Posts Tagged ‘Art Projects’

Fragments. An old chair. Inspiration for new work.

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

As a small child I pulled things apart. Even, before I could talk, I ripped apart dolls and toys. I used to make little displays, installations of the fragments and other discarded things. Today I still pull things apart. I find fragments more pleasing and sometimes, even more interesting than the original object.



Recently, I pulled apart an old chair that had been hanging around for years. The wood was still good. The cloth and leather had grit and rust, just perfect for sculpture. The rustic bits and pieces also related to some textile fragments, I unpicked from an 1800’s, quilt topper. I’m still working on outcomes and painting has crept in too. Below are some pics of the process.






BOAA – Biennale of Australian Art 2018.

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

I am happy to announce I have been selected from 800 artists across Australia, to be part of BOAA-Biennale of Australian Art  in 2018.



BOAA is a multi layered art festival with various opportunities for artistic engagement. My work will be part of the ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’ project, which will be BOAA’s largest installation. Supported by the City of Ballarat, this installation will form an impressive sea of images representing artists Australia wide and it will be displayed in Ballarat’s historic Mining Exchange building.


No. 2. Old clothes. Recycling. Art Making.

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Follow-up from a previous post  Old clothes. Recycling. Art Making.

Playing with textiles, wax and trying to work out my new camera.

De-constructing a man’s suit.


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Wafers of wax, felt & linen


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Specimens to play with flesh- like



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Waxed string twined


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Jenny Davis_Waxen Dig 2 _21ss



Hand- sewn surface marks


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Links to Joseph Beuy’s  felt works and underground spaces seen in Paris


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Similar to scientific or, geological specimens from an antique book


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Paris Manhole. Underground Spaces.

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Found Abstractions
Manholes utility holes, cable chambers, access chambers, inspection chambers, maintenance holes,  confined spaces) Top openings to underground spaces.

Photographs taken in Paris, France by Jenny Davis. 2005,2007 & 2009.


” No Yes” Book.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Today I made my first ever limited edition artist books. The past few weeks I’ve been working with Queensland artist, Jack Oudyn  creating, 2 original artist books. We sent the original books across the country many times in the post, from Victoria to QLD, so we could both add our marks.

"No Yes" Book Side 1

“No Yes” Book 1/3


It has been a challenge to get the maths right with the edition. They are far from perfect and I lost a few marks in the process, which, I think only adds to their charm and it’s been a lot of fun, learning from mistakes made along the way.

Each little “No Yes” book measures W4 x H5 x L40cm. made from 160gsm. goatskin parchment paper in cream.


Collaborative Art Project.

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

The original “No Yes” book below is now finished after 2 collaborative swaps with Australian artist Jack Oudyn

Please see previous post on “Collaborative Art”

1st swap with my marks only


2nd swap with Jacks marks and we both decided it was finished!


It has an oriental feel to it.

Coming up soon, the other finished artist book!


Sun Prints. Coffee. Vintage Textiles.

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Experimenting today with sun prints using coffee and the sun

Vintage damaged cloth stretched over wooden frames with French flourish stamping


Tattered antique French doilies placed on top of stretched cloth



Using the doilies as a stencils spray with coffee and vinegar diluted in hot water and leave under the sun for an hour or so



Resulting in subtle ghostly images embedded for further embellishment later


Iron each image 3 mins. to make colour fast


Collaborative Art. Artist Books.

Sunday, August 17th, 2014


We mostly think of artists working alone in a studio to produce works of art but, artists have also been working collaboratively, in groups and partnerships for centuries, even in the Renaissance. Now with technology, it’s even easier to connect and work with other creative people.




Lately, I have been working on a collaborative arts project with Australian artist Jack Oudyn using a couple of little handmade books I created .




The books are sent by snail- mail back and forth to each other. We then, work on each page, the reverse sides or, add to each others marks and collage, until we are both satisfied with the piece.

We will then, colour photocopy the book and both have a copy, or keep an original each.

After 2 collaborative swaps the book below is still a work in progress. Today, I created more marks and will send it off  to Jack, for more additions or thoughts on the project.


I find it lots of fun and liberating working in this way, as well as, a bit scary. You never know if you will connect with each others mark- making and make the piece, work for both artists.

You can see the “No Yes” book finished here…




Mail Art. Nomad Art. Transportable Art.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Finished Mail Art. Sending off to Australia, France, South Africa, USA, Canada and Portugal.

“Earth Works” series.

Gocco screen print. Distress inks. Stencil. Thread. Collage. Coloured pencil on vintage graph paper and  found cardboard packaging.

Spirit of the Valley

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010


An abstract feeling ….In this painting I wanted to capture the “Spirit of the Valley” in an abstract way. The colours connect to the mood of Yarra Valley’s lively communities, rich in it’s, various cultures. The arts, food and wine intermingled with the tranquillity and soul of the surrounding landscape

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Funny how things seem to workout. Recently I had a fall and broke my arm.

I have been wanting for ages to update my” Gallery” but, always find it too hard to drag myself away from the studio. Since breaking my arm though, I’ve had too slow down and take it easy. Over the past few weeks I have managed to use the computer with my left hand to upload more paintings, drawings  and sculpture for you to browse.

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“Stimulate your senses.Suggestive and powerful abstract art with a spark, to generate new ways of thinking, to move and inspire us. Jenny Davis award winning, Australian Contemporary artist , paint’s what she feels. Bold and stunningly colorful abstract paintings, that reveals the power and brightness of color, through the different effects of form and texture which spring from the canvas.”

Paula Trevisan, International Art,Ferrara , Italy in 2010