– ABOUT –
The art of Jenny Crompton reflects her lifelong passion for the natural world and her concerns about growing pressures on the environment. Her fastidiously executed hanging sculptures appear both ancient and thoroughly invented.
Often installed as a large groups that the viewer walks through, she stages a space that is a sacred portal between the material and spiritual planes. The viewer is reduced to a microscopic scale to marvel at the micro species in her constructed worlds.
Her work draws you into the fine process of its making. Their materials are recognised but repurposed, to create entities that range from an almost accurate representation into pure abstraction. They however come from one voice and have a consistant language of pattern and construction, throughout their disparate forms.
Part of her process is walking the land and respectfully gathering natural materials, which allows her to connect, listen and interpret an essence of the land through the making of sculpture and paintings.
Jenny won the 2016 Lorne Sculpture Biennale, Sculpture Trail Award and the Peoples Choice Award. Her work is part of the Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.
1996 Private commission mosaic panel for restaurant
1996 Private commission mosaic roman arch
1998 International Flower and Garden Show and Southgate Promenade
1998 Mosaic urns for Southgate Promenade
1998 Private commission mosaic panels for garden
1998 Fringe furniture festival - mosaic pot
1999 Private commission mosaic sculpture and fountain
2011 Private commission paintings
2014 Art Gallery of Ballarat - VIAA - Winner
2015 Art Gallery of Ballarat - VIAA - Finalist
2016 Lorne Sculpture Biennale - Winner of the Sculpture Trail Award
2016 Lorne Sculpture Biennale - Winner of the Peoples Choice Award
2016 Hero Worship group show - Craft Victoria
2016 Group Show - &Gallery
2016 National Gallery of Victoria - Whos afraid of colour?
2017 MARS Gallery
2017 What's in the BOX - Biennale of Australian Art
2017 Bloomtime - Koorie Heritage Trust
2018 Phototaxis - BOAA - Biennale of Australian Art
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