Being passionate, living with purpose and finding your true self is an extremely hard task, let alone making them all work in harmony. Grace has conquered her goals as she found her true calling as a photographer, coupled with her love for animals.

Grace says it’s time to make her art a reflection on the world and she’s doing just that. Here’s how…


Q. Tell us a bit about your work

I tell stories through photography. I’m a photographer both commercially and as a photographic artist. Photography continues to surprise me and challenge me. I think i’m addicted to the magic that’s created from photographic images.


Q. Has there been a moment that has shaped you as an artist?

I’m usually crafting my work through portraiture of people, now I’ve moved on to telling stories about horses through my conceptual photography. It’s where my artistic photographic career has led me since the successful launch of HORSE, and it is the most challenging work I’ve ever done but also the most rewarding because it comes from my heart.



Horses are what I am willing to work hard for, what I am willing to go to extreme lengths for and I have so many crazy ideas that I can’t wait to bring to life! My work and visual interpretations connects me to my purpose and I know that my talk will allow the audience to connect to who they truly are as I have done so with my art.


Q. What are you working on right now that you can share with us?

My next horse series is underway and I just want to continue to share my imagination with the world. I have found my purpose as an artist and I’m so energised to start the next series!


Q. What does MOMENTUM, our TEDxCanberra2017 theme, mean to you?

It means the flow from one thing to the next, flowing through doubtful and challenging times in your life or career and coming out the other side feeling on top of the world. Riding the momentum is part of the journey to discovery.


Q. What can our TEDxCanberra audience expect to hear from you?

I’m so excited to share stories about my journey and discovering what horses have taught me and how I made my personal story come to life. The audience can expect a true story full of passion, finding your purpose and being set free by connecting to who you truly are.


Q. What are you most looking forward to sharing at the event?

Sharing my story to inspire others to follow their ideas and to tell their own story.


“I knew that if anyone could do this type of work with horses it had to be me! I had the knowledge + passion for horses and skills in photography”


Q. What do you like most about Canberra?

I was born here, so I love seeing the city evolve into a much cooler place than it was when I was young. What I love most is the large areas of bushland throughout Canberra. Perfect for keeping horses and going on long trail rides.


Fun Fact! What’s one thing you can share that people don’t know about you?

The most famous person I’ve photographed is Her Majesty the Queen in her official visit to the Royal Military College Duntroon in 2011.

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Article by Emily-Rose Clark
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