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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Geoffrey Bartlett – Newhaven Public Art Commission

We are delighted to share these images from Geoffrey Bartlett with his recently installed sculpture, Alpha, for the Newhaven Public …

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Sidney Nolan: Myth Rider – Tarrawarra Museum of Art

Image above: Sidney Nolan  The Myth Rider  1958-59  polyvinyl acetate on composition board  122 x 152 cm (Copyright the Trustees …

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Jeffrey Smart – National Gallery of Australia

Image above: Jeffrey Smart  Labyrinth  2011  oil on canvas  100 x 100 cm The National Gallery of Australia is today …

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For the Love of Trees – Burrinja’s creative response to the devastating June storm event

Image above: Mary Tonkin  After, Kalorama  2021  oil on linen  183 x 320 cm We are delighted to share this …

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Angus Fisher – Winner of the Hawkesbury Art Prize 2021

Image: Angus Fisher with winning work Carrion #3 at the Hawkesbury Art Prize 2021 A huge congratulations for Angus Fisher who …

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Dianne Fogwell – Artist of the Year, 31st Annual ACT Arts Awards

Image credit: Holly Treadaway Congratulations to printmaker, Dianne Fogwell, who has been announced as Artist of the Year at the …

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Martin King – Finalist in the 2021 Grace Cossington Smith Art Award

Image above: Martin King  Hoodwinks and lyres, the moment  2019  graphite and watercolour on drafting film and paper  110 x …

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August Carpenter – Artist Profile Feature

Image above: August Carpenter  The Actions of Storms; sleep movements  2021  monotype on 250gsm Velin Arches paper  120 x 80 …

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Michael Le Grand – Winner 2021 Deakin University Small Sculpture Award

Image above: Michael Le Grand  Transit  2021  painted steel  12 x 22 x 13 cm Congratulations to Michael Le Grand …

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En Plein Air at Tower Hill

The Warrnambool Art Gallery (WAG) will celebrate the early days of summer this year and invite you to the Wallawar …

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