The material turn is going strong in contemporary Australian art. Two of my recent exhibition previews for Art Guide Drowning, Not Waving and Artists put matter centre stage in Prima Materia covered shows in which materials were the star and also often the means of critiquing culture.

Often my tutoring role is to help students develop and refine this process of transformation, enabling them to make work that is both eloquent and innovative.

I offer tutoring services in Sydney’s inner city to secondary and tertiary visual art students and graduates – you may be preparing to enter a program, currently enrolled, or a graduate seeking entry to postgraduate courses or starting professional practice.

Seeking tutoring to establish a framework for an HSC body of work? Now is a great time to meet up and really get work happening!

Rebecca consistently offered insightful, constructive ideas and organisational techniques to me as I developed my artwork and concepts. As a result of her depth of knowledge of art, art history, photographic processes and theory Rebecca made it possible for me to extend my understanding of photography, create prints and video works in unexpected ways as well as present and write coherently about my work.

Molly, Bachelor of Fine Art, National Art School; BFA Honours, University of NSW Art & Design



One to six meetings:$70 per hour  $210.00 per block of three
More than six meetings:$65 per hour  $195 per block of three
Meetings are pre-paid in blocks of three.  Then, we schedule meetings depending on when you need them.

Three once-weekly meetings may be enough to get your project on track, or you might want to book a fortnightly or monthly meeting for a semester. Alternatively, you might find it helpful to space out meetings over a project’s duration. It’s up to you.

For general enquiries, payment information and scheduling meetings, email me:

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