Jane Chandler

"Drawing can strongly hold the memory of place and the embodied sense of being back in front of the vista, just as the cable roots of mangroves hold the shore. In these paintings the place has become reimagined, invented from memory with only occasional references to the original drawing, but held in mind like the returning and shifting of tides and sediments.

After a visit to Japan in 2017 I started painting with coloured ink on paper, discovering the characteristics and qualities of different papers and how each type responds to ink. Some papers immediately soak up the ink, others leave the ink to pool on the surface to dry, often with unexpected results. This can surprisingly enhance the painting or inspire a change from the intended direction, just as the encroaching tides bring change to the mangrove’s ever shifting shore."

Jane Chandler, May 2019

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Recent exhibitions include
2019 Holding the Shore, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2016 Temporary Arrangements, Art at St Francis, Melbourne 2015 Home & Away, 69 Smith St Gallery, Melbourne 2014 Overseas Visitors, Gilligan Grant Gallery, Melbourne 2012 Jane Chandler, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne 2004 Cut, Ochre Gallery, Melbourne

2021 TACIT Still Life Prize, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2020 20[2020], Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2018 John Leslie Landscape Prize, Gippsland Regional Gallery, Sale 2017 Family Resemblance, Studio 11, Owen Dickson Chambers, Melbourne 2016 Six Minds of Eight, Montsalvat, Melbourne 2015 By Invitation, Blue Urchin Gallery, Trentham; Group of Eight, Montsalvat; Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art, Melbourne 2013 Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art; Still Life, Mingara Gallery, Phillip Island 2006 Portraits, Motor Works Gallery, Melbourne 2004 Small Works, Ochre Gallery, Melbourne