Jenny Groves

Jenny's work focuses around many years spent in Arnhem Land and the Central Desert, specifically the importance of rocks in the storylines of First Nation peoples.

Arriving in Trial Harbour 19 months ago has added to that passion of working with rocks partly through the ever-present mining industry but also the lack of story associated with Jenny's present environment. Her studio space is called ’Open studio at maynpata’ as that is the palawa name for this area. There are boundary markers in the form of petroglyphs nearby and the granite boulders and other rock entities scattered over the region leave Jenny wanting to honour the associated stories that have been lost through colonisation. As Tyson Yunkaporta states in his book ‘sand talk’… “They (Rocks) know things learned over deep time”. As sentient structures the rocks keep secrets that cannot reveal themselves to human intellect but can be explored through Jenny's art practice.

The Unconformity acknowledges the palawa people as the original and traditional custodians of lutruwita / Tasmania. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this land.