Jenny Orchard is an interdisciplinary artist who has worked across drawing, painting, collage, ceramics and sculpture to create figurative hybrid totemic forms and vessels she calls Zookiniis or Interbeings since the early 1980s. She will discuss her work and career, and the importance of celebrating the diversity of material form.
Orchard was born in Turkey, grew up in Zimbabwe, and now lives in Sydney. Her work is represented in major collections including the National Gallery of Australia and the Aichi Prefecture Design Centre in Japan. Orchard won the 2017 National Self Portrait Prize at the University of Queensland Art Museum and the 2017 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award. Orchard also works as a sessional Ceramics Lecturer