Jasmine Targett CV

Currently resides in Melbourne, Australia

Jasmine Targett is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines perception in the context of quantifying ecological concerns. Melbourne born, Targett is currently completing a PhD on Sensing Ether: a studio based investigation into Perceiving Atmosphere, Light and Life Support Systems.  During her career Targett has been the recipient of the Latrobe Regional Gallery Acquisitive Contemporary Art Prize, Australian Postgraduate Award, an Emerging Artist Grant from the City of Melbourne and is soon to exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei.

Targett’s work is deceptively beautiful, illuminating that which exists in nature which is often overlooked. Within her work there is an uneasy tension between the engaging aesthetic and the information portrayed, exploring scientific data that has irrevocably altered our perception of nature.  Targett has exhibited nationally including; the Australian National Glass Gallery, Cains Regional Gallery, Hervey Bay Regional Art Gallery, Artspace Queensland, Canberra Glassworks and McClelland Sculpture Gallery.

She is currently undertaking research with Monash Micro Imaging and Centre for Stellar and Planetary Astrophysics, NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory and EOS Satellite Data for works to be presented in Making Sense at Craft Victoria and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei.

Upcoming Exhibitions
2012 Wonderland, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, TAIWAN
2012 Crumbling Ecologies, Craft Victoria, VIC

Solo Exhibitions
2011 Making Sense, Craft Victoria and Federation Square, VIC
2011 Bubbling Up, Dianne Tanzer Gallery and Craft Victoria,
        Craft Cubed Festival Satellite Event
2010 We Follow the Light, Pieces of Eight, Melbourne
2009 Curious Opulence, EGetail, Melbourne
2009 Losing the Unique, Shifted Gallery, Richmond Victoria
2009 Inside the Realm of Invisible Spheres, c3, Abbotsford Vic

Selected Group Exhibitions   
2011 Media Specific, Monash Faculty Gallery, Caulfield
2011 Encore, Glass Artists Gallery, NSW 
2010 Tyro, Glass Plus Gallery, South Melbourne
2010 Ranamok Glass Prize – Finalist. National Touring Exhibition
         Canberra Glassworks ACT, Cairns Regional Gallery QLD, 
         Artspace Mackay QLD, Hervey Bay Regional Art Gallery QLD, 
         Bundaber Regional Art Gallery QLD
2010 Greater than One, Monash Faculty Gallery, Caulfield Monash
2010 Reflections of the Modern World, Toyota Port Melbourne, VIC
2010 Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize, Substation, VIC
2010 Australian National Glass Prize, Finalist.
         Australian National Glass Gallery, Wagga Wagga NSW
2009 Senini Sculpture Award, Finalist. 
         McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Langwarrin VIC
2009 This is not a Design Fair!- Moth Projects, The Factory, VIC
2009 Colour Accord, c3 Abbotsford, VIC
2008 Beyond the Fjords, Great Dane Studios, Prahran, VIC

2011 New Scientist – Dazzling glass reveals hidden crises on Earth
         by Wendy Zukerman, Asia-Pacific reporter.
2011 Beyond Zero Emissions – Beyond Zero talks to artists Debbie Symons 
        & Jasmine Targett on the collaboration between artists and scientists to 
        look at the view of Climate Change.
2011 Carbon Arts – Making Sense, Jasmine Targett & Debbie Symons.
2011 Monash University Research Press – Art vs. Science by Emily Walker.
2011 Making Sense Exhibition Catalogue -
         Making Sense: from the Sublime to the Meticulous by John Gregory.
2011 Media Specific Catalogue Catalogue Essay.

2010 ABC 6pm News ACT & NSW –  
         Jasmine Targett: Atmosphere in the Ranamok Glass Prize 2010.
2010 University WA, SymbioticA Symposium: 
         Unruly Ecologies - Featured Artist- Jasmine Targett.
2010 Craft Arts International, No 79 - Pre-Text by Anita Taylor.
2010 Ranamok Catalogue Essay by Tina Oldknow, Curator Modern Glass
         - Corning Museum of Glass New York.
2010 Australian National Gallery Glass Prize Catalogue
         - Catalogue Essay by Michael Scarrone.
2009 Craft Arts International, 76 – Questions of Scalability by Gordon Bull,Head Art School, ANU.
2009 Melbourne Jeweller - Losing the Unique: Shifted Gallery, Richmond.Karen Thompson.
2009 Artabase, Editorial - Jasmine Targett - Glass Artist.

Awards & Grants
2011 Recipient, Monash University Research Publication Grant.
2011 Australian Postgraduate Scholarship Award;
         Post Graduate Research, Monash University
2011 Finalist, Tom Malone Glass Prize.
2010 Recipient, Creation of New Work- 
         Emerging Artist Grant, The City of Melbourne
2010 Finalist, Creation of New Work- 
         Toyota Community Spirit Travel Award.
2010 Honourable Mention, Ranamok Glass Prize.
2010 Finalist, Australian National Glass Prize.
2010 Finalist, Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize.
2009 Recipient, the Blue Wren Philanthropic Morgan Arts Grant
2009 Finalist, Senini Sculpture Award at McClelland Gallery.
2009 Recipient, Monash University Research Publication Grant.
2008 Recipient, Latrobe Regional Gallery Acquisitive 
         Contemporary Art Award.

Professional Related Experience

2011 Project Manager Research Symposium - Art and the Communication 
        of Climate Science: Making Sense of how artists and scientists can 
        collaborate on the question of the ozone hole and biodiversity in 
2010 Research Project - The Similarity of Parallel Worlds: Collaboration 
         with scientists from NASA & MMI
2010 Research Project - Life Support Systems: Funded by the City of 
         Melbourne Arts Grants, research with NASA EOS Satellite 
         Data Centre and CBS Glass USA.
2010 Tipping Point Conference participant – Melbourne.
2009 Founding Member - Brown Paper Artist Collective.

Academic History
2012 PhD Fine Arts, Research in Glass, Monash University.
2010 Master of Fine Arts by research Glass, Monash University.
2010 Silversmithing, NMIT .
2009 Glass (Flame Working), Monash University.
2008 Honours Degree, Bachelor of Fine Arts-Glass, Monash.
2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts -Painting, Monash University.
2004 Diploma of Visual Arts –Painting, Box Hill Institute of Tafe.   

Watson Private Art Collection, Camberwell VIC 
Morgan Private Art Collection, Mornington VIC

Professional Memberships
NAVA 2009- Present
Ausglass 2009- Present
Craft Victoria 2008- Present