Jasmine Jan

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Jasmine Jan

Jasmine Jan is a Darwin based artist who has developed her signature east-west fusion watercolour painting technique depicting the plants and animals of Northern Australia. Her watercolour paintings have been published in a children’s picture book and her work has been acquired by the Government House Collection. Jasmine’s work is also displayed at the Bowali Visitor Centre and Warradjan Cultural Centre in Kakadu National Park. She has exhibited her work locally in solo and group exhibitions and has exhibited her work in Guangzhou, China. Jasmine has studied watercolour technique with a number of leading Australian and Internationally renowned watercolour artists. She has also extended her art practice and is now working with glass creating flame-worked beads and kiln-fired glass.

Jasmine was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Trust grant for Young Australians in 1990 and 1992 to travel to the US to undertake intensive technique training workshops with the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Since returning she has run workshops and technique classes for university, high school, primary school, adult nightclasses and the Territory Craft workshop program sharing the skills and knowledge that she acquired while studying in the US.

Jasmine StudioIn 2012 construction of her purpose built studio/gallery was completed and the opening of the studio/gallery was launched as part of the Australian Open Garden scheme to a record visitation of 1100 people on the opening weekend. As part of the studio/gallery development Jasmine is developing a sculpture trail in the garden which features the work of local artists. The studio/gallery was featured on the ABC 7:30 report, NT Nomad and Resident magazine. Jasmine also appears in the Darwin Visual Arts Association publication “At The Studio Making in the Top End”. Jasmine has had technique articles published in the Australian art magazine, Artist’s Palette.

https://vimeo.com/59969254 (Link to mini documentary made by Simon Says TV for the NT Nomad series).

Jasmine established the Artists-in-the-Park program at the Territory Wildlife Park and is currently co-ordinating this program.