Array | Tweed Regional Gallery
It's a bug life with this new exhibition from Jenny Kitchener
Northern Rivers printmaker, Jenny Kitchener, has an exhibition coming up at Tweed Regional Gallery at the end of January.
Array is a visual celebration of, and personal salutation to, those most intriguing of animals; insects. There are more than a million species of insects and they represent more than half of all living organisms.
Kitchener pays homage to a small selection of insects, most of which are pollinators. Bees, butterflies, moths, beetles and dragonflies are featured in many of the works and play differing roles. In some prints insects are employed as a metaphor for transformation and change, and may allude to a personal narrative. Other works may reference museum displays and the curious arrangements of the amateur collector.
Jenny Kitchener | Artist Bio
Jenny Kitchener was born in Sydney in 1955 and spent her childhood in close proximity to the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Here she developed a great love of nature and of the Australian bush. She moved to the North Coast in 1980 where she lives on a property at Afterlee, west of Kyogle.
Personal reflections of place inform and provide the subject matter of much of Jenny’s work. Inspiration is drawn from the beauty of the natural environment.
Collections in both Australia and overseas hold examples of Jenny’s work. Recently she has had work acquired by The National Gallery of Australia. As a teacher she has a longstanding association with the Printmaking Studio at Southern Cross University and in the Fine Arts Department of The North Coast Institute of TAFE.