About - Freya Jobbins
  • About

Freya Jobbins, is an Australian based sculptor and printmaker, who currently works from her home studio near Sydney. Majoring in Printmaking during her art studies, she  is now predominantly a sculptor but continues to produce prints. 

Freya’s assemblages, like the unusual portraits of the Milanese painter Guiseppe Arcimboldo  with a hint of the Toy Story Trilogy;  she creates humanoid busts and portraits using a very non-traditional material, discarded children’s toys. An artistic exploration, of the relationship between consumerism and the culture of up-cycling and recycling.

 “I am interested in generating a range of responses to existing cultural objects, which have been placed out of context. The irony of my plastic works is that I take a material that was created to be touched, and I make it untouchable as an artwork.”

Her printmaking practice is focused on contemporary social commentary through monotone linocuts and woodcuts based on the human experience.

Both Freya’s prints and sculptures have been exhibited and held in collections Australia wide, and in England, Norway, Germany, Dubai, New York, San Francisco and Tel-Aviv.


Education
2006     Diploma Fine Arts, South Western Sydney Institute of TAFE

Solo exhibitions

2014    hand-some, Red Tree Café, Bowral
2012   SKIN Sidetracked Depot, Bowral
2010    Paraphernalia @ PROJECT Contemporary Art Space Wollongong
2007    Firefighter gallery34 art space Picton and Sheep’s Back ,Yass

Group Exhibitions

2014    Southern Highlands Printmakers @ Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and Shoalhaven City Arts Centre Nowra
                 FOURPLAY, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney
                 Summer of Love, group show Project Contemporary Art Space, Wollongong
                 Editions II, TACIT Contemporary Art, Abbotsford Melbourne
2013    Cabin Fever, contemporary artists represented by Platform72, Oxford St Sydney
                  Elements, Southern Highlands Printmakers, Sturt Gallery Mittagong
                  Editions, TACIT Contemporary Art, Abbotsford Melbourne
2012    Come to your Senses, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Goulburn
                  Summer Mode, Art Images Gallery, Norwood, Adelaide
                  Quirky Sculptures, Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral
2010    Recollections, Southern Highland Printmakers, Milk Factory Bowral
                  Serial Printers, Southern Highland Printmakers Sturt Gallery, Mittagong
2009    From Picton with Love, pop up art space Picton
                  Recycled Art PROJECT Contemporary Art Space, Wollongong
2008     Meroogal Women’s Art prize Sydney Two perspectives in Print PROJECT Art Space Wollongong
                  Recent Prints Southern Highlands Printmakers, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre Shoalhaven
                  Out from Down Under and Beyond Agora Gallery, New York
2007    Body of Work Artereal Gallery, Rozelle

Collections

Marsdens Law Group “Goya’s Cronus & the Regurgitated” Campbelltown

Awards & Prizes

2014    Selected Finalist in the Casula Powerhouse Paramor Prize
                 Selected Finalist in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
            Selected Finalist in the Meroogal Women’s Art Prize
                  WINNER in Sculpture in the Vineyards
                  Selected Finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize
                  Recipient of Veolia Creative Arts Recognition Award
                  WINNER People’s Choice Blacktown City Art Prize
            WINNER People’s Choice Award at Blacktown City Art Prize
2013    Artist in Residence at Sydney Boys Grammar , Paddington Sydney
                  Selected Finalist Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art Centre
                  Selected Finalist Blacktown City Art Prize, Blacktown
                  Invited to exhibit “Medusa” in the Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium, San Francisco
                  Invited to exhibit plastic works at the Eco Toy Art & Design Exhibition, Tel-Aviv Israel
2012    Stockland Shellhabour Hoarding Wall Exhibition Artist Award, Stockland Shellhabour NSW
                  Selected Finalist Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Double Bay
                  Selected Finalist Fishers Ghost Art Award, Open Section, Campbelltown Art Centre
                  Selected Finalist Goulburn Regional Art Prize, Goulburn
                  Selected Finalist Blacktown City Art Prize, Blacktown
                  Shortlisted for Artist in Residence Mt Annan Botanical Garden Campbelltown
                  Commended Bowral Indoor Sculpture Prize, BDAS Bowral
2011     Finalist Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, (Macarthur Section) Campbelltown Art Centre
                  WINNER People’s Choice Blacktown City Art Prize, Blacktown
                  Highly Commended Blacktown City Art Prize (sculpture) Blacktown
                  Highly Commended Bowral Indoor Sculpture Prize, BDAS Bowral
                  Selected finalist Goulburn Art Prize, (sculpture) Goulburn Regional Gallery
2010    WINNER Contemporary Award, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art Centre
                  Selected finalist Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre (sculpture)
                 Special Commendation Liverpool Art Prize, Casula Powerhouse
2009    Selected finalist Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre (sculpture)
                  Selected for Off the Wall Emerging Artists for Art Sydney 09 (sculpture)
                 Selected finalist Willoughby Sculpture Prize, Willoughby(sculpture)

Selected Bibliography

Karen Wilkinson & Mike Petrich “The art of Tinkering” Published Book page 130, January 2014
Michael Cox “Dolled-up Abbott ready to make a show in Israel” The Diary, Sydney Morning Herald, January 2014
Rachel Olding “c’mon kids the pubs open” Sydney Morning Herald, July 11 2013