I’m an artist and educator of more than twenty years working in photography, video, performance and installation. I have a Master of Fine Arts by research from the University of New South Wales, am a current PhD candidate at the University of Sydney and have had more than thirty solo and group exhibitions. A former National Art School lecturer, I currently teach at UNSW Art & Design and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

I found Rebecca to not only be extremely knowledgeable, but also understanding and sensitive to my individual needs as a student, and I found her constructive feedback to be immensely helpful. Her insights into contemporary arts research, professional arts practice and the arts industry in general were a great resource to draw upon.

Lyra, Master of Art, UNSW Art & Design; Master of Art Therapy, University of Melbourne

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? January is a great time to meet up – it allows time to explore possible developments without too much pressure.

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: sydneyarttutor@gmail.com

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