Jacquelyn Greenbank’s practice employs a domestic approach to art making. Utilising found objects, recycled materials and meticulously intricate hand crafted objects that capture a moment, sensation or pseudo historical event. Inquisitively weaving narratives that often blend social histories and the occult, popular culture and the paranormal in a unique and often humorous way.
In 2015 Greenbank was awarded The Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Art Award, her end of residency exhibition, Squatch, was made up of a number of elements some of which she accumulated while living in Tauranga. Snare traps, strange found assemblages of branches, the texture and smell of stone wash second hand smoke stained leather jackets, and vegetables. Squatch channeled the paranormal through a kind of Lynchian pseudo mysticism. With the use of tribal adornments, snares and shame poles, Squatch examined themes of identity, taboos and the supernatural while referencing traditions of primitivism. These artworks have been developed from this body of work.
First Main Image: Jacquelyn Greenbank, Squatch, 2015 Photo: Nick Glen
Photo Credit: Daniela Aebli