Gallery

Jill very much enjoys creating work for exhibitions. The challenge, the focus, the pushing of bounderies are rewarding and necessary for the creative soul.

The range of media that she works in is extensive, but there is always a common thread in the evolution of works.

In the gallery you will discover hand bound books, leather bags, jewellery and mixed media works on paper..

Special Event

"Fifty-Two-Weeks"

The design practice of Jill Edwards

 

Week #7 Week #8
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Week#25 Week #26
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Week #2    Week #4
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Week #23 Week #24
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Week #37  Week #38
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Week #41  Week #42
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Some of these original studies have been bound into booklets, each bound with a set of the lunar month.

Others have been mounted as single works ready to be framed. And within that lunar month they work beautifully as sets.

Some have been adapted to prints for leather bag inserts.

Studies of some favourites have been redesigned into covers of journals and miniature books.

More will evolve.

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Helleborus Bag 4
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Helleborus Bag 2 & 3
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Helleborus Bag 1
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From the studies of "Fifty-Two-Weeks" come adaptations.

It is a progression from photographs, altered photographs, prints and image transfers onto canvas. This then is applied in the designing of leather bags and coptic bound journals.

Helleborus Art journal 2
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Hellborus Art Journals
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Helleborus Art Journal 1
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Brooches.

Each of my brooches is stitched or wired one bead at a time, rhythmically and decisively. Each one evolves in the making and so is always original and definitely a one off. This ensures that the next one I make is a joyful new discovery!!

Antique Bronze
Antique Bronze

stitched beadwork SOLD

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Fresh Water
Fresh Water

beads, reclaimed jewellery elements, wire Brooch $75

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Ruby
Ruby

stitched bead work SOLD

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Purple Cluster
Purple Cluster

beads, reclaimed jewellery elements, wire Brooch $75

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Indigo
Indigo

stitched beadwork Brooch $85

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Citrus
Citrus

beads, reclaimed jewellery elements, wire Brooch $75

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Pendants

Found jewellery is reloved and introduced to my treasured collection of beads.

This combination evokes a notion of history and elegance of times past and is set with a contemporary freedom in design.

The fact that I will only "find these objects" once makes each combination and pendant unique.

"Ruby"
"Ruby"

Wired beadwork with reclaimed jewels & chains SOLD

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"Recollections 1"
"Recollections 1"

jewellery elements refound, redesigned, reloved SOLD

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"Purple Lustre"
"Purple Lustre"

Wired bead work with reclaimed jewels & chains, Pendant $120

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"Recollections 2"
"Recollections 2"

jewellery elements refound, redesigned, reloved SOLD

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"Ocean Lustre"
"Ocean Lustre"

wired beadwork with reclaimed jewels & chains SOLD

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"Recollections 3"
"Recollections 3"

jewellery elements refound, redesigned, reloved Pendant $130

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"Storylines to Belonging"

Inspired by "The Yield"

written by Tara June Winch

Jill's response has been a coptic bound book of 25 images of country

photographic, ecodyed, drawn, stitched

Biblio Art Prize 2020

Blarney Books & Art , Port Fairy

This work was awarded The Women's Prize

&

Shortlisted for the Major Prize

 

"Storylines to Belonging"
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"Storylines to Belonging"
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"Storylines to Belonging"
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"Storylines to Belonging"
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"Storylines to Belonging"
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"Storylines to Belonging"
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