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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...

 "DYEPOT AND BEYOND"

A Summer Exhibition

extensions of eco prints on paper

...from garden to gallery via the dyepot...

 

"Ruby and Raw Sienna"
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"Treasures of Autumn"
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"Late Autumn"
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"Birdsong 2"
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"Indigo & Ivory""
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"Birdsong 1"
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"Earth Tones"
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"Tree Ferns & Iron"
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"Earth Tones 1"
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"Golden Harvest"
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"My Secret Garden"
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"An Autumn Bouquet"
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"DYEPOT AND BEYOND

A summer exhibition by Jill Edwards again illustrates an intimate relationship between her beloved garden and studio.

With a growing interest in botanical  contact printing or eco printing Jill is keen to explore where this can go beyond the dyepot. Foliage from her garden is giving beautiful prints on paper, but her inquisitive mind needs to explore more.

Stitch drawing gives another layer to colour and follows the mystery of the dye paths.

Black pen is used to create traceries of fernlike leaves and the spent leaves from the dyepot are pressed, waxed, and layered into compositions.

It is not surprising that a series of bird studies enters this exhibition as the garden is an inviting habitat for many species.

The format of works include concertina books, Coptic bound books and casebound books with some innovative techniques to house the images. These book formats that Jill uses to present her work allow for  ownership of a complete series  with many viewing options.

Some of  the works , including the bird studies are on single pages ready to frame.

Beautiful  handmade paper is used throughout.

With the garden of inspiration surrounding the gallery visitors can experience the plants, foliage, flowers and birdsong that is Jill's delight.

 

 

 

 

Detail "Golden Harvest
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Detail "Golden Harvest"
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Detail "Golden Harvest"
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Detail "Golden Harvest"
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Helleborus Bags

Leather, tweed and suede lined.

Images from my garden printed and stitched on canvas.

$190, $235.

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

Jewellery elements, refound, redesigned, reloved. $130

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Pendant in Box
Pendant in Box

SOLD

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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

SOLD

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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.

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 Three: Time Fracture
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Then and Now: take Three: Time Fracture
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Then and Now: Take Two: Time Overlay
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Then and Now: Take Two: Time Overlay
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Then and Now: Take One: Time Blur
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Then and Now: Take One: Time Blur
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"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 three concertina books

are for sale at Blarney Books & Art

till the end of February.

 

"A Place to Rest"

page 1
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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

Biblio Art Prize 2021

Blarney Books & Art , Port Fairy

Shortlisted for the Major Prize

This book is for sale  $350

at Garden Studio 70. Port Fairy.

 

"Storylines to Belonging"

"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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"Storylines to Belonging"

Inspired by "The Yield"

written by Tara June Winch

Jill's response has been a coptic bound book 

of

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

SOLD

 

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