Gallery

Jill very much enjoys creating work for exhibitions. The challenge, the focus, the discoveries and learnings are rewarding and necessary for her creative soul.

Each season in her gallery at Garden Studio 70 Jill presents a new collection of works.  See Special Events Page for details of these exhibitions.

In the gallery you will delight in the creative range of  her hand bound books, leather bags, jewellery and mixed media works on paper...

 "AN OPEN BOOK"

A Winter Exhibition

Concertina and Vertical books

-It's all about visual storytelling-

 

"Waterline"
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"Habitat"
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"Wild Bird"
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"Vine"
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"Basket of Flowers"
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"Leaf"
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"Hark the Air"
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"Silent Autumn Night"
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"The Voyage"
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"The Fall"
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"Mintaro"
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"Chapter 7"
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"AN OPEN BOOK"

My visual writing style is to...

Walk, see, photograph, edit, deconstruct, reconstruct, draw, wash

                            Images of Griffiths Island

Wait, see, forage, dye, press, enhance, draw

                                  The seasonal leaves in our garden

Travel, explore, take time, feel, photograph, stitch draw

                                             Remote and historical towns

My forever process is entrenched in ...   

              Learning, selecting, layering of diverse techniques

The format of this exhibition is of books that are multi dimensional

They can be viewed in many ways....

One page, one chapter, vertical or horizontal, and in alternate reverse view

It is an open book

There are many chapters in the making of this series

And there will more to come

Each book has its own custom made box

Habitat detail
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Habitat detail
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Habitat detail
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Habitat detail
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Helleborus Bags

Leather, tweed and suede lined.

Images from my garden printed and stitched on canvas.

$190, $235.

Only a few left in this series.

Helleborus Bag 4
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Helleborus Bag 2 & 3
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Helleborus Bag 1
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"Raw"
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"Raw"
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"Raw"
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Raw

A very popular range of Australian leather bags.

Loads of character, tough and practical.

in red, tan or black.

$120

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!!

Teals on Lime
Teals on Lime

Beaded brooch $75 Boxed in vintage style

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Auburn on Russet
Auburn on Russet

Beaded brooch $75 Boxed in vintage style

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Greens on Olive
Greens on Olive

Beaded brooch $75 Boxed in vintage style

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Reds on Rose
Reds on Rose

Beaded brooch $75 Boxed in vintage style

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Blue on Blue
Blue on Blue

SOLD

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Pinks on Gold
Pinks on Gold

Beaded brooch $75 Boxed in vintage style

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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.

Blue & Bronze
Blue & Bronze

Wired beadwork with vintage jewels, chains & found objects $130,

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Pendant in Box
Pendant in Box

All pendants come in a custom made, vintage book covered box Pendant & Box $130

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Crimson & Pearl
Crimson & Pearl

jewellery elements refound, redesigned, reloved $130

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Red & Old Gold
Red & Old Gold

jewellery elements refound, redesigned, reloved $130

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Olive Green & Sand
Olive Green & Sand

wired beadwork with reclaimed jewels & chains $130

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Teal & Black
Teal & Black

jewellery elements refound, redesigned, reloved Pendant $130

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Books

The art of bookbinding and visual storytelling.

With her lifetime love of books and illustrative storytelling, Jill is now immersing herself into this wonderfullly creative mixed media process.

She is exploring the many forms the book can present and always enjoys the visual sequencing of her stories. Drawing, printing, stitching drawing and eco printing are some of the techniques she uses.

"A Place to Rest"

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page 10
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page 14
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page 11
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page 9
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page 19
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"A Place to Rest"

Inspired by "The Price of Two Sparrows"

written by Christy Collins

Jill's response has been a coptic bound book of 21 images

altered photographs, prints, drawings

Habitat images are of Griffiths Island, Port Fairy

$350

Biblio Art Prize 2021

Blarney Books & Art , Port Fairy

Shortlisted for the Major Prize