About - Freya Jobbins

Freya Jobbins, contemporary Australian artist based near Sydney,  practice includes assemblage, installation, collage and printmaking. 

Freya’s assemblages are very much influenced by the unusual portraits of the Milanese painter Guiseppe Arcimboldo,  with a hint of the Toy Story Trilogy thrown in. She creates humanoid busts and portraits using a very non-traditional material of 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 on the human experience,  through monotone linocuts,  woodcuts and offset lithography. 

Both Freya’s prints and sculptures have been exhibited and held in collections Australia wide. Also in NYC, Detroit and San Francisco in USA. Hamburg Germany, Oslo Norway, Klagenfurt Austria,Yorkshire England, Dubai UAE and in Tel-Aviv Israel.

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2017     Bachelor of Visual Arts Candidate WSI and Federation University                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

2008     Statement of Attainment in Advanced Creative Fine Arts (Printmaking) Wollongong TAFE

2006     Diploma Fine Arts, South Western Sydney Institute of TAFE

Solo exhibitions

2016    SURFACE @ Off the Kerb, Collingwood Melbourne VIC

2012    SKIN @ Sidetracked Depot, Bowral NSW

2010    PARAPHERNALIA  @ PROJECT Contemporary Art Space Wollongong NSW

2007    FIREFIGHTER  @  gallery34 art space Picton  NSW and Sheep’s Back ,Yass NSW

Group Exhibitions

2017    THE TOY BOX July - Sep The Gallery@The Civic Barnsley, Yorkshire England

                FOYER ARTIST Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool VIC

                WARonWASTE Tootsie Not a Gallery, Yass NSW

                ILLUMINARTE Arts Festival Picton NSW

2016  TAFE SWSI DESIGNING YOUR FUTURE Exhibition, Newington Armory Gallery, Sydney Olympic Park 

              WAIT, WEEP & BE WORTHY: Women, The Home front & War, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery NSW

               FORM SURFACE STRUCTURE Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown Sydney NSW

               ILLUMINARTE Arts Festival, selected artist, Digital Projections Picton NSW

              RE:SEMBLANCE Redbull House of Art, Detroit Michigan USA

              SELFIES VS SELF PORTRAIT Lost Ones Gallery, Ballarat VIC

2015  MCA ARTBAR Guest curator BLAK DOUGLAS "Busted" artwork include plastic portrait "Adam" MC  

              WHAT'S IN THE TOY BOX? Goulburn Regional Gallery NSW

              ILLUMINARTE Arts Festival, selected artist,  Digital Projections Picton NSW

              SHOETINGstar, 5 Sinne & Mehr, Klagenfurt Austria

              THE MANY  @Juniper Hall,(UNSW Art & Design) Masters of Curating & Cultural Leadership                 

              GUARDING THE HOME FRONT @Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre NSW

2014   Southern Highlands Printmakers,@Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery & Shoalhaven City Arts Centre         

               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


Goulburn Regional Gallery "The Green Toy Box" 2015                                                                                                   

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra,ACT, ANIMALIA International Print Exchange Collection 2013                 

Sydney Boys Grammar Collection "Hairy Heracles" Paddington Sydney NSW  2011                                                 

Marsdens Law Group “Goya’s Cronus & the Regurgitated” Campbelltown  NSW 2010

Awards & Prizes

2017  WINNER Goodstuff Awards, Art & Illustration category FRANKIE MAGAZINE Melbourne,                                                                                                                                                                                Selected Finalist, HC & People's Choice, Bowral Sculpture Prize, 

2016  Selected Finalist Fishers Ghost, St George , Clearwater Sculpture, Goulburn, Hillview and Tom Bass Figurative Prizes.            

2015  WINNER Clearwater Sculpture Prize,  Finalist in Blacktown, Greenway,      

 Fishers Ghost, SILKCUT AWARD, HC Hidden Rookwood Sculpture Prize,  Paramor Prize & winner  People's Choice Award                                                                              

2014   WINNER in Sculpture in the Vineyards, Selected Finalist: in the Casula Powerhouse Paramor Prize,    

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize,Recipient of Veolia Creative Arts Recognition Award,                                                                                       WINNER People’s Choice Blacktown City Art Prize 

2013    Selected Finalist: Fishers Ghost Art Award,  Blacktown City Art Prize,
2012    Stockland Shellhabour Hoarding Wall Exhibition Artist Award, Selected Finalist Woollahra Small    Sculpture Prize, Fishers Ghost, Goulburn, Blacktown,                      Commended Bowral Indoor Sculpture Prize, BDAS Bowral
2011   HC & WINNER People’s Choice Blacktown City Art Prize, Finalist: Fisher’s Ghost, Goulburn Art Prize, HC Bowral  Sculpture Prize,              
2010    WINNER Contemporary Award, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award