I am a Brisbane-based artist that explores personal memories and experiences of the everyday. I am particularly interested in how repetitive actions are an integral component of the everyday, the generation of knowledge, identity and heritage. As a scientist I have observed that my own physical actions via repetitive experimentation inform my thinking. I employ a variety of techniques and media which include drawing, printing, sculpture and video.


Throughout her childhood Jeanette was constantly surrounded by a wide variety of traditional crafts, such as sewing and needlecraft that both her mother and grandmother introduced to her. She often references these craft techniques and materials in her artwork. Jeanette also works as a research scientist and lecturer at the University of Queensland, which additionally has a considerable influence on her art. She has had the opportunity to live in both the US and the UK during her career as a scientist. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Queensland College of Art, Brisbane in 2016.


2017– Graduate Diploma in Education, Queensland University of Technology

2016– Bachelor of Fine Arts, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

2013–  Diploma of Visual Arts, Southbank Institute of Technology

2002– Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry), University of Queensland

1996– Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Queensland

Solo Exhibitions

2021– Point of Reference; Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Nowra (10 Jul – 28 Aug)

2017– Mutagenesis; Artisan (Ivory St Window), Fortitude Valley (6 Mar -22 May)

Group Exhibitions

2020– Australian Textile Award Award Exhibition, Melbourne (21 Mar – 5 Apr)

2019– Consumables; Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Woolloongabba (27 Aug -7 Sep) 

2019– Quadrat; Logan Art Gallery, Logan (21 Jun -27 Jul)

2018– Exteriors; Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Woolloongabba (18 Sep -29 Sep)

2018– Stitch Cult; Artisan, Bowen Hills (3 Aug -15 Sep)

2017- Open House, 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial; Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth (Touring 2018-2020)

2017– Interiors; Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Woolloongabba (22 Aug -2 Sep)

2017– Curios?; Queensland Museum, South Brisbane (23 Mar -27 Mar)

2017– Quadrat; POP Gallery, Woolloongabba (27 Jan – 12 Feb)

2016– Sculpture 16; Queensland College of Art Graduate Exhibition, Southbank (16 Nov -27 Nov)

2016– Art meets Science Exhibition; Ecosciences Precinct, Dutton Park (8 Aug -2 Sep)

2014–  transfer: Prints and works on paper; Show Arts Gallery, South Brisbane (17 Jan -31 Jan)

2013–  Zenith 150: Southbank Institute of Technology Graduating Exhibition (12 Nov – 16 Nov)

Residencies, Festivals & Awards

2021– Gladstone Artisan in Residence: CQ Shopfront AIR, Crow Street Creative, Gladstone (27 Jun – 3 Jul)

2019– Curators Choice Award; NOW Contemporary Art Prize (5 Oct -23 Nov)

2019– CrossXPollinatioN: Connections Art Prize (28 Jun- 17 Jul)

2018– This is Not Art (TiNA), Newcastle (27 Sep -30 Sep)

2018– House Conspiracy: Cycle 14, West End, Brisbane (1 Jan -31 Jan)

2017– Artist in Residence: TRACE 2017 Biennial, West End, Brisbane (24 May -14 Jun)

2016– Artist in Residence Science Program (AIRS), Department Science, Information Technology and Innovation (1 May -31 Jul)


Tamworth Regional Gallery

Private Collections

Talks & Presentations

2018– Observation-Repetition-Knowledge, This is Not Art (TiNA) 2018 (Newcastle, 30 Sep)

2015– Queensland Embroiderer’s Guild (Brisbane, 14 Mar)

2014– Victorian Embroiderer’s Guild (Melbourne, 1 Jul)

Professional Memberships

National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA)




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