Jenny Orchard ‘Creatures of Consequence’ at Wollongong Art Gallery

Posted: February 6, 2020 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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we caught the train to the Wollongong Art Gallery to hear Jenny Orchard give her floor talk
Jenny’s magical Juju Jack and friends
Jenny plays with collagecreating interesting hybrids and connections
Jenny spoke passionately of connection, empathy, imagination, genetic modification & quantum entanglement
A wonderful storyteller with a wry sense of humour as Julie Ewington describes in her catalogue essay, Jenny is  “a fabulist with a philosophical bent who happens to find working in ceramics congenial to her purposes.”
here’s the links to Jenny’s website
and instagram page

  1. deemallon says:

    I like the combination of her loopy script with deep sweeping ideas and truly weird collages creatures. The ceramic creatures are spectacular

    • Mo Crow says:

      Jenny is such an inspiration, I once asked how she can let her favourite pieces go, she looked at me so quizzically as all her work is made to go out into the world! Subversive, playful with a deep heart for the things that matter, she is a consummate craftswoman who makes a living from her art.

  2. Saskia van Herwaarden says:

    she has me smiling

  3. Martine Bos says:

    This all looks great Mo, i like her work very much.
    Enjoy the expo……….

  4. nancy says:

    I think my mouth may have opened in surprise when scrolling from first photo to second. They’re so big!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Nancy))) they’re life size & technically brilliant, to quote from Julie Ewington’s catalogue essay, “… Paradoxically, since it is hidden in plain sight, this skill is invisible, and rightly so, since virtuosity is merely the servant of her imagination, perhaps a maker’s tribute to the glory of creation.”

  5. jude says:

    this is great!

  6. Acey says:

    what a wonderful exhibit! You post the bests links, too, for further perusal

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Acey))) Jenny loves making collages for freeing up and doesn’t throw anything away, Juju Jack’s purple skirt is made from recycled passionfruit nets!

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