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Jane Giblin


Jane Giblin’s work has always emphasised and involved the line, through drawing, pen & ink & wash and the development through etching and lithography print techniques. There is a strong connection of this line to the reality of working plein air, the direct relationship of the drawing process with models, and the studio. She has also used photography as a black and white vision that emphasises and dramatizes light, shadow and line.

Jane seeks out landscape to define sense of place, scale and interaction of cultural layers including the history lying before us , echoes of people and relationships, the use of lands through built shapes, farms, the animals, that all form patina to this visual. She has travelled extensively to experience landscape including Europe, UK, Iceland, Siberia through to Africa, China and South East Asia, then has allowed that depth to further inform her work again in the Tasmanian dialogue.

Since 2005 Giblin has had 8 solo exhibitions and was a finalist in national awards including The Outback, Glover, Whyalla, Muswellbrook, Alice, Cossack, Paddington, John Leslie Art and Hutchins prizes. In 2015, Jane was invited to participate in the Kedumba Drawing Prize and in 2014 her work gained first prize at the Burnie Regional Gallery Mancell Tasmanian Art Award. Her work is held in public collections including Burnie, Broken Hill and the Karratha Regional Galleries, Tyumen University collection, Irkutsk Art Gallery and various private collections nationally and internationally


Lives and works in Lutana, Tasmania (d.o.b. 1962)
Has taught visual art for the Education Department in Tasmania for 36 years.

2013 Master of Fine Art and Design, Printmaking, UTAS
2006 Master Fine Art and Design, Painting, UTAS
1984 Bachelor of Fine Art, UTAS

Solo Exhibitions
2018 The Earth Muzzle, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2016 Dog’s Belly, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2014 Rural Testimony, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2012 French Landscapes, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2009 Cerberus in the Land, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2008 Relic Colville Gallery, Hobart
Hill’s Edge Jane Giblin; Sue Henderson Burnie Regional Gallery
2007 Landscape Colville Street Art Gallery, Hobart
2005 Conversation with Landscape, Burnie Regional Gallery
Australian Landscapes On the Beach, Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal, Siberia

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 Recent Acquisitions, Blacktown City Art Gallery, NSW
2017 Annual Artists Show, Colville Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Members Show, Contemporary Art Tasmania, C.A.T., Hobart, TAS
Drawn from Life, Hobart College, TAS
Drawn on the Body, Poimena Gallery, Launceston, TAS
Glenorchy Open Art Exhibition, Glenorchy, TAS
Three Women, Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2016 Annual Artists Show, Colville Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Burnie High 100, Burnie Regional Gallery, TAS
100 Years Burnie High School Celebration Exhibition, Burnie, TAS
Redland Art Award, Finalist, Cleveland, Q’LAND
Out of Control, Poimena Gallery, Launceston, TAS
Blacktown City Art Prize, Overall Winner, Blacktown, NSW
Fisher’s Ghost Award, Photography, Finalist, Campbell Town, NSW
2015 Annual Artists Show Colville Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Kedumba Drawing Prize, Invitee, Finalist. Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
Beyond The Classroom: Artwork by teachers, Academy Gallery, Launceston, TAS
Cossack Art Prize, Works on Paper, First prize Acquisitive, Karratha, WA
2014 Paddington Art Prize, Finalist, Sydney, NSW
Mancell Financial Group TasArt, Overall Winner, Burnie, TAS
Annual Artists Show, Colville Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Queenstown Heritage and Arts Festival, Gala Auction, Queenstown TAS
2013 Africa Safari, Depot Gallery, 2 Dank St, Sydney, NSW
Double Agency, Poimena Gallery Launceston, TAS
Annual Artists Show, Colville Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Postgraduate Examination Exhibition, Plimsoll Gallery, TCotA, Hobart, TAS
2012 Annual Artists Show, Colville Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2011 Annual Artists Show Colville Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2009 TMAG Art Foundation Auction – Emerging Tasmanian Artists, Hobart, TAS
Broken Hill Outback Art Award, Finalist, Broken Hill, NSW

Recent Acquisitions, Broken Hill Regional Gallery, NSW
2008 3rd Anniversary Exhibition, Colville Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2007 Art Melbourne 07 Colville Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
The Glover Prize, Finalist, Evandale, TAS
Broken Hill Outback Art Award 2nd Prize, Acquisitive, Broken Hill, NSW
2006 Student and teacher works, Tyumen State University, RUSSIA
Flight 06, School of Visual and Performing Arts, Academy Gallery, L’ton, TAS
50 Trees, School of Visual and Performing Arts, Academy Gallery, L’ton, TAS
White Nights, International Biennale, St Petersburg, RUSSIA
2005 The Glover Prize, Finalist, Evandale, TAS
White Nights Painting show, First prize, Novosibirsk, RUSSIA
Tasmania to Siberia Connection through Art, Irkutsk, RUSSIA
2004 Affordable Art Fair, Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne, VIC
2003 Novosibirsk Internationale of Graphics, Winner, Digital Graphics, RUSSIA
The Works mass hang, Barbarella’s, Moonah Arts Centre, TAS
2002 Hutchins Art Prize, Finalist, Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Muswellbrook Art Prize, Finalist, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, NSW
Alice Prize, Finalist, The Araluen Centre, Alice Springs, NT
Off the Rack, Despard Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Fingering Glover, Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS
John Leslie Art Prize, Art Refers to the Environment, Finalist, Gippsland Regional Gallery, VIC
2001 Southern Island Art Exhibition, Stanley, TAS
City of Whyalla Art Prize, Finalist, Whyalla, SA
Hutchins Art Prize, Finalist, Hobart, TAS
CAST Members Show, Hobart, TAS
Images of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
2000 Hutchins Art Prize, Finalist, Hobart, TAS
Images of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
CAST Members Show, Hobart, TAS

Commissions and Awards
2017 Arts Tasmania, Artist Investment Program, I Shed My Skin, A Furneaux Islands Story
RAF Major Community Grant, I Shed My Skin, A Furneaux Islands Story
TRAF, Quick Release Grant, I Shed My Skin, A Furneaux Islands Story
2016 Blacktown City Art prize, Winner
2015 Cossack Art Prize, Works on paper, Winner
2014 Mancell Financial Group TasArt, Winner
2007 Broken Hill Outback Art Award 2nd Place
2003 Novosibirsk International Biennale of Graphics Award Recipient
2001 Weaving, collaborative community sculpture project
1996 Benjafield Terrace mural, Hobart

Blacktown City Art Gallery
Burnie Regional Gallery
Broken Hill Regional Gallery
Karratha’s Cossack Gallery
Various state, interstate and international private collections.

Harper, Andrew, The Mercury, 6th August 2016
Foster, Isabella, Jane Giblin, Dog’s Belly, Catalogue, 2016
Sargent, Aryelle, The Advocate 26 September 2014, illus.
Art Collector, What’s On, Rural Testimony, May 2014, Illus.
Selby, C Relic The Mercury 22 March, 2008
Andersch, J Stirring Expositions The Mercury 17 March, 2007
The Australian Financial Review May 16-18 2008 p. L6 Burnie illus.
Tasmanian Country 16 May Jane Sheds Light on Edgy Art p.5 illus.
Tasmania to Siberia, Catalogue, 2005
Baguley, Dr, Margaret, Hill’s Edge, Jane Giblin’s Vision of the Landscape, Catalogue, 2007
Jackson, Peter, Jane Giblin, A Conversation with Country, Catalogue, 200

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Garden Path, a painting by Zsuzsa Kollo, 2010
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