Jacquelene Drinkall is an artist, as well as theorist and curator, who grew up in Bathurst. She was awarded an Australian National University (ANU) Travelling Art Scholarship and studied with internationally renowned artists Marina Abramovic and Krzysztof Wodiczsko at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, an experience that crystalised her interest in telepathy in both conceptual performance and in Situationist cyborg theory. She has also been awarded the ANU University Medal in Visual Art, Australian Postgraduate Award and Marten Bequest Travelling Art Scholarship in the field of Painting, as well as numerous other awards, grants and residencies. Jacquelene holds a Masters by Research and PhD – her PhD dissertation is titled Telepathy in Contemporary, Conceptual and Performance Art. She has worked as an Art Lecturer at University of Sydney, James Cook University, College of Fine Arts and ANU. She has published three academic peer reviewed book chapters on telepathy in art, as well as a number of other creative project publications. Jacquelene has exhibited widely nationally and internationally during and since completing research studies. She has previously curated art exhibitions at ANU’s Humanities Research Centre; multiple exhibitions and events at Artspace studios/lecture theatre and Sydney CBD for #F12 International Occupy Art Day of Creative Action; and she co-curated with Anne McLaughlin at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.
Jacquelene Drinkall, EEG DNA data skullcap, weaving, telecommunications wire, 50 x 28 x 21cm, 2013.
Eco Spirit Exhibition – 1-5pm 6th April 2014 – Morton House Woodford – Guest Curation by Jacquelene Drinkall.