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22 facts about Bob Jenyns

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By Gwylym Owen

Bob Jenyns (born Robert Jenyns, 1944, Victoria) is a prolific Australian artiste whose practice, spanning greater than four decades, has produced countless sculptures, prints, drawings, and paintings. He has participated in many of Australia’s most significant art exhibitions including the first Biennale of Sydney (1973), the 1973, 1975 and 1978 Mildura Sculpture Triennials, the 1981 Australian Perspecta, the 2nd Australian Sculpture Biennale, and the 1990 Sculpture Triennial. Jenyns was a finalist in the 2006 Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, and in 2007 won the praise with his work Pont de l’archeveche. He is represented in many of the country’s largest collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Queensland Art Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Brisbane, and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Jenyns has also received multiple grants from the Australia Council’s Visual Arts Board, has curated exhibitions and has taught at the Tasmanian School of Art as head of the sculpture department (1982–2005).

Bob Jenyns is married to ceramic artist Lorraine Jenyns. Both liven up and produce a result in Tasmania, Australia.

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