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Jimmi

Jimmi

Melbourne

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Interviews,Live painting events,Canvas commissions

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Jimmi is a full-time professional mural and public artist based in Warrnambool, on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. He specialises in photo realistic wildlife art, trompe trick of the eye public art, murals & street art, using a range of styles and techniques to create stunningly life-like representations of his subjects. Jimmi has been commissioned by councils, private clients and organisations both nationally and internationally, with every piece of artwork treated with much care and consideration. He is passionate about visual arts and the important role it plays within a healthy, well-functioning community.  For the past two years, he has been an artist in residence at Lyndoch Living, an aged care facility in Warrnambool, Victoria where he is commissioned to create realistic murals of native Australian plants and animals, essentially bringing nature inside to the residents of Lyndoch.  The works hold much more meaning and value than the end product of a beautiful mural. Seats and couches are set up around where Jimmi is painting and the residents are encouraged to sit and talk with Jimmi as he creates his works of art.  The interaction with the residents is where the real gold of this project occurs, with many residents spending hours a day offering conversation and gentle words of advice.   Jimmi has also worked on dozens of public art projects across Australia, including works for Werribee Open Range Zoo, the Lismore Water Tower Project for Corangamite Shire and the State Government of Victoria’s Pick My Project scheme with a project titled #WildVsWarrnambool. But he is most famously known for his mural “The Warrnambool Wombat” which he chalked on the side of a train bridge in 2019, who’s story was then made into a video by ABC that went viral with over 60 million views worldwide, leading to interviews and articles across the globe. https://www.facebook.com/abcsouthwestvic/videos/2137681266448199/ Jimmi is a member of NAVA (the National Association for Visual Arts) and is fully insured for public works. He has a current Working With Children check and a High Risk Work license for operating boom lifts and scissor lifts and working at heights.

I can replicate designs if it suits my style

Pick me for these projects! :-

Jimmi specialises in photo realistic wildlife art, trompe 'trick of the eye' public art, murals & street art using a range of styles and techniques to create stunningly life-like representations of his subjects. He loves creating public art that settles comfortably into its environment, harmonising with its surroundings. Jimmi's work sometimes has a quirky & humorous bent, especially when the trompe l’oeil 'trick of the eye' style is undertaken. Trompe l’oeil, or trick of the eye artworks are created in optical illusion and appear in 3D when viewed from a specific viewpoint. They are a a fantastic option for when public interaction is part of the brief, as they encourage photographs and social media shares. See the portfolio for specific examples and videos.

I'll sit these ones out :-

I am unable to take on small mural projects (under $2000).

lismore-water-tower,-lismore-victoria
portrait-of-linda-stoner-and-bubbles
lismore-water-tower,-victoria
dandrogyny
the-pollen-path-(photo-1-of-2)
crimson-rosellas-in-boxthorn
the-pollen-path--(photo-2-of-2)
portal-to-the-land-of-butterflies
penguins-at-the-dentist
3d-chalk-rainbow
3d-chalk-art-sunflower
waiting-for-the-bus
flight-of-a-thousand-birds-(work-in-progress)
a-native-animal-christmas
the-muralist---a-self-portrait
arthur-the-clydesdale
gateway-to-warrnambool-
wombat-family-at-lyndoch
the-warrnambool-wombat
weelan---yellow-tailed-black-cockatoo
avoca-grain-silo

Qualifications/Positions :

Advanced Certificate of Design - Outer Eastern College of TAFE 1991,   1992

Awards/Grants :

ART PRIZES:
Finalist - Doug Moran National Portrait Prize,   Sydney. 2019.
Finalist - Kennedy Art Portrait Prize,   Adelaide. 2019
Winner - People's Choice,   Warrnambool Art Gallery Portrait Prize (The Warrnibald Portrait Prize),   2018
Winner - Judges Main Prize,   Warrnambool Art Gallery Portrait Prize (The Warrnibald Portrait Prize),   2017

SUCCESSFUL GRANTS:
Sustaining Creative Workers Grant,   2020 - Creative Victoria and Regional Arts Victoria
Pick My Project Grant,   #WildVsWarrnambool,   2019 - Victorian State Government

Exhibitions :

Held - Warrnambool Art Gallery Permanent Collection. November 2020 - May 2021.
Douglas Moran Portrait Prize Exhibition,   2019 - 2020
Kennedy Art Prize Exhibition,   2019
Warrnambool Art Gallery Portrait Prize (The Warrnibald Portrait Prize),   2018
Warrnambool Art Gallery Portrait Prize (The Warrnibald Portrait Prize),   2017

Worked with the following major brands :

Major Contracts and clients:
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Corangamite City Council
Warrnambool City Council
Whitehorse Council,   Melbourne
Moyne Shire Council
Avoca Arts and Gardens Committee
Lyndoch Living Warrnambool