Jacquelyn Greenbank

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Jacquelyn Greenbank’s practice employs a domestic approach to art making. Utilising found objects, recycled materials and meticulously intricate hand crafted objects that capture a moment, sensation or pseudo historical event. Inquisitively weaving narratives that often blend social histories and the occult, popular culture and the paranormal in a unique and often humorous way making her work immediately accessible and a popular favourite with the public.

Graduating from Canterbury University’s School of Fine Arts with a BFA in painting in 2003 and an MFA (distinction in painting) in 2005, Blenheim-born Greenbank has received scholarships, won the People’s Choice award in the 2004 and the National Drawing Award in 2005. Featured in Compelled: New Artists Show at ArtSpace in Auckland in 2005, was a finalist in the Wallace Trust Art Awards in 2006 and was one of the artists showcased in Telecom Prospect 2007, and in 2009 she exhibited in Sweden.

In 2015-16 Greenbank was awarded the Olivia Spencer Bower Residency relocating her back to Christchurch after a period of living in The Bay Of Plenty following the earthquakes 2011. Her work is represented in significant private and public collections both in New Zealand and overseas, has been featured widely in the media, on RNZ and documentaries. 

Dr Andrew Paul Wood