Jenny Hearn has a broad academic and practical experience in the visual arts.
She has a B.A. in Art History and English, an H.D.L.S. post graduate diploma and diplomas in Interior Design and Architectural Draughting.
She is an accredited quilt judge and has judged in Harare and Bulawayo and locally for home based groups.
As a member of the Miniature Art Society, she regularly exhibited and sold paintings both here and abroad.
She is a member of the fibre art group Fibreworks in south Africa and SAQA, an International textile community in America. In the fibre art field she studies extensively and has exhibited in both national and international shows where she has won awards . She has works in the permanent collections of the M.A.D. Gallery in New York, In Lincoln, Nebraska, and the Marbaum Collection in San Francisco. Her quilts have been sold to both private and corporate collectors.
Her work has been published in various magazines and books, including “Masters: Art Quilters. She has curated several exhibitions, including “Ubuntutu. Life Legacies of Love and Action.” Quilt tributes to Desmond and Leah Tutu by South African and American artists and “ Conscience of the Human Spirit”, the Life of Nelson Mandela, at the behest of Michigan State University.
She currently lectures in Interior Design at the Calder School in Johannesburg and in Design Techniques, Art History and Communication at Inscape, Midrand.
Exhibitions at the KZNSA