Jane Trengove has worked across a range of visual art media including painting, installation, collaborative works and the coordination/curation of visual arts projects since the 1980s. Trengove’s practice articulates the relevance of contemporary art in wider social political debates and power relationships, such as gender, sexuality, race and disability. Trengove is also concerned with the vexed issue of painting in contemporary practice. She deploys painting in a dialogue of abstraction/representation in order to tie it to current streams of thought. Trengove engages ideas of perception and the primacy of sight, with an interest in the way cultural meanings are affected by the way we ‘see’, and how representation can be used to interrogate these meanings.
Jane Trengove has shown extensively in Australia and has regularly exhibited with Sutton Gallery since 1995. Recent exhibitions include Certainty, 2017, in collaboration with Susan Long, Pointillism, 2015, Thank You, 2012; and Understudy, 2011. Other selected individual exhibitions include; This One is for You, 2012, in collaboration with Susan Long, Techno Park Studios; Field, Canberra Contemporary Arts Space, 2003; Slit, in collaboration with Susan Long, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne 2000. Trengove has also featured in numerous group exhibitions including f generation; feminism, art, progressions, 2015, George Paton Gallery; National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery, 2012.