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...

 "Fifty-Two-Weeks"

A design practice of Jill Edwards

-Studies from my Garden-

 

Week #7 Week #8
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Week#25 Week #26
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Week #2    Week #4
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Week #9 Week #10
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Week #23 Week #24
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Week #35 Week #36
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Week #37  Week #38
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Week #41  Week #42
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Some of these original studies have been bound into booklets, each bound with a set of the lunar month.

Others have been mounted as single works ready to be framed. And within that lunar month they work beautifully as sets.

Some have been adapted to prints for leather bag inserts.

Studies of some favourites have been redesigned into covers of journals and miniature books.

More will evolve.

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Helleborus Bag 4
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Helleborus Bag 2 & 3
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Helleborus Bag 1
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From the studies of "Fifty-Two-Weeks" come adaptations.

It is a progression from photographs, altered photographs, prints and image transfers onto canvas. This then is applied in the designing of leather bags and coptic bound journals.

Helleborus Art journal 2
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Hellborus Art Journals
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Helleborus Art Journal 1
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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.

"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"

Inspired by "The Yield"

written by Tara June Winch

Jill's response has been a coptic bound book of 25 images of country

photographic, ecodyed, drawn, stitched

Biblio Art Prize 2020

Blarney Books & Art , Port Fairy

This work was awarded The Women's Prize

&

Shortlisted for the Major Prize