CONTEMPORARY ASSEMBLAGE WALL RELIEF
From his birthplace in Ballarat, Jenkins completed his
schooling in 1976 at Ballarat College before travelling extensively on a surfing
holiday throughout Western Australia.
Coming out of his carpentry apprenticeship in 1981, Jenkins’ work in
construction of residential and commercial buildings led him to develop a keen
interest in design.
In 1986, Jenkins was involved in an inner urban
construction of townhouses development of warehouses to apartments and offices.
In 1994, Jenkins moved with his family to Bayside
Melbourne, purchasing an old shop in Black Rock and pioneering the innovative
‘shop top’ developments within the area.
During this phase, Jenkins explored the notion on making
transportable artforms as opposed to the relocation.
Married to an artistic wife, Jenkins was supported in
the pursuit of his artistic expression, and along with traditional building
contracts, also worked on many professional photographic shoots, TV and film set
From unit, home, commercial and shop top projects, to
gallery café designs, Jenkins’ artistic ambitions have always been at the
forefront of his ambition.
The Beaumaris Art Group has given expression to Jenkins’
eye for design and detail the expression. His art continues to be recognised as
being substantially unique, with many pieces taking pride of place in private
Jenkins’ see the unique beauty and artistic potential
of recycled timbers, signs and discarded building materials. The patina, the
hue, the possibilities, the history of what lays beneath. His builder’s skill
ensures every piece is superbly crafted and finished, ready to capture the
light and become a true conversation piece.
Jenkins’ vision is “that the people who see my work
enjoy my personal interpretations and I hope to encourage artists in all
mediums to continue the path to create.”