Interview with Jackie Ellis – Artist

Recently, we posted the details of East Kimberley-based artist Jackie EllisJoy and Light Exhibition that runs at Kidogo Arthouse on Bathers Beach from 8 – 19 February 2023.

Jackie kindly agreed to sit down with our editor, Michael Barker, to make the podcast below about her life to date.

Jackie has a wonderful story to tell. Born in Kenya to Kiwi parents. Schooled in New Zealand. Gained a law degree on her way to becoming a policewoman and prosecutor. Time spent in Adelaide polishing her artistic skills. Then a full time artist living on a houseboat on Lake Kununurra, in god’s own country in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Jackie’s journey to becoming a full time artist and her discussion on being an artist are fascinating and you really won’t want to miss a word of the podcast.

Have a listen before you see Jackie’s paintings and meet her at the Joy and Light Exhibition.


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Here’s the podcast. Enjoy!