About the Jackal

She was always an introvert. That’s why she became a street artist. Because they are invisible, like ghosts. She was good at art … and invisibility. 

Her problem was her climate guilt. It caused her a lot of angst. While watching Joachim Phoenix in the Joker she had an idea. Perhaps she could create a street art trail that incited a climate dialogue. Kind of a vandal with a cause.

She went to work. First, she created a pseudonym. She settled on the jackal, inspired by her favourite novel about an anonymous assassin. She modelled her climate persona on Ada Lovelace - the clever daughter of Lord Byron - perhaps histories most inspiring female.

Her artwork first appeared in Byron Bay. She worked alone, stencilling poetic climate phrases on lanes late at night. Her imagery referenced classic artists such as Munch and Basquiat, while her words were inspired by 20th century writers such as Sylvia Plath, Raymond Chandler and Dylan Thomas.

For 24 months she created her ‘cardboard for climate’ trail. She has also painted more than 300 original artworks which she sells to finance her travels.

She submitted to the Archibald in 2023 with a large canvas titled ‘my sweetheart the climate drunk: self-portrait as mother nature’.

This year, she submitted another artwork to the Archibald titled ‘mother nature is dying and i don’t blame her: self-portrait as her’.

To date, the desired ‘climate dialogue’ outcome hasn’t happened. However, she continues to happily toil away in obscurity, crafting her unusual climate art as she travels Australia’s east coast.