Jennifer Buntine is an artist and accomplished printmaker from Red Hill. For her virtual residency, Jennifer offers a tour of her stunning studio, an informative discussion on printmaking mediums, and the creation of work informed by re-evaluation and shift in focus of life during lockdown.
In Jennifer’s words:
“Over the periods of lockdown during Covid 19 our usual lives have been put aside and we have had to withdraw back away from others, from our family and friends and away from our community.
We are here at home, longing for others and other places, the outside world is around the house but we are here, caught within.
We, being artists are so fortunate that our work, our passions are often found inward. I am so fortunate that my studio is at my home within my garden.
This year all is unknown, unrecognised and we feel lost. The physical natural world is unaware of the chaos that reigns in the human sphere. Nature is supreme, the seasons continue, birds sing and we wonder what is to become of us.”
About the Virtual Residency program
Mornington Peninsula Shire’s internationally significant Police Point Artist in Residence program supports between 25 – 30 local, national and international artists each year. The program supports a wide range of emerging, mid-career and established artists, with more than half of the annual allocation of residencies granted to Peninsula-based artists to develop and foster their artistic practice.
In response to COVID-19 and in the corresponding interests of public safety, the Police Point Artist in Residence program was temporarily suspended in 2020. Mornington Peninsula Shire developed a virtual residency program to support the Peninsula-based artists who had previously successfully applied to continue to develop and deliver creative works.