As a techno – romanticist my arts practice focuses on understanding our intimate relationship to nature and universal connection to the cosmos. Working with Glass the celebrated material hero of the scientific world, my work interrogates a view through the darker-side of the lens into Anthropocentrism and its environmental impacts. This subversive undertone is explored through a select range of mediums and techniques incorporating NASA - made glass, hand blown glass, recycled materials, silk, aluminium, steel, porcelain, watercolour, photography, painting and installation.
My practice often involves collaborating with scientists from NASA and Antarctica, Melbourne University and the Earth Satellite Observing Centre (EOS) to create artworks that universally educate on weather, astronomy, the universe, climate change and existence.
In 2018 my work As Above, So Below, on anthropogenic (environmental pollution caused by human activity) ozone eating clouds was profiled by the United Nations and World Meteorological Organization for COP24 Climate Change Conference. The work draws attention to the invisible aspects that impact our existence and unite us and the themes we struggle with in our humanity. I am currently working with the UN on artwork for the 2019 Global Climate Change Summit.
Over the past five years my practice has expanded including commissioned artworks for international festivals, art fairs, public sculptures and site-specific works for public and private art collections. I have worked on commissioned works for the Australia Council for the Arts, the City of Melbourne, Creative Spaces Linden Centre for Contemporary Art and Incinerator Art Gallery.
In Australia my work has been presented by West Space, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Craft Victoria, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Cairns Regional Gallery. My work has been awarded the LaTrobe Regional Gallery Acquisitive Art Prize and Senini Prize from McClelland Gallery.
For a full CV including international exhibitions and video documentaries – http://jasminetargett.com/cv/
In 2019 Jasmine was photographed as a part of the ongoing art project THIS WILD SONG.
TWS celebrates the strong female leaders in the arts community. The artists being featured are from varying backgrounds, use a diverse range of mediums, and at different stages of their arts career; they are unified by their unique voices and distinct style. The inclusion of so many artistic mediums in TWS offers a broad synopsis of contemporary Australian art.
The concept behind the photographic portraits is for the artist to become a part of their work. The photographs also hold the intention of creating an honest and true depiction of who the artist is as a person. Every portrait has a specific concept created for the artist, and significance is placed on all elements within the photograph in relation to the artist and their practice. For more on THIS WILD SONG click here.