Brisbane-based artist Gwenn Tasker employs an experimental approach to the art of printmaking to produce works which explore the relationship between the human and the rest of the natural world. Although her works appear to encompass a diverse range of media and subject matter, they are all part of a wider exploration of this issue, with particular reference to ecological issues.
Gwenn’s work is represented in several public collections, including the National Print Collection, Canberra, and the James Hardy Collection, State Library of Queensland. She is a frequent participant in group exhibitions, has been a selected finalist in a number of significant print awards and is currently working on the completion of the Nightladder project, a print/poetry collaboration for which she received an Arts Queensland Grant.
2006 | Bachelor of Fine Art – QLD College of Art – Southbank – Grifith University.
2007 | Selected Finalist – Fremantle Print Prize
2006 | Selected Finalist – Thiess Graduate Prize – Dell Gallery – Brisbane
2006 | The Ships Gallery Award – The Ship Inn – Brisbane
2006 | Selected Finalist – Churchie Emerging Artists Award
2005 | Highly Commended – Royal Women’s Student Art Awards
2004 | Billie Hall Bursary for Academic Excellence
2003 | Encouragement Award – CPM National Print Awards – Tweed Regional Gallery – Murwillumbah.