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Creative: Jan Palethorpe

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Jan was born in Melbourne in 1956 and studied sculpture and printmaking at CIT from 1986-88 and the Victorian College of the Arts from 1983-84. Since 1978 she has exhibited in solo exhibitions at various venues including Powell Street Graphics, Leon Massoni at Tolarno Galleries, Art Space Footscray, Qdos Gallery Lorne, Gasworks Theatre, University of Melbourne Baillieu Library. She has participated in many group exhibitions most recently including:

— 2011  Footprints, Counihan Gallery, Victoria. Pressing Issues, Castlemaine State Festival
— Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania
— Five Central Victorian Printmakers, Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum

Jan has been awarded first prize in the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize (works on paper 2005, and highly commended 2009), and was awarded the drawing prize in the Swan Hill Regional Gallery Print and Drawing Acquisitive 2010.

Living in the North West Kimberley for three years (1995-1998) Jan undertook several artist-in-residencies receiving an Australia Council Community Development Grant to be in residence at Oombulgurri Aboriginal Community in 1995.  She has also co-ordinated projects in remote communities including 30 stories on 30 Murals in 30 Days a project involving all members of the Mulan Community, Western Australia 2006. She has been the recipient of two Artists in Schools (Arts Victoria & DEET) residencies: ‘Worlds within Worlds’ — producing a giant tortoise with the children of Wantirna Heights (School for children with Spectrum Disorder); and ‘the Paper Shop’ — a 3D project involving paper making, lino printing and the production of a giant carpet python in the primary school and remote Malley community of Culgoa.

Jan Palethorpe’s  work is held in many public and private collections including the Arts Victoria, Australian National Gallery (Canberra), Australian Print Workshop, Monash Medical Centre (Melbourne), Blaxland Gallery (Melbourne), Brisbane Grammar School, Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum, Community Arts Resource Centre (Melbourne), Flinders University Art Museum (South Australia), Frans Masereel Centrum (Belgium), Gold Coast City Art Gallery (Queensland), Graphico Uno Print Workshop (Milan), Hyatt on Collins (Melbourne), Kensington Gallery (South Australia), Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre, NSW Art Gallery, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery (Queensland), Shire of West Kimberley (Derby), State Library of Victoria, Stonnington City Council, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, University of Melbourne Museum of Art, Waikato Museum (New Zealand), Warrnambool Regional Gallery (Victoria), and private collections throughout Australia and U.K.


2007-08: Master of TESOL   University of Melbourne

1989: Bachelor of Education   University of   Melbourne

1983-84: Post-Graduate Diploma Fine Art Printmaking Victorian College of the Arts

1980-81: Graduate Diploma of Education Melbourne State College

1976-78: Diploma Fine Art Printmaking CIT (Monash)

Solo exhibitions

2010: Moth,  Shelf Life Gallery, Taradale

2010: The Landscape in the Figure, Primrose Press, Chewton

2009: Imago Phasmids Casemoths & Cocoons, Qdos, Lorne

2009: Overdrawn, ANZ Bank, Castlemaine Fringe Festival

2008: Imago – The Collection, Art in the Library, University of Melbourne Baillieu Library

2007: Coracle, Stephen McLaughlin Gallery

2001: In Heaven Everything is fine, Convent Gallery, Daylesford

1995: ‘Into the Blue’, Gasworks Theatre, Port Melbourne

1993: ‘Boat – Unique State Prints’, West Space, Footscray

1990: ‘World as Idea’,Powell Street Graphics, South Yarra

1988: ‘Recent work’, Tolarno Galleries, St. Kilda

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