Jennifer McIntosh

Jenny McIntosh was born in 1964 and raised in the western suburbs of Sydney, later moving to the Upper Blue Mountains. Born into a family of photographers and musicians she was encouraged to explore the arts from an early age.  Jenny spent much of her formative years immersed in the Australian bush, developing a connection to that landscape which is often evident in her work.

Jenny’s art education has largely been self-directed, with her own research and investigation being the mainstay.  In addition, she has had forays into formal education at TAFE and University level.  Though circumstances have not allowed for completion, Jenny particularly values those years for the friendships and contacts made, enabling opportunity for further creative growth.

Comfortable with most mediums including photography, it is oil painting that remains central to Jenny’s artistic practise.  While current work has traditional overtones, it has always been an important guideline that she be open to trying new materials and methods of working, thus allowing the opportunity for divergence within her work.

Jenny began exhibiting at an early age and has participated in many group and solo shows.  Her work is held in private collections both in Australia and overseas.

She currently resides on the NSW south coast with her husband and two cats.

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Solo Shows

2017   Once Local (extended) – GalleryONE88 Fine Art Katoomba

2017   Once Local – Shoalhaven Regional Gallery

2016   Featured Artist – Huskisson Gallery and Picture Framing

2016   Open Studio – SeaChange Festival Jervis Bay

2016   From Here to There – GalleryONE88 Fine Art Katoomba

2014   This and That – SeaChange Festival Jervis Bay

1998   Untitled – Art as Play Katoomba

1997   When Heart is Open – Art as Play Katoomba

1997   Parakeet Cafe Katoomba

Group Shows

2018   Crossroads – Four coming together as One – Huskisson Gallery and Framing – SeeChange Festival

2018   Finalist Hunters Hill Art Prize

2017   Her Story – Balmain Space

2015/16   The Kangaroos Bounce into Assisi Arts Project

– Piazza del Comune Assissi- June 2016

– The Passionista Convent in Sant’Eutizio Feb 2016

-Parco dei Cimini-Soriano nel Cimino – Dec 2015

-Palazzo Velli – Rome Nov 2015

2015   Traces of Time – Huskisson Gallery and Framing

2010   Curiously Consumed – TAP Gallery Sydney

2009   Shoalhaven Arts Society Annual Exhibition – Shoalhaven Regional Art Gallery

2009  EscapeArtfest – Milton

2009  Rusted, Crusted and Falling Apart – TAP Gallery

1995  Between Ourselves – Jennifer McIntosh and Peter Ball – Art as Play Katoomba

1994  Fishers Ghost

1993  Penrith TAFE photography end of year exhibition

*numerous other group shows whose dates are now lost to memory…. the first being the Annual Blacktown Show at the age of 12.

Jennifer’s work is also held in numerous local and international collections.