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About

Jess Forster is an Artist, Designer + Educator from rural Australia who creates Sustainable, handmade wool felt objects and artworks


Art + DesigN + EDUCATION


 

JESS FORSTER IS A SUSTAINABLE TEXTILE ARTISt + EDUCATOR FROM RURAL NEW SOUTH WALES. SHE CREATES UNIQUE HANDMADE FELT OBJECTS, ARTWORKS + sculpture FROM LOCALLY SOURCED WOOL.


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2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

 

 

2015 

July

  • 'Subterranean': Group Exhibition, Timeless Textiles Gallery, Newcastle NSW

June

  • 'Kindred of the Dust': Solo Exhibition, Timeless Textiles Gallery, Newcastle NSW

May 

  • Feature Artist:  Creators Nest, Co-Creative Space, Yass NSW

APril

  • Runner-Up: Tumut Art Prize, Tumut NSW

march

  • 'Dust & Gums': Solo Exhibition, The Corner Store Gallery, Orange NSW

February

  • Feature Artist: The Window Gallery, Eastern Riverina Arts Offices, Wagga Wagga NSW
  • 'Nesting': Solo Exhibition, Artists on Parade Gallery, Tumbarumba NSW
  • 'Push the Medium': Group Exhibition, Curated by Alex Wisser, Narrandera Arts Centre, Narrandera NSW

 

November

  • 'Land, Home, Country': Group Exhibition, Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Griffith NSW
  • Participant: Young Regional Artist Scholarship Professional Development, Sydney NSW
  • Participant: Create NSW Policy Round Table Discussion, Sydney NSW

June

  • 'Small Holdings': Group Exhibition, Timeless Textiles Gallery, Newcastle NSW

April

  • Winner: Young Regional Artist Scholarship, Create NSW 
  • Winner: Tumut Art Prize, Tumut NSW

January 

  • Teacher: Design and Technology/Textiles, Rose Bay Secondary College, Sydney NSW 

 

June

  • Studio Assistant: Studio Claudy Jongstra, Spannum, The Netherlands 

January 

  • Teacher: Visual Arts/Design and Technology, Tumbarumba High School, NSW

 

 

November

  • Graduated: Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Art Education,