Jenni Kemarre Martiniello

As a contemporary urban based Aboriginal (Arrernte) glass artist, Jenni Kemarre Martiniello aims to produce a body of traditionally inspired works that will pay tribute to traditional weavers, and provide recognition for ancient cultural practices through the contemporary medium of glass within the aesthetics of both.

In her current artistic practice Jenni concentrates on the incredibly beautiful forms of traditional woven eel traps, fish traps, fish scoops, dillibags and coiled and open weave baskets by Kaurna, Ngarrinjerri, Gunditjmara, Arrernte and NE Arnhemland weavers., seeking to evoke the interplay of light and form found in those objects, and in so doing, create contemporary glass works which are also objects of  cultural as well as artistic significance.