Jemma Cakebread

Jemma Cakebread is a Melbourne based artist currently working with oil painting and textile crafts. She completed a Bachelor of Design Arts with a major in Visual Arts at the Academy of Design, Melbourne before beginning her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at Monash University.

Recent exhibitions include 'Thread', a solo show at Geelong Courthouse Gallery (2016), 'Contemporary Localised Survey', Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne (2016), and 'Materiality', Louis Joel Arts Centre, Altona (2016). she co-organised this show as well as the Melbourne City Mission Charity Art Auction (2016), helping raise over $3,000.

She was the recipient of the Academy of Design's Award of Distinction (2016) and the Melbourne Studio of Art Prize at Smallworks 2016, Brunswick Street Gallery.

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My interest in bodily processes, machinations, dissection and science leads me to examine my own body. The disconnection between my corporeal 'mind' and physical body I experience is a problem I continue to resolve in my artwork.

My practice is heavily medium specific and process based. I work with oil painting and crafts such as textile sculpture, embroidery and taxidermy. I am interested in the relationship between craft and fine art and subverting the hierarchy of art through my practice.