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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 Autumn collection

leather, tapestry & intuitive stitch

...regarding the lesser viewed side of fabrics...



"This collection had its genesis in the tidying of my fabric and yarn stash last winter which coincided with my unexpected need to stitch. The rediscovery of my old tapestries and their delightfully  impressionistic undersides was a new series in the making.

Running stitch, a favourite, blends simply and with rhythm, the less used side of each fabric, changing its character. It is a very mindful stitch and over the long winter evenings samplers and variations evolved.

Meditation stitch panels were the first to be, then the massing of 48 sample cards as the possibilities of stitch became apparent. Bigger samplers allowed for design adventure and these have become vertical books in three chapters.

Finally, it was a natural progression to incorporate all this discovery into my leather bags. A massing of running stitch in the side gussets and a cameo of intuitive stitch on the fronts. Australian leathers and Australian wools are my first choice of materials with a zero waste approach in my designing.

So what a useful tidy up it was. All those materials now creative new usable objects."





Helleborus Bags

Leather, tweed and suede lined.

Images from my garden printed and stitched on canvas.

This range has sold out.


A very popular range of Australian leather bags.

Loads of character, tough and practical.

in red, tan or black.



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!!


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 beautiful vintage beads and chains once makes each combination and pendant unique.


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.

Jill's artist's books are an important component of  her exhibitions.

They allow in depth telling of stories with room to explore ideas.

 A highlight of Jill's creative year is to create a book for Biblio Art Prize.

This is an annual event at Blarney Books & Art. Port Fairy.

"Then and Now"

"Then and Now"

Take One: Time Blur

Take Two: Time Overlay

Take Three: Time fracture

Inspired by "Sargasso"

written by Kathy George

Jill's response has been three concertina books

24 pages in all

altered photographs, stitch drawing

lokta, kozo & sumi paper

All images are taken from

Jill's extensive folio of photographic images

Biblio Art Prize 2022

Blarney Books & Art , Port Fairy

Selected for Exhibition

These books are for sale at

Garden Studio 70. Port Fairy.




"A Place to Rest"

"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

Biblio Art Prize 2021

Blarney Books & Art , Port Fairy

Shortlisted for the Major Prize

This book is for sale 

at Garden Studio 70. Port Fairy.


"Storylines to Belonging"

"Storylines to Belonging"

Inspired by "The Yield"

written by Tara June Winch

Jill's response has been a coptic bound book 


altered photographs, prints, drawings, stitch

 Images of country are of Hattah National Park

Biblio Art Prize 2020

Blarney Books & Art , Port Fairy

Winner of the Women's Award



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