Our online series continues. We hope you can join us and enjoy the series.
A big shout out to our IA webinars/podcast team John Pastorell and Naias Mingo-Poch for all their wonderful work. If any IA Member would like to take part or put forward any ideas for future webinars /podcasts please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jasmine Jan – Territory artist and General Manager of Visitor Services at the Territory Wildlife Park
Territory artist and General Manager of Visitor Services at the Territory Wildlife Park, Jasmine Jan has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship to travel to Italy to study Cartapesta with Master artists in Lecce, Florence and Venice. Cartapesta is a high-end form of papier-mache where elaborate masks, sculptures and floats are created that are lightweight but still durable and in some cases even look like sculptures made of marble.
Through her work at the Territory Wildlife Park Jasmine has conceptualised and developed a number of major art installations with a conservation focus and message. Projects developed by her have involved professional artists, crafters and members of the community creating installations collaboratively for a common cause, Wildlife Conservation and Education.
Jasmine has always had a passion for interpreting wildlife and nature through her arts practice. However its through her work at the Territory Wildlife Park that her focus has been on engaging with the community and involving them in the creation of artworks that attempt to put the spotlight on pressing environmental issues. These include the impact of global warming on coral reef ecosystems and the plight of threatened species, such as the Atlas moth which is endemic to Northern Australia. These projects have received considerable media coverage and ABC radio and TV developed a small documentary piece on the development of the crochet reef project that was aired nationally and internationally.
Listen to Jasmine’s podcast by clicking the link below: