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my story


Jennie lives with husband John on a small property in the delightful Tumut Valley in New South Wales, Australia, where they raise beef cattle and are often joined by their three children. A converted shearing shed is Jennie's studio where masterful works are created in an peaceful and inspiring setting.   Jennie loves to experiment with styles, genre and mediums and is always expanding her knowledge which she keenly shares with her students.  She is passionate about mixed media and traveling with her sketch book.


Brief Art History: Awards, competitions and exhibitions

  • Exhibitions       

  • 2021          'Countours' Exhibition Grenfell Regional Gallery, ROR space Griffith

  • 2020         'Kurrajong' Exhibition Tumut 5Ways Gallery

  • 2019            Joint exhibitions Tumut 5Ways Gallery

  • 2018            Camden Art exhibition feature artist, CAMDEN

  • 2018            Tumut Art Society 5Ways gallery 'Our Valleys' joint exhibition with Glenyce Francis, TUMUT

  • 2016            Burrengong Galleries Young Solo exhibition

  • 2017-14      Eastern Riverina Arts – Feature artist  WAGGA

  • 2020-2013  TUMUT Library art space  Solo exhibition

  • 2016-12      The Khaya COOTAMUNDRA Joint exhibitions

  • 2015            In the Frame Gallery, ‘Faces and Places of Nepal’, joint exhibition with Anne Mills, GRIFFITH

  • 2015           Griffith Regional Art Gallery, ‘A journey less ordinary’ Joint exhibition with Karen Walsh, GRIFFITH and GRENFELL

  • 2014            Exhibition State Parliament House with ‘Dreams 2live4’, Joint Exhibition SYDNEY,

  • 2014            Exhibition Prince of Wales Hospital exhibition space, Solo Exhibition SYDNEY

  • 2014            Brett Naseby Gallery, Collaborative work with Jess Forster GRIFFITH

  • 2014           The Khaya COOTAMUNDRA Joint exhibition ‘Through the generations’

  • 2013           The Khaya COOTAMUNDRA Joint exhibition with Karen Walsh ‘ Amici Artisti’

  • 2013            In the Frame gallery Solo Exhibition GRIFFITH,

  • 2013-2000   Griffith Regional Art Gallery GRIFFITH Joint Exhibition’s

  • 2012-2001   Cottage Gallery  Solo exhibitions GRIFFITH

  • 2010-00       Cottage Gallery  Joint Exhibition’s GRIFFITH

  • 2010,06,05,04,03 Art-FX Solo exhibitions COOTAMUNDRA

  • 2003-02       Docker Street Gallery Joint exhibition WAGGA WAGGA

  • 2002            The Peppin Heritage Centre Solo exhibition DENILIQUIN

  • Awards

  • Narrandera Rotary Art Show Most outstanding, 1stdrawing, 2nd acrylic 2008, 1st pastel, 2nd oil 2010,

  • 2nd overall hangers choice and people’s choice 2013, 1st Oil section 2015, 1st Oil Section 2016

  • Highly commended Tumut Art Show Open section 2010, HC and Peoples Choice 2016,2017, 1st Acrylics 2018, 1st WOP 2019, 1st Small painting 2021, 2nd Oils, 1st Acrylics 2021

  • Deniliquin Rotary Art Show, Highly Comm 2008, Winner Other Media and H/C Non- Traditional 2009

  • Winner Figurative section and Riverina Artist award ‘Exposed 08’ Griffith 2008,

  • Country Energy Acquisitive prize ‘Exposed 09’ Griffith 2009

  • Finalist Outback Art Prize Broken Hill 2009

  • Peoples Choice ‘Flower power’ Griffith Regional Art Gallery 2009-11

  • Peoples Choice ‘Faces of Griffith’ Griffith Regional Art Gallery 2010, 2012

  • Wattle Time Art Show – Cootamundra :Pastel Section 2002, 3rd2009, 2nd 2010, Peoples Choice 2002-3,

  • Winner Regional Scene 2005, Winner Aspects of sports 2009, 2nd Open section 2010, Winner Rural Subject 2012, Winner Open section 2013

  • Winner Coolac 2000, ‘Still Life with a Sausage’ competition in conjunction with ‘Bald Archies’

  • Most outstanding entry in the Riverina Flickers 2001 Art Prize

  • Finalist in the Black Friars Drawing competition 2003-2004

  • Winner Casella Art Prize 2005, 2006, people’s choice 2013

  • Mitchell School of Arts, Charles Sturt University, Drawing Award 2008

  • Other

  • 2020 Mural Hillston Regional Library

  • 2019 Murals Hay Regional Library

  • 2017 Murals (3) Bupa Tumut

  • 2015 Mural Adelong town

  • 2014 Mural Goolgowi Public School

  • 2012 Griffith City Tourism ‘Dare to indulge’ logo and branding

  • 2010 Book ‘a day in the Life of Jennifer Forster’ by photographer Brett Naseby

  • 2008 Work Selected as part of permanent Government exhibition in Harbin, China

  • 2007 Mural Bilbul Public School

  • 2004 Griffith City Library 9mtr Mural 2004, National libraries publication feature

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