Kangaroo Island


*Penguin Tours nightly
*Aquarium Fish fed on tour
*On the Kingscote Wharf
(formerly Kangaroo Island Marine Centre)
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Jenny Clapson was born in Broken Hill, N.S.W. and apart from going away to boarding school for 4 years to Sydney/Bathurst, lived there until aged 18, when she enrolled in the South Australian School of Art, Adelaide.

Graduating with a Diploma of Fine Arts and the John Christie Wright Memorial Prize for Life Drawing and Painting, she left Adelaide to live on Kangaroo Island, where she lives on the farm her husband's family has held since the early 1900's.

She has worked in many mediums as an artist over the last 29 years, - oils, watercolour/gouache, acrylic murals, printmaking and has completed many commissions, illustrated a children's book for Macmillans, taught TAFE, completed several community artists projects and has been in many exhibitions.

Her artwork is held in the South Australian Art Gallery, Adelaide, and in the National Gallery, Canberra, as well as other private and public collections in Australia and overseas.

Jenny's art work grows out of the daily events of her life, whether exploring the creek lines, camping on the beach, caught up in the failing wool industry of the 1990's on the farm, establishing a new business on the Kingscote Wharf or surfing life at the beach with family and friends.

Underscoring all this is the intrinsic quality of Kangaroo Island - its isolation, colours, geography and the wealth and proximity of its wildlife and natural vegetation, - close and part of one's life.

Some of Jenny's art available from the Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre:
Photo-reproduction cards - sea creatures: $5.50
Photo-reproduction cards - Jenny's art: $5.50
Hand coloured solar-plate cards: $20.00
Poster prints: from $20.00
Prints of Jenny's art: from $300.00
Jenny Clapson's Website

Other souvenirs of your visit to the Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre are also available: postcards, toy penguins, hat pins, key rings, eucalyptus products, honeys etc.

Jenny Clapson's Artspace