Rosemary has lived in the beautiful Northern Rivers of NSW for over 20 years – this creative region has stimulated her to further her passion for pottery.
Rosemary has been passionate about art for many years, prior to living in the Northern Rivers, she completed a Fine Arts degree at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) where she majored in ceramics.
Rosemary was also a secondary school teacher and, in her role as Head of the Arts Faculty at a girls’ college in Melbourne, she co-ordinated numerous exhibitions and events, organised artists in residence and worked with a Japanese museum co-ordinating children’s art works.
Rosemary has been a contributor to various exhibitions around Australia and has had work exhibited at the National Gallery in Melbourne, smaller galleries around Melbourne and the Murwillumbah “Mud and Art Trails’ Northern Rivers NSW.
Rosemary is currently a member of the Murwillumbah Potters’ group and for a number of years was a volunteer at the Northern Regions Community Art Gallery.
She uses both wheel and hand building techniques to form practical kitchenware and she also has a passion for creating delicious looking and tasting foods – her dishes are decorated with vibrant colours using interesting patterns and designs taken from nature. These are always changing as new ideas are prolific.
This exhibition, at the Creative Artisans Gallery, includes large platters, bowls of all sizes, jugs, mugs, beakers and vases – the patterns have been taken from leaves, flowers, snake skin, dots and the sea.
Jennifer counts the Northern Rivers as having many influences in her practice of photo-media and fine art printmaking, which she has recently added to her portfolio.
As an emerging artist Jennifer is enjoying exploring her local surroundings for inspiration, with her successful exhibit in Blue Knob Gallery’s ‘Artist Choice 2019’ showcasing her love of texture found in local imagery, landscapes, and everyday life.
Jennifer exhibits a variety of works in the Northern Rivers region in many local galleries, cafes as well as Richmond/Tweed library 2019 and February 2020.
It is Jennifer’s hope to showcase some of the little-known imagery of our beautiful area as well as develop her love of colour, texture, and shape in her practice – she looks forward to presenting a selection of works in this upcoming exhibition.