Artist, writer, wise woman, community supporter, communicator, educator. Enjoy my art & literature.
Jenny's Lino-cut Sydney 2017
And My Poetry
Stars, seven sisters, gaze into oblivion.
Millions of ages go by…
Venus says, shine a path for her,
Seven sisters look to earth,
to Mercato Centrale,
to Mercato di San Lorenzo.
She’s drinking Spritz at her local.
She’s watching leather merchants
wheel their portable market stalls to overnight digs.
She’s watching drivers negotiate the narrowness.
She’s laughing at footy barrackers, yelling and cheering.
She’s thinking of her day..
visits to famous art houses,
Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti, Gallery Academia.
She’s dreaming of dancing,
solid and handsome.
He hasn’t slain Goliath yet,
so, what’s he so beautiful about, she ponders?
And coming around,
the solid, handsome, bronzed waiter is offering another.
What do the sisters say?
Certificate of Creative Writing, RMIT University, Melbourne, 1990
Bachelor of Arts, Majors English and Drama, Flinders University, 1991 - 1995
Graduate Diploma of Library and Information Studies from University of South Australia, 1996.
Open University Australia (Curtin University) BA, Fine Art and Visual Culture.
Bachelor of Fine Art, RMIT, current
The Art Room, sold At Cherry Lake, oil on linen approx. 120 x 90cms, Melbourne, Victoria.
Tactile Arts, Constellations, currently running, Darwin, Northern Territory.
Darwin Visual Arts, Funk to Junk, November 2016, Darwin, Northern Territory.
Selfie, photograph, 2017, RMIT Vice Chancellor’s Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia
Redmond Treehouse, 2017, Artists Guild, Melbourne, Australia
Turning & Turning in Redwood State Forest, three videos, RMIT Building 2, three screens, Melbourne
Facebook Me, Gasworks Park, Mirrors back to back. Melbourne, Australia. November 2018.
Highly Commended, Hobsons Bay Art Show 2018, Williamstown Harbour, etching, 10 x 8cms.
Coordinated, published and launched Visible Ink, RMIT University’s Creative Writing Anthology 1990.
Fill My Cup, produced as a radio play at Flinders University 1992.
Bull-ants and Witch Volcano published online approx. 2000. http://www.earthplatform.com/jenny/hickinbotham.
Grant Writing, published Queensland Writer’s Centre Magasine approx. 2010.
Death Becomes Us All, Read on SynNation Radio, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia. 13 Sept 2018. Hear it at jennyhickinbotham.com
Syn Nation Radio, hear their interview and reading at jennyhickinbotham.com
When I Had a Grandpa, and Risking It All, The Corvus RMIT, 11 November 2018. https://thecorvusrmit.com/category/poetry