Jennifer Sadler

Biography

A Western Australian artist, Jennifer’s work explores themes of memory, connection and sensory experience through the subject of landscape. Her current work, applying the processes of painting, encaustic and mark making, sees the artist delving further into abstraction whilst retaining her connection to the terrestrial landscape. Born in Jamaica, Jennifer completed a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education at Curtin University (formerly WA Institute of Technology) during the mid 1970s, majoring in painting and textiles. Initially an art educator, she has resumed her arts practice in recent years and has contributed to a large number of exhibitions in the last ten years. Apart from the West Indies, she spent time in Scotland as a child and has travelled extensively around Australia.

Solo Exhibitions

2015
The Sky as a Metaphor

In this exhibition, through the mediums of ink, paint and wax, the artist’s examination of the celestial sphere explores the universal themes of nourishment, connection, and mysticism.

2013
CONTINUUM

An exhibition of new landscape drawings and paintings, including a number of reclaimed chairs. These pieces have been upholstered in fabric printed with images from the paintings.

Group Exhibitions

2017
Between the Sheets: Artists’ Books Exhibition

Australian Galleries, Melbourne Gallery Central, North Metro TAFE

2013
Mid West Art Prize

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

Awards

2017
Joondalup Community Arts Association Members Selection Exhibition

Technical Excellence Award

2016
Wanneroo Art Awards

Highly Commended

2015
City of Wanneroo Art Awards

Best City of Wanneroo Resident

2012
South Perth Emerging Artist Award

Highly Commended

2010
Victoria Park Art Awards

First Prize

Collections

City of Wanneroo

Galleries

Studio Gallery, Yallingup WA

Artist Statement

My work continues a passionate response to the environment in which I live. I’m drawn to ephemeral elements, organic contours and patterns, and to a sense of space. I don’t try to depict the landscape as I see it, but as it feels. Playing with nuances of colour and mark making I am able to walk into the memory of those landscape encounters.