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Do Illustrators Paint Elephants?

24 Aug 2012

Hear Jackie Gwynne, a creative community collaborator, and a Melbourne based illustrator and artist speak about her most recent work, Mali in the City, at a Public Projects Forum at NMIT's Fairfield campus on Thursday August 30.

Jackie will talk about community art engagement, illustration, life after 'art school' and about her elephant painting which was inspired by Mali, the baby elephant at the Melbourne Zoo. She will also talk about the various jobs she's had since graduating.

The lecture is part of the Bachelor of Illustration's Creative Arts Forum.

Jackie Gwynne completed her Bachelor of Illustration at NMIT and also holds a Bachelor of Visual Art, majoring in print making and a Diploma of Graphic Art and a Diploma of Education.

Jackie specialises in portraiture. Her style is inspired by pop and comic art. Her art and illustrations have appeared on CD covers and in music, fashion, commercial and educational graphics.

She has taught in graphic design and has showcased her work at various exhibitions to date.

A film of her elephant painting to mark Melbourne Zoo's 150th birthday is up on youtube at the link below.

When and Where:

The lecture is at NMIT's Fairfield campus, Yarra Bend Road, Illustration Studio, Building F, room 103, Thursday August 30, 10:30am - 12.00pm.

There are limited places available to the public. If interested please register with Mietta on: 03 9269 8888

See Also Talking About NMIT Blog: Illustration Graduate paints a Mali in the City

Interview / Photo Opportunity

Media enquiries should be directed to the NMIT Communications Coordinator, James Gardener, on (03) 92691579, 0413 483 182 or

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) - Situated on six campuses and six training centres throughout Melbourne's north plus a regional campus at Ararat, NMIT delivers vocational training, higher education and lifelong learning capabilities for a global workforce. NMIT forges partnerships with community, industry and government to produce practical, solution orientated graduates capable of making meaningful contributions to their chosen field of endeavour.

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