Brisbane visual artist Jennifer Long is hosting a solo exhibition entitled 'Paintings, Collages and Etchings' at The Old Friary this winter.
This FREE exhibition will open to the public on Sunday 21st June with a special morning tea event from 10.30am to 2.30pm. All are welcome to come along and view the exhibited artworks and chat to Jennifer about her work and what inspires and influences her.
The displayed works present the different themes that make up Jennifer's artistic journey -the fragment, tangled forms of landscape and figures, water and the vessel. Included in the exhibition are paintings, etchings and collages expressing these themes through colour, line and texture.
The exhibition will then continue daily, from 10.30am to 4.30pm until Monday 20th July 2015.
Jennifer studied Fine Art in a BArts degree at the University of Queensland and undertook a Diploma of Art in 76/77 at the Queensland College of Art. Betty Churcher was an early mentor at QIT and she undertook life drawing and painting workshops with Roy Churcher, Mervyn Moriarty and Irene Amos. She studied painting and life drawing with David Paulson at Queensland College of Art and the Brisbane Institute of Art.
Since 2010 she has done painting, print and lithography workshops with Elizabeth Cummings, Judy Watson, Peter Lancaster, Claudia Husband and Christopher Hagan and pursued etching at the Brisbane Institute of Art with Wim de Voss, Carolyn McKenzie Craig and in 2015 with Gwenn Tasker.
Awarded first prize in the Central Queensland Mining Supplies Art Award in 2002 Jennifer has also received Awards in the Warwick Art Prize, the Gwenda Donaldson Art Prize, the COSSAG art award, 1st and 2nd prize in the BIA member's choice exhibition and 3rd prize in 2015 RQAS Diversity of Art exhibition. Jennifer has work in a number of corporate collections and in private collections across Australia, France and USA.
She is a member of the Brisbane Institute of Art, Visionaries, Impress Printmaking Studio, ARThives, Flying Arts Alliance and QAGOMA.
For more information on Jennifer and this upcoming exhibition, please visit www.jenniferlong.net.