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Jane Mervin

*1960
from Amata Community
language Pitjantjatjara

Jane came from Amata Community to Alice Springs in the early 2000s and for three years was a student at Batchelor College, receiving a Certificate 2 in Arts and Craft. Painting for over 8 years now, Jane draws inspiration from colours, owls, nature; flowers, hills and trees. It is these subjects that connects Jane to her family and country.

Over the last 6 months Jane’s art has flourished, showing great confidence in brushstrokes, fine details and vibrancy. Jane is producing texture-rich canvases and elaborate works on paper that demonstrate her passion for art and above all a close connection to community.

Referring to her favourite subject, Tjulpu (birds) or Owls “At night time the owls come in to visit. I can hear them, I look for them. I see the owl and the moon and then I go to sleep.”

Exhibitions

Finished exhibitions

KM121104 Desert Mob 2013

Sep 5, 2013 - Oct 31, 2013 at Araluen Cultural Precinct

JM120823 How to collect Aboriginal Art

Mar 9, 2013 - Apr 6, 2013 at Coo-ee Aboriginal Art

KM130204 New Works

May 1, 2013 - Mar 25, 2013 at Gabrielle Pizzi Gallery

JM121123 Beautiful Art

Feb 12, 2013 - Mar 23, 2013 at Woolloongabba Art Gallery

JM120601 Jane Mervin, Lance James, Billy Kenda, Conway Ginger

Oct 30, 2012 - Nov 23, 2012 at Alcaston Gallery

JM120824 Jane Mervin Works on Paper

Sep 27, 2012 - Oct 31, 2012 at Merenda Gallery

AR120314 Desert Mob

Sep 7, 2012 - Oct 21, 2012 at Araluen Cultural Precinct

JM120208 Mwerre Anthurre Artists

May 1, 2012 - May 26, 2012 at Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi

JM120103 Owl Wisdom

Mar 2, 2012 - Mar 31, 2012 at Tali Gallery

Jane Mervin's paintings

 Tjulpu Mankurpa (three owls) Tjulpu Gathering Horse Tjulpu Untitled Parrot Birds in Tree Horse Go to Gallery