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Artist Works

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    Jacqueline Spencer-Macleod

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    Jacqueline Spencer-Macleod

    JMS Shine your Golden Light on Me

Artist Biography

Jacqueline Spencer-Macleod 2023


Jacqueline Spencer-Macleod has been honing her skills as a Portrait Artist of women of Aotearoa. With two Solo Shows across 2021 and 2022 entitled ‘Femmes de Force’ and ‘I AM SHE’ held in Christchurch and Auckland, Jacqueline now has an upcoming Group show entitled WE SHE at Chambers in Christchurch. Spencer-Macleod employs oil on Raw reverse stretched Belgian Linen as her main materiality, using expressive gestural brushstrokes that emulate the colour aura, power and personal iconography, capturing the spirit and essence of each woman.


Jacqueline has prior to this, followed careers in both Engineering as a Computer Artwork Designer, Electrical Draughtsperson and a passionate educator of Gifted and Talented Girls in Education. She attended Massey University studying Fine Arts and Gifted (and Talented Education) majoring in Bronze Sculpture with Paul Dibble, and Painting in her Final 4th year. Macleod found specific interest in further studying a Masters of Education at University of Canterbury in Gifted and Talented Education (Gifted Education with Girls.) This then enabled her to focus on her Portrait work based around NZ Women’s Identity, resulting in successive multiple selected shows based in Auckland and as a Finalist for a number of Arts Awards.


Spencer-Macleod has exhibited Nationally and Internationally. Her work is held in a number of selected public and private collections, including in the Wallace Arts Trust Auckland, Marlborough, London and Indonesia.


Achievements and Awards

2022 Finalist, Adam Portraiture Award, National Portrait Gallery, Wellington

2020 Invited Artist, Group Show ‘Incognito’ December, Royal Overseas House, Mayfair, London (works purchased)

2017 Invited Artist, Group Show ‘Incognito’ Royal Overseas House, Mayfair, London, Group Show (work purchased)

2016 Finalist, Wallace Art Awards (work purchased Wallace Arts Trust)

2016 Finalist, Molly Morpeth Canaday Award

2016 Show Review in The New Zealand Herald by Terry McNamara 

2015 Double Finalist, The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Awards


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2023 WE SHE, Chambers Art Gallery Christchurch May 24 – June 13

2022 I AM SHE, Railway St Gallery Newmarket Auckland, September 30- October 19 

2021 Femmes de Force, Chambers Art Gallery Christchurch, September 7-27

2017 The Result of Other People Thinking, Studio One, March 15 – April 13 Ponsonby Auckland

2017 Solo Exhibition Participant, White Night, Auckland Arts Festival, Ponsonby Auckland

2017 Memory For Sale, Depot Artspace, Devonport Auckland

2016 Digitized Society- Railway St Gallery, Newmarket Auckland 

2016 Exposure Disclosure- Depot ArtSpace Gallery, Devonport Auckland


Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Invited Artist, Group Show ‘Incognito’ December, Royal Overseas House, Mayfair, London

2019 Group Show, ‘One Square Meal’ NorthArt, Northcote

2017 ‘Perspective’, February, Railway Street Gallery, Newmarket

2017 Invited Artist, Royal Overseas House, St James, London, (work purchased.)

2016 Wallace Art Awards, Auckland (work purchased by Wallace Arts Trust)

2016 Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Awards, Whakatane 

2016 Group Show Depot Artspace, Devonport, Auckland

2016 Parnell Gallery, Rawene

2015 The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Awards, Hamilton

Artist Exhibitions

  • 24th May 2023 - 11th Jun 2023: Ben Reid, Thomas Hancock, Jacqueline Spencer-Macleod

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  • 29th Sep 2021 - 16th Oct 2021: Dorothy Helyer and Jacqueline Spencer-Macleod

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