About & CV

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Biography

 

Jacky Cheng was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  In 2003, she received her Bachelor of Architecture (Hons 1) from University of New South Wales, Sydney.  She put architecture on hold and pursued her love for ‘creating and making’ in smaller scales.  She became an art educator / tutor early in her university years and has since followed suit in sharing her skills and knowledge in the education sector.

 

Jacky works across several mediums incorporating her philosophy of 'slow art' - a visual participatory, most notably through paper sculpture.  Her introduction into the manipulation of paper was due to unaffordability in high-end art materials during her tertiary education years.  She then adopted everyday materials such as recycled paper, penknife and glue. She now works on acid-free archival papers and fibres.  Her award winning manual hand-cut paper enchantment has since been featured in ABC Kimberley Projects, 'The Paper Cutter', ABC Arts - ‘How art changed my life’ as well as numerous art feeds and articles locally and internationally. 

 

Her teaching accolades includes both state and national awards in Best Trainer/Teacher of the Year in Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector bestowed by the prestigious Australia Training Awards as well as a finalist for the Curtin University Teaching Excellence Award.

 

Today, Jacky continues to practice and teach in the Northwest of Western Australia where she has lived and worked since 2006.

 

 

CV

 

Jacky Cheng b. 1977, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Current Residence Broome, Western Australia

 

 

Education

 

2018                                Masterclass with Jordi Rosés Master Platemaker, Art Print Residence, Barcelona, Spain

2011                                Cert IV Training and Assessment, Kimberley Training Institute, WA

2003                               Bachelor of Architecture (Honours 1), University of New South Wales, NSW       

2001                               Bachelor of Architectural Science, Curtin University of Technology Perth, WA         

1999                               Adv. Diploma in Architecture, Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology, Malaysia                  

1998                               Diploma in Architecture, Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology, Malaysia

 

 

Employment

 

2004–current                  Practicing Artist based in Broome, WA

2006–current                 Visual Arts Lecturer, North Regional TAFE Broome, Western Australia 

2008–2010                     Bidyadanga Community Art Centre Consultant, KRCI, Broome, WA

2001-2005                      Course Convenor, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW, Sydney,  

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2018                               Hedland Art Awards, Courthouse Gallery, Port Hedland, WA

                                       Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Awards, Broome, WA

                                       Denfair Melbourne 2018, Here We See - Gallery There, Melbourne, VIC

                                      'Botanica Humana', Here We See - Gallery There, Melbourne, VIC

                                      'Deadly Threadly', Chinatown Project HQ, Broome, WA

 

2017                               ‘Flourish’ Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, Sydney, NSW

                                      Cossack Art Awards, Cossack, WA

                                      The Derby Shire West Kimberley Art Prize, Derby, WA

                                      Bunburry Biennale, Bunburry Regional Galleries, Bunburry, WA

                                      Mid West Art Prize, Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Geraldton, WA

                                      Contemporary Art Awards, Brisbane, QLD

                                      ‘Something Old, Something New’, Kidogo Arthouse Fremantle, WA

                                      Environs Kimberley Broome, WA

 

2016                              ‘Unbound Perspectives’, Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York, USA

                                      ‘Three Artist One Medium’, The York Festival York, WA

                                      Environs Kimberley Broome, WA

 

2015                              ‘Pride, Mischief, Murder’, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

                                      Environs Kimberley Broome, WA

                                      Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Awards, Broome, WA

 

2014                               The Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Awards, Broome, WA

                                      Environs Kimberley Broome, WA

 

2013                               Muswellbrook Art Awards, Muswellbrook, NSW

                                      Environs Kimberley Broome, WA

                                      The Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Awards, Broome, WA

 

2012                               The Derby Shire West Kimberley Art Prize, Derby, WA

                                      The Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Awards, Broome, WA

 

2011                               The Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Awards, Broome, WA

 

2009                              The Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Awards, Broome, WA

 

2008                              Environs Kimberley Broome, WA

                                      The Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Awards, Broome, WA

                                   

 

Collaborative Projects

 

2016                               ‘Mabu Liyan’ Strong Spirit, Broome, WA                            

2015                               Pride, Mischief & Murder, Melbourne, VIC and Broome, WA                           

2013- current                Build and Play your Own Ukulele, Kyle Andrews Foundation, Broome, WA  

2012                               Gallery Moves, Broome, WA   

 

 

Honours / Awards

 

2018                               Finalist Hedland Art Awards, Courthouse Gallery, Port Hedland, WA

                                      Winner People's Choice Award, Shinju Acquisitive Art Award, Shire Complex, Broome, WA

2017                               Finalist Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, Sydney, NSW

                                      Winner Highly Commended Award, Cossack Acquisitive Art Awards, Cossack, WA

                                      Winner Highly Commended Award, West Kimberley Acquisitive Art Prize, WA

                                      Finalist Bunburry Biennale, Bunburry Regional Galleries, Bunburry WA

                                      Finalist Mid West Art Prize, Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Geraldton, WA

                                      Finalist Contemporary Art Awards, Brisbane, QLD             

2015                              Winner - CategoryShinju Acquisitive Art Awards, Shire Complex, Broome, WA                                     

2014                              Winner Highly Commended Award, Shinju Acquisitive Art Awards, Broome, WA          

2013                              Winner - OverallShinju Acquisitive Art Awards, Shire Complex, Broome, WA 

                                      Finalist 42nd Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Art Centre, Sydney, NSW                                                     

2012                              Winner - Category, Shinju Acquisitive Art Awards, Shire Complex, Broome, WA                                 

2011                               Winner - Category, Shinju Acquisitive Art Awards, Shire Complex, Broome, WA 

                                      Winner People’s Choice Awards, Environs Kimberly, Broome, WA                                 

2008                              Winner - Category, Shinju Acquisitive Art Awards, Shire Complex, Broome, WA

1999                              Winner Academic Excellence in Architectural Design, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   

                    

               

Teaching Honours

 

2015                               Finalist Curtin University Teaching Excellence Award, Curtin University, WA

2013                              Winner Australian Teacher/Trainer of the Year Award, Australian Training Awards     

                                      Winner Western Australia Trainer of the Year Award, Western Australian Training Awards, WA 

 

Residencies

 

2018                              Arteles Creative Centre, Program: Back to Basics, Hämeenkyrö, Finland 

                                      Art Print Residence, Arenys De Munt, Barcelona, Spain 

2017                               Arteles Creative Centre, Program: Silence Awareness Existence, Hämeenkyrö, Finland

2015                               Cable Beach Club, Western Australia

 

 

Collections

 

                                      Shire of Broome, Western Australia

                                      Jubilee Mines

                                      Private collections throughout Australia and overseas

 

 

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photo credit: Julia Rau 

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