Australian Contemporary Artist


Jenny Peterson. b.1957, Yarram, Victoria, Australia  
2015 Master of Fine Art, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria
2002 Graduate Diploma in Training and Development, University of Melbourne
1994 Postgraduate Certificate of Social Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD
1993 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), JCU, Townsville
1983 Diploma of Visual Arts, Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education, Churchill, Victoria
Grants, Residencies and Commissions
2016 Quick Response Grant, Australian Government Regional Arts Fund, Plate making at Agave Print Studio, Trentham.
2015 Print Council of Australia, print commission
2013 Monash University Post Graduate Travel Grant, Prato, Italy.
2011 Month of Print program, Arts Victoria & Print Council of Australia; Impact 7 Conference, Melbourne, 'Found Metal' workshop tutor.
2009 Quick Response Grant, Australian Government RAF, Impact 6 Conference, UK
2008 Megalo Print Studio + Gallery, Canberra, Printmaker-in-Residence (Interstate artist)
2006 Site, Surface and Memory, Arts Victoria, Arts Development Grant
2005 7DAYS Project, Allan's Walk Artist Space, Bendigo, artist-in-residence
2002 Print Council of Australia, print commission
Solo Exhibitions
2015 -2016 Find. Save. Keep: Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, & 2016 at Meeniyan Art Gallery, Victoria.
2015 Find and Save: Port Jackson Press, Melbourne.
2013 Souvenir: Fortyfive Downstairs Gallery, Flinders Lane, Melbourne
2013 Souvenir: Impact8 Conference, DJCAD, University of Dundee, Scotland.
2011 This Memory: Coal Creek Gallery, Korumburra & Courthouse Gallery, Yarram, Vic
2009 Site, Surface, Transformation of the Commonplace: Impact 6, UWE, Bristol, England
2009 Site, Surface: Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria & Megalo Print Studios, ACT
2008 Domestic Collections: Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne
2007 Domestic Collections: Gallery arc, Yinnar, Victoria
2005 Surface, Fragment and Figment, survey exhibition: Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell
2004 Landlines and Rural Armour: Artholes Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne
2002 Tin Suit: Tacit Contemporary Art, Thornbury, Melbourne
1998 Ephemeral Landscape: Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, Victoria
1997 Organic Threads: Armadale and Sale, Victoria
1995 By the River: Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Queensland
1994 On The Strand: Switchback Gallery, Monash University, Churchill, Victoria
1993 Fragments: Umbrella Studios, Townsville, Queensland
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 Fremantle Print Award, W.A.
2017 My Big Backyard: Reflections on Landscape, Gallery arc, Yinnar, Vic
2017 Voices: Three Identities in Contemporary Printmaking. With David Fairbairn & Milan Milojevic, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne.
2016 Linden Art Prize, Linden New Art, St. Kilda, Melbourne.
2016 Now is the Hour: Recent Acquisitions, LRG, Morwell, Vic
2015 3rd International Print Exhibition, New Grounds Gallery, Albuquerque, USA.
2014 Mary & Lou Senini Student Art Award, McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin, Vic.
2014 New Ground: Contemporary Printmaking, curator Mardi Nowak, the Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, Vic.
2013 Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania
2013 Electric Valley Studios 2, Switchback Gallery, Monash University Gippsland
2012 arc at 30: arc Yinnar members exhibition, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic.
2011 Fair and Square, Joyes Hall Gallery, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW
2010 Contemporary & Collectible Australian Printmakers, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong
2010 PIPE'10 Penang International Print Exhibition, Penang State Museum & Art Gallery, Malaysia
2009 13th CPM National Print Awards: Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW
2009 Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards, Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria
2008, 2007 Works on Paper, BSG, Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Victoria
2006 Sensation: Switchback Gallery, Monash University Gippsland
2005 arcworks on Tour: Left Bank Artist Co-op, Beechworth, Victoria
2004 Corrugated! Celebrating 150 years of corrugated iron in Australia: Manning Regional Gallery, Taree, NSW
2004 New Energies 2004: Meeniyan Art Gallery, Cowwarr & Bairnsdale, Victoria
2003 Beating Around the Bush, Three Artists: Meeniyan Art Gallery, Victoria
2003 City of Banyule Art Award: Ivanhoe, Melbourne
2002-3 Art on Tour Scratching the Ground: Cowwarr, Yinnar, Bairnsdale, Victoria
2001 City of Whyalla Art Prize: Whyalla, South Australia
2000 Shell Fremantle Print Award: W.A.
2000 Swan Hill National Print & Drawing Awards: Victoria
1999 Art at the Centre, staff exhibition: Switchback Gallery, MUGC, Victoria
1998 arc Studio Artists: Gallery arc, Yinnar, Victoria
1997 Spring Festival of Drawing: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
1996 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Exhibition: Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW
1996 Prints Acquisitive Exhibition (also '94): MPRG, Victoria
1995 The New Energy, Contemporary Artists in Gippsland: LRG, Morwell, Victoria
1994 Correspondences: Dom Kultury, Krakow, Poland
Public Collections
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Brisbane Grammar School
Burnie Art Gallery, Tasmania
Canson Australia Pty Ltd, Melbourne
City of Yarra, Victoria
Commercial Studies Centre, Townsville, Queensland
Curtin University, Western Australia
Firestation Print Workshop, Melbourne
Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Vic
Gippsland Centre for Art & Design, Federation University, Churchill, Victoria
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW
James Cook University of North Queensland, Townsville
Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, Victoria
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
Print Council of Australia, Melbourne
QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
RMIT Gallery, Victoria
St. Michael's Grammar School, Melbourne
State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School, Melbourne, Victoria
Tamworth City Gallery, NSW
Townsville College of TAFE, Queensland
Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW
Universiti Sains Malaysia
University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
University of Wollongong, NSW
2015 'Gippsland Road Signs Transformed into Art', Zoe Ferguson, broadcast & online article, ABC local radio, Dec 14, 2015.
2015 'Road Signs Reveal the Way', Farrah Plummer, newspaper editorial, LV Express, Nov 26, 2015, p12.
2012 'Thirty Years of Art', Melody Song, newspaper editorial on arc Yinnar & members, Morwell & Churchill Advertiser in LV Express, Feb 13, 2012, p.1 & 3.
2012 arc 2007 to 2012. Jenny Peterson in 'arc at 30', Editor Sue Pavlovich, Melbourne 2012, isbn 978.0.9873671.0.5
2011 'Jenny is always ready to be on her metal', Andrew Mole, newspaper editorial, The Weekly Times, Aug. 10, 2011, p.69.
2006 'Artist Shares Her Rustic Form of Printmaking'; Anna Lanyon; newspaper editorial, Portland Observer, July 26 2006, p5
2006 'New Energies 2006: Contemporary Artists of South Gippsland', exhibition catalogue, Meeniyan Art Gallery, Mar. 2006
2006 'Prints from Found Objects', Jenny Peterson, preview article, Imprint, vol. 41, No 4, p12, Print Council of Australia, 2006
2005 'Lost Then Found'; James Taylor; newspaper editorial, The Bendigo Advertiser, Sep 1 2005, p21 & 27
2005 'Surface, Fragment and Figment'; Meg Viney; exhibition catalogue, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, May 2005
2004 'Jenny Peterson: Landlines and Rural Armour', Catheryn Thompson, preview in Imprint, vol.39, no.3, 2004, p.25. Print Council of Australia
2004 'Prints Suit Jenny like Ned Kelly's Armour', newspaper editorial, Leongatha Star, Feb. 17, 2004, p 6
2004 New Energies 2004: Contemporary Artists of South Gippsland', exhibition catalogue, Meeniyan Art Gallery, Mar. 2004
2003 'Jenny Peterson Makes her Mark', newspaper editorial, Yarram Standard News, Nov. 12, 2003, p 6
2002 Tin Suit', Kerrilee Ninnis, catalogue essay, Tacit Contemporary Art (Melbourne School of Art), Oct. 2002 Online version at
1998 'Ephemeral Landscape', Catheryn Thompson, Imprint, vol. 33, No.3, 1998, p.22,23, exhibition review
1995 'The New Energy: Contemporary Artists in Gippsland', exhib. catalogue, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Oct.1995