Article: Antipodean Bestiary

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Jazmina Cininas was born in Australia from Lithuanian descent. Her prints and other works are held in many collections through out Australia and overseas including the National Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery of South Australia. She has staged solo exhibitions both in Australia and Lithuania. Cininas lectures in printmaking at RMIT, where she is also a doctorate candidate.

In her recent venture Antipodean Bestiary, at RMIT`s Project Space, Cininas  presented eleven artists; Jacqui Stockdale, Julia Silvester, Heather Shimmen, Geoffrey Ricardo, James Morrison, Danie Mellor, Rew Hanks, Rona Green, Marian Drew, Annette Cook and herself, who produced a thought provoking study, through a range of different media, of our native fauna, landscape and colonial histories.

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By Aaron Martin

Aaron Martin

Aaron Martin graduated from Victoria College, Prahran (Melbourne, Australia) in 1992. He has exhibited annually since 1998 and currently lectures in painting and drawing at Swinburne University, Art and Design.