CREATIVE | INNOVATION | ARTISTIC | COLLABORATION
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
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.
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 |