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Jenny Topfer

Responds to the textures of the places we inhabit

About

In 2002, Jenny Topfer left a corporate role in Sydney to pursue a full-time career as an artist in Tasmania. She works from her studio ‘Cloudstone’, 30 minutes North of Hobart.

Jenny’s work is made in response to the textures of the places we inhabit, focusing on the process of making using surface and line. The history of the paintings is evident in the build-up of marks and layers. They track the passage of time, and the process of coming into their own being, creating a connection between the artist and the viewer.

Jenny exhibits regularly in Hobart and Sydney and her work is included in various group shows and competitions. She has twice been a finalist in the Glover Prize (2007 and 2009) and her work was highly commended in the 2008 Tasmanian Art Prize, Burnie.

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EDUCATION
2006 Bachelor Fine Arts, University of Tasmania
1989 Masters Business Administration, Australian Graduate School of Management
1986 Bachelor Arts (Hons) Australian National University

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 For The Slow Loadening. Colville Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Beneath our scrambling hands. Richard Martin Art, Paddington, Sydney
2011 White. Colville Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2010 Ravelling. Richard Martin Art, Woollahra, Sydney
2009 Accumulations. Colville Street Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2008 Written on the body. Richard Martin Art, Woollahra, Sydney
2007 Winter conversations. Handmark Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2006 Sway. Handmark Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2004 Persephone’s Spring. March, Cloudstone Studio, TAS
Intimate Possession. August, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne VIC
Compote. October, Handmark Gallery, Hobart, TAS

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Summer exhibition Richard Martin Art Sydney
Christmas show. Colville Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2012 Summer exhibition Richard Martin Art, Sydney
Christmas show. Colville Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Finalist Bay of Fires Art Prize, St Helens, TAS
2011 Landmarks. Paintings by Jenny Topfer and Sculpture by John Topfer. ANCA Gallery, Canberra
2011 Finalist, John Glover Landscape Painting Competition. Evandale, TAS
2010 Feature artist, Summer Exhibition, Colville Street Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2009 Finalist, John Glover Landscape Painting Competition. Evandale, TAS
2008 Collectors Collection, Colville Street Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Feast, Colville Street Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Highly Commended, City of Burnie Art Prize, TAS
CAST. Annual members’ exhibition, Hobart, TAS
2007 Finalist, John Glover Landscape Painting Competition. Evandale, TAS
Feature artist, Living Artists Week. The Blue House, Kempton, TAS
2005 Fat and Flat. Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2004 Upstairs downstairs. Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS
CAST. Annual members’ exhibition, Hobart, TAS
2003 Surfacing. Side Space Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2002 Tasart Exhibition, Burnie, TAS
Hobart Show, Hobart, TAS

Find this artist’s work
Garden Path, a painting by Zsuzsa Kollo, 2010
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Colville Gallery

Galleries

91a Salamanca Place, Battery Point

Specialising in modern and contemporary Tasmanian and Australian artists.