Jazmina Cininas

Jazmina Cininas is a Melbourne-based artist who lectures in printmaking and artists’ books at RMIT School of Art. For over two decades, Cininas has been charting the various incarnations of the female werewolf as a vehicle for her printmaking practice, completing her PhD research project, ‘The Girlie Werewolf Hall of Fame: historical and contemporary figurations of the female lycanthrope’ in 2014.

Since completing her MA in 2002, Cininas has exhibited her ongoing Girlie Werewolf Project throughout Australia and the Baltic States, and has also presented papers on printmaking and female werewolves nationally and at international conferences in Philadelphia, Budapest, Oxford, Manchester and Estonia.

Her artwork is in many public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, the Victorian Arts Centre, Broken Hill Regional Gallery and the Alice Springs Art Foundation. Her curatorial projects include Enchanted Forest: New Gothic Storytellers, which toured to significant regional galleries throughout Victoria and NSW between 2008-2009, and founding the RMIT Printmaking Summer Residency in 2004. Residencies include Fremantle Arts Centre, the Art Vault and Tartu Artist in Residence at the Estonian Printing Museum.

While best known for her technically demanding reduction linocuts, recent developments in Cininas’ practice include a series of artists’ books from recycled materials signalling a conscious decision to engage with a more sustainable art practice through the use of recycled materials.

Performance also forms part of her repertoire, as vocalist and lyricist for the printmaking band, the Press Gang.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2019

In Blog

Jazmina Cininas – Eglė and the Iron She-Wolves

Image above: Jazmina Cininas  Trans Baltic-Tasman Crossing  2018  artist book with collage  21 x 14 x 2.5 cm Following an …

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Entrancing Others: A Group Exhibition – Gippsland Art Gallery

Image above: G.W. Bot  Other glyphs  2020  linocut 38 x 38 cm – Photography courtesy of Tim Gresham Sue Anderson, …

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In the studio with Jazmina Cininas – Artist Feature

Image above: Jazmina Cininas  Blood sisters  2016  reduction linocut with second block  edition 15  69.5 x 56 cm Jazmina Cininas creates elaborate reduction …

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Petrus Spronk – My Life As An Artist in 8 Short Stories & Book Launch

You are warmly invited to attend a special event hosted by the formidable and beloved Petrus Spronk. Presented as a …

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Jimmy Rix – Sculpture on the Farm 2021

Image: Jimmy Rix  A Symbiotic Relationship  2021  Corten steel  edition of 4 + 1 AP  194 x 265 x 115 cm …

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Geoffrey Ricardo – Winner, 2021 Peebles Print Prize

Image above: Geoffrey Ricardo  A brief history of nonsense  aquatint, drypoint and etching  edition 10  50 x 50 cm Congratulations to …

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Camie Lyons – Residency at Umbi Gumbi 2020-21

Camie Lyons spoke with Australian Galleries on her residency at Umbi Gumbi 2020 and 2021. “I could return to this …

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Winsome Jobling – Ecologies of Change

Image above: Winsome Jobling  No planet B  2021  handmade papers, drypoint and stitching  40 x 30 cm We are delighted …

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Rosalind Atkins, Winsome Jobling and Glenda Orr – Banyule Award for Works on Paper 2021

Image above: Rosalind Atkins  Considering the tree  2020  engraving  edition 8  80 x 60 cm Congratulations to Rosalind Atkins, Winsome Jobling …

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G.W. Bot and David Frazer – 2021 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Image above: David Frazer  Waiting for Rain (panel 1, 2nd state)  2013  linocut  edition 50  51.5 x 48 cm Congratulations …

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Angus Fisher – Finalist in the Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize

Image: Angus Fisher  Don’t mention the Peacock  2020  graphite on paper  53 x 65 cm Australian Galleries is proud to …

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Danielle Creenaune, Martin King and Stephanie Monteith- Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2021

Image above: Danielle Creenaune  Epic  2021  lithography and Mokulito  107 x 177 cm Congratulations to Danielle Creenaune, Martin King and Stephanie …

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William Robinson – ‘Nocturne’ at William Robinson Gallery, QUT

Image: William Robinson  Bathers at Night  1984  oil on canvas  137 cm x 188 cm William Robinson: Nocturne William Robinson …

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