June 2019


Returning to Numen - Arteles Creative Centre, Finland


As a member of the Paper Artist Collective, I was one of many that were chosen by Arctic Paper from Sweden to create a piece of work using the Arctic Volume White 200gsm. I chose to present the piece in Finland! Check out my instagram post to follow the proess. Let's just say, only one button for me.... it's go go go...




May 2019


Awagami Factory - Kozo Paper Making


Ever since I heard about Awagami Factory and the opportunity to learn paper making from the masters, I have been rather obsessed with the entire idea of paper-making (making my own paper that is..) and using them to create my pieces. It was an incredible journey. Check out my instagram posts for updates and all things 'paper-making' in Japan. 




January 2019


First exhibition in my home country Malaysia! 


It has been a long time planning and a dream to showcase my works in my home country.  My good friend, architect and a prolific artist in Malaysia Lisa Foo extended the invitation to me on a duo show - both virgins in duo exhibitions.  I am thrilled and honoured to be exhibiting alongside Lisa at gallery Suma Orientalis, Kuala Lumpur.  To top it off, my parents has never seen my works in person!  This is indeed a whole new experience for us all. 




October 2018


2018 Hedland Art Awards


Thrilled to be selected as a finalist in 2018 Hedland Art Awards. Congratulations to all winners and such an honour to be included in this year's exhibition. Please visit the online catalogue for your viewing pleasure. 




July 2018


Arteles Creative Centre -  Art Residency, Finland 2018


Returning to Arteles Creative Centre with an open mind. My last winter residency experience here left me desiring for more - silence / awareness / space / time / reconnection / self-reflection. Once again, there will be no specific agenda other than to 'just be' and allow new conversations / explorations / self-discovery / celebrate successes and embrace failures. Going Back to Basics.




 14 -16 June 2018


Denfair,  Melbourne 2018


I am incredibly stoked to be invited as one of seven exhibiting artists with Here We See- Gallery There (Stand G17) at Denfair 2018 in Melbourne where the curated event is fast becoming Australia's leading destination for contemporary design and art for professional designers, architects, interior architects as well as for design lovers.  


Exhibiting artists

Amelda Read-Forsythe
Dena Ashbolt
Helen Smith
Linda Oy-Ho
Virginia Cummins
James Murnane
Jacky Cheng




May and June 2018


Art Print Residence - Art Residency,  Spain 2018


It has been a year long planning in realising this learning opportunity to coincide with my sabatical leave.  Such a privillege to be learning in the residency from Master Platemaker Jordi Rosés and Master Printmaker Claudia Lloret.  Read Art Print Residence blog about my journey. 

Art Print Residence Website



May 2018


Botanica Humana  Exhibition,  Melbourne 2018


Botanica Humana is a group exhibition presenting the work of contemporary Australian artists who reference the role of nature within their art to symbolise aspects of human experiences – natural symbolism, or utilises images of the natural world to express human states. Incredibly excited to be exhibiting alongside such diverse group. 


Co-Curators: Felicity Mark and Marielle Soni
Author / Assistant Curator: Catriona Black-Dinham




April 2018


Deadly Threadly  Exhibition,  Western Australia 2018

The exhibition showcases a collective journey of four women inspired by their environmental experiences, cultural identity and feelings of belonging connected by the common motivation to use their art practice to explore and represent something personal, a connection to inspiration, a memory, a social commentary or a desire to experiment with the common language - thread. Participating artists including Jody Loaring, Tomoko Yamada, Jacky Cheng and Regi Cherini




August 2017


Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize ,  New South Wales 2017

Extremely honoured to be selected as a 'finalist' for my titled piece "Dharma Wheel" in the 2017 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize. Thank you judges Jennifer Turpin, Edwina Palmer and Kathryn Hendy-Ekers for the opportunity to be part of this amazing award celebrating and advancing Australian women artists. 




July 2017


Cossack Art Awards,  Western Australia 2017

23rd July was an amazing night as we celebrated the 25th Cossack Art Awards at an unique location honouring 300 participating artists. I am incredibly stoked and humbled to be presented the Highly Commended Award for the Works on Paper category with the piece titled "Oculus"A huge thank you to the judges Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, Josh Cocking and Bianca Brenton for your judging expertise. 



Kimberley Art Prize,  Western Australia 2017

Extremely humbled my piece "Xiang Lu II - Incense Censer II" which took home a Highly Commended Award at the recent Kimberley Art Prize 2017. Thank you to both judges Dr Benjamin Joel and Ms Denise Tait for the recognition. And massive congratulations to all pariticpating artist. 



Bunbury Biennale,  Western Australia 2017

The 13th Bunbury Biennale 2017  is currently showing works by contemporary artists from across Western Australia. I am so honoured to be included as a 'finalist' in the exhibition as we continue to celebrate the diversity of WA based artists across a range of media, from sculpture and installation to painting, drawing and printmaking.




May 2017


Mid West Art Prize,  Western Australia 2017

Extremely delighted to be notified and selected as 'finalist' to exhibit my piece in the Mid West Art Prize 2017 with the piece titled "Lotus Blooming".




Paper Passion by Arctic Paper,  Sweden 2017

I was recently interviewed about my practice and it was a delight to be picked as one of Paper Passion's recent highlight on creative paper artist. The leading European producer of high-quality paper also feature other amazing paper artists on their website. Click on the link to read about my interview -  The Artist Who Gets Inspired by Her Ancestors and while you are in there, find out about what others are creating. 





March 2017


Arteles Creative Centre - Art Residency,  Finland 2017

In March 2017, I will be part of the Silence Awareness Existence Residency program at Arteles Creative Centre in Haukijärvi, Finland. There will be no specific agenda other than to 'just be' and allow new and exciting processes/ discoveries/ opportunities/ connections/ successes/ failures/ inconsistencies to emerge within my practice in this foreign surrounding - a huge constrast from Kimberley red pindan to Finnish white snow. To follow my journey, stay connected via Jacky Cheng Visual Arts or @jackychengart




February 2017


Contemporary Art Awards,  Queensland 2017

I was selected as the 'finalist' at the Contemporary Art Awards 2017 an initiative by the Queensland Government with the titled piece "Dharma Wheel" . The winners were announced on 1 February 2017. A massive congratulations to the well-deserved winners. Juror Dr Jonathan Burnie.




January 2017


Something Old, Something New Exhibition,  Western Australia 2017

A collaboration of Artists Nada Murphy & Jacky Cheng.

Something old, something new: a lesson, a tradition, a passion, of love, of marriage, of cultures and continuing bonds.




December 2016


Finalist announcement 2017

It's announced! I am delighted to annouce that I have been selected as a 'finalist' for the Bunburry Biennale 2017 exhibition. The show will open to public from 8 July - 10 September 2017. I will announce again via Jacky Cheng Visual Art closer to date. Stay tuned!




September 2016


Three Artists One Medium Exhibition,  York 2016

Three Artists Leonie Oakes, Jacky Cheng and Sue Codee


Based in Broome, Jacky Cheng started working with paper as a child folding joss sticks with Malaysian Chinese grandmother.  While studying architecture, she began using everyday materials such as writing paper, penknife and glue to produce artworks that looked like topographical landscapes.  This exhibition of her high precision, exquisitely detailed art coincides with her inclusion in an exhibition in the Agora Gallery in New York during the same period.




September 2016


Unbound Perspective Exhibition,  New York  2016

Group Exhibition in Agora Gallery, New York, USA. 


A group exhibition highlighting work that presents reality with heightened aesthetic possibilities. Bringing together no fewer than eighteen artists, the exhibition is an eclectic mixture of photography, painting, and sculpture. Some pieces present subtler, updated forms of surrealism: familiar objects and figures taken out of context and placed into new environments, or classic art historical tableaux with present-day icons swapped in. Other pieces are rooted in abstraction and approach the familiar from the opposite end of the spectrum. There are investigations into color, line, and texture, all as they relate to depicting things from the real world – and especially, imagining them differently. Every work in Unbound Perspectives shares the tension of seeing foreign elements integrated with everyday things. The exhibition celebrates the new and the unexpected, with eyes forward but always carrying knowledge of the past. Read Jacky's profile here.



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