If you are fortunate to receive a Christmas Card this year from Premiere Anastasia Palaszczuk or Milton Dick MP you will see that our local Ipswich artist Jennifer Kent’s designs were selected to adorn the 2022 Christmas Cards.
You may also recall seeing Jennifer’s artwork projected onto St Mary’s Church during the Ipswich Spark Festival this year, but this was only a fraction of what this artist has achieved in 2022.
Jennifer Kent is a local Indigenous artist who has called Goodna home for over the past decade. Jennifer has affiliations with the Waluwarra and Kalkadoon tribes located in North West Queensland and is a descendant from the Quandamooka and Darumbal tribes located in Queensland’s Brisbane Bay Area and Capricorn Coast.
She began painting at Shalom Christian College in Townsville when she was 12 years old and developed her natural talent over time.
Her art takes on themes of spirituality, the sky, the sun, traditional and rainbow aspects, which you can visualise through her artwork.
Jennifer shares stories through her contemporary Aboriginal art style and hopes to make the world a better and more beautiful place.
Jennifer is one of many Indigenous Artists painting for Australian Authentic Dreamtime Art and continues to enjoy the exposure this gives her.
Jennifer’s art journey has in 2022 has seen her receiving many accolades and successes in which she is fast becoming an artist whose name is becoming recognizable in the arts community.
In 2022 Jennifer worked and designed many murals throughout Brisbane including MacGregor State School’s Jubilee Reconciliation mural.