Shea Kirk

NGV Melbourne NOW

Jessica Schwientek photographed by artist Shea Kirk for NGV's Melbourne NOW, 2023

Please scream inside your heart, 2023

Spontaneous assembly

Eating my feelings and other tragic stories exhibited as part of Angela Cornish's curated exhibition Pease scream inside your heart.

Lingham Lane

Artwork commission

Jessica Schwientek was commissioned by the Flash Forward project to develop a body of work to be semi-permanently installed in a city laneway.


Something last a long time is a series exploring trauma and the urban landscape and is located at the dark end of Lingham Lane in Melbourne's CBD.

Bowness prize 2021


Jessica Schwientek was a finalist in the 2021 Bowness prize at Monash Gallery of Art.

Panel Chair - The Analogue Image - Platform Arts

Panel discussion exploring the experimental and analogue image. Chaired by established analogue photographic artist and Director of Noir Darkroom, Jessica Schwientek.

Image credit: Hallowed Ground by Samantha Gregory

2019 Moreland Awards


Jessica Schwientek was the recipient of the 2019 Moreland Award for their Contribution to Arts and Culture.

Moreland award for Contribution to Arts and Culture


Ode to the camera

Panel discussion

In conversation with Linsey Gosper at CCP, alongside  artists Glenn Sloggett, Tom Goldner and Ali McCann.

 Ode to the camera - CCP


Frankie magazine

Jessica Schwientek featured in Frankie magazine discussing their work as Director of NOIR Darkroom.

Photo by Stephanie Wood