PhD Candidate, Monash University, Art and Design

Master of Fine Arts, Visual Arts. QUT, Brisbane. Qld. 1997-1999

Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts. QUT, Brisbane. Qld. 1991-1993.

Current Employment


2010                              Collections Curator and Lecturer, USQ


Awards & Grants

2010                               Research Grant, Centre for Public Memeory, USQ.

2007                               Gordan Darling Foundation, Grant.

2004                               Queensland Creative Fellowship.  Queensland Government-Arts Qld, Griffith University,  Queensland University of  Technology and The University Of Queensland

2001                              New Work, Australia Council

2001                              Overall Prize, Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition, ACGS,East Brisbane

1999                              Product Development Grant, Arts Queensland

1998                              Works on paper prize, Churchy Art Prize, ACGS, East Brisbane Qld

1997                              Overall Prize,  Logan Art Award. Logan City Gallery,LoganCity, Qld.


Collections                 Brisbane City Gallery Collection, Qld.

Rockhampton City Gallery Collection, Qld.

Logan City Gallery Collection,Qld.

Curated shows


2012                               Haunts and Follies; Penny Byrne, Sam Leach, Simon Mee and Kate Rohde. Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.

2009                              Kate Rohde, “Kaiservilla”,Foyer Gallery USQ Toowoomba,

2009                              “The Wallpaper project”,  wallpaper designed by Tiffany Shafran, Simon Mee, Megan Keating, Rob McHaffie, Anne Wallace, Lisa Radford and Sadie Chandler  Foyer Gallery, USQ Toowoomba, Other venues include Ipswich Regional Art gallery, Crows Nest gallery, Hervey Bay Regional Arts Gallery,StanthopeRegionalArtGalleryandRedlandBayArtGallery

2008                              One Metre Eye Height, Donna Moody, Vernon Ah Kee, Archie Moore and Evan Hollis,Foyer Gallery USQ Toowoomba,

2008                              Not Flat, past sculpture students, Foyer Gallery, USQ Toowoomba,

2008                              One plus One, Ingo Gerkin and Sarah Ryan, Foyer Gallery, USQ Toowoomba,

2007                              Paper Plane, JCU exchange show, Foyer Gallery, USQ Toowoomba,

2007                              Michael Schlitz, Foyer Gallery, USQ Toowoomba,

2006                              “Mobility”, Inflight Gallery,Hobart,Tasmania.

1995                              Co-curator/organiser, Minimal Means, Savode Gallery Brisbane





2008 – 2010                             “The Wallpaper project”, combining the work of Tiffany Shafran, Simon Mee, Megan Keating, Rob McHaffie, Anne Wallace, Lisa Radford and Sadie Chandler  with walllpaper design as an outcome and touring exhibition.



1998                              Consultant/orgainser, “Christmas in the City”, BCC.

1998, 1999                   Consultant/orgainser, “Christmas in the City Car Parks”,BCC.

1999                              Contributor, M/C e-journal, “Retromortis”.

1998                              Team leader/organiser, “Christmas in the City” ,King George Square.

1994,1995                                   Reviewer, piece writing, “whats on” editor, West End Neighbourhood News.

1995                              Visual Arts Reviewer,”The Nights”, Briz 31


Exhibition History

Solo  Exhibitions     

2011                               “Chalk and Charcoal”, Retrospect Gallery and Lorrauine Pilgrim,Broadbeach, Qld

2009                              “The Triumph of Adversity”, Linden- Contemporary for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

2006                              “The Suburban Sweet”, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, Qld.

2003                              “Make me cry (doyou really want too)”, Queensland Arts Council touring show, various locations.

2002                             Smyrnios GalleryAustralia,32-34 St Edmonds Rd.Prahan, Melbourne Sept. 25 to Oct. 19.

2000                              “I’ve Been Drinking Malted Milk”, RedBack Art Gallery,60 Khartoum St,Brisbane. Sept. 22 – Nov. 11

1998                              “Little Boys”, Savode Gallery,60 Khartoum StBrisbane. Aug 9?28

1997                              “Does Rabbit Fur Stick?”, Savode Gallery,60 Khartoum St,Brisbane Oct 19 ?

1996                              “Blinky the Axe Hero”, Savode Gallery,11 Stratton St,Brisbane. Nov 29 ? Dec 20

1995                              “Toying”, Palace Gallery, QUT,Brisbane


Group Exhibitions  


2012                               Haunts and Follies; Penny Byrne, Sam Leach, Simon Mee and Kate Rohde. Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.

2010/11                         Queensland Regional Art Awards and Touring exhibition, Flying Arts, Qld.

2010                               Pathways To Collecting, Loraine Pilgrim and Ord Minnett, The Gold Coast. Qld

2010                               Drawn Together” Nyst Gallery, The Gold Coast. Qld

2010                               Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards & Exhibition, 06 Nov to 09 Dec

2010                               Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Ballarat City Gallery, Victoria.24 Sept to 7 Nov

2010                               Marie Ellis Drawing Prize, Jugglers Arts Space, Qld. 6- 27 Aug

2010                               “Inanimate”, Nyst Gallery, The Gold Coast. Qld

2010                               “Nobody Knows: Anne Wallace, Rob McHaffie and Simn Mee”,GoldCoastCityArtGallery, The Gold Coast, Qld

2010                               Stanthorpe Art Prize, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Qld. March

2010                               The 2010 Northern Rivers Portrait Prize,Lismore  RegionalArtGallery, NSW.

2009/10                         The Wallpaper project” touring exhibition, USQ Toowoomba, Artisan Gallery, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Ipswich Regional Art gallery, Crows Nest gallery, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery and Redlands Regional Art Gallery.

2009                               “The Fourth Estate”, Nyst Gallery, The Gold coast.

2009                               “Innocence”, Nyst Gallery, The Gold coast.

2008                              “We make good pets” (Collaboration with Elizabeth Shaw), Metro Gallery,Brisbane.

2008                              “If you cant stand the heat”, Nyst Gallery, Gold Coast. Qld

2007                              “Mentors and Proteges”,ToowoombaRegionalArtGallery, Toowoomba

2006                              “Double Take”,MuseumofBrisbane,Brisbane, Qld.

2006                              “Mobility”, Inflight Gallery,Hobart,Tasmania.

2003                              Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast Art Centre, SurfersParadise, Qld.

2003                              “Treehouse”, Studio 11, Metro Arts,Brisbane, Qld.

2003                              Innaugural Metro 5 Art Prize, Metro 5 Gallery,Armadale,Victoria

2002                              Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast Art Centre, SurfersParadise, Qld.

2002                              “A4 Art Exhibition”, Refugee Week 2002, Austcare. Metro Arts,Brisbane, Qld.

2001                              “Get it on”, Modus Studios, Upstairs cnr Dogget & Proe St, July  (as “Wendy Testaburger”).

2001                              “Peep Show”, Modus Studios, Upstairs cnr Dogget & Proe St, June(as “Wendy Testaburger”).

2001                              “Real World Art: Art By QUT Alumni”, QUT Art Musuem, 13 May to 15 July

2001                              “Paper, scissors, rock” , Modus Studios, February  (as “Wendy T Memorial Art Quartet”).

2000                              “The  Stars Shine Bright”, Logan Art Gallery, June 23 – July,

1999                              “The  Drawing Room (contemporary Queenslanddrawing)”, Brisbane City Art Gallery, July 29-Sept. 15

1998                              “Typically(?) Australian”,Curated by Humphrey McQueen. Brisbane City Art Gallery. May

1995                              “Minimal Means”, Savode Gallery,Brisbane

Judging, talks,workshops…

2010                               Judge’s Talk, Redlands Art Awards, Redlands Art Gallery, Qld.

2010                               Preselection and Final Judging, Redlands Art Awards, Redlands Art Gallery, Qld.

2010                               Curator’s Talk, Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery, Qld

2010                               Artist Talk, Gold City Gallery, Gold Coast, Qld

2010                               Artist Talk,Southern QueenslandTAFE, Toowoomba, Qld

2010                               Curator’s Talk,HerveyBayRegionalArtGallery, Qld

2010                               Curator’s Talk, Ipswich City Gallery, Qld

2009                               Artist/Curator’s Talk, Artisan Gallery,Brisbane, Qld

2009                               Artist Talk, St Josephs College, Toowoomba, Qld

2008                               Judging and presentations, “A Brush with Verse”, Tenterfield, NSW.

2008                               Final Judging, Toowoomba Art Society, Carnival of Flowers, Qld.

2008                               Gold Coast Art Crawl, Nyst gallery

2007                               Presentation and  Judging, Junior Art Expo, Tpowoomba, Qld.

2006                              Artist talk, QUT Art Musuem, QUT Brisbane.

2006                              Artist talk, ACGS, Brisbane.

2001                              Drawing workshop (primary school ages),QueenslandArtGallery,Brisbane27 June

2001                              Forum of Alumni Artists, QUT Art Musuem, QUTBrisbane, 24 June

1999                              Newcastle Young Writers Festival, “Self Publishing” panel, Newcastle NSW,  October, 1999

1998                              Artist in residence, St Lawrences’s College, Woollongabba, October 15 ? November 19

1997                              Workshop and artist?talk,EmmanuelCollege,Carrara, ,

1996                              Artist?talk, QUT Visual Arts Department,Brisbane

1995                              Artist?talk to Visual Arts Foundation studies, QUT Visual Arts Department,Brisbane.

1995                              Artist/tutor, Marshall and Seville Rd.Primary School



2010                              Bland, Michael, “Nobody Knows”Art and Australia, pp 351, Issue 48, No 2

2010                               Sorensen, R. Stories hint at a past, capture a present, and leave the rest to us, The Australian, 22 July 2010

2006                              Rosemary Sorensen, “Step into the valley of the dolls”, The Courier Mail, pp 13,  August 5-6,

2003                              Jane O’Neill,”Simon Mee”, Eyeline Magazine,  no.50, Summer

2000                              Anderson, Peter. “Twisted Innocence”. Courier Mail, pp 43,  October 25

1999                              Leishman, Kirsty. Eyeline Magazine, Summer -1999.

1998                              Smith, Sue. “Boys will be Boys”, The Courier Mail, pp10, Thursday, August 13, 1998.

1997                              Martin?Chew, Louise. The Australian, pp19 . Friday, October 24

1997                              Stanford, Leonie. ” Sex, Violence and Bodily Functions”,  The Review (Brisbane, Qld), pp 17, Nov.

1997                              Eckett, Jane. “Blinky the Axe Hero”. Eyeline Magazine, pp 36 & 37, Autumn/Winter 1997.




1999                              “A Pilgrims Regress”: 13 drawings and texts by Frank McBride and Simon Mee.