Jill Talbot holds a Bachelor of Education (Visual Arts & Crafts – Hons) from the University of Melbourne and has been an exhibiting artist since 1978. Commissioned by The Print Council of Australia in 1980 to produce a Member Print Edition of etchings, Jill’s work can be found in regional and private collections throughout Australia. In recent years she has developed and facilitated large scale community art projects in the Shoalhaven area and has exhibited solo at the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery.
Jill’s work is heavily informed by her early training and practice as a printmaker and she has been a Finalist in the Portia Geach Memorial Award 2014, 2019, 2020, 2022, semi-finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and a Finalist in The Lester Prize 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Jill has worked within the creative arts Education sector since 1989 having been employed by TAFE Illawarra, The Bundanon Trust, Shoalhaven City Council among others. As an Artist -in- Residence she designs and delivers on site programs that focus on developing skills to both children and staff within The Early Learning Sector. Jill role models creative arts best practice to educators through Professional Development Training and has delivered conference papers at “Landscapes of One Hundred Languages” Reggio Emilia Australia (Canberra 2011), “The Creativity Conference” Big Fat Smile (Wollongong 2011) , “Consulting The Compass” Early Childhood Australia (Perth 2012), “Supporting Innovation” Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators (Auckland 2014), and was commissioned by Big Fat Smile to produce an educators handbook “Joy & Mess” in 2016.