A surprising place for surprising art.
Art Post Uki is a gallery space dedicated to showing the work of artists from Uki and surrounding areas in what is a truly unusual venue, the heritage-listed Uki Post Office. The exhibitions are curated by an independent panel including a local artist, with a mission to build community and engage visitors.
An emerging artist from Burringbar, Janet works primarily with thread and fabric. She enjoys exploring ways of creating pattern and texture by using a variety of media along with the fabric and thread.
“Birds, Banksias and Reflections” presents a selection of works exploring these three subjects. Birds have always appealed to Janet and through her encounters and observations, she has created beautiful, if slightly whimsical, portraits of them. Banksias have held a special spot within Janet’s heart from childhood. The sculptural elements of this genus provide endless creative curiosity for her. Reflections on objects have been a counter-balance to the natural subjects more frequented by Janet. She has found the challenge of representing a reflective surface through fabric art quite stimulating.
In 2017 Janet won the mixed media section for the Ocean Shores Art Prize, in 2018 was a selected finalist for the 30 x 30 art prize for Art Piece Gallery, and in 2018 she held a solo exhibition showing 13 of her artworks at the Northern Rivers Art Gallery.”
Janet’s Birds, Banksias and Reflections is on now at the Uki Post Office until Thursday 24 July.