winsome jobling

the nature of paper

11 March 2016 -
21 August 2016

Darwin-based artist Winsome Jobling is a paper-maker of international standing.


Jobling moved to Darwin in 1982 and began experimenting with paper. Her devotion to the medium has set her course for over three decades.


Jobling sources and harvests plants from across the Top End of Australia, transforming these natural materials into tactile and sensual installations and imagery.


Northern Australia is home to one of the oldest living human bio-cultural knowledge systems on Earth, Jobling's art reflects this cultural and natural heritage through a philosophy of sustainability and respect. 


The exhibition featured 60 works, showcasing the remarkable diversity and depth of Jobling’s practice revealing her intimate perceptions of the environment, history, philosophy and cultural diversity.


MAGNT was proud to present this major survey exhibition spanning 20 years of Jobling’s work in the Top End. Featuring handmade paper works, prints, sculptures, installations and artists books, this exhibition inspired and captivated.


Museum and Art Gallery
of the Northern Territory

GPO Box 4646,
Darwin NT 0801

+61 8 8999 8264
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