Celebrate the return of SAM with Drawing Wall #38.

Shepparton Art Museum is delighted to be reopening to the public, after closing due to COVID-19 recommendations. 

Now on to its 38th iteration, the SAM Drawing Wall has become synonymous with celebrating creative talent and connecting artists and the Greater Shepparton Community. This series of large scale commissioned artworks enliven the foyer space at the entrance to the museum.

‘We are thrilled to be back at SAM, safely connecting our artistic community, and providing some out-of-home engagement for our visitors,” says SAM Director Dr Rebecca Coates. “Jahnne’s work presents ideas that are so embedded within Shepparton and surrounds, and encourages reflection on issues that are important to us as a regional city,” Dr Coates explains.

Jahnne Pasco-White is an artist currently living and working on Dja Dja Wurrung land and waters, or Chewton, Victoria. She often works with the re-purposing of previous works, and incorporating organic materials and pigments drawn from natural matter alongside the traditional medium of acrylic paint.

Pasco-White’s Drawing Wall Becoming-other, responds to the environment of Greater Shepparton and the agricultural and aqua industries. She has sourced waste-product fruit from local suburban areas and independent fruit and vegetable farmers to extract natural dyes and pigments for use in the artwork. Using organic materials against those traditionally identified with art making, such as acrylic paint, results in swathes of rich colour and texture.

Pasco-White completed a Bachelor of Fine Art, Honours (First Class) Victorian College of the Arts in 2015. Her work is held in the Bendigo Art Gallery collection, as the recipient of the 2019 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize. She was the recipient of a 2018 Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Moya Dyring Memorial Studio scholarship at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and was awarded a Martin Bequest Travelling Scholarship for Painting (2018-20).

Jahnne Pasco-White is represented by Station Gallery.

SAM Drawing Wall #38: Jahnne Pasco-White.

Exhibition Dates: 12 June – 7 January 2021

Location: at the SAM Entrance from Riverlinks Eastbank.

Image: Jahnne Pasco-White, Messmates (detail), 2019.Image by Christo Crocker.