JANE JAMES CV
I am a visual artist based in Brisbane, Australia. I travel to environments in the Asia Pacific region to collect material for
my art projects and to conduct teaching residencies in Marine Art. The natural world, sea and marine conservation are
central to my work, which is representational in media including drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking.
New directions recently emerged in my sculptural work as I built a sculptural furniture piece from data provided by
remote sensing scientists during an artist’s residency in Brisbane’s EcoSciences Precinct.
A deep love of draftsmanship, craftsmanship and design underpin my art practice, which encompasses drawing, painting,
sculpture and printmaking. Whilst my work is largely representational, I use the manipulation of visual language to
overlay additional meanings.
Rope has formed a central motif in my work, where it is used both as metaphor and visual element. I have a love of this
material in its many forms, and the purposes for which they are designed. Recent work has incorporated objects cast in
paint, a unique process developed by me, and one I continue to explore in my latest body of work.
Another current project is underway to create two site specific marine installations entitled “Anthropogenic Art(i)facts”
situated underwater, in Tasmania in 2020.
2015 Artist in Residence Science Program, DSITI, Ecosciences Precinct. Brisbane
2016 Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Residency, New York, United States of America.
2017 Semantics, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane, Queeensland
2016 The Rogue‘s Yarn, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane, Queeensland
2014 Bower, Brisbane, Queensland
2012 Nest, Brisbane, Queensland
1998 Bourbon Bluez - Suva, Fiji
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Thirteenth Annual Artists Show, Colville Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
2017 Made in Paint, Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Gallery, New York
2016 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, South Australia
2015 Data as Art, Webb Centre, Griffith University, Brisbane Queesnsland
2015 Art Meets Science, EcoSciences Precinct, Brisbane, Queensland
2014 Art Meets Science, EcoSciences Precinct, Brisbane, Queensland
2012 Art for Sharks, Bleeding Heart Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
2009 Art for Sharks, Bleeding Heart Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
2009 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
2009 Marine Visions III, Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay, NSW
2008 The Relationship Between Humanity & The Sea”, ANL Maritime Art Prize - Melbourne
2006 Australian Society of Marine Artists National Exhibition - Maritime Museum, Queensland
2006 ANL Maritime Art Prize, Melbourne, Australia
2005 Joint Exhibition - Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia
2005 Australian Society of Marine Artists National Exhibition - Mosman Gallery, Australia
2002 Australian Society of Marine Artists National Exhibition - Maritime Museum, Brisbane, Australia
SELECTED AWARDS AND PRIZES
2016 Finalist, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize
2016 Finalist, Contemporary Art Awards
2005 Runner-up - Peoples’ Choice Award - Australian Society of Marine Artists National Exhibition
2006 Peoples’ Choice Award - Australian Society of Marine Artists National Exhibition
2009 First prize - Fine art and Sculpture “Marine Visions III”
Work held in Private collections, Asia, Europe, United States, Africa and Australia.
2014 Teaching residency, Lady Elliot Island, Marine Art.
2009 – 2014 Queensland University of Technology, Lecturer and Tutor
2006 – 2013 Brisbane Institute of Art, Tutor
1986 University of Tasmania, School of Art, Bachelor of Fine Art
1986 University of Tasmania, Faculty of Education, Diploma of Education