Three Women

Jane Giblin, Vivien Haley, Susan Wald

6 - 29 January 2017

Opening drinks Friday 6 January 5:30pm - 8pm

Jane Giblin

JANE GIBLIN’S plein air,and studio work is influenced by the Australian landscape and the people and animals who work in it. A graduate of the Tasmanian School of Art, Jane’s practice includes painting, drawing, printmaking and photography. With 9 solo exhibitions since 2005, she was winner of the 2016 Blacktown Arts Prize the Mancell TasArt Award in 2014 and a finalist in the the Outback, Glover, Whyalla, Muswellbrook, Alice, Cossack, Paddington, John Leslie Art and Hutchins prizes.  Jane is also an art teacher focusing on photography, both wet and digital, mixed media, life drawing, ceramics and theory. She has travelled widely through Europe, Malta, Iceland and Britain, Siberia, Africa, South East Asia and China.  Isabella Foster writes: The merging of human animal with animals of the land allows for the exploration and recognition of sexuality and animosity as well as the relationship between the working human and the working animal. Identifying herself with the rawness, the fur, the blood and the filth, Jane explores questions of identity and how one’s relationship with a land must consider its history. 


Vivien Haley

Known as a leading textile artist, VIVIEN HALEY’S atmospheric collages mark her significant transition from textiles to hard surfaces. Trained at the National Art School,and Alexander Mackie college she established her own textile design practice with the assistance of a grant from the Visual Arts Board. Haley’s textiles are represented in prestigious collections in both Australia and overseas and her collages have featured in solo and group exhibitions in Australia.  Haley is deeply influenced by the Australian landscape,  She writes, I have had time to reflect upon and observe the infinite changes of the landscape. Light and dark, delicate and strong, atmospheric. Its fleeting moments. Such moments are inextricably linked to our inner lives.

Susan Wald

Based in Melbourne and a graduate of the Vic College of the Arts, SUSAN WALD has been exhibiting, both solo and in groups since 1989. Her work is held in major collections including the National Gallery of Australia,The Australian Print Workshop, BHP and regional galleries. She writes:  I believe that painting in the 21st century can still be a potent medium - one that is able to speak and reflect on our time in a powerful way…An old passion of mine is the theatre… I use the theatre as a springboard to develop my own visual language. My wish is not to paint ballet or illustrate theatre, but to condense it down to the essence of the experience and, when possible, to use metaphors to provoke the imagination.The monoprints have become an integral part of my working practice, facilitating rapid experimentation and subtle development of the image.