Is an arts practitioner based in Regional NSW. Elaine holds a BA (Visual) (Printmedia & Drawing) from ANU School of Art, BA (Honours) (Communications and Creative Industries) from CSU and Masters of Therapeutic Arts at The MIECAT Institute.
Her practice brings together a passion for printmaking and community engagement. Elaine is an active contributor to the creative arts landscape in the Riverina, developing and facilitating accessible programs to foster creative communication and well-being. Projects include the Multicultural Woman’s Art Group, a partnership with Startts NSW and Create Hub Riverina. Development and facilitation of the Young at HeART program at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. Studio Assistant/ Mentor at The Art Factory Supported Studio and the Pandemic Print Exchange (PPE). In 2022, with support from Renew Wagga Elaine launched Unique State Art Space, a community printmaking and art therapy space.
Elaine sustains her art practice by exhibiting in group and solo exhibitions locally and interstate. She has presented six solo exhibitions, Space Once Occupied (2013), Building Blocks (2016), Micro-Worlds: Interpretations and Observations of Organic Forms (2018), Microcosm: A World in Miniature (2019) From the Beginning (2019) and Structures: A System (2021). In 2017, Elaine’s art practice was featured in a short film by Next in Line Films, as part of their Regional Artist Profiles.
Elaine is an active member of the printmaking community, having participated in print exchanges and projects: Imaginings, Overwintering Project, Human Emotion Print Exchange and has been a finalist in national print prizes, Northern Beaches Artist Book Prize and Peebles Print Prize. During the 2020 global Covid-19 pandemic, she facilitated the Pandemic Print Exchange (PPE) with 38 artists working in isolation across Australia, and Internationally, and collaborated with Julie Mia Holmes to present an online exhibition, Bodies of Matter through ANCA Gallery, ACT.