due to the music festival lifestyle taking a toll on our well being and bought some land on Coastal Central Queensland 1770/Agnes Water. We built a small house to use as a base while we traveled and lived the surfing lifestyle, I worked programming, produced music and played in bands.,.
By now I was programming for multinational graphics companies, government, advertising agencies and small business. Music was main creative outlet with many albums released under different pseudonyms and groups.
After the death of my father I found my self immersed in the ceramics world. While continuing to write software to keep the mortgage paid, Tamara and I started a small studio pottery for fun. I found that ceramics to be a very natural part of my life. Ceramics began paying for our life and business software had become a thing of the past. After birth of our Son I moved my focus onto using my digital skills for public art and cultural projects.
And here we are today.