Jenny Wood is a designer, artist, illustrator, photographer and multimedia geek living and working on the Mornington Peninsula. For her virtual residency, she chose to explore and create a historical art piece depicting the story of her great great great grandfather William Gangell and history of Sorrento then and now.
This narrative illustration took over 300 hours of drawing to complete, before being cut into pieces to be reassembled into a mosaic-style print puzzle, which is available for sale on Jenny’s website.
Jenny also teaches a range of online and face-to-face drawing workshops – more information on these are also on her website!
“This is a story of my great great great grandfather William Gangell who landed in Sullivan’s bay, Sorrento in October 1803 after 6 months at sea on The Calcutta ship.” – Jenny Wood
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.