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Jane James: Seven-Tenths - FREE Exhibition

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Take a dive beneath the surface
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Overhand turn - 2406'51.67"S 15243'4.59"E'. 2019, Acrylic on linen 710 x 910mm (Detail View)

Jane James is an internationally acclaimed Australian artist with a body of work spanning nearly 25 years. Her work has been included in seven group exhibitions and five solo exhibitions since 2012. She has won awards for her work and lectured in art at the Queensland University of Technology for a number of years.

Her latest exhibition, Seven-Tenths, is currently on display at her private gallery and studio in Brisbane until July 5. This exhibition provides a unique glimpse into this artist's practice, as well as a viewing of her latest work.

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The exhibition gallery is beside the artist's studio, Image Supplied - Amanda Waschevski

James's work is in demand and previous works are held in private collections in Asia, Europe, United States, Africa and Australia.

Large scale, acrylic on linen, each painting in this exhibition has been created from the viewpoint of the underwater creature looking upwards towards the light. The water's surface and the upside-down reflection of the sub-surface environment is visible above.

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Back on itself - 2407'04.52"S 15242'52.60"E'. 2019, Acrylic on linen 910 x 1220mm

On land, reflections are always below the object. Underwater they are above. The reflections seen in these works are further distorted in the 'puddles' of images caused by the convex surface. All of the familiar ripple and wave shapes, seen on the surface as we look at water, are expertly and precisely rendered in the inverse here.

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'Breaking the surface - 2354'48.40"S 15223'9.77"E'. 2019, Acrylic on linen 910 x 655mm

This is an immersive exhibition experience, made even more special by the unique location of the gallery in a leafy suburban street in Ashgrove, Brisbane. Entering from the front gate of this unpretentious and welcoming venue, you will walk past the artist's studio and working area before entering the gallery and exhibition area.

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A garden entrance path to the gallery takes in the artist studio, Image supplied - Amanda Waschevski

Sip on a complimentary tea or coffee in the visitor's lounge of this old Queenslander-style venue as you absorb the exhibition and gallery space, which includes paintings as well as slumped glass and cold cast bronze sculptures.

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The exhibition includes paintings and sculptures

The artist's foundational work and technique development is also on display. The painting technique of overlaid multiple layers of polymer, gives an effect similar to three-dimensional lenticular imagery. The result is a wonderful sense of depth which is quite beautiful when you see the pieces up close.

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A unique technique for this work was developed by the artist during a residency at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation in New York in 2016

The artist will be in residence each day of the exhibition and a free guided tour of the exhibition is available on request on arrival.

What you need to know
What: Jane James: Seven-Tenths at Exeter Gallery
When: Exhibition now showing and through to 5 July from 10am-4pm Daily
Where: 40 Exeter Street, Ashgrove
Free admission

Events running in conjunction with the exhibition

Artist in Residence - artist-guided tours are available daily on request

Private viewings outside of hours

If you are an art collector interested in a private viewing of this work please contact 0438311530 to arrange a suitable time.

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Slumped glass and cold cast bronze sculpture are included in the exhibition

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About Jane James
Jane currently lives and works in Brisbane, Australia. She received her degree in fine art from the University of Tasmania. Jane has a lifelong involvement with the sea and marine conservation. She is an exhibiting member of the Australian Society of Marine Artists and travels teaching marine art. With work held in private collections internationally, Jane has won many awards for her work both in Australia and overseas. Please see for more information.
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When: 10am - 4pm Daily
Phone: 0438311530
Where: Exeter Gallery, 40 Exeter St, Ashgrove, Brisbane
Cost: FREE
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Welcome to WEN Raylene.
by May Cross (score: 3|6489) 343 days ago
What a stunning body of work.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7956) 343 days ago
She's a talented artist, those paintings are amazing.
by Amanda I (score: 2|819) 343 days ago
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