Jennifer Long


Visual Artist

Watercolour on Arches Aquarelle paper

Detail of Terra Firma Watercolour on Arches Aquarelle paper

Detail of Terra Firma Watercolour on Arches Aquarelle paper

About


I am a Brisbane artist working with a variety of media in response to both inward and outward stimuli. Memories, family history, collected objects and fragments from the landscape are raw materials and motifs for my layered narratives. I often work intuitively reacting to an idea, word, memory, pattern or texture to evoke a sense of calm or turbulence.
Trained in painting, drawing, ceramics in 1976/77 at the Queensland College of Art, Morningside, I continued painting and life drawing classes at the Brisbane Institute of Art from 2001 and took up printmaking with Wim de Voss, Carolyn Craig and Gwenn Tasker from 2010-2016. My mediums are oil, watercolour, printmaking, collage and 3D forms in rice paper and wax .
I have held sixteen solo exhibitions and participated in group and selected exhibitions for twenty-five years, giving workshops in mixed media and printmaking. I am a Gallery Assistant at Impress Printmaker’s Studio, work daily in my own studio and am available for commission work.
"Ingenious with materials and technique, her work is refreshingly fluid and assured....'bringing' clarity and mastery to line, texture and composition in the service of personal reverie." - Carol Schwarzman 2016




Awards
2022 Different Dimensions RQAS (First)
2021 Goondiwindi Art Show (Highly Commended)
2021 Different Dimensions RQAS (Second)
2019 Go Forth with Courage, Hope, Peace COSSAG Brisbane (First)
2017 Different Dimensions  RQAS  (Commended)
2016 Metcalfe Awards (Highly Commended)
2015 Kenilworth Art Awards  (Highly Commended)
2015 Diversity in Art  RQAS People’s Choice Award (Third)
2014 This Side Up  BIA Member’s Exhibition - Member’s Choice Award (First)
2013 Restoring the Lost & Broken COSSAG Exhibition Brisbane (Second)
2008 Warwick Art Prize  Queensland (Highly Commended)
2006 Gwenda Donaldson Art Award  Brisbane (Highly Commended)
2002 CQMS Art Award  Mackay Queensland  (First)
2002 Warwick Art Prize    Queensland  (Commended)

Collections

Caloundra Regional Gallery 
Mater Health Services, South Brisbane 
Iowa State University, Iowa, USA
St. Charles Hospital, Brisbane
UK School of Art Gallery & Museum Collection, Aberystwyth, Wales 
Christ Church St. Lucia  Brisbane
Print Council of Australia archive 
Castlemaine Press archive
Private Collections – Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, France, Austria

Membership
Flying Arts Alliance
Impress Printmakers Studio and Gallery
Print Council of Australia
Visionaries
Brisbane Institute of Art


CV

Detail of The Floating World oil on canvas 71x91cm

Detail of The Floating World oil on canvas 71x91cm

Statement

I am an inveterate collector of natural and discarded objects and using these in my art seek to evoke connections with memory and place. I create personal symbols from the collected fragments and through a variety of media explore obscure ideas in layered narratives.

To contact me - jenniferlongart@gmail.com