This Wild Song

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Venue - Town Hall Gallery 
 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia

On until 23 September

Honoured to be a part of This Wild Song is a long-term project by Melbourne artist Ilona Nelson. Nelson is in the process of photographing over 100 significant Australian female artists, incorporating visual aspects, motifs or language from the artist’s practice into the portrait.

See more than 25 portraits from the series alongside an artwork by each artist pictured. A unique concept is created for each artist, resulting in a deeply personal and emotive portrait.

This Wild Song celebrates the strong female leaders in the arts community. Coming from varied backgrounds and working in a diverse range of mediums, the featured artists are unified by their unique voices and distinct style. The inclusion of so many artistic mediums in this exhibition offers a broad synopsis of contemporary Australian art.

Featuring artists: Danica Chappell, Bindi Cole Chocka, Maree Clarke, Filomena Coppola, Megan Evans, Erika Gofton, Hannah Gartside, Wanda Gillespie, Michelle Hamer, Lucy Hardie, Freya Jobbins, Emma Lindsay, Nell, Catherine Nelson, Indigo O’Rourke, Jill Orr, Polixeni Papapetrou, Sonia Payes, Patricia Piccinini, Jacqui Stockdale, Kate Rohde, Cyrus Tang, Merryn Trevethan, Charlotte Watson, Susan Wirth, and Gosia Wlodarczak.

20/20 Portrait Commision


Saturday 20 October 2018 until Sunday 10 February 2019

Portrait Commision, National Portrait Gallery Canberra

20/20 showcases the suite of arresting new portraits commissioned to celebrate the National Portrait Gallery’s twentieth year. Portrait subjects – leaders and individualists invited by the Gallery – have been judiciously matched with artists, a synergy leading to the creation of distinctive contemporary artworks encompassing a variety of techniques and approaches to portraiture.

What the Tree Saw: David Foster, 2018

What the Tree Saw: David Foster, 2018

Join the Dots

Join the Dots is a cross-cultural art exchange project that brings children, visual artists and performers in Japan and Australia together. The project shows us the power of creative play to create meaningful exchanges that transcend language and culture – we may not speak each other’s language, or be in the same country, but we can collaborate, communicate and create art.

My job was to help the kids join the dots by making drawings on a tablet that were projected onto the big screen. Who could ask for a better job, drawing all day with an amazing team…..

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The team when we are all together in one country, Ota City Japan, 2017 then again in Jan 2018.

Sydney Opera House

Art Museum and Library, Ota (Japan) | Spiral (Wacoal Art Centre), Tokyo | Sydney Festival | Australia-Japan Foundation | The Japan Foundation, Sydney

DIRECTOR Frank Newman | CREATIVE PRODUCER Kathryn Hunyor

ARTISTS :Nobumasa Takahashi, Yuriko Suzuki, Jacqui Stockdale, Alison Bennett, Toby K


The 1818 Project

THE 1818 PROJECT brings together eight contemporary Australian artists to address personal cultural histories and stories of migration and deconstructs colonial painting. Each artist's respective practices draw upon their identity and personal and familial stories of migration, loss and diaspora.

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Shan Turner-Carroll, Dale Collier, Karla Dickens, Fernando do Campo, Lindy Lee, Yhonnie Scarce and Jacqui Stockdale

200 years since convict artist Joseph Lycett – 8 contemporary national artists address personal cultural histories and stories of Australian migration.

8 September - 4 November 2018 Newcastle art Gallery NSW

Stand Still at Prospect Hill, 2018, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW

Stand Still at Prospect Hill, 2018, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW


Cape Town Art Fair 2018

15 - 18 Feb 2018

Jacqui Stockdale’s work will be featured at Cape Town Art Fair 2018. Her work will be front and centre of Tomorrows/Today, curated by Tumelo Mosaka.