ABOUT JENNY

Name: Jenny Mulcahy

Vocation: Ceramicist, mixed media artist and educator

Email: jenny.km@bigpond.com

Phone: +61 (7) ‭4778 5332‬

Web: jennymulcahy.com

Citizenship: Australian

Lives: Magnetic Island, Queensland,  Australia

Works: Gustav Creek Studio, Mandalay Avenue, Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island

EDUCATION

  • 2009 PhD in Creative Arts, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland

  • 2004 Post Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Education, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland

  • 1995 Graduate Diploma of Visual Art, Monash University, Victoria

  • 1984 Diploma Fine Art, Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE, Townsville, Queensland and Warrnambool Institute of Advanced Education (1981~82)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Regional Arts Development Committee, Townsville, 2017-18, 2019-20

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

  • Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville.

  • Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2020 Liminal Space, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville, Queensland

  • 2017 Falling Softly Into Ash, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville (Vault )

  • 2011 Beyond Borders, Umbrella Studio for Contemporary Arts, Townsville, Queensland

  • 2006 Sensing the Silence: Mary Kathleen, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Queensland

  • 2001 Forgotten Places,  Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

  • 2001 Forgotten Places,  The Other Gallery, Banff Centre fot the Arts, Banff, Canada

  • 2000 Beneath our Feet (2), Craft Queensland Gallery, Brisbane

  • 1999 Beneath our Feet, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

  • 1997 Passages of Earth, Fusions Gallery, Brisbane

  • 1994 Fumed and Quenched, Flinders Gallery, Townsville

  • 1989 Jenny Mulcahy, North Queensland Potters' Association Gallery, Townsville

  • 1987 Jenny Mulcahy, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

  • 1985 Jenny Mulcahy, Alfred St Community Art Centre, Cairns

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019 John Villiers Landscape Award, Winton, Queensland

  • 2019 Today is Not Tomorrow:PTSD Understories, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville

  • 2019 Heyson Landscape Prize, Hahndorf, South Australia

  • 2017 Objects of Desire, Gallery Artisan, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

  • 2016 North Queensland Ceramic Awards, Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville

  • 2015 Godre'r Glais, Umbrella Studio for Contemporary Art, Townsville

  • 2014 I Like this Place, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Wales, U.K.

  • 2012 The Expanded Field of Printmaking, Umbrella Studio for Contemporary Arts, Townsville

  • 2011 Twenty Five Women Artists, Artspace, Townsville

  • 2009 Q150, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville

  • 2008 Salute, Fusions Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

  • 2008 Remantled, Umbrella Studio  Contemporary Arts, Townsville

  • 2004 Gold Coast International Art Award, Gold Coast Art Gallery, Gold Coast

  • 2004 Walk This Way, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Townsville & Rockhampton Regional Gallery

  • 2003 The Rye Crop, Moura Clay Gallery, Sydney

  • 2002 Austcare A4 Refugee Project, Metro Arts, Brisbane

  • 2002 House, Vincent Gallery, James Cook University, Townsville

  • 2000 View points, Pinnacles Gallery, Thuringowa

  • 1999 Feastival,  Pinnacles Gallery, Thuringowa

  • 1999 Mantled, Umbrella Studio  Contemporary Arts, Townsville

  • 1998 Gold Coast International Art Award, Gold Coast City Gallery, Gold Coast

  • 1998 Between the Sea and the Shore, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

  • 1997 Townsville Ceramics Aquisition, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

  • 1995 Motif and Decoration;a contemporary view, Crafts Council of Queensland Gallery Brisbane  

  • 1995 Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast City Gallery, Gold Coast

  • 1994 Immortal Clay, Cairns Regional Gallery

  • 1994 The Fire Within, Palms Gallery, Townsville

  • 1990~94 Alice Springs Ceramics Award, Alice Springs

  • 1990~93 Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast City Gallery, Gold Coast

  • 1989 Magnetism Island Artists, Upstairs for Art Gallery, Townsville

  • 1988 Quality 5 Crafts, Adelaide Festival of Art, Adelaide

  • 1986 North of Capricorn, Inaugural Exhibition North Queensland Potters Association, Townsville

  • 1984 Inaugral Exhibition, Alfred St Community Art Centre, Cairns

 

TOURING EXHIBITIONS

  • 2017 Objects of Desire, Gallery Artisan, 2017~18

  • 2004 Walk This Way, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Townsville & Rockhampton Regional Gallery

  • 2000 Beneath our Feet (2), Craft Queensland Gallery, Brisbane

PUBLISHED PAPERS AND ESSAYS

  • Mulcahy, J. (2010) Conceptual Dilemma in Journal of Australian Ceramics 49, 2 Web link

  • Mulcahy, J. (2009) Sensing the Silence: Mary Kathleen, Thesis, James Cook University, Australia 

  • Mulcahy, J. (2009) Kulcha Link in Journal of Australian Ceramics 49, 2, 64~66

  • Mulcahy, J. (2007) Artists at the Forefront of Societal Change, Environmental Research Event, James Cook University Cairns

AWARDS

  • 2019 Commended, The Heysen Prize for Landscape, Hahndorf, South Australia

  • 1998 Claycraft Award, Townsville Ceramic Awards

  • 1997~98 New Work Development Award, Arts Council of Queensland

  • 1994 Fourex Award, Townsville Pacific Festival

  • 1993 Claycraft Award North Queensland Potters Association Anniversary Exhibition, Townsville

  • 1984 H.Spee Tiling award, Townsville Pacific Festival

  • 1983 Student Award, Townsville Pacific Festival

GRANTS

  • 2019 AHAIR Grant, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts & RASN North Queensland

  • 2013 Individuals Fund Award, Arts Queensland

  • 2013 Cultural Development Award, Townsville City Council

  • 2013 Residency Grant Umbrella Studio

  • 2005 Professional Development Award, Arts Queensland

  • 2001 Cultural Development Award, Townsville City Council

  • 2000 Professional Development Grant Arts Queensland

  • 1998 Cultural Development Award, Townsville City Council

  • 1998 Cultural Development Award, Townsville City Council

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • Jezzine Barracks Trust

  • Gold Coast City Gallery

  • James Hardie Library of Fine Arts, Queensland State Library, Brisbane

  • Banff Centre for the Arts Ceramic Collection, Banff, Canada,

  • Museum of Tropical Queensland 

  • Townsville City Council

  • Thuringowa City Council

  • North Queensland Potters' Association, Townsville

  • Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

Corporate Collections

  • H.Spee Collection, Townsville

  • Fourex Collection, Townsville

COMMISSIONS

  • 2014 Jezzine, JezzineBarracks/Kissing Point, Townsville

  • 2014 Return to Country, Jezzine Barracks/Kissing Point, Townsville

  • 2004 Burdekin Seed Pod, Outdoor mosaic water feature for the Burdekin Shire Council, Home Hill, Queensland

  • 2001 9 Smiling Fish, Floor mosaic for L-Plates Bistro, Barrier Reef College of TAFE, Townsville

  • 2000 Black River and The Bridge, Thuringowa City Council

  • 1999 Bridging Gaps, Sculpture installation for the Townsville City Council

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCIES

  • 2019 AHAIR Grant, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts & RASN North Queensland

  • 2013 Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Wales, U.K.

  • 2008 Remantled, Umbrella Studio for Contemporary Arts, Townsville

  • 2001 Creative Research Residency, Banff International Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada

  • 2000 PCAP Artist in Residence, at remote area schools in Western Queensland

  • 1999 Mantled, Umbrella Studio for Contemporary Arts, Townsville

  • 1999 Xit 99, Artist in Residence: Hands on Art, Kirwan State High School

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

  • 2004-2011 Course Facilitator Ceramics and Sculpture, Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE, Townsville

  • 2003-2004 Sessional tutor in Ceramics, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 

  • 2001~2002 Tutor for Flying Arts, Queensland

  • 1998-1999 Sessional tutor in Ceramics, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Naylor, S. (2020) Liminal Space, in The Journal of Australian Ceramics 59. No3,132~133

  • Snyder, B. (2010) (Ed) Ceramics Today: USA Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 146~147.

  • Kelly, J. (2009) Thesis case study in The combination of Glass and Ceramics as a Means of Artistic Expression: Sunderland University.UK 161~162.

  • Naylor, S. (2006) Sensing the Silence, in Ceramics: Art and Perception 67, 34-38.

  • Machan, K. (2006) Artnotes Queensland Art Monthly #192 August 2006

  • Foulds, G. (2005) 23rd Gold Coast Ceramic Award, in Craft Arts International 63, 94~96.

  • Headley, C. (2003) Rye Crop, in Pottery in Australia 42, 44~52.

  • Gault, R. (2003) Paperclay. USA:New century Arts Inc

  • Wildeheart, M. (2002) Forgotten places in Pottery in Australia 41 1, 64~66.

  • Dean, T. (Ed) National Showcase, in Pottery in Australia 40, 1, 4.

  • Shaw, J. (2000) Creative Ceramics Link Past to Future, in The Courier Mail 20/8/2000, 43.

  • Stephens, H. (1999) Beneath Our Feet, in Ceramics: Art and Perception 37, 64~66.

  • Outridge-Field, S. (1997) Passages of Earth in Fusions 30, 3,2.

  • Pincott, K. (1996 ) Containers for Ideas, in Pottery in Australia 35, 4 58~59.

  • Buckle, S. (1996) The Australian Potters' Directory, Australia:The Potters' Society of Australia, 93.

  • Searle, R. (1994) Fumed and Quenched, in Ceramics: Art and Perception 18, 95~96.

  • Buckle, S. (1994) A Survey of Recent Work by Queensland Potters, in Pottery in Australia, 33,4, 32 &106.

  • Thorpe, D.W. (1994) Who's Who of Australian Visual Artists, Australia: NAVA, 221.

  • Mansfield, J. (1998) (Ed) Recent Work, in Pottery in Australia 27, 1, 34.

  • Mansfield, J. (1987) (Ed) Article Index, in Pottery in Australia 26, 2, 79.

  • Crafts Council (1986) Galleries and Exhibitors, in Craft Australia, 1986, 2, 10.

CATALOGUES

  • 2020 Liminal Space, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville

  • 2017 Objects of Desire, Artisan.org.au

  • 2015 Godre'r Glais, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville

  • 2012 The Expanded Field of Printmaking, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville

  • 2011 Beyond Borders, Umbrella Studio for Contemporary Arts, Townsville

  • 2008 Remantled, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville

  • 2008 Salute, A salute to Australian ceramics, Fusions Gallery, Brisbane

  • 2006 Sensing the Silence: Mary Kathleen, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

  • 2004 23rd Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast

  • 2003 The Rye Crop, Mura Clay Gallery, Sydney

  • 1999 Beneath Our Feet, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

  • 1998 Between the Sea and Shore, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

  • Mulcahy, J. (2010) Conceptual Dilemma in Journal of Australian Ceramics 49

 

OTHER MEDIA PUBLICATIONS

  • Jezzine Barracks Trust, Jezzine: Coming Together

PRESENTATIONS

  • Artists at the Forefront of Societal Change (2007) (research paper) presented at the Environment Research Event (11th Conference) James Cook University Cairns Campus

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • National Association for the Visual Arts

  • Australian Ceramics Association

  • Women's Art Register

  • Umbrella Studio  Assoc Inc

  • Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

  • North Queensland Potters' Association 

  • Ceramic Arts Queensland