Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Look Within

Look Within - Jina Wallwork

If you look for your greatest strength you will find only arrogance. If you attempt to discover your own weaknesses you will come to understand yourself. When you look within there are many illusions, because you do not hold a true perception of who you are. You have not tested your limitations and without this you cannot discover the truth. To risk failure is to push beyond what you believe you are capable of achieving. Failure is a gift, because it tells us that we are living on the edge of all our capabilities. It tells us that we are giving everything and our reward is self knowledge. Failure reveals your next step forward. When we push down these barriers, we grow beyond the skills we previously possessed. Failure is the pathway that leads to success.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Exhibiting at Rochester Contemporary Art Center

The Skin of a White Elephant - Jina Wallwork
The Skin of a White Elephant by Jina Wallwork is included in the 6x6x2013 exhibition at Rochester Contemporary Art Center. This will be the 100th exhibition to include artwork by Jina Wallwork. For a full list of participating artists visit .

1st June – 14th July 2013
'6x6x2013' at Rochester Contemporary Art Center
137 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604, United States. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Papergirl Kelowna and More

Self II - Jina Wallwork

Signed prints of Self II are included in Papergirl Kelowna The works are exhibited and then distributed by papergirls and paperboys. 

24th May – 1st June 2013
'Papergirl Kelowna' at Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art
Unit 103, Rotary Centre for the Arts
421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 6Z1, Canada

More dates have been added to the sketchbook tour. As mentioned previously Sketchbook 2012 by Jina Wallwork is touring the United States and Canada as part of The Sketchbook Project. A traveling collection of artists' sketchbooks. Once the tour is completed the sketchbook will remain in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Art Library.

The sketchbook can be viewed in entirety at

The sketchbook includes the images The Green Lenses, Loose Ends , Within Your Hands ,  Abstracted Mind.It also includes The Maze, Holding Myself Together, Dry Eyes, The Sound of Sorrow, Tied Together and To Deceive. Images that are included in the book Broken. The additional tour dates are below.

26th-27th June
'The Sketchbook Project' at The Goat Farm Art Center
1200 Foster Street, Atlanta, GA 30318,
 United States

8th July 2013
The Sketchbook Project, The Hunter Museum
Chattanooga, TN, United States

10th July 2013
The Sketchbook Project, Mellwood Art Center
Louisville KY, United States

12th July 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' Chicago Arts District Second Friday
5020 S.Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL60615, 

31st July 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

1st Aug 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at Cultural Arts District
S.B,CA, United States

14th-16th Aug 2013
'The Sketchbook Project', 'Write When You Get There', The Sketchbook Project Mobile Library,
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City, MO, United States.

17th Aug 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at Art ST.Louis
555 Washington Ave., Ste. 150, St. Louis, MO, United States.

7-8th Sept 2013
The Sketchbook Project, Canal Park, Washington, DC, United States

9-10 Sept 2013 
'The Sketchbook Project' at Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N Union St, Alexandria, VA, United States.

There have also been some changes to the tour dates these are below

13th-14th July
'The Sketchbook Project' at Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States

19th – 21st July 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at Jupiter Hotel 
1022 SW Stark St, Portland OR 97205 United States 

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Party

The Party - Jina Wallwork

This would be a good time for a party. There doesn't need to be anything specific to celebrate, because we can find a reason. There is always something in your life that is wonderful, but you don’t assign a moment to appreciate its magic. You should be filled with gratitude and pure joy, but your blessings have become a part of the everyday. In your life right now there are people who you love, and they love you to. Life will change and some things will be lost, but within this moment there is such beauty. There is always a reason to celebrate this day. If you can’t find a reason you’re not looking hard enough.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Chewing Gum

Chewing Gum - Jina Wallwork
Consider every word. You do not desire to enter this argument, but you are constantly provided with an invitation. Don’t allow these words to glide beyond your lips while exposing your wounds once more. Do not add more rage to this situation; do not add more strength to the cage that confines you. Contain your words within your mouth and chew them over. Think about their flavor before you spit them out. You don’t want an argument and this conversation is directed towards conflict. Will your words build bridges or condemn dreams. Listen to the words around you. They are filled with venom and hatred and demand that you speak in an equivalent manner. Are these the words you want to speak? Is this the behavior you want to emulate? Decide carefully and avoid regret. Don’t speak these words.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mythical Being

Mythical Being - Jina Wallwork

When you find that mythical being please show them to me. I am not referring to dragons or unicorns. I am asking if you can locate a human being with an easy life. A quick glance could deceive you, but delve deeper and you will locate their pain and difficulties. You will find a set of lessons which are perfectly tailored to their own weaknesses. You will find tears, sadness and a personal struggle. Life is rich with love, happiness and sorrow. You cannot expect a life to contain only beauty and wonder. I don’t understand where your jealousy originates. You must believe you have located a mythical being.