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Jeannette Rein

14 Damon St
Singleton, Western Australia 6175, Australia
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Phone: 08) 9537 3402

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Jeannette Rein   -  Selected Biography


Academic Qualifications:

2006        Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts, Curtin University of Technology

2003        Creative Volunteering – No Limits course completed with all six modules

1992        BA. (Visual Arts), Curtin University of Technology: major in Jewellery &

                 3D design, minor in ceramics.       

1989-91   Claremont School of Art

1987        TAFE Carine Campus, selected units of Diploma course

1981        Bachelor of Education:  SCV Rusden, Major in Textiles



         Miaoli Wood Sculpture Museum – Shan Yi, Miaola Country, Taiwan

          Art Gallery of Western Australia

          WA State Premier Parliamentary Office - Mr Richard Court

          Museum and Art Galleries of NT - Darwin

          Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery - Queensland        

          Australian Contemporary Jewellery Collection - Griffith Regional Gallery.

          Artbank - Sydney, NSW

          Helen Shirk - Brooch Collection (USA)

          The Susan Cohen Street Jewellery Collection – Melbourne

          Numerous private collections in Aust., Europe, Japan, USA, Thailand, UK


International Group Exhibitions:

2005      Exchange Exhibition of Wood Sculpture of Oceania, Shan Yi, Miaola Country/


2003      “Wizards of Oz” – Collectors of Wood Art Exhibition, Minneapolis/USA

2001      “Wizards of Oz” – Collectors of Wood Art Exhibition, Minneapolis/USA

1996      “Australien Exclusive”, Bayerische Vereinsbank, Freising/ Germany


Solo Exhibitions:

2008        “Quintessence”, Solo exhibition, Framed – The Darwin Gallery/Darwin. NT

1999        “Rein on Wood”, Solo exhibition, QuayWest Art Gallery/Fremantle. WA

1997        “FromThe Olive Grove”, Solo Exhibition- New Norcia Art Gallery. WA

1995        “Treen”, Solo Exhibition - New Collectables Gallery/Fremantle. WA


Major Exhibitions:

2005      “Scintillating” juried exhibition, Armadale Redevelopment Authority, Armadale/WA

2002      “Boundless” – Country Arts WA and Art Gallery of WA, Perth/WA

2000       “Contemporary Wearables ’99 Tour, Craftspace CC of NSW

1999       “Presiding Officers Acquisition Craft Prize”-Parliament House Art


1998       “Killerby Vineyard’s Cabernet Chairs”, Wine Australia – Melbourne Exhibition


1997 -8   “National tour of Contemporary Wearables ‘97, Hobart,Sydney, Perth, Brisbane.

1997       “Wesfarmers Fine Wood Awards”, Central Park Building/Perth

1997       Wood FromThe Gardens”, Framed - The Darwin Gallery/NT

1996       “Contemporary Wearables ‘95 Tour, Craftspace CC of NSW

1995       “Graduate Metal ‘95, JMGA National Exhibition, Melbourne


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2009 Coast to Coast - New Works in Wood from across Australia, Bunbury Art Galleries,


2008        Contemporary Wearables  ‘07” Touring Show ,  Eastern States and regional


2007        “Minnawarra Art Festival, City of Armadale, Council House, Armadale/WA

2006        “National Contemporary Jewellery Award”, Griffith Regional Art Gallery,


                “Cornucopia” JMGA of WA exhibition, Perth/WA

2005        “Minnawarra Art Festival”, City of Armadale, Council House, Armadale/WA

2004        “National Contemporary Jewellery Award”, Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Griffith/NSW

                “Minnawarra Art Festival”, City of Armadale, Council House, Armadale/WA

2003        “Design Mergers” – Architect Week, QV! Building, Perth/WA

                “CCI Business Sundowner - An evening with the Arts”, CCI Building/Perth

2002        “Wizards of Oz” – Collectors of Wood Art Exhibition, Minneapolis/USA

2001        “Contemporary Wearables `01, Jewellery of Aust.,& NZ, Toowoomba Art Gallery, QLD

                “Minnawarra Art Festival”, City of Armadale, Council House Armadale/WA

1999                 “Contemporary Wearables `99, Jewellery of Aust.,& NZ, Toowoomba Art Gallery/ QLD

                “Rebirth –WA Women Celebrating a Century of Change, Moores Building, Fremantle/WA

1998                    “18th National Craft Acquisition Award, Art Gallery of NT/Darwin

                “The First 15 years of the City of Perth Craft Awards”, Craftwest/Perth

                “The Olive”, New Norcia Art Gallery, New Norcia /WA

1997        “Contemporary Wearables ‘97, Jewellery of Aust. & NZ, Toowoomba Art Gallery/ QLD

                “Peeled”, Mandurah Performing art Centre, Mandurah/ WA

1996        “Wood Works - ‘96 Regional Woodwork Exhibition” Craftwest Gallery Perth/WA.

                “City of Perth Craft Award ‘96, Craftwest Gallery, Perth/WA

                “National Contemporary Jewellery Award” Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Griffith/NSW

                “5th Australian Contemporary Art Fair”, Melbourne/VIC

                Alice Springs Craft Acquisition ‘96, Alice Springs / NT

                “Wanneroo Craft Award ‘96, Joondalup /WA

1995        Susan Cohen Street Jewellery Award”, Melbourne /VIC

                “Bougainvillea festival ‘95, Framed”- Darwin Gallery/NT

                “City of Wanneroo craft Award ‘95” Joondalup/WA

                “Contemporary Wearables ‘95”, Toowoomba Art Gallery, QLD

                “Alice Craft Acquisition`95” Craft Council of NT, Alice Springs

1994        City of Perth Craft Award”, Craft Council of WA/Perth

                “National Craft Acquisition award Exhibition”, Crafts Council of NT/ Darwin

                “Signatures ‘94, Touring Exhibition”, Geraldton art Gallery, Art Gallery of WA.

                “Alice Craft Acquisition`94”, Crafts Council of NT/ Alice Springs

                “Armed”, The Door Exhibition Space, Fremantle/WA

1993        “On Wings of Wood”, Craftspace, Sydney/NSW

                “Contemporary Wearables ‘93”, Toowoomba Art Gallery, QLD

                “Signatures ‘93, Touring Exhibition”, Geraldton Art Gallery, Art Gallery of WA

                “National Craft Acquisition Award Exhibition”, Craft Council of NT/Darwin

1992        Australian Customs Service Art Award”, Fremantle/WA

                “Neckworks”, Fremantle art Centre/WA



2008       Mid-Career Fellowship Grant – Department of Culture and the Arts, WA

2006       “Minnawarra Art Festival”, Highly Commended

2005       “Scintillating”- Winner of Creative Art Category

2001       Contemporary Wearables ’01- AUS. & NZ Jewellery Award – Highly Commended

1997       Wesfarmers Fine Wood Awards - Award of Excellence in the Collaborative,                      

               Partnership section

1995       City of Wanneroo Craft Award ‘95 - Award of Excellence

1995       Susan Cohen Street Jewellery Award - People’s Choice

1995       York Art/Craft Award ‘95 - Two highly commended awards in the Jewellery & Wood section

1995       Southwest Survey ‘95 - Highly commended, Jewellery section

1995       Rockingham Craft award 1995 - Third prize, Jewellery section

1995       Department for the Arts of WA. - Development Grant

1994       City of Perth Craft Award - Open Award for Excellence

1994       14th National Craft Acquisition Award - Acquired

1994       Southwest Survey ‘94 - Highly commended

1993       Perth Waldorf School Craft Award ‘93 - Highly commended

1979       Rotary Youth Leadership Award



2009        Frederick Irwin Anglican School Chapel, Mandurah. Design and construct

                  Paschal candle stand.  Private commission

2006 - 7    Pinjarra Senior High School Upgrade – glass designs for building entrance

                   and wooden sculptural wall

                  piece  for internal wall.  Public Art Commission

2002         Mandurah high School – design, consult and carve – totem poles project

2002         Mandurah “Stretch” Festival – designing and making of award trophies

2000-1      Kolbe Catholic College - Chapel, Rockingham, Collaborated in the design and

                   making of the Cross sculpture in lectern & altar and floor


1999         Water Corporation of WA, Sculptured Coat Stand for Boardroom.

1998-9      Southwest Heath Campus, Bunbury, Sculptural Installation for Entrance

                   Lobby Mall, door handles &  font  for Chapel in St John of God Wing.

                  Public Art Commission

1999         Design and construct, Crozier with stand & pectoral cross , Abbot Placid of

                  Benedictine Monastery of New Norcia.

1996-7     Mandurah Performing Art Centre, Public Art Commission, Design & make door

                  handles for main entries.             


Selected Reviews and Publications:

- Craft Arts International No. 76, 2009 "The Lightness of Being Wood": Jeannette Rein's

  by Dr Ann Shilo

  Australian Wood Review, "Wood, Warp and Weft, Issue No. 62 2009,  pp84-5


-   “Northern Territory News”, September 19th, “Wood and She Could”, page 32


- “Art Jewelry Today 2” by Jeffrey B. Synder, Schiffer Publishing, USA, Sept 2008 p 243-244


-“The art of Wood Jewelry” by Terry Taylor, Lark Jewelry Books, USA, Nov 2007.  p 140


-   “2005 Exchange Exhibition of Wood Sculpture, Oceania.”  Exhibition catalogue p 42


-   “500 Wood Bowls- Bold & Original Designs Blending Tradition & Innovation”, Lark books, New York/USA, 2004. p257


-   “The Australian Woodworker”,Issue No 77,Feb ‘98. Wesfarmers Fine Wood Awards`97 pp 48-49


-   “ABC Radio,Peter Holland’s Afternoon Program”,Nov 4,`97 Winners of Wesfarmers Wood Award


-   Northern Territory News”, July 11, 1997. “Artists Show Off Australia’s Beauty”, page 19


-   “Craftwest”, Craftwest Centre for Contemporary Craft, ed. 1997/ Wood Works, by A. Pedersin &  J.Tarry pp 8-9


-   “Australian Wood Review”, Summer ED. - No. 13 1996 Jeannette Rein: Looking Through Wood ,  Linda Nathan, pp 80-81


-   “Craft Arts International”, No. 37 1996, Treen of Trees”, by B Goss p 32 – 5


-   “Homes & Living. WA. March/April 1996 Separating Wood From The Trees, p32 -35


-   “Folio”- GWN Production, Oct. 19 1995 TREEN


-   “Craftwest” Crafts Council of WA, Autumn 1995, A Second Opinion of the City of Perth Craft Award, L. Simpson


-   “The West Australian Newspaper - The West Magazine”, March 26, 1994, Art  from The Woodheap, by Joanne Hutton


-   “Fine Wood Focus”, Fine Wood Industry Project Newsletter. Issue 11, Summer 1994. Women Working in Wood, pp 6 -8


-   “Arts Unlimited”, Vol 1. Oct. 1993  Jeannette Rein, by Lesley Morgan, pp 52-53