Jenna Pippett, Homemade Bathers (2017), installation view, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, Tasmania. Courtesy the artist.

11-20 July, 2017

Jenna Pippett (SA)


ACE Across


Thursday 20 July, 5.30pm, free

  • Wheelchair Access

“When I was a child, my mother and grandmother would sew bathers for me. I understand this to be a result of being thrifty, having the necessary skills, and thoughtfulness.”

Three generations of women interact, record and measure each other’s bodies to prepare a snug handmade swimsuit in Jenna Pippett’s Homemade Bathers (2017). This resonant three-channel video work explores the slippages and synced moments between frames and generations, using the artist’s own participation to piece together the past.

Jenna Pippett graduated in 2012 from Adelaide Central School of Art, completing a Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours, and was selected for Hatched: National Graduate Exhibition at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. She also exhibited in the 2013 Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, in which she received the City of Adelaide Award. She has exhibited in a solo capacity at Adelaide City Council’s Art Pod (2013), FELTspace (2014, SA), Constance ARI (2014, TAS), SEVENTH Gallery (2016, VIC) and Sawtooth ARI (2017, TAS). Pippett has also participated in a number of group exhibitions, including at Greenaway Gallery/GAG Projects (SA), Screen Space (VIC), AEAF: odradek (SA), Video Platform: Art Stage Singapore (Singapore), Muratcentoventidue: Arte Contemporanea (Italy) amongst others.