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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 collection for gift giving

September to Christmas  

(from 5th September)

small artworks

...where good ideas & beautifully unique gifts are founded...


Small art work by Jill Edwards Port Fairy
small art work by Jill Edwards Port Fairy
Samll art work by Jill Edwards Port Fairy

''The Art of Small'

"Creating small allows for playtime, where ideas can progress through the process of discovery and experimentation without the commitment  to a big project.

And when I let go of  that  '' big project "  idea there  is a freedom and spontaneity that can give surprising results , which in turn can be the basis for other works of a larger scale scale or series.

The pleasing outcome of this playtime is an extensive range of small artworks, beautifully unique for gift giving."

lino prints.. botanical contact prints.. coptic bound journals..

stitching on leather & suede.. beaded wire brooches..

concertina artist books.. photography.. drawn bird studies.. 

mixed media on paper..

                                            All Small








Samll art work by Jill Edwards Port Fairy

Leather and Tapestry Bags

From the collection "The Other Side of Stitch"

I use old and new tapestry fabrics, often stitching  on the "wrong" side.

There is a massing of running stitch on the side panels and a cameo of intuitive stitch design on the front of each bag.

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

This range is currently in stock in my gallery

at Garden Studio 70. Port Fairy.  

Always new designs in the making.

A selection of my tapestry and leather bags is available from

Benning Boutique   in Port Fairy.

And also my beaded wired pendants.


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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