Artist Feature: Jacko Meyers

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Jacko Meyers in an artist and performer who creates quirky paintings, drawings and performances about pop culture, Australian TV soapies, her family and friends. Meyers is a visible leader, having been featured in documentaries and short films, along with performing in experimental site-specific artworks and traditional theatre plays.

 

Jacko has exhibited in her solo exhibition Summer Bay and Beyond (2018) at Riverina Community College Gallery and many group exhibitions including 5 Years (2021) at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, In the Jungle (2021) at Riverina Community College Gallery and Yield (2019) at Griffith Regional Gallery. Meyers was an Ambassador for Don’t Dis My Ability. 

Q & A with Jacko

When did you start creating works?

I remember doing drawings and paintings at school.

 

What kind of works do you make?

I paint scenes from The Jungle Book and my favourite charcters from shows like Home & Away, Heartbreak High, Neighbours and Blue Heelers. I also love music, dance and singing.

 

What influences your work?

I really love my favourite characters from TV. At Artstate I created a sculpture designed on Katarina from Heartbreak High.

 

What are your aspirations for the future?

Creating some artworks outside of the studio in Wagga Wagga

 

What’s your favourite thing about being in the studio at The Art Factory?

I love doing art in the community and making new friends.

Curriculum Vitae

Jacko Meyers

Born. 1981

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Solo Exhibitions

2018: Summer Bay and Beyond at Riverina Community College Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Group Exhibitions

2021: In the Jungle at Riverina Community College Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW

2021: 5 Years at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW

2020: End of Year Exhibition online exhibition

2019: End of Year Exhibition at HR Gallop Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW

2019: Yield at Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Griffith, NSW

2018: End of Year Exhibition at HR Gallop Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW

2018: Stars and Guitars at Riverina Community College Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW

2017: End of Year Exhibition at Riverina Community College Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW

2016: The Art Factory at E3 Art Space, Wagga Wagga, NSW

2013: 8 Artists at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Involved Projects

2021: Portrait Workshop with Gumleigh Gardens Retirement Village, Wagga Wagga, NSW

2021: In the Jungle exhibition tour with Shaw st. Childrens Centre, Wagga Wagga, NSW

2021: The Portrait Factory at Riverina Community College Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW

2021: Late Night at the Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW

2020: (Un)Usual: When the Strange Becomes Familiar at Wagga Wagga Civic Centre, Wagga Wagga, NSW

2020: Halfway Print Festival at the Thirsty Crow, Wagga Wagga, NSW

2019: Halfway Print Festival at the Thirsty Crow, Wagga Wagga, NSW

2018: Halfway Print Festival at the Thirsty Crow, Wagga Wagga, NSW

 

 

The Art Factory Supported Studio

2016-Present: Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am-2.30pm at Riverina Community College, Wagga Wagga, NSW