I was born in South Island Christchurch NZ and began writing poetry when I felt misunderstood. My first poem was published in the local paper at age four.

In my early twenties I left NZ after losing my first child. Determined to be a singer songwriter in Sydney Australia 1986 I became a full member of APRA (Australian Performing Rights Association).

Soon after I returned to NZ and published the first edition of “Visions of a New Kind” 1987 with the support of my father’s publishing company. The same year I won recording time with NZ Broadcasting House for five of my original songs.

1992 I created and produced “Land Of The Warthogs” in VHS format. It was a spoken word, silent film, stage performance, journey into the underworld.

In 2000 it was accepted and exhibited at Melbourne Fringe Festival as a VHS short film and performance (see chapter illustrations).

When 9/11 events created world “terrorism“ I turned to documentary film making with Art Resistance and later produced my own short docos.

The poem “Before Meeting You” was requested by Dr. Christine Cole for her book “Releasing The Past”. Mothers’ stories of their stolen babies. I took refuge at that time in spiritualist meditation circles and wrote poetry in trance state.

Later in my life I returned to performing my original poetry as spoken word in Alice Springs N.T. The indigenous people of Australia say “Alice is the place where the song lines meet”.

I found my place and finally claimed myself as an artist and a performer in this desert heart.


  • 2021

    Kyogle “Writers Festival of Word”

    Performance poetry at opening night Roxy Gallery

    Exhibition “Land of the Warthogs”

    Original CD of old recordings

    DVD of best 4 major films from collection

    Original performance poetry at Poets Breakfast Kyogle

    Tenterfeild Poetry Competition “Oracles of the Bush”

    Hosting Poets Breakfast Woodenbong once a month

  • 2021

    Lockdown Writings under meditation

    Start of Poet’s Breakfast, Woodenbong. Host and Performer

  • 2019

    Banjo Patterson Poetry competition Orange NSW

    Performance “Grafton NIMBY Bridge”

    Merriwagga Black Stump Hotel

    Backroads original music performance

  • 2018

    “Visions of a New Kind” book launch Darwin Fringe Festival
    jaynee.com.au website launch
    Unhinged Door Installation for poem “The Promise”
    DVA:Darwin Visual Arts artists studio exhibition and art space

  • 2017


    Open mic performances Darwin
    Dirty Word Poetry Group open mic performances Alice Springs
    Epilogue Night Club open mic performances Alice Springs

  • 2013

    Certificate 4 Sound Production TAFE Grafton

    Original soundtrack for documentary film “Aftershock”

    Film screening Clarence Valley Regional Film Festival

  • 2011 - 2012

    Documentary “Aftershock” about the survivors of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake

  • 2011

    Certificate 4-Screen and Media TAFE Grafton
    Student Film “Lucia at Cradle Mountain Tasmania”

  • 2005

    Screening “Land of the Warthogs”
    Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival Dendy Theatre Martin Place

  • Before Australia 2010

    Alexandria Park Community School – NAIDOC Promotional Video for Sydney School
    Malabar School Arts Festival-Documentary of Arts Festival Day
    Tap Gallery Alternative – Promotion Video for the Gallery in Darlinghurst Sydney

  • 2003 - 2006 Actively Radical TV

    “Landmines” student graduate film from the exhibition by John Rodsted.
    “Landmines” won Glebe Valhalla Cinema Radical Film Festival
    Sydney ARTV sponsorship training tv channel 31 community

  • 2005

    “Shadows in the Water”
    Independently produced environmental film for Launceston community action groups.

  • 2003

    “Land of the Warthogs” Post Production

    Melbourne Fringe festival Revolver Short stuff

    Darwin Fringe Festival

  • 2000

    Deakin University Bachelor of Education in Visual Arts
    “Seeing Things” Tasmanian ghosts and gravestones narrated by Buck and Joan Emberg
    Tasmanian Mountain Festival Co-Coordinator of “Sculpture Trail” exhibition

Before 2000 Australia

  • 1999

    Women’s Circus Performer: “Lilith” Footscray Melbourne

  • 1996

    Glen Innes Local Aboriginal Land Council, Office
    Event Manager eco tourism music festival on tribal land

  • 1992

    “Land of the Warthogs”
    Original production art director performer of spoken word film Gunnery Woolloomooloo

  • 1987

    “Visions of a New Kind” self published poetry
    Broadcasting House Wellington professional recording time competition winner production of 5 original songs to cassette

  • 1986 New Zealand

    Kiwi Pacific Records Grandpas Place ..original songwriter
    APRA (Australasian Performing Right association) full time member
    Steve Matthews Drama Action Sydney
    Short courses in drama and performance –
    Bouffon clowning, playback theatre, mask,
    TV presenting, psychodrama

Before 1980 Australia

  • 1980

    Metropolitan Drama Studios: Judith Davenport
    Volunteer work: worked with homeless teenagers, early school leavers.
    Part time course at Conservatorium of Music Sydney
    Cafe musician and busker in Sydney
    Portrait artist Kings Cross

Before 1980 New Zealand

  • 1980

    Chez Paris Courtney Place Wellington) cafe musician performer and artist.
    Education Department Visual Arts major,Auckland University stage 1-2 Art History, Arts Preliminary HSC