Originally from Sydney, Jennifer was involved in the Australian fibre sculpture movement in the 1970s. Her relocation to north-eastern NSW saw her practice shift into painting. In 2002 she pursued botanical painting of plant forms at the Herbarium of the Brisbane Botanical Gardens. The sensitivity to colour and detail in her current work stems from a botanical eye. Jennifer has regularly participated in group shows at both the Gold Coast City Art Gallery & Tweed Regional Gallery. She was recently selected in 2013 as an artist participant in the Gold Coast Art Gallery’s speed curating event. Jennifer currently teaches visual arts at the Uki Primary School and works in her painting studio in the Tweed Valley of N.S.W.
1961 National Art School Sydney and Sydney Teachers College scholarship.
1966 Specialist Teacher of Art certificate.
1975 Arts Council submission of fibre sculpture by invitation only, to selection committee.
1976 Arts Council Magdalena Abakanowicz master class in fibre Sculpture.
2008 Diploma Visual Art N.S.W. Tafe Lismore
1982 Winner Tweed valley art prize
2009 Second Renoir Art Prize
2012 Highly Commended Caldera Art Prize
2018 Winner People’s Choice Award, Little Treasures Anthea Polson Art Qld
2002 Burringbar Cafe Gallery N.S.W. group show
2008 Woodward Gallery Byron Bay group show
2008 Drill Hall Lismore group show
2008 Space Gallery charity exhibition Lismore group show
2009 Renoir Painting Prize Melbourne group show
2010 Caldera Art Prize Tweed River Civic Centre group show
2011 Finalist Caldera Art Prize Tweed River Art Gallery Murwillumbah group show
2012 Finalist Border Art Prize Tweed River Art Gallery Murwillumbah group show
2012 Caldera Art Prize Murwillumbah group show
2013 Border Art Prize Gold Coast City Art Gallery group show
2013 The Colour Red, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2014 Miniatures, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2015 Precious Things Come In Small Parcels, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2016 Artist’s Choice, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2017 Caldera Art, Tweed Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2017 Small Gifts, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2018 Little Treasures, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
Private collections Brisbane, Byron Bay, Sydney, Tweed Valley, Tweed Heads, Uki, Wombarra Sculpture Garden NSW
2012, October 4, Tweed Coast Weekly Art Review of Caldera Art Prize.
Benjamin Halliday—–“I stopped for a long time before
‘Byangum Blind Spot” by Jennifer Porter, very moody and Gothic,
not the biggest painting but full of atmosphere”—-
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