Founder of ARTCLASSCO, Jacqui Stockdale                              Photography: Spira Stojanovik

Founder of ARTCLASSCO, Jacqui Stockdale                             Photography: Spira Stojanovik

Jacqui Stockdale, based in Melbourne, is a highly regarded Australian visual artist known for her theatrical portrait photography, figurative paintings, drawings and collages. Her practice explores cultural identity, folklore and the transformative nature of masquerade and ritual in society. 

Jacqui is a Fine Arts Graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts has taught art all over Australia, including the Hobart Centre for the Arts, Oenpelli, NT, Dandenong Shire Council, Artful Dodger's Studio, Fitzroy and Centre of Adult Education, Melbourne. She is the co founder of ARTCLASS CO in Fitzroy Melbourne involving excellent guest teachers and inspiring short courses and Masterclasses in Collage, Life Drawing, Portraiture and Floral Painting. 

Jacqui has exhibited globally, winning numerous awards, including the Doug Moran Prize 2012 and the Australia Council Barcelona Studio. Her work was presented in the Louvre in Paris in 2014 as part of 'Living Rooms' by guest curator Robert Wilson. She is represented by ThisIsNoFantasy +Dianne Tanzer Gallery in Melbourne, Australia.
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Her latest Project 2018

Preparation for Jacqui Stockdale's new series is the task of creating a mountainous landscape in acrylics from her studio in Fitzroy.