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CREATIVE | INNOVATION | ARTISTIC | COLLABORATION | ENERGISING | DIRECTION

Jennifer Gaye is a Perth based Western Australian; designer, artist, innovative and creative consultant with over 20  years’ experience from fashion, textiles and design, and who is recognized for:

WA Fashion Awards including Designer of the Year

Commissioned by leading London, International Art Consultants, Peter Millard and Partners to create her unique textile artworks

Consultant and agent for Japanese Banshu textile group SBK

Project Manger and SBK representative for the Western Australian BANSHU FASHION TEXTILE PROGRAM (BFTP) and exhibitions

Numerous Jennifer Gaye Textile Art commissions 

Group exhibitions, artist-­‐in-­‐residencies

Mentoring and creative consulting 

Creative curation

Creative Innovation

Out of the box thinking

Jennifer Gaye 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.

Always on a project, a reliable industry professional, passionate about a sustainable design future, hand produced, ‘art inspired’ and boutique label designs, maintains the drive and energy for Jennifer Gaye to share her knowledge and experience.

FEMMEStudio

FEMMES studio is Jennifer’s space to design, create and consult. It promotes an “Artistic Collective” of artistic solutions, and creative innovation.

ARTIST STATEMENT |

Jennifer’s Art works are 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.

The inspiration for Jennifer’s artwork often comes from wide scape of ocean and sky. She is keen to represent the many tones and layers that help to make up these two scape, ones that dominate not only our Western Australian vistas, but the planet as a whole.

Jennifer Gaye developed her own techniques and voice in the creative world.
‘A relationship between textile design, a wearable form and its beauty as art.’

“I am interested in the detail that comes from layering different textiles, to give depth and visual interest to a one-dimensional cloth. From the ocean to the sky reflecting relationships between the natural and an urban world, my works are born from a long love affair with textiles and design. Tone and colour play a large role in the visual feel and mood, as layers build, overlap, forming random and planned patterns.”

“Gold leave’s, cool breezes, ocean hollows, and currents tell stories as they reflect a calming innocence on our urbanity. By taking these inspirations from natures richness, vibrant and soft colour palette and texture, recreating that emotion we embrace when we see that natural beauty.”

“Textiles as an art form, takes drawing and makes it a wearable and tactile form.”

” Inspirations: The theatrics of fashion, architecture, interiors, texture,  and the visual art forms they may create.”

| mixed media | textile | stitch | entwine | acrylic | form | art | wearable | collage | design |

2016

  • Aug – World Woven Collection – New collection Launch for Interface
  • May – A Swell Day Out – Mandurah Performing Arts Centre – FEMMES studio (artist Jennifer Gaye)
  • April – 2 large commissioned Textile Artworks – for Art Consultants Peter Millard & Partners – London / Scotland project (Hotel Lobby)
  • Feb – A Swell Day Out – Mandurah Performing Arts Centre – FEMMES studio (artist Jennifer Gaye)
  • Jan – BFTP2016 – Banshu Fashion Textile Program – Textile collaborations – Japan
    Exhibition development – BANSHU Fashion Textile Program (BFTP)\Agent/Consultant SBK (SHIN BANSHU KIKAKU) – BANSHU Fashion Textile Program (BFTP) – professional designer development / marketing Agent/Creative Consultant – branding & visual product development for local WA Business NO TOAST

2015

  • Nov – A Swell Day Out – Mandurah Performing Arts Centre – FEMMES studio (artist Jennifer Gaye)
  • Oct – Project Manager – BANSHU-ORI Fashion Textile Program exhibition – WA Museum (5 month planning for event)
  • Sep- A Swell Day Out – Mandurah Performing Arts Centre – FEMMES studio (Artist Jennifer Gaye)
  • Feb – BFTP2015 – Banshu Fashion Textile Program – Textile collaborations – Japan
    Agent/Consultant SBK (SHIN BANSHU KIKAKU) – BANSHU Fashion Textile Program (BFTP) – judging co-ordinator / professional designer development / marketing – DSD initiative with Curtin, ECU, Polytechnic & Central – Western Australia
    Agent/Creative Consultant – branding & visual product development for local WA Business NO TOAST
    Jennifer Gaye Agencies – Agent / Designer / Textile Artist

2014

  • Nov – Parade – group exhibition – The Fremantle Fashion Collective – Flight of Femmes/NecArT by Jennifer Gaye agencies (selected designer)
    Agent/Consultant SBK (SHIN BANSHU KIKAKU) – BANSHU Fashion Textile Program (BFTP) – judging co-ordinator / professional designer development / marketing stakeholder – DSD initiative with Curtin, ECU, Polytechnic & Central – Western Australia
  • March – BFTP2014 – Banshu Fashion Textile Program – Textile collaborations – Japan
    Women Leaders of the Future Program – Chevron Aust. – corporate styling workshop – Collaboration with Image Intelligence
    Creative Consultant – branding and visual product development for local WA Business NO TOAST
    Jennifer Gaye Agencies – Agent / Designer / Textile Artist

2013

  • Agent/Consultant SBK (SHIN BANSHU KIKAKU) – BANSHU Fashion Textile Program (BFTP) – judging co-ordinator / professional designer development / marketing stakeholder – DSD initiative with Curtin, ECU, Polytechnic & Central – Western Australia
  • Women Leaders of the Future Program – Chevron Aust. – corporate styling workshop – Collaboration with Image Intelligence
  • StyleAid – Student & WA Ballet collaboration – Judge & mentor
    Artist-in-Residence – Textile Artist – Textile Art Workshops – Darkan, Western Australia.
    Exhibition – On-line – ‘Off the Canvas’ Group exhibition – artcrasher.com
    Femmes studio – created studio space – by Jennifer Gaye Agencies
    Flight of Femmes – created accessory label – by Jennifer Gaye Agencies
  • March – BFTP2013 – Banshu Fashion Textile Program – Textile collaborations – Japan
    Jennifer Gaye Agencies – Agent / Designer / Textile Artist

2012

  • Exhibition – BANSHU Fashion Textile Program (BFTP) – Hatch Shop 55, Carillon City, Hay St, Perth WA – support
  • Guest Textile Designer -BANSHU Fashion Textile Program (BFTP) – SBK (SHIN BANSHU KIKAKU)
  • Exhibition – TOP DRAWER – Group exhibition – Preston St. ARTSPACE, Exhibited – ‘stitch.sketch’ – Como, WA
  • March – BFTP2012 – Banshu Fashion Textile Program – Japan
    Jennifer Gaye Agencies – Agent / Designer / Textile Artist

2011

  • Exhibition – Song-lines of Kadidjjiny Park– Artist-in-Residence Festival – A-I-R-Grants Program – Kadidjiny Park, Amphitheatre, Melville, WA
  • BANSHU Fashion Textile Program (BFTP) – Judge – DSD initiative
  • Artist-in-Residence – A-I-R Project – Assisting Textile Artist – Melville P.S – W. Australia
  • Grants – A-I-R Project – Artist-in-Residence Assisting Textile Artist – Melville P.S – W. Australia
  • Awards – The City of South Perth Emerging Artist Awards – Finalist – entry ‘Naturalized Urbanity piece one’ – South Perth, W. Australia
  • Exhibition – InTension – WAFTA – Members Group exhibition MOORES Building Contemporary Art Gallery –
  • Exhibited – ‘Naturalized Urbanity’ Fremantle, W. Australia
    Jennifer Gaye Agencies – Agent / Designer / Textile Artist

2010

  • NecArT – created wearable Textile Art – by Jennifer Gaye – Jennifer Gaye Agencies
    Jennifer Gaye Agencies – Agent / Designer / Textile Artist

2009

  • Exhibition – ‘Naturally’ – WAFTA – Group exhibition (IYNF) International Yr of Natural Fibres MOORES Building
  • Contemporary Art Gallery – Exhibited –‘Layered & Unplanned’ Fremantle, W. Australia
  • Awards – The City of South Perth Emerging Artist Awards – Finalist – entry – ‘Layered and Intermit’ –South Perth, W. Australia
  • Awards – The City of Melville Artist Awards – Finalist – Mixed media-on canvas – ‘Unstructured Autumn Texture’, Melville, W. Australia
  • Awards – Mandjar Artist Awards exhibition – Mixed media-on canvas – Exhibited – ‘Snow Garden’, Mandurah, W. Australia
    Jennifer Gaye Agencies – established – Agent / Designer / Textile Artist

2008

  • Nov – Exhibition – Textile.Pearl.Paint – Group exhibition –Melville, W. Australia
  • Sep – Exhibition – Textile.Pearl.Paint – Group exhibition – Melville, W. Australia
    Jennifer Gaye Design – Designer / Textile Artist

2006 – 2007

  • Profession & Lifestyle Magazine (P&L) – AIM (Australian Institute of Management) – Designer/Stylist –Contributor – Floreat, W. Australia
    Jennifer Gaye Design – Designer / Textile Artist

2005

  • Gallery – Fusion Fine Arts – Fine Art Interiors & Design Gallery (Mandurah) – Textiles on canvas ‘Poppy’ Mandurah, W. Australia
  • Profession & Lifestyle Magazine (P&L) –AIM (Australian Institute of Management) – Designer/Stylist –Contributor Floreat, W. Australia
    Jennifer Gaye Design – Designer / Textile Artist

2004

  • Jennifer Gaye Design – Designer / Textile Artist

2003

  • Parade – The Red Herring Melbourne Cup Fashion Parades – ‘Jennifer Gaye Design’ – East Fremantle, W. Australia
    Jennifer Gaye Design – Label – wholesaled
    CAD (Computer Aided Design) – Intangible – W. Australia

2002

  • Parade – The Red Herring Melbourne Cup Fashion Parades – ‘Jennifer Gaye Design’ – East Fremantle, W. Australia
  • Parade – STYLEAID – ‘Jennifer Gaye Design’ – collection – Perth, W. Australia
  • Parade – Artrage – Fashion Installation – ‘Jennifer Gaye Design’ Perth, W. Australia
  • Jennifer Gaye Design – Label – wholesaled – Elle, Nedlands W. Australia / Hong Kong / Saudi Arabia
  • Exhibition – Australian Fashion Week Sydney Exhibited – ‘Jennifer Gaye Design’ – Sydney, NSW. Australia
    CAD (Computer Aided Design) – Intangible – W. Australia

2001

  • Parade – The Red Herring Melbourne Cup Fashion Parades – ‘Jennifer Gaye Design’ – East Fremantle, W. Australia
  • Opening – Fascination – opening party The Smales WA Fashion Design Awards Week ‘Jennifer Gaye Design’ – gowns Perth, W. Australia
  • Opening – The Ruby Room – Burswood Casino VIP Opening – ‘Jennifer Gaye Design’ – style PR Hosts Burswood, W. Australia
  • Jennifer Gaye Design – Label – wholesaled – Elle, Nedlands W. Australia / Hong Kong
  • May – Exhibition & Parade – Australian Fashion Week Sydney Exhibited – ‘Jennifer Gaye Design’ – Sydney, NSW. Australia
    CAD (Computer Aided Design) – Intangible – W. Australia

2000

  • Parade – Ascot Melbourne Cup Fashion Parades – ‘Jennifer Gaye Design’ – gowns Perth, W. Australia
  • Awards – WA Designer of the year – WINNER – ‘Smales Jeweller’s Western Australian Fashion Week’, Perth Fashion Festival (PFF) – Western Australia
  • Awards – WA Designer of the year – Evening Wear category – WINNER – ‘Smales Jeweller’s Western Australian
  • Fashion Week’, Perth Fashion Festival (PFF) – Western Australia
  • Awards – WA Designer of the year – Haute Couture category – WINNER – ‘Smales Jeweller’s Western Australian Fashion Week’, Perth Fashion Festival (PFF) – Western Australia
  • Jennifer Gaye Design – Label – wholesaled – Elle, Nedlands W. Australia
    CAD (Computer Aided Design) – Intangible – W. Australia

1999

  • Awards – WA Designer of the year – Finalist – ‘Smales Jeweller’s Western Australian Fashion Week’, Perth Fashion Festival (PFF) – Western Australia
    CAD (Computer Aided Design) – Intangible – W. Australia

1998

  • Awards – WA Designer of the year – Finalist – ‘Smales Jeweller’s Western Australian Fashion Week’, Perth Fashion Festival (PFF) – Western Australia
    CAD (Computer Aided Design) manager – Perm-A-Pleat – W. Australia
  • Jennifer Gaye Design – Label – established

1994 – 1997

  • 1997 – CAD – Pattern Design System Bentley TAFE – (Gerber) Bentley, W. Australia
    CAD (Computer Aided Design) Manager – Perm-A-Pleat – W. Australia
  • 1994 – CAD – Computer Aided Design Bentley TAFE- (Gerber) Bentley, W. Australia
    CAD (Computer Aided Design) – Perm-A-Pleat – W. Australia

1989 – 1993

  • Designer / Patternmaker – W. Australia

1988

  • Diploma – Fashion Design – Bentley TAFE Bentley, W. Australia
  • Awards – Australian Wool Corporation Young Designer Award – WA State Finalist – Australian Wool Corporation, Australia

1987

  • Certificate – Apparel Design & Manufacture – Bentley TAFE Bentley, W. Australia
  • Bentley TAFE Fashion – Study Tour Europe – Italy, Paris, London – Bentley TAFE

Memberships

  • WAFTA – Western Australian Textile Association Member since 2009
  • TCFWA – Textile Clothing Member since 2001