Jodi Wiley works in acrylic on canvas to create images of trees found in urban and suburban environments. She aims to highlight their beauty and singularity, their metaphorical human-like qualities and their role in memory and meaning-making.
Jodi was a winner of the Darebin Art Show in 2010 (acquisitive) for 'Tree (Detail)' and has been a finalist in several competitions including The Nillumbik Prize (2013), BSB Art Prize (2011) and the NSW Gallipoli Art Prize for her work 'Lone Pine Family Tree' (2010).
Jodi is also an active urban sketcher, meeting regularly with the Melbourne Urban Sketchers group to draw on location around Melbourne. She usually works in a sketchbook during these sessions and uses a variety of media.
2013 Agendo Art Prize (finalist), St Heliers Street Gallery, Abbotsford, Melbourne
2013 The Nillumbik Prize (finalist), Montsalvat Barn Gallery, Eltham, Melbourne
2011 Brunswick Street Gallery Art Prize (finalist), BSG, Melbourne
2010 Darebin Art Show (winner), Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre, Melbourne
2010 Melton Art Show (winner), Melton, Melbourne
2010 NSW Gallipoli Art Prize (finalist), Gallipoli Memorial Club, Sydney
2010 Brunswick Street Gallery Works on Paper Prize (finalist), BSG, Melbourne
2010 Koko Black Drawing Prize (finalist), Royal Arcade, Melbourne
Diploma of Education, Melbourne University, 2005
Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing, RMIT, Melbourne, 2000-2002
Bachelor of Arts (English & History), Melbourne University, 1996-1998