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...

 "THE VINES OF TIME"

A Spring Exhibition

visual storytelling

in twelve bound books

...of Seasons and Time...

 

"Vines of Time"
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"A Journal of Seasons"
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"Leaf Matters"
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"The Months 1"
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"My Thoughts on Autumn"
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"The Months 2"
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"Summer"
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"The Months 3"
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"Autumn"
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"Winter"
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"A Book Without Words"
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"Spring"
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"THE VINES OF TIME"

Is the visual storytelling of the passing of  time

I am a maker of gardens     I feel the change of seasons intensely

I am an appreciator of vintage books    I warm to this illustrative style

Vintage poetry too      The words have grace

I am in awe of the structure  of leaves     Their purpose crucial to all

The leaves I forage give such descriptive line    They overlay the writings

And their colour is a sensory backdrop to the stories I tell

When pressed they can become the main story     Exquisite in form

Stitch lines are powerful  connectors     And subtle enhancers

Pattern makers on vines and shadings on clocks

Photographs can be where I start    My garden a constant companion   The source

The image    Is always altered      Filtered    Abstracted

And then there is sequence     This is what makes a story       A book

And another book       Which makes a series

The Vines of Time

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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.

"A Place to Rest"

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page 14
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page 11
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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

$350

Biblio Art Prize 2021

Blarney Books & Art , Port Fairy

Shortlisted for the Major Prize

 

"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 

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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