Aeolus: Wind Harp Jam is a combination of sculpture, the elements and live performance. Join Jen Valender at the 2023 MPavilion to witness three surveyors’ tripods transformed into aeolian harp-sculptures, played by experimental harpist Genevieve Fry in a duet with the wind. 3pm Sat 25 November.

This November Jen will be presenting new research at the Australasian Animal Studies Association Conference, University of Sydney. For the panel, ‘Birds and Language’ she will be convening and presenting alongside Dr Madeleine Kelly, Dr Zoë Sadokierski and Dr Timo Rissanen.

For the 2023 Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Jen will be convening the panel ‘Artist & Animal’ and presenting new research along with Chandra Sekararn, Director for Biological Arts Theatre (BAT) Singapore, and Professor Shannon Johnstone, Meredith College (USA) / University of Canterbury (NZ). Gold Coast QLD 6 – 8 December.


Jen Valender Named Regional Winner of Saatchi Group Art For Change Prize, Art Now NZ.

Both Sediment and Artist as Animal are being exhibited on the Benalla Art Gallery outdoor projection façade every evening for the month of September, 2023.

Dr. Suzie Fraser and I in conversation for the September First Mondays session at Benalla Art Gallery. Suzie and I provided insights into the University of Melbourne's 'Art + Ecology' residency program at Dookie College and a glimpse into the creative process behind the art showcased in 'Always and Altered'. 4 September 2023.