About Jasmine Coe

About Jasmine Coe

Jasmine Coe is a Wiradjuri-British artist and the creator and curator of Coe Gallery established 2022.

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 27 international exhibitions including the UK, USA and Australia. Jasmine is a member of Boomalli Aboriginal Artist's Co-Operative and exhibits her work in Sydney with them.

In 2022 Jasmine became a Bridging Histories Ambassador and an Honorary Research Associate at Bristol University. 

Jasmine 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. Coe Gallery takes its name in honour of Jasmine’s father’s family.



Talks and Public Commissions: 

The M Shed and Bristol Museum, Winter Lecture, January 2023 (https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/m-shed/whats-on/winter-lecture-stories-of-connection-jasmine-coe-coe-gallery/)
Border Crossings – Origins Festival Director Michael Walling commissioned the design of a plaque for Dover beach that commemorates a recent historical event where Paul Coe and Uncle Cecil Patten came over to England in 1976, rowed ashore in a boat and planted the Aboriginal Flag, ‘claiming England as Aboriginal Land’. This was to highlight the untruths of the terra nullius claim meaning that Australia was uninhabited land when the British arrived. The commissioning of this artwork is now an official part of the UK/Australia Season 2021/22 of cultural exchange and is supported by the Arts Council. (https://ukaustraliaseason.com/event/dover-beach-plaque/)
NSW Government Natural Resources Commission website Artwork licenced by (https://www.nrc.nsw.gov.au/aboriginal)
CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Artwork licenced for internal office mural

Coe Gallery 'Winter Exhibition' 21 Nov - 7 Dec
First Nations Fashion Show & Aboriginal Art Exhibition, Australia House, 19 September
Coe Gallery 'Summer Exhibition' 11 July - 3 August
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, 11 - 14 May
International Women's Day, Australia House, 8 March 
Coe Gallery 'Language of The Earth' 6 - 22 December
Affordable Art Fair Battersea, 20 - 23 Oct
Coe Gallery 'Our Stories, Our Journey' 12 - 28 July 
The Rodd, Sidney Nolan Trust – Summer exhibition 
Rainmaker Gallery ‘Winter 2021’ Nov 2021 – January 
Rainmaker Gallery ‘Birthright’ 15 Sept – 5 Nov 
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-Operative, ‘Evaporate’ 10 June – 1 Aug
Aboriginal Art UK, ‘TJUKURPA’ 19 April – 12 May
TLC Speech Pathology x Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-Operative, Opening exhibition, 28 April – 1 June
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-Operative x Broadway Shopping Centre Sydney, ‘NAIDOC Week’ 2 Nov – 30 Nov
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-Operative ‘InVISIBLE’ 10 Sept – 16 Oct
The Peisley Street Gallery, ‘Off The Wall’ 5 Dec (2019) – 26 Jan
Hobiennale, Tasmania 22 Nov – 14 Dec
Five3 Gallery ‘Cadeaux D’Art’ 5 – 31 Dec (USA)
Aboriginal Art UK ‘My Country’ 5 Oct – 2 Nov
Fresh Contemporary Art Fair, 19-22 Sept
Aboriginal Art UK & Stroud Festival ‘Water Around The World’ 31 Aug – 22 Sept
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-Operative ‘Healing ourselves, healing our country’ 28 Aug – 27 Oct
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-Operative ‘Voice, Treaty, Truth’ 13 June – 28 July
Hall & Willcox Exhibition, Sydney, May 2019
Aboriginal Art UK ‘Tiddas’ 11 May – 22 June
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-Operative ‘Warriors for the Environment’ 11 April – 2 June