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Ritual Face - An Exhibition by Jacquie Ingram


  • Neon Parlour 791-793 High Street Thornbury, VIC, 3071 Australia (map)

Join us on Friday 15 June for Opening Night of 'Ritual Face' a painting show by Jacquie Ingram.

Jacquie Ingram’s solo exhibition 'Ritual Face' was intended to run alongside the release of an ABC mini-series “Unboxed”. The episode following Ingram and her artistic practice, touches on gender diversity and how being transgender has informed her art and life as a whole. The works exhibited will include a series of notebooks created before and during the documentary series, and a range of portraits painted in oils and gouache.

Ingram is a self-taught artist from Melbourne. Her style developed over many years of mistakes and art battles in high school. Born in 1994, drawing since she could pick up sticks, Ingram’s artworks have grown from crayon faces with legs and arms carelessly attached to carefully considered, loosely styled portraits. Her artworks have explored themes surrounding femininity, strength in vulnerability, and mental health.

Right now Ingram can most likely be found sitting sprawled out on the floor, painting anything that she can get her hands on. Her artworks are often given away, traded, or painted over. This exhibition is intended to show the developing style and practice of Jacquie Ingram as an emerging artist. She is a painter for painting’s sake, allowing meaning to be described by the viewer.

She has often said she will paint until she’s physically unable, or if passion runs out, she’ll turn her hand to something else.

EXHIBITION: 13th June - 1st July 2018
OPENING NIGHT: 15th June / 6 - 9pm.