Biography

Jenny Watson was born in Melbourne in 1951. She lives and works in Brisbane, Australia and Europe.

Solo Exhibitions

2020
  • Buttoned up, Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2019
  • Jenny Watson: A Horses Tale, Vigo Gallery, London
2018
  • Peripheral Vision, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sidney
2017
2016
  • Just a Girl, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
  • Chronicles, QCA Gallery, Brisbane
2015
  • Fabrications, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
2014
  • Birds, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
  • Garden of Eden and Child's Play, Galerie Transit, Melechen
  • I woke up in France, Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide
2012
  • Other Lives, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Shibuya
  • Layerings, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
  • Jenny Watson: Here There and Everywhere, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne
2011
  • Five paintings about a mobile phone, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
  • Striped Paintings and Undercover, Gimpel Fils, London
2010
  • The Daisy Show, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
  • CIAP, Hasselt
2009
  • American Idyll, Galerie Transit, Melechen
  • Material Evidence: Jenny Watson, Works on Fabric 1981 - 2005, Kunstverein Rosenheim, Sonntag and Galerie Transit, Melechen
  • Opq- Project Show, The Factory, Kunsthalle Krems
  • Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
2008
  • Walking the dog, Malkasten, Düsseldorf
2007
  • Galerie Daniel Varenne, Geneva
  • Star Material, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
2006
  • Paris Fashion Week 2006, a collaboration with Arno Caravel and Martin Grant, Peloton
  • Vintage Paintings & New Watercolours, Galerie Transit, Melechen
  • Works made in Sri Lanka, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
  • Exhibition at Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide
2005
  • Material Evidence: Jenny Watson, Works on Fabric 1981 - 2005, Dell Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane
  • Child's Play, Galerie Gaby Kraushaar, Düsseldorf
  • Muka Gallery, Auckland
2004
  • Woman and cat in an upper west side apartment, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
  • Angels, Mrs Peel, Maybelline and a Long Night of the Soul, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
  • Child's Play II, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
2003
  • Child's Play, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama and Hatano Fine Arts, Osaka
  • Made in Perth, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
  • Doll House, International Art Space Kellerberrin, Kellerrebin, Western
2002
  • Girls, Gimpel Fils, London
  • Paul Greenaway, Adelaide
2001
  • Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
  • Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
  • Bologna Art Fair, Giordano Raffaelli, Trento
  • Shrinksville, Galerie Transit, Mechelen
2000
  • Shelf life, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
  • Wild East, Galerie Gaby Kraushaar, Düsseldorf
1999
  • Japan '99, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
1998
  • The Play Room & Buffaloes, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
  • University of Hanoi and College of Fine Arts
  • Mothership, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, U.S.A.Dina Carola, Naples
  • The Seven Ages of a Playboy Bunny, Gimpel Fils, London
1997
  • The Bear Facts, Galerie Transit, Leuven
  • Mothership, Giordano Raffaeli, Trento
1996
  • Marburger University Museum
  • Ulmer Museum, Ulm
  • Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
  • Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
1995
  • Made in Europe, Ulmer Museum
  • Rosenheim farm, Rosenheim Kunstverein, Rosenheim
  • Gramency Park Paintings, Manus Presse, Stuttgart
  • Galerie Gaby Kraushaar, Düsseldorf
  • History / Hysterie, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
  • Minimalism, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
  • Galerie Gaby Kraushaar, Düsseldorf
  • Paintings with Veils and False Tails, Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong
  • Manus Presse, Stuttgart
  • Ludwig Forum for Internationale Kunst, Aachen
1994
  • Prints, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
  • Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
  • Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim
  • Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
  • Galerie Transit, Leuven
  • Paintings with Veils and False Tails, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra
  • Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
  • Galerie Gaby Kraushaar, Düsseldorf
1993
  • Australian Pavilion, Venice Biennale
  • Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
  • Paintings with Veils and False Tails, Australian Pavilion, Venice Biennale
  • Yoshida Gallery, Nagoya
  • Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland
1992
  • Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
  • Yoshida Gallery, Nagoya
  • Roberta Lietti Arte Contemporanea, Como
  • Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
1991
  • Black Wholes, City Gallery, Melbourne
  • Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
  • Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
1989
  • Fables, Pastoral and Present, City Gallery, Melbourne
  • Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
  • Roz Mac Allan Gallery, Brisbane
1988
  • City Gallery, Melbourne
1987
  • The Mad Room, City Gallery, Melbourne
  • Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
  • Roz Mac Allan Gallery, Brisbane
1986
  • Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
  • Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
1985
  • University Gallery, University of Melbourne
  • Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
1984
  • Art Projects, Melbourne
1983
  • Art Projects, Melbourne
  • Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
1982
  • Art Projects, Melbourne
1981
  • Q Space Annex, Brisbane Art Projects, Melbourne
1980
  • Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane
  • Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
  • Q Space Annex, Brisbane
  • Axiom Gallery, Melbourne
  • David Reid Gallery, Sydney
1978
  • Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
1977
  • Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
1975
  • Abraxas Gallery, Canberra
  • Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
  • Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane
1974
  • Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
1973
  • Chapman Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions

2020
  • Faculty Club Leuven invites galerie Transit, Faculty Club Leuven
2019
  • Fringe - William Copley, Saskia Pintelon & Jenny Watson, Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Sint-Martens-Latem
2018
  • Sydney Contemporary, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
2016
  • Flashback & Guests, Stalke Galleri, Kirke Såby
  • Painting, More Painting- Chapter 2, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
  • Love…More Than a Four Letter Word, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
2015
  • Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, National Art School, Sydney
  • Radical Romanticism, CRANE International Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia
  • GROUP SHOW: Tony Clark, Dale Frank, Kathy Temin & Jenny Watson, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
  • Howard Arkley (and friends…), TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria
2014
  • Solitaire,Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Healesville
  • Spin Doctor, curated by Johan Creten, Brussels Art Fair, Brussels
  • Basil Sellers Art Prize 4, Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne
  • Pop to Popism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2013
  • Mix Tape 1980′s: Appropriation, Subculture, Critical Style, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • Every day I am a day older: Portraiture from the Griffith University Art Collection, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane
  • New 2013: Selected Recent Acquisitions, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
  • Heat in the Eyes: New Acquisitions 2010-2013, Ian Potter Museum of Art - University of Melbourne, Melbourne
  • Playtime, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
2012
  • Contemporary Australia: Women, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
  • Kindness/Udarta: Australia-India Cultural Exchange, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
2011
  • Forever Young: 30 Years of the Heide Collection, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
  • PICA Salon 2011, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth
2010
  • Slow Burn: a century of Australian women artists from a private collection, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
  • We Call Them Pirates Out Here, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
  • Melbourne / Brisbane: punk, art and after, The Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne
2008
  • The Brisbane Sound, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
2007
  • National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize 2007, The University of Queensland, Brisbane
  • Bendigo Art Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo
  • Glimpse: Inside Gold Coast City Art Gallery's Collection, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise, QLD
  • Innocence and Experience, Gimpel Fils, London
  • Cut `N' Paste, Peloton Galleries, Sydney
  • Let Them Roam, Harrison Galleries, Sydney
2006
  • The Idea of the Animal, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
2005
  • Blur; Reality and Realism in Picture Making, curated by Steven Alderton, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, QLD
  • So You Wanna Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star: Australian painting from the NGV Shell Collection, NGV touring exhibition organized by NETS Victoria Elisabeth Murdoch Gallery, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, Victoria
  • 10/21 - VCA at the Venice Biennale, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
  • Drawing Centre, curated by Ross Woodrow, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW
  • Blur, curated by Steven Alderton, Dell Gallery @ QCA, Brisbane, Queensland
  • The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 2005, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
  • If the walls could talk: Tony Clark, Callum Morton, David Noonan, Kathy Temin and Jenny Watson, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
  • Critical Mass, Transit Gallery, Mechelen
  • Gallery artists in new space, Giordano Raffaelli, Trento
2004
  • La Flora, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia
  • George Keyt Foundation International Artists' Camp 2004, Harold Peiris Gallery, Lionel Wendt Centre, Colombo
  • Ruby Ranch, curated Dr. Patricia Frederick, Arizona, New Mexico
  • Blur, curated by Steven Alderton, Redland Art Gallery, Redland Shire Council, Cleveland, Queensland
  • Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA), Grafton Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
  • Portrait show, University of Queensland, Brisbane; National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
  • Heavenly Creatures, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Victoria
  • Bendigo Art Prize, Bendigo, Victoria
  • Children (Four artists), Transit Gallery, Mechelen
2003
  • Group Show, MUKA, Auckland
  • Group Show, Annina Nosei, New York
  • Summer Show, Galerie Gaby Kraushaar, Düsseldorf
  • StArt: arte e sport a Cavalese, Centro Arte Contemporanea di Cavalese, Trento
  • Speilhoven Project, Belgium
  • MCA Unpacked II, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
  • MCA Unpacked (touring exhibition), Queensland University Art Gallery, Brisbane
  • In Conversation, The VanVliet Collection of international contemporary art with artworks from the collection of The University of Queensland, University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane
2002
  • Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968 - 2002, National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, Melbourne
  • Frankfurt Art Fair, Galerie Gaby Kraushaar, Düsseldorf
  • Parallel Structures, a David Pestorious Project, Southbank, Brisbane & 200 Gertrude Street Artists Spaces, Melbourne
  • Transit Narratives, Staff of Selected Australian Universities, touring Italy
2001
  • Vessel….vehicle of promise, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, New South Wales
  • Desire, RMIT Gallery, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne
  • MCA Unpacked (touring exhibition), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2000
  • Summer Invitational, Annina Nosei, New York
  • Mommy Dearest, Gimpel Fils, London
1999
  • Annina Nosei at Bologna Art Fair, Bologna
  • Group Exhibition, Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen
1998
  • VOXXX, Chemnitz
  • Private Parts, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
1997
  • Kelowna Museum, British Columbia, Kelowna
  • Gallery Artists, Annina Nosei, New York
  • Hotel on Fire: Brad Buckley, Genevieve Cadieux, Via Lewandowsky, Ken Lum, Jenny Watson, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna
1996
  • Telstra Adelaide Festival, Adelaide
1995
  • Natural Dialogue, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
  • Double Vision, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney; Canberra School of Art, Canberra
  • One World: Many Visions, In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, Silvermine Guild Arts Centre Gallery, New Canaan
1994
  • Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
  • The Body, The Human Measure, Galerie Gaby Kraushar, Düsseldorf
  • Confess and Conceal, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Australian Centre,Manila, Philippines; Australian Embassy, Jakarta, IndonesiaYoshida Gallery
  • Nagoya Contemporary Art Fair, Nagoya
  • Power Works from the M.C.A. Collection, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongaarewa, Wellington; Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth; Waikato Museum of Art & History, Hamilton; Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin (1995)
1993
  • Yoshida Gallery, Nagoya
  • Sue Crockford Gallery, New Zealand
  • Prospect 1993, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, & Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
  • Confess and Conceal, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, National Gallery of Art, Singapore, National Gallery of Art, Bangkok
  • Wit's End, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
1991
  • Early and Recent Work by 8 Contemporary Artists, City Gallery, Melbourne
  • Off the Wall / In the Air: a Seventies Selection, Monash University; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
  • Personal Portraits, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
  • Gold Coast City Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast Art Centre, Queensland
1990
  • City Gallery at ARCO'90, Madrid, Spain
  • Defective Models - Australian Portraiture 19th & 20th Centuries, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
  • Art With Text, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2nd Australian Contemporary Art Fair, City Gallery, Melbourne
  • Alice 125, Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne State College, Melbourne
  • Mornington Peninsula Print Prize, Mornington Peninsula Art Gallery
  • Portia Geach Art Prize, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
  • 15th Fremantle Print Award Exhibition, Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle
  • 1990 Diamond Valley Art Award, Diamond Valley Shire Offices, Greensborough
1988
  • Phase Zone Three, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne
  • Selected Work 1968 - 1988, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
  • Australian Bicentennial Perspecta, Art Gallery of Western Australia, and subsequent tour: Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Wurttembergische Kunsterverein , Stuttgard (1989)
1987
  • Chaos, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
  • Paperworks by Seven, Roz MacAllan Gallery, Brisbane
  • Backlash, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • Australian Art 1965 - 1985 (Field to Figuration), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • John McCaughey Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • Images of Childhood, Heide Park & Art Gallery, Melbourne
  • Australian Bicentennial Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1986
  • Sixth Triennale of India, Dehli
  • Forbidden Objects, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
1985
  • Visual Tension, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
  • Queensland Works, Queensland University Art Museum, Brisbane
  • Isolaustralia, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice
  • Artists Books, Anzart in New Zealand, Auckland
  • Close Remarks, Artspace, Sydney
  • 3rd Internationale Triennale der Zaichnung, Stadt Kunsthalle, Nürnberg
  • Peace Biennale, Kunstmuseum & Kunsthaus, Hamburg
1984
  • Form - Image - Sign, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
  • Apocalypse + Utopia, University Gallery, The University of Melbourne; Art Projects, Melbourne
  • 5th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Dreams and Nightmares, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
  • Symbols, Emblems, Signatures: Australian Drawings 1984, Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
1983
  • Robert MacPherson, Jenny Watson, Mike Parr, John Nixon, Art Projects, Melbourne
  • A Melbourne Mood; Cool Contemporary Art, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
  • Minimalism, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
  • A.U.S.T.R.A.L.I.A., Zona Firenze
  • Drawing from the Face and Figure, Heide Park & Art Gallery, Melbourne
  • From Another Continent, Australia, the Dream & the Real, ARCII Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris
  • Australian Art in Amsterdam, Galerie Biederberg Muller, Amsterdam
  • Recent Australian Painting: A Survey of the 70's & 80's, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
  • Vox Pop; Into the 80's, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • Mattara Exhibition, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle
  • Acquisitions 1973 -1983, Queensland University Art Museum, Brisbane
  • Drawings (Schematic, Expressionist & Psychological), Art Projects, Melbourne
  • Against the Wall (Selections from the Michell Endowment), University Gallery, Melbourne
  • New Art: Selections from the Michell Endowment, Banule Gallery, Melbourne
1982
  • 4th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Painting/Painting, Art Projects, Melbourne
  • New Painting, Roslyn Oxley9, Sydney
  • Popism, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
  • The Temple of the Winds, N-Space, Melbourne
  • Australian Art of the Seventies - The Philip Morris Collection, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
  • The Seventies, The National Bank Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1981
  • Real Super Real, Albury Art Gallery
  • New Realism, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • The Beacon, N Space, Sydney
1980
  • Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Georges' Prize, Melbourne
  • Alliance Francaise Fellowship Winners, Melbourne
  • On Paper, Survey 14, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1979
  • Still Life and Still Lives, travelling throughout AustraliaWorks on Paper, Watters Gallery, Sydney
1978
  • Still Life - Eight Women Realists, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne
  • Powell Street Gallery Artists, Cunningham-Ward, New York
1977
  • Illusion & Reality, International Exhibition, Australian State Galleries
1975
  • Georges' Invitation Art Prize, Georges, Melbourne
1974
  • The Supernatural Natural Image, Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong, McLelland Art Gallery, Langwarrin, Ballarat Regional Gallery, Ballarat Central

Bibliography

2015
  • Dr Benedikt Stegmayer: Autobiography as Fictive Construct: Confession, Jenny Holzer, Jenny Watson, Tracey Emin, Berlin
2013
  • Jenny Watson: Mix Tape 1980s: Appropriation, Subculture, Critical Style, Gallery Magazine, National Gallery of Victoria, May/June
  • Ashley Crawford: Into the groove: pop goes the ‘80s, The Australian Financial Review, April
2012
  • Penny Webb: Here, There and Everywhere, Art Guide Australia, January/February
  • Classic Black, Heat Magazine, Issue 24
2009
  • Megan Backhouse: Material Success from Rosy Palette, The Age, February
2007
  • Rebecca Geldard: Innocence and Experience, Time Out, London, May
2005
  • Kate Bezar: Jenny Watson, Dumbo Feather, pass it on, Sydney
  • Alison Kubler: Jenny Watson, State of the Arts: Design Issue, Sidney, July – September
  • Louise Martin-Chew: Fabulous fabric of frivolity, The Australian, August
  • Simon P. Wright: Material Evidence: Jenny Watson on Fabric 1981-2005, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
2004
  • Anne Ryan: Contemporary Australian Prints from the Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2003
  • Alan Cruickshank: Blaze: Visual Art + Writing from the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Parkside
  • Hiroko Nishumura: Memories guide artist’s deft hand, Herald Tribune
  • Anna King Murdoch: A painter of the suburbs, The Age, Review, March
2002
  • Jason Smith, Charles Green: Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968-2002, The Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, Melbourne
2000
  • Ashley Hay: The Perfect Week, The Bulletin, September
1997
  • Gary Pearson: Haerdter, Kelowna and Micheal Hotel on Fir, Kelowna Art Gallery, British Columbia
  • Hanna Stegmayer: Mothership, Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento
1996
  • Ruth Händler: Jenny Watson: Ulmer Museum, ART, das Kunstmagazin, No. 3, March
  • Thomas Sarah: Raking Through Compost, BROADsheet, Volume 25, No. 2, Winter
  • Brigitte Reinhardt; Hanna Stegmayer: Manus Presse, Universitatsmuseum
1995
  • Ben Curnow: Double Vision, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
  • Ben Curnow: Jenny Watson: Prints, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
  • Maurizio Nanucci: Almanacco 2000, Florence
  • Reiter Raabe: Natural Dialogue, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
1994
  • Holland Cotter: The Discreet Charm of Ingeniousness The New York Times, September
  • Carmel Dwyer: Creator of her own world, Sydney Morning Herald, June
  • Ariella Giulivi: Jenny Watson, exhibition review, Tema Celeste Arte Contemporanea, No. 44, Milan, Summer
  • Karin Heyl: Die Kunst in der Windmühlstraße, Dresdner Bank
  • Robert Leonard, Priscilla Pitts: Power Works from the M.C.A. Collection, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
  • Evelyn Juers: Jenny Watson, Art and Australia, August
  • Dr Martin Stather: Jenny Watson - Scrabble and Paintings on Hessian, Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim, Germany
  • Donald Williams, Colin Simpson: Art Now: Contemporary Art Post 1970, McGraw Hill, Sydney
1993
  • Judy Annear: Complex Desires, Vogue Australia, Sydney, June
  • Ruth Bass: Jenny Watson, exhibition review, ARTnews, Vol. 92, No. 4, New York, April
  • Robert Hughes: Incoherence at the Biennale, Time Australia, Sydney, June
  • Judy Annear: Jenny Watson: Paintings with Veils and False Tails, 45th Biennale of Venice, A.E.T.A., Melbourne
  • Maria Prendergast: Paintings with Veils and False Tails, Panorama, Melbourne, May
  • Keith Seward: Paintings with Bowler Hats and Bottles, Artforum, Vol. 31, No. 6, New York, February
  • Roberta Lietta: Jenny Watson: Watercolour, interview, Galleria Roberta Lietta Arte Contemporanea di Como, Como
  • Felicity Fenner: Jenny Watson, Art + Text, 46
1992
  • Anne Leithäuser: Jenny Watson, Artist Kunstmagazine, No. 10/11, February
  • Valerie Filipovna: Jenny Watson, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
1991
  • Betsy Brennan: Art, Vogue Living, October
  • Ashley Crawford: Jenny Watson, Art and Australia, February
  • Janet Hawley: Mod Squad, Good Weekend, The Age Magazine, Melbourne, September
  • Marina Warner: Bush Natural, Parkett, Zurich, March
  • Carlo McCormick: Jenny Watson, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
  • Achille Bonita Oliva: Artea Prearo, Milan
  • Jennifer Phipps: Off the Wall / In the Air: a Seventies Selection, Monash University and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
1990
  • Bernice Murphy: Jenny Watson: fabrics, dreams and tokens in: Jenny Watson - Pleasures and Memories, Galerie Hilger, Frankfurt
  • John Nixon; John Young: Kerb Your Dog, Number 7, Sydney
1988
  • John Nixon; John Young: Kerb Your Dog, Number 3, Sydney
1987
  • Ted Gott: Backlash, National Gallery of Victoria
1986
  • Jenny Watson: Jenny Watson, Alter Egos (Sketches for Paintings) 1982 – 1985, EAF, Adelaide
  • Victoria Lynn; Paul Taylor: Sixth Triennale- India, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council, Sydney
1985
  • William Wright: 3rd International Triennale der Zeichnung, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg
  • Sue Cramer: Jenny Watson, Harpers Bazaar, April
  • Ashley Crawford: The Artist and the Aristocrat - Jenny Watson: A Discovery of Dignity, Follow Me, Aug/Sept, No. 18
  • Leon Paroissien: Through the Looking Glass in: Jenny Watson, Paintings & Drawings 1972-1985’, University Gallery, The University of Melbourne
  • Leon Paroissien, Frances Lindsay: Jenny Watson Paintings and Drawings 1972-1985, University Gallery, The University of Melbourne
  • Leon Paroissien, Meaghan Morris: Close Remarks, Artspace, Sydney
1984
  • Sue Cramer: Vox Pop, (Review), Art + Text, No. 12/13
  • Lorena Mazzocco: Private Symbol: Social Metaphor, The Fifth Biennale of Sydney Ltd., Sydney
  • Achille Bonita Oliva: 5th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Achille Bonita Oliva: Dreams and Nightmares, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
  • Leon Paroissien, Meaghan Morris: Anything Goes, Australian Art in the 70’s, Melbournee
  • Leon Paroissien, Meaghan Morris: Symbols, Emblems, Signatures, Australian Drawings, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand
1983
  • Paul Taylor: Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Paul Taylor: Jenny Watson, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
  • Paul Taylor: Minimalism, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
  • Paul Taylor: A Melbourne Mood; Cool Contemporary Art, Australian National Gallery Canberra
  • Maggie Gilchrist: What is this called Pop, Australian Vogue, January
  • Maggie Gilchrist: Young Blood, Notes on Art Practice, Art Projects
  • Maggie Gilchrist: Press 5, Art Projects
  • Frances Lindsay: A Melbourne Mood*, Art + Text, No.11
  • Lorena Mazzocco: The Post-Modernist Expressions of Jenny Watson, FASS, #3
  • Joanna Mendelsson: Exhibitions - Jenny Watson, Art Network, No.10
  • Bernice Murphy: Recent Painting in Australia, Flash Art, Milan, January
  • Paul Taylor: Art News, Australian Vogue, October
  • Paul Taylor: Popism, Real Life Magazine, New York, No. 9
  • Paul Taylor: Popism: The Art of White Aborigines, On The Beach, November 1983 & Flash Art, Milan, May
  • Nancy Underhill: Australia - The French Discovery of 1983, Art + Text, 12/13
  • Robert Lindsay: Vox Pop; Into the 80’s, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • Achille Bonita Oliva: Poignant Images, Dream Palette, 1981, Jenny Watson, Art Projects
  • Leon Paroissien, Meaghan Morris: From Another Continent: Australia The Dream and the Real, ARC II, Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris
  • Leon Paroissien, Meaghan Morris: Recent Australian Painting: A Survey of the 70’s + 80’s, Art Gallery of South Australia
1982
  • William Wright, Elwyn Lynn: The Fourth Biennale of Sydney: Vision in Disbelief*, Biennale of Sydney
  • Paul Taylor: Popism, National Gallery of Victoria
  • Paul Taylor: The Seventies, The National Bank Collection, National Gallery of Victoria
  • Ashley Crawford: Interview, The Virgin Press
  • Richard Dunn: The Pursuit of Meaning, Art + Text, No.11
  • Maggie Gilchrist: Biennale of Sydney, Art Network, No.6
  • Bernice Murphy: Painting, Australian Art Review
  • John Nixon: From a Dream, Notes on Art Practice, Art Projects
  • James Mollison: Australian Art of the Last Ten Years, Phillip Morris Arts Grant, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
  • Achille Bonita Oliva: The International Trans-Avantegarde, Milan
1981
  • Paul Taylor, Australian New Wave & the Second Degree, Art + Text, No. 1
  • Paul Taylor, Jenny Watson’s Modernism, Art International, January/February
  • Janine Burke: Homes Beautiful, Arts Melbourne, No. 6
  • Ruth Handler: Jenny Watson: Im Gespräch mit einer fernen Vergangenheit
  • Achille Bonita Oliva: Drawings from the face and figure, Heide Park & Art Gallery, Melbourne
  • Leon Paroissien, Meaghan Morris: Jenny Watson, Alice & the Aristocrat, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
  • Renate Puvogel: Jenny Watson, Ulmer Museum, Galerie Manus Presse, Kunstverein Rosenheim, Marburg

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