Jennifer Andrews Bio

Jennifer Andrews has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions, as well as undertaking art commissions and design work.  Her practice covers an extensive range of media. Current studio practice emphasises materiality and concepts of perception thorugh the processes of drawing. Jennifer has extensive experience as an art educator.


2021 Doctorate of Visual Art – QCA Griffith University

2011 Master of Visual Art  – QCA Griffith University

2008 Graduate Certificate of Visual Art  –  QCA Griffith University

1988Bachelor of Education  – QUT

1978Graduate Diploma of Teaching – QUT

1976 Associate Diploma of Fine Art –  QCA Griffith University


Jennifer has extensive teaching experience in secondary schools and private classes for children, teens and adults.

1999 – 2022  In 1999, Jennifer founded Brizart, a Brisbane community art school. Jennifer is involved in designing and teaching an exciting range of visual arts programs to students ranging from upper primary and teens through to adults. Her role includes content and curriculum planning, budgeting, bookkeeping, marketing, managing staff, and teaching.

1994 -1999  Brisbane Girls’ Grammar School part-time art teacher

1993​​  Adult Senior Art Classes at Coorparoo Centre for Continuing Secondary Education

1993​​ Contract art teaching at Vilanova College

1979 – 1991 Art Co-ordinator at St Mary’s College, Ipswich. Jennifer’s role included curriculum planning, teaching, and budgeting. Jennifer was also a member of the District Assessment Moderation Committee during this time.


2021From Within the Littoral” | POP Gallery, Brisbane
2018Littoral Vista” | Redlands Art Gallery, Capalaba
2017Where the Waters Fall” | Magda Community Artz, Bardon, Brisbane
2016The Littoral — where land and water embrace” | POP Gallery, Brisbane
2014Where the Rocks Still Weep” | The Old Friary, Brookfield, Brisbane
2011Uncharted Terrains” | POP Gallery Brisbane
2010 “Even the Desert Bears a Seed” | The Old Friary, Brookfield, Brisbane
2005 “Creation begins with a Blank Page” | Australian Catholic University National Gallery, Banyo
2004  Paintings & Drawings | Grosvenor On George, Brisbane


2018 “Moment and Method”POP Gallery Brisbane
2016 “Art-Meets-Science” Exhibition | Eco-Sciences Precinct, Brisbane
2015 Body Politic Exhibition Group exhibition | Philadelphia, USA
2015 Drawing in Brisbane International Symposium | Delegates Exhibition 2 | DIB | Group exhibition at QCA
2015 Precious – The Lure of Skill Group exhibition | Bosz Gallery, Fortitude Valley
2015 Finalist Exhibition: City of Hobart Art Prize Exhibition | Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
2015 Finalist Exhibition: Clayton Utz Art Award 2015 | Clayton Utz Brisbane
2012 “The Prophetic Imagination” | The Old Friary Brookfield, Brisbane
2011 “Stepping Up” | POP Gallery, Brisbane
2011 Advent Exhibition | The Old Friary, Brookfield, Brisbane
2009 “Crossroads” | ACU Gallery, Banyo, Brisbane
2008 Contemporary interpretations of the Stations of the Cross, St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane
2007 “Water” | ACU Gallery, Banyo, Brisbane
2004  “Visions” | ACU Gallery, Banyo, Brisbane
2002  “Visionaries Cathedral Week Exhibition” | Albert St Uniting Church Hall, Brisbane


1999 – 2019 Brizart Annual Student Exhibitions
Planning, curation and exhibition management of the Annual Brizart Exhibition  (80-90 exhibitors each year).

2020 – Curating the inaugural online Digital Brizart Exhibition.


Stained glass window designs for Brisbane Girls Grammar School (BGGS)

1999Stained Glass Window Designs – Metamorphosis Windows,which completed the library series at Brisbane Girls Grammar School.

1998 Stained Glass Window Design, Jacaranda Window, Brisbane Girls Grammar School

1996Stained Glass Window Design for Creativity Windows (Eagle Windows), Brisbane Girls Grammar School Library.

Stained glass designs for St Matthew’s Anglican Church, Gayndah Queensland

2008 Completion & Installation of St Matthew’s Windows, Gayndah

2006 Stained Glass Window Designs – 4 additional panels for  St Matthew’s Anglican Church, Gayndah.

1993 Stained Glass Window Design – 4 panels of stained glass, Gayndah Anglican Church


1999 – 2022  Web, social media, print graphics and marketing for Brizart.

1999 – 2005 Digital CD artwork and illustrations (various)

1991 – 2000  “In Vestments”: Liturgical Vestment designs – created by Heather Davidson. The creation of designs that combined traditional symbolism with Australian images and colours.

1983-1989   Illustration & design  commissions – ANU


2015 “Marks of Depiction” | Drawing in Brisbane, International Symposium (DIB)
2012 “Perception, Perspective and Mimesis” | Oculus Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.
2010 “Manipulating Mimesis in the New Millennium” | Oculus Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.


2015 Finalist Exhibition: City of Hobart Art Prize Exhibition | Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

2015 Finalist Exhibition: Clayton Utz Art Award 2015 | Clayton Utz Brisbane

2008 Griffith Award for Excellence in 2008 (Griffith University) 1989 Finalist Aberdare Art Awards, Ipswich Art Gallery
1989 Regional Finalist, Suncorp Art Awards
1987 Finalist: Etching displayed in the Finalists Exhibition of the Suncorp Art Awards
1981 Awarded QINSEC grant to study art at the Paris American Academy in 1982