Olivia joined Fahan in 2017 and enjoys her role working with the Junior School as an Art Technician. She developed a passion for Art in her teenage years and has always loved visiting exhibitions. Combining her artistic passions with study, Olivia embarked on a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Tasmania where she was awarded an Honours degree, then completing a Masters of Fine Arts and Design, with a specialisation in Printmaking, in 2015. Olivia is currently undertaking a Masters of Teaching, completing this in 2021.
Since completing her Masters in Fine Art and Design, Olivia has developed her art practice and is represented by Handmark Gallery in Hobart. Exhibiting regularly, her work examines her experience of the Tasmanian Landscape, working from her studio on a family farm in the Midlands. In 2017, Olivia had her first solo show with Handmark Gallery, Hobart and another in Evandale in 2018. In the same year, Olivia was a finalist of “The Churchie”, an annual emerging artist prize in Brisbane, associated with the Anglican Church Grammar School, and a finalist in the Burnie Print Prize, this artwork is now part of their permanent collection. In 2018, she was selected to exhibited her artwork at the Young Emerging Artist Exhibition, as part of The Australian Print Triennial, in Mildura. She has been a finalist in the Federal Groups’ Henry Jones Art Prize, since its inception.
Supporting Fahan girls as they pursue their creative projects brings together Olivia’s personal passions, career pursuits and love of the environment. “I love being a part of our girls’ artistic experience as they develop an interest in the Arts. Seeing them find a connection between the environment that surrounds them and art is incredibly rewarding.”