ARTIST | DESIGNER | CONSULTANT

Jennifer Gaye is an Australian born Textile Artist who draws inspiration through conversation and observation, reflecting relationships between the natural and urban world, allowing her textile art to speak of her true passions through the many processes that create an effortless image of peace and cycles of life.

Jennifer has a deep relationship with the textile discipline; textiles as functional fabric, as expressive art form, developing her own techniques and voice in the creative world, through experimentation. Jennifer’s Art works were born from a long love affair with textiles and design, from ocean to sky, reflecting relationships between the natural and an urban world. Tone and colour playing a large role in the visual feel and mood, as layers build, overlap forming random and planned patterns.

Jennifer Gaye draws her inspiration from the reflecting worlds of nature’s lustrous cycles and their gentle touch on our urbanity. She is inspired by the ferocious beauty that we aspire to concur, while taking in the calm that fills our still gaze. Jennifer observes the visual beauty, the pattern and cycle created in natural movement and explores the clash and ever changing colour palette, all showcased on natures theatrical stage.

Jennifer introduces these inspirations to cloth through collage, stitch and acrylic, applying different processes and techniques. Each stage an artwork, Jennifer then explores and captures through her lens the movement her textiles create in motion as they mimic nature.

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EDUCATION

1997  SMT South Metropolitan Tafe, Bentley WA

CAD; Computer Aided Design (Gerber) – Pattern Design

1994  SMT South Metropolitan Tafe, Bentley WA

CAD; Computer Aided Design (Gerber) – Pattern Grading & Entry

 1987-1989  SMT South Metropolitan Tafe (Formally; Bentley Tafe), Bentley WA

Advanced Diploma in Fashion and Textile Design

 

1989  Bentley Tafe (South Metropolitan Tafe)

4 week Europe Fashion Textile Study Tour 

 

AWARDS, GRANTS + ACKNOWLEDEMENTS

2021 Melville Art Awards – Finalist

2000  WA Fashion Designer of the Year – WINNER WA Fashion Designer of the Year

2000  WA Fashion Designer of the Year – Haute Couture WINNER

2000  WA Fashion Designer of the Year – Evening WINNER

1988  Australian Wool Corporation Young Designer Award – WA Finalist

 

2020  City of Melville Artist Awards

2019  City of Melville Artist Awards

2011  South Perth Art Awards – Textile Collage – Naturalized Urbanity

2009  South Perth Art Awards – Mixed Media – Layered and Intermit

2009  City of Melville Artist Awards – Mixed Media – Unstructured Autumn Texture

2009  Manjar Artist Awards – Mixed Media – ‘Snow Garden’

1999  WA Fashion Designer of the Year – Finalist

1998  WA Fashion Designer of the Year – Finalist

 

2016  Department Culture & Arts, Grant – Banshu-Ori Fashion Textile Exhibition – QV1

2015  Department Culture & Arts, Grant – Banshu-Ori Fashion Textile Exhibition – WA Museum

2011  Department Culture & Arts, Grant – AIR project assisting Artist to Louise Snook

 

PROJECTS

2012 – 2016 BANSHU Fashion Textile Program BFTP – SBK Japanese agent & consultant

(WA Department of State Development, DSD funded project)

2015 Ozawa Textiles, AKIRA Isogawa, Leeuwin Estate – Coordinate SCARF project

2013 StyleAid WA Ballet collaboration – Student; Judge & Mentor

2011 BANSHU Fashion Textile Program BFTP – Judging panel (DCA funded project)

2010 BANSHU Fashion Textile Program BFTP – Judging panel (DCA funded project)

2006 – 2007 Professional & Lifestyle Magazine P&L – Design/Style contributor, AIM Australian Institute of Management project

 

PUBLICATIONS

2021 An invitation to POPUP at Studio 124 Collective – Fabric Quarterly

2020 – Popup Gallery opens on 83 Rokeby Rd Subi – Streets of Subi

2020 – ART IS POPPING UP ON 83 ROKEBY ROAD – Fabric Quarterly

2016 – Making International Waves – Article -Western Suburbs Weekly

2016 – Featured Artist – ONLINE – UK blogger and writer John Hopper

2013 – Material Obsession – Article Banshu Project – STM magazine

2013 September – Article ‘Small affair to so Fashionable’ – West Australian

2013 August – Article – STYLAID CONNECT magazine

2013 July – Blog Interview – ONLINE Bolushe Blogger

2013 June – NECART – article – Sheila WA magazine

2013 April – Postcards from Japan – Banshu-Ori article – Ragtrader Magazine

2013 – Cover + Fashion spread – wearable NecArT works – Sheila WA magazine

2012 – Dec – Night Moves – wearable NecArT piece – Weekend West

2012 – May – Blog – Ian + Erick = TUNGSTEN

2012 – Early start to Art appreciation – AIR project – Community News

2012 – Students art spans the ages – AIR project – Community News

2010 – Talented Trio display their works – WAFTA exhibition – Fremantle paper

2009 – Textile Art goes natural – WAFTA exhibition Naturally – West Australian

2008 May – Unique art exhibit a triple treat – Textile.Pearl.Paint – Community News

2001 August – STYLEAID Dream to be – SCOOP magazine

2001 May – Cover – SCOOP magazine

2001 May – Sunday Times

2001 May – Scoop Files article – SCOOP magazine

2000 May – Cover Today lift out – Sunday Times

2000 May – Cover + Article – WAM magazine

2000 May – ‘Paris Calling’ – Sunday Times

GALLERY representation

2020 – current Petrichor Gallery   Jennifer Gaye artwork

EXHIBITIONS

2021 – Oct – Melville Art Awards Exhibition; Wirless Hill Museum, Ardross WA 

2021 – Sep – Oct ‘ESCAPE’ – Petrichor Gallery, Walpole WA – SOLO Exhibition (by invitation)

2021 – July – Hale Fine Art – Hale – group exhibition (by invitation)

2021 – July – St Marks Art – St Marks – group exhibition (by invitation)

2021 – July – Hale Fine Art – Hale – ONLINE (due to COVID) group exhibition (by invitation)

2019 – Sep – Art Awards Exhibition – City of Melville – group exhibition

2019 – Aug – MLC art; MLC, Stirling Hway Claremont WA – group exhibition (by invitation)

2019May – July ‘FABRICATION ‘Art Space Collective, Scarborough – group exhibition

2016 INTERFACE WA Launch – collaboration with Dyo Events – Installation

2012 – TOPDRAW – ‘stitch sketch’ – Preston St ARTSPACE, South Perth – group exhibition

2011 – South Perth Art Awards – South Perth WA – group exhibition

2011 – WAFTA – ‘InTension’ – MOORES Building – group exhibition

2009 – WAFTA – ‘Naturally’ – MOORES Building – group exhibition

2009 – South Perth Art Awards – South Perth WA – group exhibition

2009 – City of Melville Artist Awards – Melville WA – group exhibition

2009 – Manjar Art Awards ‘Snow Garden’ – Mandurah Performing Arts – group exhibition

2009 – Fremantle Contemporary Art Gallery – ‘Layered & Unplanned’

2008 – ‘Textile Pearl Paint’ – Home Studio – group exhibition

 

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2021 – March – Popup Gallery – 124 Wellington St Mosman Park

2020 – Dec – Popup Gallery – 83 Rokeby Rd Subiaco

2018 – Wealth Management & Partners WMP, Burswood WA – 16 Large CANVAS artworks

2016 BANSHU-ORI Textile exhibition – QV1 – group exhibition

2015 BANSHU-ORI Textile exhibition – WA Museum – group exhibition

2008 – ‘Textile Pearl Paint’ – Home Studio – group exhibition

 

GALLERY + ART FAIRS + ART TRAILS

2021 – Dec ‘EMERGE gallery’ – 79 Rokeby Rd Subiaco WA – Popup curated & created by Jennifer Gaye – gallery

2021 – Oct – Perth ART UpMarket – UWA Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA – art fair

2021 – March – Popup Gallery – 124 Wellington St Mosman Park – Popup curated & created by Jennifer Gaye – gallery

2020 – Dec – Popup Gallery – 83 Rokeby Rd Subiaco – Popup curated & created by Jennifer Gaye – gallery

2019 – Oct – Perth ART Upmarket – UWA Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA – art fair

2019 – Sep – Open Studios & Exhibitions Art Trail – Home Studio – City of Melville – art trail

2018 – Perth ART UpMarket – UWA Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA – art fair

2016 – A Swell Day Out – Act Belong Commit – Mandurah Performing Arts – art fair

2015 – A Swell Day Out – Act Belong Commit – Mandurah Performing Arts – art fair

2011 – Song-lines of Kadidjjiny Park – A-I-R Grants Program 

 

RUNWAY

2014 – ‘Fremantle Fashion Collective’ – PS Art Space, Fremantle WA – Runway

2003 – Melbourne Cup Fashion Parade – The Red Herring – Runway

2002 – Mercedes Australian Fashion Week – Runway

2002 – Melbourne Cup Fashion Parade – The Red Herring – Runway

2002 – STYLEAID – Runway

2002 – ArtRage – Runway

2001 – Melbourne Cup Fashion Parade – Runway – The Red Herring – Runway

2001 – Mercedes Australian Fashion Week – Runway

2001 – WA Fashion Design Awards opening – Runway

2001 – The Ruby Room, VIP Opening – Burswood Casino

 

CORPORATE + PUBLIC ARTWORK COMMISSIONS

2018 – Wealth Management & Partners WMP, Burswood WA – 16 Large CANVAS artworks

2016 – Peter Millard & Partners – London/International Art Consultants, London UK – 2 Large Textile Collage artworks ‘OCEAN Hollow’, for Hotel project in Scotland

 

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCIES / Workshops

2020 – Embroiders Guild ‘BORO’ Workshop with Jennifer Gaye – Workshop

2018 – ‘Upcycle’ Art Night – Santa Maria College – Workshop

2017 – Art Night – Santa Maria College – Workshop

2016 – ArtEd – Textile Art – Workshop

2014 – Women Leaders of the Future Program – Chevron, Perth – Workshop

2013 – Women Leaders of the Future Program – Chevron, Perth – Workshop

2013 – AIR Textile Art – Darken WA – 2-day workshop

2011 – AIR – Assistant Artist for Artist Louise Snook – Melville PS, Melville – 3-mth project

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

ARTSOURCE – Member since 2019

WAFTA – Western Australian Textile Association Member since 2009

TCFWA – Textile Clothing member since 2001