Jeanne Harrison

Artist Statement

Texture and colour dominate my printmaking. I use a variety of techniques such as combining Collography, Drypoint and using chine-colle papers. My current project is doing monotypes which are influenced by the colours and textures of bark on the trees which surround me at my bush retreat.



TAFE: Statement in Printmaking Skills and Techniques

Teachers Diploma at Newcastle Teachers College.

Life Drawing at Newcastle Technical College.

Studied painting and drawing with Andrew Sibley, Fred Cress and Allun Leach-Jones.

Studied printmaking with David Fairburn - Armidale University

Japanese Calligraphy, Newcastle University.


1st Prize

2008   Contemporary Award-Central Coast Festival of Arts

2001   Print Award --  Newcastle Regional Art Prize – Newcastle Show.

1999   Print Award --  Newcastle Regional Art Prize -  Newcastle Show.

1992   Open Award – Weston Art Show.

1992   Drawing – Newcastle Regional Art Prize.

1992   Works on Paper Award – Indoor Mattara – Newcastle.

1991   Works on Paper Award – Raymond Terrace Art Show.

1980   Contemporary – Valentine Lions Festival – Valentine.

1985, ’84, ’81   Contemporary Award –Newcastle Regional Art Prize.

1975   Mattara Contemporary Award –Newcastle –Outdoor.

1974   WEA Painting – Newcastle Award



 2011   Dual _ “Under the Influence”-Greenway Gallery-Morpeth

 2008   Solo _  “Forbidden Landscape”-Greenway Gallery-Morpeth

2002   Solo – “Symbolic Journey” – Back to Back Gallery – Cooks Hill.

1996   Solo – “Language of Light” – View Factory – Newcastle.

1990   Dual – “Visual Vibes” – Newcastle Contemporary Gallery.

1974   Solo – Port Stephens Culture Centre.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2011   41st Muswellbrook Open Art Prize 2011

2010   “The Maker’s Mark”-Hunter Arts Network Exhibition, Lovett Gallery,  

2009   The 40thMuswellbrook Open Art Prize- Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

2004   Big Prints -- “Future State . way ahead” – Newcastle Regional Art Gallery

2001   “Printmakers Perceptions of the Last One Hundred Years” –Maitland City Art Gallery.

2001   “Are You Game? –Lake Macquarie Foyer. Newcastle Regional Gallery.

2000   “Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection” –Maitland City Art Gallery.

1997   “Newcastle:The Special Edition-1797-1997” Newcastle Regional Gallery

Also exhibits with the Newcastle Printmakers’ Workshop Inc.