Lana De Jager

The tension of zoom and scale. Zooming into parts of objects or changing the scale and proportion of objects relative to each other creates a tension that complicates the viewer’s expected understanding of those objects. Artists have employed this as a way of narration for a very long time and it is instinctive for de Jager to use this approach to monumentalise the mundane in her work, possibly because she comes from a design and advertising background. De Jager habitually examines how scale might elaborate on the meaning in her work or how it might affect the impact of the message. 

And that message is usually contained within her exploration of personal, social and cultural issues - whether it be loss, grief and isolation, gender pressures and mental health or environment and climate changes.

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Recent exhibitions at Tacit Art:
2020 Minerals & Memory

2020 Editions, Featured Artist, Tacit Galleries 


2019 Waiting For Wisdom, Tacit Galleries


Recent exhibitions include
2020 Minerals & Memory, Tacit Art, Melbourne
un(civilisation), Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek
Editions, Featured Artist, Tacit Art 
un(civilisation), Petrie Terrace Gallery, Brisbane
Waiting For Wisdom, Tacit Art
un(civilisation), The Art Vault, Mildura
un(civilisation), Alternating Current Art Space, Melbourne
2018 un(civilisation), Tacit Art
Unhappiness, Gecko Studio Gallery

2023 Protean, Print Council of Australia Gallery, Melbourne
SUBSTRATE 23, Tacit Art, Melbourne
Group Exhibition, Up Gallery, Sassafrass
2022 Baldessin Studios, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, Sydney
SUBSTRATE 22, Tacit Art, Melbourne
When you think about Feminism, what do you think?, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
Editions Print Prize, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2021 TACIT Still Life Prize, Tacit Art, Melbourne
The Peebles Print Prize, Queenscliff Gallery
Inkmasters, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns, Queensland
Annual Mayoral Exhibition, Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery, Ringwood
Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Gallery, Tasmania
Caravan, Tacit Art, Melbourne
Together/Alone, Hills Hub, Emerald (w/ Carl de Jager)
Art in the Time of COVID, Hills Hub, Emerald
PICES, Cowes Cultural Centre
Editions, Tacit Art
2020 20[2020], Tacit Art
1.5 Degrees, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
2019 Baldessin Studio - The Story, Montsalvat, Melbourne
Flesh, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne
The Affordable Art Fair, Melbourne
Yarra Glen Art Show
Editions, Tacit Art
Fifty Squared, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne
2018 Annual Mayoral Exhibition, Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery, Ringwood [Acquisition Award]
A Daring Love Affair with Her Own Shadow, Gallery152, York, WA
Circle of Stones, Gallery152, York, WA
Only Human, Collins Place Gallery, Melbourne
Editions, Tacit Art
Through a Glass - Darkly, Collins Place Gallery
2017 Small Works, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne
Traverse, Collins Place Gallery, Melbourne
Editions, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2014 Black & White, Port Stephens Cultural Centre, Nelson Bay, NSW