Sian is a Canberra based artist whose art practice is predominantly sculptural. The natural environment is a prominent influence in the development of Sian’s work. Through growing up on a property she has experienced life and death and the effects the elements have on the landscape. These familiarities have developed into reoccurring themes within her work of life and death and the processes in which the environment generates. Sian is also interested in human physical reactions to these processes in action in relation to ideas such as decomposition, repetition and the creatures which inhibit the landscape. Much of Sian’s work references the human relationship with the land through the means of material, scale or shape; evoking a visceral reaction.
In 2015, Sian graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours (First Class). She was a recipient of awards as part of the Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) winning the Margaret Munro Mentorship, a public commission with Crafted Development Inc. as well as much of her work being acquired. Sian is currently undertaking residencies at Canberra Grammar School and Strathnairn Arts which she received as past of the EASS awards. In 2016, Sian produced many works for private collection and was the recipient of the ClearWater Sculpture Prize in Queanbyan, NSW . Sian has just returned from studying and working in Canada, where she had her first solo show in Kingston, Ontario at the Tiniest Gallery. Currently, she is now preparing for two solo shows and a handful of group exhibitions in 2018.