Skills

Process

‘Open Engagement’ Portland USA | 2012

‘Meta Meta’ Yogjakarta, Indonesia | 2012

‘Access Art Training Day’ Access Arts | 2003
‘Introduction to Art Therapy’ UQ | 2002

Facilitation – ‘Program Development & Facilitation’  The Outlook | 2006 &  facilitating workshop since 2002

Consultation – Karen has consulted with organisations, business and community members since 2002.
Collaboration – Karen has produced artwork collaboratively since 2002
Mentoring – ‘Facilitator of Art’ SpeakOUT |2008
Support work – ‘Feminist Telephone Counselling Training’ BRISSC | 2007 & ‘GLWA Telephone Counsellor Training’ GLWA | 2001

Training – Karen has provided training since 2002.

Project Co-ordination & Curation – Karen facilitated, coordinated and curated the Hepititic C art workshops and exhibition | 2006

Digital Art

‘Bachelor of Visual Arts – Fine Arts’ QUT | 2003 – 2006
Animation – Photoshop/Imageready & Flash. Karen has facilitated workshops in Stop Motion animation. And has created animations for Colourise Festival in 2008 and 2009.
Graphic Design – ‘Diploma of Graphic Design’
QSPGA | 1993 – 1995. Karen uses Photoshop, QuarkXpress, Freehand, InDesign & Illustrator

Web Design – ‘Professional Web Training’
Technical Lead | 2008-10. Karen uses Dreamweaver

Film –‘The Booth Project’: 2007 – present, an open video forum where community members can express themselves. Footage is then edited into archival short films to create participant driven snapshots of communities. Collaborator: Ky Hamilton. Karen uses Premier and Final Cut Pro.

Photography – ‘Westfruits’: 2007, a book of 88 photos of people who consider West End significant to them. Collaborator: (m)-elly nio.

Visual Art

‘Bachelor of Visual Arts – Fine Arts’ QUT | 2003 – 2006
Zine Making – Karen has facilitated zine making workshops since 2004.
Craft, Painting, Clay & Drawing – Karen has been developing these skills since High School and has facilitated workshops in these areas since 2004.
Traffic signal box – Karen facilitated a group of survivors from BRISSC in creating the image then painting a traffic signal box in Woollongabba in 2009.

Mural Painting – Karen has facilitated mural painting workshops since 2004.

Extras

Yoga Presence Teacher Training | 2010

Marketing – ‘Marketing’ CDIQ | 2009

Building Maintenance – Karen has worked as the maintenance worker Women’s House Shelta since 2004
Circus – Karen has facilitated circus workshops at Visible Ink Zilmere and Visible Ink Fortitude Valley as well as St Patrick’s School in Winton.
Exhibition Curation – Karen has curated exhibitions since 2006 with the Hepititic Art workshops and exhibition.

Event Management – Karen curates and managed the Finally Exhibition for Human Ventures final traineeship year.

Karen uses visual art, print & web design with individuals and groups using a collaborative approach. This happens using dialogue, workshops and/or training to facilitate creation through to the final product.

Karen mainly works in Turrbal & Jagera Country (Brisbane).

Current Project

Colourise Festival 2017

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