JENNIFER SMYTH | Monuments & Momentos

A fine art printmaker, photographer and painter, Jennifer’s work forms a nexus that explores the themes of cultural nostalgia, collective memory, societal change and urban development.

For over two decades, Jennifer has explored printmaking – from relief prints, to etchings and stone lithography. Studying printmaking at RMIT and the Australian Print Workshop, recently, Jennifer has been drawn to photogravure – the combination of photography and fine art printmaking, and is currently developing a body of work for exhibition in 2024.

Travelling through China, Japan, and Hong Kong, Jennifer captured urban landscapes of cultural and historical significance, building on her photographic portfolio with images from the dense mega cities of Philadelphia and New York. Keen to explore ancient cities, Jennifer travelled to Egypt, Palestine, Israel and Jordan, and captured some of the Seven Wonders of the World. This included the breathtaking Pyramids at Giza and the Great Sphinx. As well as Pompey’s Pillar and the Great Library at Alexandria. Further south in Aswan, Jennifer visited the hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs, the Abu Simbel Temples, the Temple of Luxor, Phillae Temple, and the Temple of Karnak, the Temple of Horus, and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Followed by a visit to the deserts in Jordan including Wadi Musa and Petra, and the spectacular Wadi Rum – also known as the Valley of the Moon.
Seeking further travels in ancient lands, Jennifer drove around the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, exploring cities such as Riyadh and Jeddah, along with the desert at Al Ula in Medina to see the ancient tombs at Mada’in Salih.​


Opening night, Thursday June 6th 5.30 – 7.30pm



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