Jasmine Coe is a Wiradjuri-British artist and the creator and curator of Coe Gallery.In late 2016, she travelled to Australia for the first time to connect to her Aboriginal heritage and meet her father, Aboriginal activist - Paul Coe, after 20 years apart. Having struggled with race and self-identity growing up, her work now focuses on harmonising internal conflicts that arise from having two lines of heritage which together hold a traumatic history.
“In an attempt to heal self, painting becomes a restorative process whereby the understanding of self-identity is given space to develop, while at the same time the work continues to celebrate the beauty of Aboriginal Culture and the natural world.”
Since 2019, Jasmine has exhibited in over 20 international exhibitions including the UK, USA and Australia. Jasmine has created Coe Gallery, the U.K.’s first Aboriginal owned gallery based in Bristol. Coe Gallery is dedicated to supporting and celebrating Aboriginal artist’s and providing them with fairer representation and visibility here in the UK. Coming from a politically active Aboriginal family, Coe Gallery takes its name in honour of Jasmine’s father’s family.