• Artist: Winsome Jobling
  • Art Centre: Independent artist
  • Region: Darwin

Artwork Story

Winsome Jobling was born in Sydney in 1957 and moved to Darwin in 1982 when she began experimenting with papermaking. Well known for paper installations and sculptural forms, which extend traditional notions of papermaking, Jobling has experimented with around 60 native and introduced plant species.


Jobling has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1981. Her practice is linked to the environment on both political and physical grounds. Winsome’s art is tactile and sensual, often contrasting elements of texture, translucence, fragility and strength. A new development in her work incorporates watermarks in paper, which reference the sometimes hidden nature of knowledge, ownership, power and history.

Image courtesy Peter Eve