From Within the Littoral

Jennifer Andrews

 

From Within the Littoral is an exhibition completed in fulfilment of the requirements of Jennifer Andrews’ degree of Doctor of Visual Arts. Drawings of the inner-city littoral zone of the Brisbane River provide an evolving visual experience of the elusive present.

These graphic depictions on paper and other surfaces integrate photography and digital manipulation as a perceptual tool in the process of drawing.

 

POP Gallery, Griffith University, 381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, 4006.

Exhibition open

Tuesday - Saturday, 13 - 24 April 2021

10am to 4pm.

Please note that the exhibition will be closed  Thursday Morning of 22 April

 

There is an Opening Event and an  Artist Talk. You are welcome to attend both or either event, or just drop in during gallery open times, as indicated on the attached invitations. COVID regulations require a capping on numbers for the Opening and the Artist Talk so please register via the links below.

 

The Exhibition Opening Event: Friday 16 April 6-8pm

I hope you can celebrate with me at the opening event. If so please register via this link:

https://fromwithinthelittoral.eventbrite.com.au

 

The Artist Talk: Saturday 24 April starting at 2pm

This is the link to register for the Artist Talk:

https://artisttalkjenniferandrews.eventbrite.com.au

 

As a Brisbane based artist and art educator, I have exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions, and have completed design commissions - large stained-glass window designs, designs for textile works, illustration and works for print and web. Although my practice has been extensive, drawing has been, and still is, my main focus.

 

In 2011, I completed the Master of Visual Art at QCA, Griffith University, with an exhibition titled "Uncharted Terrains". I created  large innovative drawings and digital images, sourcing rainforests streams, to challenge concepts of mimesis while exploring notions of perception.

 

My interest in how we interact with images in a digital era informs my current practice. As a candidate for the Doctorate of Visual Art at QCA, Griffith University, I am exploring, through my art works, conventional understandings of representation and ways of integrating traditional and digital image making with a primary focus on drawing.

 

My art practice parallels my career as an art educator. In my role as head of art in high school for 14 years, I developed a deep appreciation of the importance of art education for both the individual and society.  I am  intrigued and inspired by the potential for art education to develop problem solving abilities, appreciation of aesthetics and openness to possibility and difference.  I founded Brizart in 1999. Brizart continues to offer art education for children, teens and adults in the western suburbs of Brisbane.

 

  All content and images © Jennifer Andrews