14 July – 3 September 2016

Griffith University Art Gallery, Queensland College of Art, 226 Grey Street, South Bank, Brisbane

Children's workshop

On Saturday 27 August 2016, Jenny Watson ran a children's tour of her exhibition followed by a workshop exploring the creative possibilities of drawing and collage with assorted materials.

Publication

Purchase a copy of the Jenny Watson: Chronicles publication

Secondary school education resource

This resource was developed by Griffith University Art Gallery in partnership with Griffith University 4th Year Bachelor of Secondary Education (Visual Arts) students for secondary school students attending the exhibition.

Download the Jenny Watson: Chronicles education resource (PDF 508kb)

Public Programs

Melbourne Brisbane, Punk, Art and After, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2010, partial view. Photo by Viki Petherbridge.

Public Program: Jenny Watson’s Original Oil Paintings

Tuesday 16 August 2016

5.30 pm for refreshments, 6 pm start

Join Brisbane curator David Pestorius for a discussion of the complex spatio-temporal dynamics of Jenny Watson's An Original Oil Painting (Black + White) (for Nick Cave) 1979 and its twin An Original Oil Painting (Pink + Blue) 1979, and how these works capture the esprit de corps of artists and musicians during the post-punk years.

Venue: Griffith University Art Gallery, Queensland College of Art, 226 Grey Street, South Bank

Image credit: Melbourne><Brisbane: Punk, Art and After, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2010, partial view.

Photo: Viki Petherbridge.

Image Credit, Jenny Watson, House Painting: Mont Albert, Small version, 1976, Oil on canvas. Collection, Mordant Family Collection. Photo Jenni Carter.

Panel Discussion: Teaching Painting

Tuesday 23 August 2016

5.30 pm for refreshments, 6 pm start

How is painting taught? How have teaching methods evolved along with the modern art school environment? This discussion by respected artists Jenny Watson, Professor Mostyn Bramley-Moore (Fine Art, Queensland College of Art, (QCA)) and Dr Julie Fragar (Fine Art Program Advisor and Lecturer in Painting, QCA) will reflect on their own learning and approaches to teaching painting in a contemporary art school.

Venue: Griffith University Art Gallery, Queensland College of Art, 226 Grey Street, South Bank

Image Credit: Jenny Watson, House Painting: Mont Albert (Small version) 1976, Oil on canvas. Collection: Mordant Family Collection.

Photo Jenni Carter.

Panel Discussion: Material Concerns: Jenny Watson’s Materiality

Tuesday 30 August 2016

5.30 p.m. for refreshments, 6 pm start

Join Dr Sally Butler (Associate Professor in Art History, University of Queensland), Dr Julie Fragar (Fine Art Program Advisor and Lecturer in Painting, QCA) and Professor Andrew McNamara (Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology) as they discuss the art historical links to the autobiographical and confessional aspects of Jenny Watson’s practice. Chaired by Dr Rosemary Hawker (Senior Lecturer Art Theory, QCA).

Venue: Griffith University Art Gallery, Queensland College of Art, 226 Grey Street, South Bank

Image Credit: Jenny Watson, The grass is always greener, 2016, Oil and synthetic polymer paint on French furnishing velvet; synthetic polymer paint on canvas; vintage kombi van on shelf. Collection: The artist.

Photo Carl Warner.