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Janie Benzie

 

 

Janie is a graduate of Claremont School of Art and has been painting professionally for 20 years.  She paints with a variety of mediums and in different genres.

 

Her still life work is primarily about her past and time spent with her Mother and Grandmother.  She collects china which she uses in her work.  Her lighting is dramatic with heavy darks, reminiscent of the darkened rooms that her Mother preferred.  She is also exploring her femininity, revelling in being a female and enjoying depicting the sensual objects relating to her gender.

 

Janie has been drawing the nude body for 26 years and often uses these sketches as the basis of paintings in acrylic or oil and most recently watercolour and printed paper which she creates herself.

Before starting Artspace Janie was part of the "Open-Bite Studio" in Fremantle.

 

Janie paints in watercolour, oil, acrylic and and teaches watercolour, oil   in her gallery. 

 

Janie is the author of "Things my Mother Taught me" - a book of illustrations and sayings.  Profits go to Cancer Research.  

 

 

PRIZES

 

2010 City of Melville Art Prize        

Highly commended

 

2006 City of Melville Art Prize         

Highly commended

 

2005 Town of Mosman Part Art Awards         

Highly commended

 

2002  City of Melville Art Prize          

Highly commended

 

1999   Northam Art Prize           

Highly commended

 

1998   Northam Art Prize           

First Prize

 

EXHIBITIONS

2019 Mindscapes 2019 Gomboc Gallery

2018 Mindscapes 2018 - Moores Building, Fremantle.

2017 Melbourne Exhibition

2016 "Unrestricted by Reality"  Kidogo Arthouse with CASM

2013 "Fine Lines" Artspace Gallery Nedlands

2010 Solo Exhibition - "Presence" - Artspace Gallery - Nedlands

2010 "Favourites" Exhibition - Artspace Gallery - Nedlands

2009 "Beyond Botanica" - Artspace Gallery  - Nedlands

 

2008   “Christmas Exhibition” – Artspace Gallery, Nedlands

2007    “Christmas Exhibition” – Artspace Gallery, Nedlands

2006   “Of Two Views” – Artspace Gallery, Nedlands

 

2006   “Mix” – Artspace Gallery, Nedlands

2007   MLC Collegians and Friends Exhibition, Methodist Ladies’ College,

Claremont

2006   City of Melville Art Prize Exhibition, Council Chambers, Melville

2005   City of Melville Art Prize Exhibition, Council Chambers, Melville

2004   “Laughter” - Open Bite Studio, Fremantle

2005   MLC Collegians and Friends’ Exhibition, Methodist Ladies’ College,

Claremont

2003   “Open Bite at the Moores” – Moores Building, Fremantle

2002   “Maritime Exhibition” – Open Bite Studio, Fremantle

2002   City of Melville Art Prize Exhibition

2003   MLC Collegians and Friends’ Exhibition, Methodist Ladies’ College,

Claremont

2001   “Quartet” – Accent Gallery, Nedlands

2001   MLC Collegians and Friends’ Exhibition, Methodist Ladies’ College,

Claremont

1999   Northam Art Prize Exhibition

1999   MLC, Collegians and Friends Exhibition, Methodist Ladies’ College,

Claremont

1998   Northam Art Prize Exhibition

1996   “Five at Amberley”- Amberley Gallery, Yallingup

1996   MLC Collegians and Friends Exhibition, Methodist Ladies’ College,

Claremont

 

 

 

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4/192 Hampden Road, Nedlands WA 6009

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