Join Gulumerridjin (Larrakia), Wardaman and KarraJarri Saltwater woman, Jenna Lee, in an online demonstration making your own paper from recycled and natural materials. Jenna recycles paper in her art practice as a way of telling new and old stories. She will talk about the importance of recycling and not bringing more into the world, and also answer questions about the paper making process and also about her life as an artist.
Jenna Lee is a Gulumerridjin (Larrakia), Wardaman and KarraJarri Saltwater woman with mixed Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and Anglo Australia ancestry. Using art to explore her many overlapping identities Lee works across sculpture, installation, body adornment. With a practice focused on materiality and ancestral material culture, Lee works with notions of the archive and histories of colonial collecting.
Lee was honored to be the recipient of the Wandjuk Marika 3D Memorial Award at the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA) and the Australia Council’s Dreaming Award. She has been a finalist in national awards including the prestigious John Fries Award for emerging and early career artists and the KWM Contemporary First Nations Art Award.
Lee is represented by MARS Gallery in Naarm (Melbourne, Australia). @jenna.mlee
We acknowledge the generous support of our public programming partners: Viva Energy Australia and Krystyna Campbell-Pretty and Family.
Image: Jenna Lee (Gulumerridjin (Larrakia), Wardaman and KarraJarri) Photo: Jade Florence