"Jennifer Allnutt has her second exhibition, PENUMBRA, opening this weekend at The Stockroom in Ringwood. Her work has deep roots in classical traditions while exploring her more modern ideals. We chatted this week about subconscious thought, her grandfather's influence and what she wish she knew when she first started out.

Melbourne-based Jenny Allnutt's work deals with symbolism, the uncanny, transformation, the unconscious and identity

"A Series of portraits that expresses the fortitude of femininity, fragility and strength, interlaced with mythologies. Whilst exploring truths and actualities for young women, Allnutt’s interpretation of values and concepts explore a softer element of her work. Although her portraits are bold and confronting, they maintain a gentle nature, consisting of a strong female presence."