Jackie Jackson is a Melbourne based Printmaker and Artist, known for her combining her graphic and illustration knowledge to focus on composition and the use of line and colour to create her unique lino relief and intaglio drypoint prints.
Jackie has a passion for sharing the wonderful tradition of printmaking and is excited to have recently expanded her workshops to other studios to share her joy of Printmaking.
Jackie graduated with a Diploma in Graphic Design and Printmaking from Box Hill TAFE in the mid-nineties.’ Over 22 years she established herself as a versatile publishing designer, and illustrator working in Australia as well as the United Kingdom across the private and public sector.
Having held exhibitions in Melbourne galleries, her first solo exhibition in 2009 was held at The Collingwood Gallery, she then went on to regularly exhibit at The Brunswick Street gallery, in solo exhibitions as well as entering various group exhibitions.
In 2011 she was honoured to have opened Exhibit Artist Space, a temporary art gallery and studio space in Kyneton where she curated exhibitions for established as well as up and coming artists before returning to Melbourne to continue her career as printmaker and artist.
During a trip to Italy in 2019, a fortuitous visit to a printmaking studio in Venice reignited a passion for printmaking. On Jackie’s return to Melbourne, she opened Jax’s Studio Melbourne and began Printmaking and teaching full time to further developing her own style and drawing on the experience of Printmakers around the world.
Jackie is passionate about sustainability and the environment and recognised the need for more eco-friendly studio practices without compromising traditional print quality and has moved into using linseed rather than petroleum-based inks and recycles all materials and ink to create her collage and botanical series artworks.
A perpetual student herself, Jackie continues to attend fellow printmakers studios both here and in Italy and is committed to sharing her knowledge and printmaking techniques with her students.
When Jackie isn’t in her studio in Southbank creating she can often be found at the Rose St Artist’s Market in Fitzroy.
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