Just shopping, always shopping: Jane Theau

Saturday 03 August 2019 to Wednesday 25 September 2019 (DAILY event)

Overview

Just shopping, always shopping is one of a series of large-scale lace drawings depicting people in unexceptional, everyday moments. These works are made from thread and tarlatan rescued from the garbage bin of the UNSW Art and Design printmaking studio. Jane Théau works with many media, concentrating most recently on woven horsehair combined with bronze sculpture, and textiles combined with dance and performance.

Jane is the Australian Design Centre Award winner of the Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Awards 2018. She has also won the Rookwood Sculpture Prize, the Grace Cossington Smith Early Career Artist Award and has been a finalist in numerous exhibitions including the Black Swan Portrait Prize, the International Lace Award and the Tamworth Textile Triennial in 2020. She has for four years facilitated a refugee community art project at Auburn Community Centre and is in the final year of a PhD at the Australian National University.

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