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Midday At the Hanging Swamp with a Heron Jane Guthleben Jane Guthleben - Midday At the Hanging Swamp with a Heron
Midday At the Hanging Swamp with a Heron 2023
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Midday At the Hanging Swamp with a Heron2023
oil on linen
102 x 102 cm
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White Spider Grevillea on Blue Jane Guthleben Jane Guthleben - White Spider Grevillea on Blue
White Spider Grevillea on Blue 2023
White Spider Grevillea on BlueJane GuthlebenWhite Spider Grevillea on Blue
White Spider Grevillea on Blue2023
oil on panel
20 x 20 cm
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Gum on Burnt Orange Jane Guthleben Jane Guthleben - Gum on Burnt Orange
Gum on Burnt Orange 2023
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Gum on Burnt Orange2023
oil on marine ply
40 x 19.5 cm
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Little Red Grevillea in a Crystal Vase Jane Guthleben Jane Guthleben - Little Red Grevillea in a Crystal Vase
Little Red Grevillea in a Crystal Vase 2023
Little Red Grevillea in a Crystal VaseJane GuthlebenLittle Red Grevillea in a Crystal Vase
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oil on panel
20 x 20 cm
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Wattle on a Green Cloth Jane Guthleben Jane Guthleben - Wattle on a Green Cloth
Wattle on a Green Cloth 2023
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Wattle on a Green Cloth2023
oil on marine ply
40 x 20 cm
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Little Red Spider Flower Jane Guthleben Jane Guthleben - Little Red Spider Flower
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Little Red Spider FlowerJane GuthlebenLittle Red Spider Flower
Little Red Spider Flower2023
oil on panel
20 x 20 cm
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Looks like Twisties Jane Guthleben Jane Guthleben - Looks like Twisties
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oil on marine ply
40.9 x 20 cm
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Jane Guthleben

Through still life paintings of indigenous flowers, birds, and insects, Guthleben uses the traditions of vanitas and its messages of the transience of life to present a painted vernacular that spans humour, kitsch, and historical and environmental themes.

She reinterprets the delicate floral masterpieces of Dutch Golden Age painting by amping up the colour and light in response to the Australian environment and emphasising the texture and diversity of indigenous flora in brushy impasto.

Jane Guthleben studied a Bachelor or Fine Arts with honours at the University of New South Wales in 2015. Guthleben has been a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize (2019,2012), the Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize (2018), Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (2018), Ravenswood Women's Art Prize (2019, 2017) and the Fisher's Ghost Art Prize (2015) among others.

EDUCATION

2015

  • Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons), University of New South Wales
  • Short courses at National Art School, Willoughby Workshop Art Centre

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

  • 'Evergreen', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • SCRUB, M Contemporary, Sydney

2022

  • SCRUB, M Contemporary, Sydney
  • BIRD IN HAND, M Contemporary, Sydney

2021

  • 'Florilegium', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • 'An Evening at Mt Wilson' M. Contemporary, Sydney

2020

  • 'Bush Chorus', M. Contemporary, Sydney
  • 'Grandiflora', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2019

  • 'Ornament', M. Contemporary, Sydney
  • 'Posy', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2018

  • 'Floralia', M. Contemporary, Sydney

2017

  • 'Flora Domestica', M. Contemporary, Sydney
  • 'Remote', Incinerator Art Space, Sydney, (with Peta Dzubiel)

2016

  • 'Object & Image', Incinerator Art Space, Sydney (with Peter Finlay)

2011

  • 'Home', Charles Hewitt Gallery Sydney

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023

  • Sydney CSydney Contemporary, M Contemporary, Carriageworks
  • On the Edge: Species at Risk, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
  • XV, Gallery Smith, Melbourne

2022

  • Sydney Contemporary, M Contemporary, Carriageworks

2021

  • Sydney Contemporary, M Contemporary, online

2020

  • Retracing, Art Space on the Concourse, Sydney
  • Frontlines: Takayana to Adani, Hobart

2019

  • Sydney Contemporary, M. Contemporary, Carriageworks
  • 'Heroine', M Contemporary, Sydney
  • 'The New Gallery Show', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2018

  • Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, M. Contemporary, Sydney
  • 'The Platform 10', Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane
  • St Kevin's Art Show, Melbourne
  • 'At the End of the World', M. Contemporary, Sydney

2017

  • 'Multitasking', 107 Projects, Redfern, Sydney
  • 'Three Painters Sharing a Studio', Ewart Gallery, Sydney

2016

  • Ravenswood Art Show, Sydney
  • Balmain Art Show, Sydney
  • 'Object & Image', Incinerator Art Space, Sydney
  • 'Interior Motives', 107 Projects, Sydney
  • 'Young Artists Initiative', M Contemporary, Sydney
  • 'Internal Affairs', Art Month, Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney

2015

  • 'Holiday', 107 Projects, Sydney
  • UNSW Honours Annual, UNSW Galleries, Sydney

2014

  • UNSW Graduate Exhibition, UNSW, Sydney
  • 'Expanded Painting', Kudos Gallery, Sydney

2013

  • 2nd Year Painting, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
  • '1200KWest', COFAspace, Sydney
  • 'Small is Beautiful', Charles Hewitt Sydney
  • Lindfield Art Show, Sydney

2012

  • Victor Harbour Art Show, Victor Harbour
  • 'Views and Visions', Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney

2011

  • Balmain Art Show, Sydney
  • 'Think Big', Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney

2010

  • 'About Flowers', Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Something Personal 2', Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2023

  • Finalist, Archibald Prize Salon des Refuses
  • Finalist, Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2022

  • Semi-Finalist, Moran Portrait Prize
  • Finalist, BigCi Residency, Bilpin, NSW

2021

  • Finalist, Archibald Prize Salon des Refuses

2020

  • Finalist, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Finalist, Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize, S.H. Ervin Gallery, NSW
  • Finalist, Waverley Art Prize, Sydney
  • Finalist, 2020 Chateau d’Orquevaux Residency Prize, France

2019

  • Highly Commended, NG Art Creative Residency Art Prize, France
  • Finalist, Archibald Prize Salon des Refuses, Sydney
  • Finalist, Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize, S.H. Ervin Gallery, NSW
  • Finalist, Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW
  • Finalist, Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize, Sydney
  • Finalist, Korea-Australia Arts Foundation Art Prize, Sydney
  • Semi-Finalist, Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Sydney

2018

  • Finalist, Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize, S.H. Ervin Gallery, NSW
  • Finalist, Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Project Contemporary Art Space, NSW
  • Finalist, Little Things Art Prize, Saint Cloche Gallery, Sydney
  • Residency, UNSW Greenhouse Residency, Flowers Gap, NSW

2017

  • Finalist, Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize, Sydney

2016

  • Finalist, Young Artist Initiative Contemporary Art Award, M. Contemporary, Sydney

2015

  • Recipient, UNSW Greenhouse Residency
  • UNSW Academic Award
  • UNSW Painting Prize, Artscene Derivan Award
  • Finalist, Fishers Ghost Art Prize
  • Finalist, UNSW Jenny Birt Award

2014

  • Highly Commended, UNSW Jenny Birt Award

2013

  • UNSW Fowlers Gap Scholarship

2012

  • Finalist, Mosman Art Prize

2011

  • Finalist, National Trust NSW Harper's Mansion Art Prize

2010

  • Finalist, ABC 702 Art Prize

2 – 16 December 2023
SMALL WORKS - Click and Collection

17 August 2023 – 5 September 2023
Jane Guthleben ‘Evergreen’

19 July 2022 – 6 August 2022
Jane Guthleben ‘Wollemi to Wilpena’

3 – 21 August 2021
Jane Guthleben ‘Florilegium’

17 March 2020 – 15 April 2020
Jane Guthleben ‘Grandiflora’

26 June 2019 – 17 July 2019
THE NEW GALLERY SHOW — A Group Exhibition

30 January 2019 – 16 February 2019
JANE GUTHLEBEN 'Posy'

October 20, 2023

JANE GUTHLEBEN IS A FINALIST IN THE 2023 PORTIA GEACH MEMORIAL AWARD

Jane Guthleben has been selected for the Portia Geach Memorial Award, for her painting of the bird photographer, Leila Jeffreys.

Renowned photographic artist Leila Jeffreys is internationally recognised for her bird portraiture, video installations, books, films and her contribution to bird conservation. Recently she undertook an assignment in sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island, where she observed penguin populations. She sent me pictures from the trip of penguin parents doting on their fluffy brown babies. With recent news that shrinking ice has had a devastating impact on penguin populations in Antarctica this year, her trip and research couldn’t have been timelier.

For our Portia Geach sitting we went to Sydney Aquarium where we spent a few hours looking at penguins. Leila is a bird whisperer, and the penguins there climbed all over her and were fascinated by her camera equipment. It seemed right that a portrait of Leila would include a bird.

This painting is part of an ongoing series of portraits of women I admire that I call ornament-portraits; small in size and designed to be the opposite of monuments (which have historically been mostly of men). The subject stands on a little plinth, rather like an ornament on a shelf. In this case the plinth can also be read as a shrinking iceberg floating in Antarctic waters.

Image:

'Leila and the Baby King' 2023
oil on marine ply
40.2cm x 22.6cm

READ MORE HERE

May 6, 2023

JANE GUTHLEBEN FEATURED IN SYDNEY MORNING HERALD ARTICLE

Jane Guthelben was featured in the Sydney Morning Herald article 'How does it feel to be painted for the Archibald Prize? Terrifying' by Helen Pitt.

You can read the article here.

July 28, 2021

JANE GUTHLEBEN: FINALIST IN THE SALON DES REFUSES 2021

The alternative Archibald and Wynne Prize selection

5th June – 26 September 2021

The Salon des Refusés was initiated by the S.H. Ervin Gallery in 1992 in response to the large number of works entered into the Archibald Prize which were not selected for display in the official exhibition. The Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s most high profile and respected awards which attracts hundreds of entries each year and the S.H. Ervin Gallery’s ‘alternative’ selection has become a much anticipated feature of the Sydney scene.

Each year our panel is invited to go behind the scenes of the judging process for the annual Archibald Prize for portraiture and Wynne Prize for landscape painting and figure sculpture at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, to select an exhibition from the many hundreds of works entered in both prizes but not chosen for the official award exhibition.

The Salon des Refusés exhibition at the S.H. Ervin Gallery has established an excellent reputation that rivals the selections in the ‘official’ exhibition, with works selected for quality, diversity, humour and experimentation, and which examine contemporary art practices, different approaches to portraiture and responses to the landscape.

JANE GUTHLEBEN Greetings from Bibbenluke (Lucy Culliton, artist)

July 1, 2020

JANE GUTHLEBEN: FINALIST IN THE ARCHIBALD PRIZE 2020

ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Jane Guthleben’s subject is author and journalist Annabel Crabb, who is also known for her cookbooks and TV shows about cooking, Australian politics and history. The pair met some years ago when Annabel bought one of Guthleben’s paintings.

‘I admire Annabel because she energetically juggles full-time work and excellent cooking and has written about the pressures of modern domesticity in The wife drought,’ says Guthleben. ‘The painting aims to portray the public persona of Annabel as a baker, while celebrating the domesticity she writes and podcasts about.

‘I’ve painted her as an ornament on a small pedestal, wearing an apron and holding a wooden spoon – part of a series of ornament-portraits where the subject is transformed into a shelf ornament in a mundane pose. The work is deliberately small in scale to be the opposite of monumental, and pastel colours play upon the stereotype of woman as homemaker, which Annabel somehow manages to transcend.’

A former journalist herself, Guthleben was born in 1966 in Bairnsdale, Victoria. This is her first time in the Archibald Prize.

November 30, 2019

JANE GUTHLEBEN RESIDENCY IN FRANCE

Jane Guthleben was the recipient of the international NG Art Creative Residency which is a two week placement at the 15th century Provincial homestead in Eygalières, Provence, Southern France in November 2019.

Directed and founded by Nicky Ginsberg, the NG Art Creative Residency is a prize that aims to provide creatives an opportunity to embark on imaginative endeavours and immerse themselves in an environment of reflection and creative freedom in the studio and en plein air.

Jane's new body of work from Eygalières will be exhibited in her upcoming show, Grandiflora at Edwina Corlette Gallery 17 March - 9 April 2020.

READ MORE HERE

August 30, 2019

JANE GUTHLEBEN: FINALIST IN THE MOSMAN ART PRIZE

As an acquisitive art award for painting, the winning artworks in the Mosman Art prize form a splendid collection of modern and contemporary Australian art, reflecting all the developments in Australian art practice since 1947. Artists who have won the Mosman Art Prize include Margaret Olley, Guy Warren, Grace Cossington Smith, Weaver Hawkins, Nancy Borlase, Lloyd Rees, Elisabeth Cummings, Adam Cullen, Michael Zavros and Natasha Walsh.

In 2019 Jane Guthleben is a finalist with her work 'North Shore arrangement with superb fruit doves'. She says of the painting:

This work is based on the 17 century Dutch still life floral works by Rachel Ruysch, which have inspired my large floral compositions. For this work I have researched indigenous flora and birds from the Mosman Municipal area that are under pressure from urban encroachment and weeds.

READ MORE HERE

July 11, 2019

JANE GUTHLEBEN FINALIST IN THE PORTIA GEACH PRIZE

Jane Guthleben is a finalist in 2019 with her work The scratching post (self, artist).

The Award was established by the will of the late Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, Portia Geach. The non-acquisitive prize is awarded by the Trustee for the entry which is of the highest artistic merit, ‘…for the best portrait painted from life of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, or the Sciences by any female artist resident in Australia during the twelve months preceding the close date for entries.’

The 2019 exhibition will run from August 2 to September 15, 2019 at Sydney's S.H. Ervin Gallery.

READ MORE HERE

May 22, 2019

JANE GUTHLEBEN: SALON DES REFUSES 2019

The alternative Archibald and Wynne Prize selection

11 May – 28 July 2019

The Salon des Refusés was initiated by the S.H. Ervin Gallery in 1992 in response to the large number of works entered into the Archibald Prize which were not selected for display in the official exhibition. The Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s most high profile and respected awards which attracts hundreds of entries each year and the S.H. Ervin Gallery’s ‘alternative’ selection has become a much anticipated feature of the Sydney scene.

Each year our panel is invited to go behind the scenes of the judging process for the annual Archibald Prize for portraiture and Wynne Prize for landscape painting and figure sculpture at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, to select an exhibition from the many hundreds of works entered in both prizes but not chosen for the official award exhibition. Of the 978 entries to the Archibald Prize the AGNSW Trustees selected 52 works, and from 734 entries to the Wynne Prize the Trustees selected 29 works.

From the remaining submission our selectors have chosen 30 works from the Archibald Prize entries and 23 works from the Wynne Prize entries for this alternative exhibition. The 2019 selectors were Brian Langer, director, Cowra Regional Art Gallery and Jane Watters, director, S.H. Ervin Gallery

The Salon des Refusés exhibition at the S.H. Ervin Gallery has established an excellent reputation that rivals the selections in the ‘official’ exhibition, with works selected for quality, diversity, humour and experimentation, and which examine contemporary art practices, different approaches to portraiture and responses to the landscape.

JANE GUTHLEBEN IN CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD MORECROFT

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