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2004-2007   Four years study towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Majoring in Painting. School of Art, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand

Group and Duo Exhibitions

2009   Future Girl & Tales from the Interior (Duo exhibition with Anya Sinclair), Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin, New Zealand
2009   The Dowling St Project (2), Dowling St Studios, Dunedin, New Zealand
2008   The Christmas Show, The Artist's Room, Dunedin, New Zealand
2008   The Dowling St Project, Dowling St Studios, Dunedin, New Zealand
2008   City of Dunedin Art Awards, The Art Station, Dunedin, New Zealand
2008   Rapt, The Packing Shed, Alexandra, New Zealand
2008   Edinburgh Realty Premier Art Awards, The Art Station, Dunedin, New Zealand
2008   Convergence, Gallery 33, Wanaka, New Zealand
2007   Exhibit, Circadian Rhythm Café, Dunedin, New Zealand
2004-2007   Painting Shows Gallery, School of Art, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand
2005   Art School Rookies, Segue Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

Solo Exhibitions

2007   SITE, School of Art, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand

Songwriting and Composing

2008   Full length album with The Alan Ibell Band titled 'If Bird or Devil', released independently, 2008
2007   ‘Baby Blue Jumpsuit’, initial release on ‘ Compilation No. 3’, 2007.
2007   ‘Girl of My Dreams’, initial release on ‘Radio One CD Sampler’, 2007.
2005-2006   Numerous songs for The Alan Ibell Band


2006-2009   Numerous performances around Dunedin with The Alan Ibell Band.
2007   Radio One Live to Air, May 24, New Zealand Music Week, Dunedin.
2006   South Island tour with performances in Christchurch, Queenstown, and Wanaka.
2006   Performed ‘Girl of My Dreams’ live on RDU radio, July 13, Christchurch.
2006   Numerous solo musical performances around Dunedin.


2009   Cover art for 'On The Horizon: Pages From Dunedin' (compilation CD of New Zealand songwriters) released through Horizon Music NZ, 2009
2007   Album art for The Tweeks, ‘You Can Listen Too’, released on Borderline Records, 2007


2007-2009   Numerous poster designs for The Alan Ibell Band and accompanying acts.
2007   4 liturgical banner designs for Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Hoon Hay, Christchurch.
2007   Poster design for group exhibition Exhibit.
2001   Landscaping (main entrance and car-park) design plans for St Thomas’ of Canterbury College, Christchurch.

Awards and Prizes

2007   Derivian-Art Award, Main Art Ltd, Auckland. New Zealand


1999-2009   Private Collections in New Zealand and Australia


2009   James Dignan, Art seen: A series of floating islands, Otago Daily Times Online July 2, Dunedin
2009   Michelle McCollough, Alternative-folk band to launch 'If Bird Or Devil', The Star, February 19, Dunedin
2008   James Dignan, Slow-motion fireworks, Otago Daily Times Online November 20, Dunedin
2007   Catherine Wellington, Young Artists Ex-cite, The Star, November 15, Dunedin.
2007   Rob Milne, Anji Sami Band, Alan Ibell Band and Stephanimal - Backstage, 10/5,, May 15.
2007   Radio interview with The Alan Ibell Band, Radio One, New Zealand Music Week, May 24, Dunedin.
2006   Radio Interview, RDU, July 13, Christchurch.