Janine Debenham

Objective

Places and things provide connections to our stories, our histories, while providing us with memories to bring forward to share with others. Meanings change and by its very nature artwork is in a constant state of flux as different audiences interpret images and intent in different ways.

Education

  • Newcastle College of Advanced Education – Diploma of Art Education-4 year (1975-1979)
  • Visual Arts teacher, Head Teacher VA,  Deputy Principal and Principal in various NSW Public School secondary settings. (1980 – 2019)
  • Lecturer Newcastle University – Art History for VA Education Students – Callahan Campus – 2012
  • Residency printmaking workshops locally and internationally including Art Print Residence, Spain. and Baldessin Press, Melbourne, Warringah Print Studio, The Makers Studio Central Coast, Newcastle Print Workshop
Exhibitions

2023Visual Encounters – The Makers Studio – Gosford Art Gallery – community gallery – August
Stand Up Woman –  group show – Newcastle Printmakers -Lighthouse Gallery – Nobbys Newcastle – August
Newcastle Printmakers exhibition – Art Systems Wickham – group show
2022Art Systems Wickham – Christmas show – by invitation
Little Surprises-The Makers Studio CC group show- Gosford Art Gallery – community gallery
Gosford Art Prize – Gosford Art Gallery
Through My Eyes – Gosford Art GalleryThe Makers Studio Central Coast group show
Newcastle printmakers workshop- group showLighthouse Newcastle
Printopia – Newcastle Printmakers Workshop – group show- Art Systems Wickham (ASW
Friends, Places and Familiar Things- Gallery 47 – Rylestone
2021Gosford Art Prize – Gosford Art Gallery
Group Show – The Makers Studio- Gosford Art Gallery -Community Gallery
2nd Impressions – print collaboration- Firestation Print Studio, Melbourne
 

 

Wyong Hospital redevelopment Community Print Project- coordinator and artist ( TMS involving 6 printmakers – producing 18 prints)- Wyong Hospital permanent collection
2020Creation in Isolation – TMS group show- The Entrance Gallery
Gosford Art Prize – Gosford Art Gallery
Make your Mark – TMS group show- Gosford Community Gallery
Tuggerah Lakes Art Society – Women in Art – The Entrance Gallery
2019For the Love of Country – TMS group show- Gloucester Regional Gallery
Colour and Light group exhibition- Waterline Gallery, Ettalong
2018Waterline group exhibition- Waterline Gallery, Ettalong
2017‘Coastal Elements’ exhibition- group showKooindah Waters Resort
1998Hunter Valley Artists and Friends- Morpeth Art Studio Gallery
1994/1998Ongoing representation in gallery- Butterflies Gallery, Pokolbin
1994/1998Long Lunch exhibitions- Allandale Winery, Pokolbin
1993Six Birds on a Cottage Wall – Group Show- The Cottage, Cessnock
Exhibition – group Show- Sea Gulls, Avoca Beach
1992Friends Flowers and Familiar Things- group show- Butterflies Gallery, Pokolbin
1989Works on Paper- group show- Butterflies Gallery, Pokolbin
1979Graduate exhibition Newcastle CAE- Bond Store, Newcastle
Selected graduates Exhibition from Newcastle College of Advanced Education final year students – Hogarth Gallery

 

Recent Community involvement and tutor experience

2023NSW DE Arts Council – Printmaking workshops. In schoolsVarious high schools
2022Cardboard drypoint and carborundumTMS Gosford
2021Cardboard drypoint and carborundumTMS Gosford
Wyong Hospital redevelopment Community Print Project- coordinator and artistWyong Hospital
2020PRINT PRINT PRINTTMS Gosford
Cardboard drypoint and carborundumTMS Gosford
Cardboard drypoint and carborundumTMS Gosford
2018-presentThe Makers Studio Central Coast Inc.  – (volunteer, committee member, co- treasurer, membership coordinator and annual exhibition coordinator)

 

 

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