Jennifer Dickens

Career Profile

Dynamic Visual Arts Educator and acclaimed Artist, recognised for contributions to Photography, Art and Media in Australia and overseas, developed in professional roles.

  • Influential communicator experienced in building successful working relationships with students, teachers, the business sector and the arts community
  • Proven team leader demonstrating collaborative and consultative skills
  • Business management background, coordinating human resource, financial and administrative functions
Academic Qualifications

Masters of Contemporary Art (Visual Arts), 2009-2011

School of Visual & Performing Arts, University of Tasmania, Launceston, TAS

Graduate Diploma Secondary Education (Visual Arts) 2006-2009

Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW (by correspondence)

Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (Visual Arts) Honours, 2004

School of Visual & Performing Arts, University of Tasmania, Launceston, TAS

Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (Visual Arts), 2002-2003

School of Visual & Performing Arts, University of Tasmania, Launceston, TAS

Associate Diploma of Fine Art & Design (Visual Arts), 1997-2000

School of Visual & Performing Arts, University of Tasmania, Launceston, TAS

Associate Diploma of Business Management (Real Estate), 1987-1990

Hobart Technical College, Hobart, TAS (by correspondence)

Awards & Residencies

2012              Artist in Residence, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

                         (Rosamond McCulloch studio)

                       Artist in Residence, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

                          (by invitation- Finish studio)

2011               Artist in Residence, Craig Walsh Digital Odyssey, Tasmanian Chapter,                                   Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, New South Wales    

2010               Artist in Residence, Australian International School, Bali, Indonesia

2010/2009      Teaching Merit Certificate, University of Tasmania, Tasmania

                       Zonta International, Award for Highly Commended, Material Girl 09,

                       Tasmanian Regional Arts, Tasmania

2005               Artist in Residence, (12 months) Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston,                                 Tasmania

2007               Academy Gallery Award for best photography, University of Tasmania

2004               Deans Roll of Excellence, University of Tasmania

                       Fletchers Fotographics, Award for Excellence in Printmedia, University of                               Tasmania

2003               Deans Roll of Excellence, University of Tasmania

                       Golden Key International Honour Society, Australian and New Zealand Chapter

2003              Artist in Residence, Launceston Church Grammar School, Launceston, 

Arts Practice History

Solo exhibitions

2017          Lint, Gallery Pejean, Launceston, TAS

2014          Looking Glass Self 11, Gallery Pejean, Launceston, TAS

2013          Looking Glass Self, Gallery Pejean, Launceston, TAS

                  Bubble, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, TAS

2012          New Works, Cite Internationale des Arts, Studio 2244, Paris

                  The Piss Project, Cite Internationale des Arts, Studio 2244, Paris

                   Brandscapes, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston , TAS

2011           my estate dot com, S.P.A.C.E Gallery Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston,       

2010           Hazards & Horns, Australian International School, Bali, Indonesia

                   Hazards & Horns, Academy Gallery, T.C.O.T.A., University of                                                 Tasmania, Launceston

                        Hazards & Horns, S.P.A.C.E Gallery Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston 

2008           Introduced Species, S.P.A.C.E Gallery Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston                                    

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019           Flowers: Birth, death and everything in between,Academy Gallery, T.C.O.T.A.,                       University of Tasmania, Launceston                            

2017           Landscape of Sustenance, Gallery Pejean, Launceston, TAS

                   Imaging Food: art aesthetic & design , Academy Gallery, T.C.O.T.A.,                                       University of Tasmania, Launceston

                   Directors choice, Gallery Pejean, Launceston, TAS

                   Imaging Food: art aesthetic & design , Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie

2015           Beyond the classroom, Academy Gallery, T.C.O.T.A., University of  Tasmania,                       Launceston    

                  Australia Quarter Acre, S.P.A.C.E Gallery Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston

                  Board(rs) & Surface, Devonport Regional Art Gallery, Devonport, TAS

                  Members Show, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, TAS

                  Directors Choice, Gallery Pejean, Launceston, TAS

2014          It Is Not It That We See, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, TAS

                  Tasmanian Landscape, Academy Gallery, T.C.O.T.A., University of Tasmania,                         Launceston

                   Expose, S.P.A.C.E Gallery Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston, TAS

                   30 x 30, Gallery Pejean, Launceston, TAS

2013          Three Clicks, Gallery Pejean, Launceston, TAS

                  Bay of Fires Art Prize (Finalist), Gallery Parnella, St Helens, TAS

2012          The Alice Prize, (Finalist) Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT

                  Launceston Now, NEW Gallery, University of Tasmania, Launceston, TAS

                  Connections, S.P.A.C.E Gallery Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston, TAS

                  New Beginnings, NEW Gallery, University of Tasmania, Launceston, TAS

2011          The Hutchins Art Prize (Finalist), The Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS

                  Loco, Academy Gallery, School of Visual  & Performing Arts, University of                               Tasmania, Launceston, TAS

                  Think Tank, Academy Gallery, School of Visual  & Performing Arts, University of                     Tasmania, Launceston, TAS

2010           my space, Australian International School, Bali, Indonesia

                   my space, S.P.A.C.E Gallery Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston, TAS

                   Beyond the Chalk Board, Academy Gallery, School of Visual  & Performing                           Arts, University of Tasmania, Launceston, TAS

                   Staffed, Academy Gallery, School of Visual  & Performing Arts, University of                         Tasmania, Launceston, TAS

                   Connections, S.P.A.C.E Gallery Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston, TAS

2009          The Hutchins Art Prize (Finalist), The Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS

                   Material Girl (Finalist), Tasmanian Regional Arts, Launceston, TAS (Travelling)

                   Brink (Finalist), Poimena Art Award, Launceston Church Grammar School,                            Launceston, TAS 

2008          Members show, CAST, Contemporary Art Services of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS

                  On My Street, Academy Gallery, School of Visual & Preforming Arts, University                     of Tasmania, Launceston, TAS

                  Down to Earth, Academy Gallery, School of Visual  & Preforming Arts,                                   University of Tasmania, Launceston, TAS (C.A.S.T touring exhibition)

                   Down to Earth, CAST, Contemporary Art Services of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS

                  Get Staffed, Powerhouse Gallery, Launceston, TAS.

                  A4 Effort,  S.P.A.C.E Gallery Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston, TAS

                  Off the wall, Art Melbourne 08, Royal Exhibition building, Melbourne, VIC

                   Wetlands, S.P.A.C.E Gallery Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston, TAS

                   Connections, S.P.A.C.E Gallery Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston, TAS

2007           City of Hobart Art Prize, (Finalist), Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart, TAS

                   The Hutchins Art Prize (Finalist), The Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS

             .    Shine, (Finalist), Poimena Art Award, Launceston Church Grammar School,                           Launceston

                  Off the wall, Art Melbourne 07, Royal Exhibition building, Melbourne, VIC

                  Members show, CAST, Contemporary Art Services of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS

                  Diversity, Academy Gallery, School of Visual  & Preforming Arts, University of  .                     Tasmania, Launceston, TAS

2006          Members show, CAST, Contemporary Art Services of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS

                  50 Trees, Academy Gallery, School of Visual  & Preforming Arts, University of                        Tasmania, Launceston, TAS

                   Above the Street Awning, Academy Gallery School of Visual  & Preforming                           Arts, University of Tasmania, Launceston, TAS.

                  My City, S.P.A.C.E Gallery Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston, TAS

            .     Collections, S.P.A.C.E Gallery Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston, TAS

Teaching Employment History

2013- current              Newstead College, Launceston, TAS

VISUAL ARTS TEACHER

Teach Photography to Year 11 and  Year 12  secondary school students in a College, coeducational school environment.

Units: Art  Studio Practice, Art production, Art production (foundation), Visual Arts and Media, Visual Arts, Preliminary Arts

2007- 2019                  University of Tasmania, Tasmanian College of the Arts, Launceston, TAS

SESSIONAL LECTURER

Major focus was teaching students photographically based processes, visual and creative

literacies and exposure to the arts. Proactive in developing, facilitating and marking courses.

Coordinator of the University College Program- Expanded Practice 2010- 2019