Jennifer Hawkins trained at the Canberra School of Art and now lives on the South Coast of New South Wales.

She works with a range of symbols, materials, and processes to explore the human condition.

Though she has been called purist, minimalist, and conceptualist, she says she just uses ‘whatever materials and techniques seem to make the best marriage with the idea'.

She has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions and has work held in private and public collections both here and overseas.

In September 2006, she won the Basil Sellers Art Prize with her work ... and on that day they shall rise up...  In 2005, Quilt for a Park Bench won the Quota Rotary Art Prize at Wagga.

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Works from The Hollow Men exhibition, Ivy Hill Gallery, 2008

Here the stone images are raised
Leaning together
In our dry cellar

The Hollow Men body of work, derived from the T S Eliot poem, explores the contradiction between society’s need for strong individuals and its need to contain them. Visually each entity submits to the whole; yet each entity is individually made, carefully hand-crafted, and so is unique.