Past Artist In Residence
Jane Trengove has worked across several visual art media including painting, installation, collaborative works and the coordination/curation of visual arts projects since the 1980′s. Trengove was born in Melbourne and studied at East Sydney Tech and at the Victorian College of the Arts. She has been showing her work in Melbourne and Brisbane since the late eighties, has also worked as a curator, and has been closely involved with the art and disability organization Arts Access. She employs her skills in painting to explore western cultural impacts on the human interface with the natural world and the social ordering of individuals. Trengove’s works engage with complex political, aesthetic and social issues, drawing on a multitude of contentious issues such as the value of women’s work, male dominance in modern art, the aftermath of colonizing forces and the tensions between nature and culture. Trengove’s practice clearly articulates the relevance of contemporary art in wider social and political debates. She currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.