Jasmine Mansbridge

I was born in Brisbane, Queensland, my father was a minister and a teacher and my mother a talented musician. My family moved frequently during my early childhood. These moves spanned across several states of Australia. Eventually we settled in Katherine, in the Northern Territory and it was there I spent my formative teen and early adult years, staying on after my parents relocated.

The twelve years that I lived in the Northern Territory had a big influence on my life, and it was there that I started taking painting seriously. I became involved with an art gallery and had close contact with several Indigenous artists. This influence, along with the landscape and my own challenging life experiences in the Northern Territory, had quite an impact on the content and the visual component of my early work.

I left Katherine in 2005, and after living in NSW for a time, I have now established myself with my husband and four children in rural Victoria. It is here, where my husband grew up, that I can feel myself benefiting from the stability that family and connection provide. I am also enjoying being in relatively close proximity to Melbourne and my involvement with different artistic activities there.

To date I have had six solo exhibitions. These being at the June Tapp Arts Space in the Northern Territory, Art Moment Gallery at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Mimosa Gallery (now Colours on Grey) in New South Wales, the Hope & Co Gallery in Hamilton, Victoria, New York (2013), and recently in May 2014, at the Rtist Gallery in Melbourne. My paintings have also been shown in many group shows.

I am currently taking commissions, and I am especially interested in large scale mural style work.

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Growing up, I was always drawing, painting and imagining wonderful things in my head. I started painting when I was seventeen, and what started as a hobby, and to pass the time, quickly became an obsession. When I paint I am exploring how I feel about life and the things that happen to me, and those around me. Human experience, either my own or other peoples, is to me, an endless source of fascination. I often use imagery to represent experiences. At the moment this image tends to be architecturally inspired structures, these spaces with their doors, stairs, windows are able to be metaphors for so many things to do with life itself.
I paint about things that my mind gets stuck thinking about. I use acrylics on belgian linen.

Contact Details

Email address: jasminemansbridge@yahoo.com.au

Location

Hamilton, Victoria, Australia

Jasmine Mansbridge

Hamilton, Victoria, Australia

Growing up, I was always drawing, painting and imagining wonderful things in my head. I started painting when I was seventeen, and what started as a hobby, and to pass the time, quickly became an obsession. When I paint I am exploring how I feel about life and the things that happen to me, and those around me. Human experience, either my own or other peoples, is to me, an endless source of fascination. I often use imagery to represent experiences. At the moment this image tends to be architecturally inspired structures, these spaces with their doors, stairs, windows are able to be metaphors for so many things to do with life itself.

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Links

www.jasminemansbridge.com

Membership of Organisations

http://www.creativewomenscircle.com.au

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