“Eglė and the She-Wolves”

In News January 23, 2020

Eglė and the She-Wolves is Jazmina Cininas’s first solo exhibition in Lithuania since 2002. As the Melbourne-born daughter of Lithuanian refugees, Jazmina still identifies strongly with her ancestral heritage, incorporating many Baltic motifs and themes into her work. For over two decades, Jazmina has been creating linocut portraits of female werewolves from throughout history and has more recently begun creating artists’ books from found materials such as used business envelopes, redundant encyclopaedia illustrations and packaging, recycled into narratives of transformation, migration and re-imagination.

Eglė and the She-Wolves presents a survey of Jazmina’s female werewolf portraits alongside her more recent books. Source material for the books was largely gathered during a 2017 residency at the Estonian Printing and Paper Museum in Tartu, supplemented by decommissioned books from the Melbourne-Lithuanian library, and the steady stream of bills from the artist’s letterbox.

The exhibition opens on 24 January at the M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art in Kaunas, Lithuania. For more information, click here.

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