1988 9th May born in Brisbane Australia
1991 Diagnosed with Autism. Prognosis was that Tim would not speak. Autism is a lifelong condition that is without a cure. It affects everyday life and it impacts the most on the ability to communicate and form relationships.
Tim was diagnosed with Autism when he was three years old. Such were Tim’s enormous difficulties that the doctor's advice was "that the best thing to do was put him away and forget about him." Rejecting the prognosis, intensive therapy began immediately and bravely Tim tried to overcome what was so terrifying and difficult for him.
Drawing was used as a way of helping Tim to communicate and Tim did learn to speak .
1999 Tim creates Laser Beak Man at age 11 and draws him every day. Tim works in crayons and pens and pencil and continues to draw every day
2004 at 16 years of age Tim was the only Australia selected by a jury for the worlds largest arts festival for people with a disability in Washington DC
2004 the ABC's Australian Story airs, documenting Tim's trip to Washington DC
2005 Tim's Australian exhibition is held in Brisbane and is opened by then Governor General Dame Quentin Bryce
2005 Finalist for Queensland Young Australian of the Year
2006 Tim's Art is exhibited at the Sydney Opera House
2006 Finalist for Queensland Young Australian of the Year recognizing his achievements and his work for autism awareness
2010 Laser Beak Man the animated TV series airs on ABC TV and later Cartoon network Australia New Zealand and Asia. Making Tim the first person in the world with autism to have
his art turned into an animated TV series.
2014 Tim is a speaker at TEDx Sydney at the Sydney Opera House and received a standing ovation to a capacity Concert Hall.
2014 Tim presents his work as well as workshops at Sydney Opera House and the Museum of Contemporary Art
2015 the book about Tim's life is released by Allen & Unwin "A Double Shot of Happiness"becomes a best seller
2015 Tim travels to New York City to work on the play of Laser Beak Man at the New Victory Theatre on 42nd Street Broadway
2016 A short film about Tim is released and screened in the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City
2017 Tim and his mum Judy are finalists for Australia's breakthrough speakers of the year
2018 Tim is a speaker for World Autism awareness day at the Sydney Opera House
2018 "The Helpmanns"(Australian Theatre) awards are announced and Laser Beak Man is nominated for four awards, best play, best new Australian work, best original score and best set design.
2019 The play Laser Beak Man returns to Australia for its first tour from Cairns in the north to Brisbane Sydney Melbourne and the Gold Coast
2019 April. Tim returns to the Sydney Opera House for World Autism Awareness Day.
2019 and 2020 Australian Tour of Laser Beak Man the theatre production by Dead Puppet Society including Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne and QPAC Brisbane HOTA Gold Coast and Cairns Art Centre
Tim makes many public appearances to spread the message of ability and acceptance and raising funds for charities each year.
Tim is an internationally acclaimed artist most famous for Laser Beak Man but also for the hope and inspiration he brings to so many people from around the world.