Born Sydney NSW, 1986 Lives and works in Sydney I Gadigal Ngurra
Jacqueline Larcombe pursues a quiet inquiry into the histories, stories and memories that envelop local places to create painting, textile, ceramic and installation works. Her keenly aware eye draws attention to the beauty and mystery to be found amongst the often-overlooked parts of the cityscape.
In her most recent series, Columns and roses: a neighbourhood study (ongoing 2019), the paintings are drawn from observations made while walking the streets of Earlwood, a suburb in Sydney’s inner west – an area that is interesting for its strong local aesthetics. Prefab Corinthian columns, Greek border patterns, and floral motifs exist alongside orange and lemon trees speaking to the collective aesthetic strategies of the suburb’s residents. Jacqueline’s delicately painted works featuring these fragments are beautifully evocative of the richness of life expressed through the material world of the everyday.
Jacqueline has exhibited regularly in solo and group exhibitions for nearly a decade and is a graduate the Sydney College of the Arts at the University of Sydney. She was a finalist in the 2019 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award and has undertaken several residencies, including in Greece and Germany.