Jamie-Lea was born and raised in Coonamble, NSW. Since graduating from UNSW Collage Of Fine Arts (COFA) in 2009, Jamie-Lea has worked across a variety of mediums which include; weaving, ceramics, photography and painting as well as teaching art classes and workshops through her role as Regional Arts Development Officer at Outback Arts.
Jamie-Lea’s work is influenced by her Wiradjuri grandmother and her family history. Recently her weaving and ceramic works have been involved in-group exhibitions in Coonamble and Sydney including ‘String Theory’ at the MCA and ‘Country’ in Venice in 2015. That’s right, Venice!
Jamie, representing Outback Arts, was fortunate enough to be invited to exhibit at the Venice Biennale in Italy. A huge milestone for the region as well as Aboriginal artists throughout, Jamie curated and installed the string work titled ‘Connective Understanding’ which was created by 20 artists throughout the 2014 weaving tour. Jamie described the experience, “as a curator and as an artist this project was an incredible journey which is also a true testament to the calibre of creativity and artwork that is being achieved
and supported in the region”.