Exhibitions of drawing are few and far between. This show at Jing Jo is thus unusual. Linda Dening is a regional artist who specialises in drawing (in a variety of media, including collage). Her sculpture “Hairbrush” won the 2016 Meroogal Art Prize. In 2016 she also won the “Illuminate Art Prize” in the See Change Festival in Huskisson and won people’s choice in the 2016 Braidwood Regional Art Prize, Several well-known valley artists have attended Linda’s drawing classes and benefitted from her expertise.
Linda Dening graduated from the City Art Institute now COFA in the 80s. She has worked as an artist in the Shoalhaven area for over 30 years and as an art teacher at Nowra TAFE for twelve years before teaching drawing/art privately from 2013. Linda exhibited in the See Change Festival at Jervis Bay during May and June 2016.
Of her work she says: The direct quality of drawing, the physical act of making a mark and the process xand layering of mediums connect, for me, with what is fundamental in art. I am interested in observing the natural world, particularly the land where I live, and reinterpreting it in a way that draws on elements of the landscape and imagination.”
Linda lives in the Braidwood area and when not drawing she can often be found with her dogs at dog trials.
Jing Jo is delighted to be presenting her work in a solo exhibition.