Jasmine Corbett
Illustrator, writer, community & public arts
I'm a writer, illustrator and community artist. My two creative loves are writing and illustrating; I also engage directly with community offering community members the opportunity to experience a new approach to the creative process through an immersive experience.
I also work as an educator in the VE sector (design).
Initially trained in textile design, I am primarily an illustrator and community arts facilitator working to interact and engage with individuals in the creative process, and encourage different perspectives around the intersectionality of art, our environment and sustainability.
I explore the space between the experience of art and the tangible benefits of the artistic process within a creative practice, and my work is underpinned by the fundamental belief that with the creation of art brings agency, and this is a powerful tool for social change.
Utilising my experience working with people with disabilities, refugees, children, and people in the criminal justice system, I design and deliver inclusive arts workshops in Melbourne and the greater Melbourne area in local libraries, community centres, schools and in private homes.
Workshops include block printing with vegetables; making a lap loom and weaving with reclaimed yarns; the art of macrame; illustrative collage; book making; block printing with found objects; and Shibori.
My creative practice is based on a sustainable approach to process and I am passionate about waste-reduction and creating a more sustainable approach to our everyday lives. I enjoy the challenge of rethinking a product's end-use and experiment with creating work from designated "waste" products.
In illustration, I work primarily with water colour, ink and gouache. I am available for commissions- you can view my image gallery on this site for some examples of my artistic style.
I'm currently working on a historical fiction novel for children and am working on several picture books for younger readers.

Creative biography:

2017: Connect, Pinpoint Art in Public Spaces Arts Grant.
2018: Cloak of Inclusion Lead Artist, community arts project, Malahang Festival
2019: Mixkit (Envato) contract illustrator.
2019: Strand by Me, Artistic Coordinator, community arts engagement project for IDAHOBIT, Banyule Council.
2019/2020: Treasured Scraps, community arts engagement project via Nillumbik Shire Arts & Culture Grant, Nillumbik Shire Council
March-April 2020: Artist in Residence, Bendigo Bank Carlton
August 2020: Liminal, an online collaborative exhibition sponsored by Hatch Arts Space/Banyule Council
2020-2023: Nillumbik Council Arts Grant- Treasured Scraps, a sustainable community arts project about the textile scraps we keep and the stories they hold
2022: Teacher, Maker, Creator exhibition, RMIT Brunswick
Jasmine Corbett
Illustration/Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Public Art, Textiles
Digital arts- textile design, fine art commissions, collage and book making, costume creation.
Prose, Non-fiction Author, Fiction Author
Workshops/demonstrations/master-classes/presentations, Writing services, Social media services, Residency – community, in school, Public art projects, Project management, Exhibitions, Commercial commissions, Art instructions/lessons, Arts for social change/creative activism
Adults, Families, General public, Men, People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, People living with disabilities, School children, Seniors, Women, Young people
NAVA, Writers Victoria, Sunshine Print Arts Space, Banyule Artsists
2010: RMIT student scholarship.
2017: Connect, Pinpoint Art in Public Spaces Arts Grant.
2019/2020: Treasured Scraps, community arts engagement project via Nillumbik Shire Arts & Culture Grant,
Melbourne Polytechnic Diploma Professional Writing & Editing
RMIT BA Textile Design
RMIT Diploma Textile Design & Development
CAE Certificate iv in TAE (current)