Jenni Kemarre Martiniello: Freshwater Saltwater Weave
"I have concentrated on the incredibly beautiful forms of traditional woven eel traps, fish traps, fish scoops and dillibags, seeking to evoke the interplay of light and form found in those objects, and in so doing, create contemporary glass works which are also objects of cultural as well as artistic significance." - JENNI KEMARRE MARTINIELLO
Freshwater Saltwater Weave is a series of glass works by contemporary urban-based Arrernte artist Jenni Kemarre Martiniello. Her works in hot blown glass, coldworked glass and canes are inspired by the aesthetics of Aboriginal woven forms, such as dilly bags, eel traps, fish traps and fish scoops.
Martiniello will be visiting Kluge-Ruhe as a resident artist September 15 – October 15, 2018. We invite you to celebrate the opening of this exhibition at Night at the Museum on September 20. Martiniello will speak briefly at this event, but will give a full tour of her exhibition on Saturday, September 22 at 10:30 am and will present an Artist Talk on Thursday, October 11 at 6:00 pm. She will be in residence at the Chrysler Museum of Art’s Glass Studio from September 27-30.
About Jenni Kemarre Martiniello
Jenni Kemarre Martiniello is an award-winning visual artist, poet, writer, and photographer of Arrernte, Chinese and Anglo-Celtic descent. She was NAIDOC Artist of the Year in 2010, and was awarded Canberra Critics Circle Awards for Visual Arts in 2011 and 2013. In 2013 she won the prestigious Telstra Prize for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art. Her works are held in numerous public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Australian Parliament House Collection, the National Museum of Palau, the National Art Gallery of the Solomon Islands, the Corning Museum of Glass and the British Museum. Jenni works from her studio at Canberra Glassworks. She is represented by Sabbia Gallery in Sydney and Paul Johnstone Gallery in Darwin, Australia.