Jessica McKiernan

  • Painting
  • Printmaking

Printmaker and Painter Jess McKiernan’s colourful work aims to capture nostalgic scenes, shaped by sentimental stories and memories of growing up in the southwest.

Studio Details

Swings and Roundabouts Winery
2807 Caves Road
Yallingup

Opening Hours

  • Sat 7 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 8 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 9 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 10 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 11 SeptClosed
  • Thu 12 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 13 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 14 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 15 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 16 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 17 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 18 SeptClosed
  • Thu 19 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 20 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 21 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 22 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Parking suitable for cars
  • Parking suitable for buses
  • Universal access
  • Family friendly (suitable for children)

Printmaker and Painter Jess McKiernan’s work aims to capture the delicate influence light plays on colour. Celebrating bold and bright moments transporting the audience to nostalgic scenes, shaped by sentimental stories and memories. Stemming from a childhood connection to the coastal regions of the Southwest, Jess creates multi-layered original screen-prints and paintings. Colour is the main focus of each piece; every layer is meticulously planned out and considered to develop a mood or a moment in time reflecting our relationship with place.

After completing her BA in Fine Arts with a major in Printmaking at Curtin University, Jess moved to the UK to settle in the coastal county of Cornwall. Inspired by the rugged Cornish coast and thriving creative arts scene, Jess began to create and exhibit her screen-prints and paintings amongst local galleries. Here she also worked in a printmaking studio for several years running workshops and community-based arts events, which lead to a desire to teach. Completing a Post Graduate Degree in Art & Design Education in 2018, Jess has taught Art in the private and public sector. Moving back to the southwest of WA in 2020 Jess now lectures at South Regional TAFE and teaches workshops through her business, LOen.

Her new body of work focuses on the unavoidable shifts in the natural and urban landscape, and how this permeates to a sense of place. This colourful art series of limited edition screen-prints, and original paintings celebrates the old beach shacks and captures the heat on a sunny afternoon growing up in Dunsborough. Inspired by the disappearing fibro houses, native flora and fauna of the southwest and nostalgic summer holiday scenes. Jess’s work captures everything you would imagine seeing on a trip to Dunsborough and instils a sense of homesickness or longing for a place that once was.


Events

Print and Sip

Learn the basics of screen-printing whilst sipping on some delicious Swings wine. Professional printmaker and tutor Jess McKiernan will take you through the process of creating a hand cut stencil, mixing inks and screen-printing your design to create an edition of 3 posters. No previous experience in print required. All materials covered in the workshop.

16 September 2023

02:00 pm - 04:30 pm

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Kids Printing Workshop

Create some hand printed postcards to show your friends at school. Qualified teacher and professional printmaker Jess McKiernan will take the kids through the basics of pulling their very own bright and colourful postcards. Children must be 8 years or older to attend workshop, any younger children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop. Maximum 10 participants. Aprons are provided, but kids get painty! So wear suitable clothing just in case.

16 September 2023

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Book online

Print and Sip

Learn the basics of screen-printing whilst sipping on some delicious Swings wine. Professional printmaker and tutor Jess McKiernan will take you through the process of creating a hand cut stencil, mixing inks and screen-printing your design to create an edition of 3 posters. No previous experience in print required. All materials covered in the workshop.

23 September 2023

02:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Book online