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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...


a winter collection of artist proofs

by Jill Edwards

collagraphs   lino prints   photographs

...taken into the realm of mixed media...

June, July, August


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"This collection really starts with the artist proof.

From concept and preparation of plates to the pulling of the print is an involved process with many unknowns.

But it is the first reveal off the print press where the magic appears. It can be a wondrous moment or a little underwhelming. This is the moment that excites me.

It is the "where to from here?" that I am most interested in:

the alteration of the proof into layers of mixed media;

or the astute selection of part.

And with my photography, it is the altered image that I hold in high regard. It is where the imagination can really play."




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Leather and Tapestry Bags

From the collection "The Other Side of Stitch"

Jill uses old and new tapestry fabrics, often stitching  on the "wrong" side.

Running stitch is a favourite as it blends and fragments the tapestries beneath  and creates storylines for very individual designs. Each bag is lined with luxurious suede.

Australian leather and wool yarns are her first choice of materials.

See the full  range  currently in stock

at Garden Studio 70. Port Fairy. 

Always new designs in the making.


Each of Jill's 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 she make is a joyful new discovery!!


Found jewellery is reloved and introduced to Jill's 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 shewill 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 wonderfully 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 ecoprinting 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.

Jill also has in her gallery a beautiful selection of  journals

for both gardeners and artists. Or anyone who enjoys writing.




"My Thoughts on Autumn"

"My Thoughts on Autumn"

Autumn is Jill's favourite season.

This hand bound book is a layering of

pressed leaves, asemic text, vintages text,

ink and stitch drawing.

And of course Jill's writings on Autumn.

This book is an invitation to the turning of pages.

It is a gardener's joy.

20 pages of mixed media



"A Place to Rest"

"A Place to Rest"

A visual story of the meeting of elements.

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





"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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