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Jane Frances Reilly - Object and jewellery artist

Jane is a Melbourne based artist who works with familiar domestic objects making pieces that speak of her experiences in life. In a world full of products without meaning, Jane strives to make sense of things through interpreting shadows, what lies behind and what lies in mark making.

This body of work holds the secrets of where Jane has come from, by their very nature, they enable the viewer to interact and curate their own interpretation of the works. These objects, inspired by the domestic, have been work hardened and can be easily moved within their stands. There are infinite combinations of colour and positioning for these sculptures, enabling the viewer to change the sculpture overlaying their own stories and sensibilities. They are whimsical, playful and a delight to look at.

When speaking of her work, Jane says "Over the years of making , one creates a language of forms and mark making. I make vessels as an exploration of the interior and exterior of oneself within the group there is a quietness and solitude also a collective communication making calms and grounds me. It's part of who I am, what I feel and how I’ve got here."

"I reach into myself, and inevitably pull things out that make sense to me. I make my own language of things. My subject is abstract- from memories of things that have no words, just fleeting glimpses I aim to capture in my work."

Jane also produces a stunning range of Fine Art Jewellery which is on display in the gallery an in our stockroom. Each piece is a handcrafted work of art.

Read our blog post about this series of work by Jane Frances Reilly.

 

“Whispers in the kitchen” 2017
Modular sculptures

Family 1 Large spoon - Blue & white front / moss green & blue back Large fork - Orange & pink & blue front / orange & white back On a large re-purposed white picket fence Copper, paint and enamel 600 x 360 mm

Family 1
Large spoon - Blue & white front / moss green & blue back
Large fork - Orange & pink & blue front / orange & white back
On a large re-purposed white picket fence
Copper, paint and enamel 600 x 360 mm

Family 2 Large fork - Purple front / pink back Large fork - Orange front / White back Large cheese grater - Yellow front / light blue back On a large re-purposed white picket fence Copper, paint and enamel 660 x 240 mm

Family 2
Large fork - Purple front / pink back
Large fork - Orange front / White back
Large cheese grater - Yellow front / light blue back
On a large re-purposed white picket fence
Copper, paint and enamel 660 x 240 mm

Family 3 Medium fork - Red front / light blue Small fork - teal front / pink grey Small Cheese grater - grey front / red back On a medium re-purposed white picket fence Copper, paint and enamel 270 x 220 mm

Family 3
Medium fork - Red front / light blue
Small fork - teal front / pink grey
Small Cheese grater - grey front / red back
On a medium re-purposed white picket fence
Copper, paint and enamel 270 x 220 mm

Family 4 Medium cheese grater - green front /white back Medium spoon - red front / white back On a medium re-purposed white picket fence Copper, paint and enamel 300 x 240 mm SOLD

Family 4
Medium cheese grater - green front /white back
Medium spoon - red front / white back
On a medium re-purposed white picket fence
Copper, paint and enamel 300 x 240 mm

SOLD

Family 5 Small fork - lime front /purple back Small fork - teal front /purple back On a small re-purposed white picket fence Copper, paint and enamel 180 x 120 mm

Family 5
Small fork - lime front /purple back
Small fork - teal front /purple back
On a small re-purposed white picket fence
Copper, paint and enamel 180 x 120 mm