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An exhibition of contemporary art and design, Jane Thompson Art and Made by Pen reunite for Inspired Living Spaces. This exclusive showcase seamlessly melds Jane Thompson's new collection, inspired by her experiences in Tuscany, with the latest season's colourways from Made by Pen.
Opening Event: Thursday 14th March 5.30pm - 8.00pm
Friday 15th March: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday 16th March: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 17th March: 10.00am - 2.00pm
Consistently connected to her natural surroundings, Jane Thompson brings you her beloved series created from her time spent in Tuscany at the Italian Artist Residency, La Macina di San Cresci. These paintings were inspired not only by her many early morning walks and meanderings along village dirt roads but also by the awakening she felt through tuning into all of her senses while experiencing a new environment. The smells, the tastes, the people, the peaceful sunrises and the chiming church bells heard from afar; the newness of all that surrounded her. Which of course is the beauty of travel and escape.
Working predominantly in acrylics, wax pastels, oil sticks and graphite, Jane enjoys creating with fast drying materials as they enable her to capture the energy and freedom in the spontaneous moment. Jane paints to express the feeling of an experience and place. Often combining elements from what she has seen and heard, translating it into how it felt to be there, forming a small part of the story within the flow of time and transition.
Made By Pen (Pen) stands at the forefront of Australian design, seamlessly blending movement, tactility, and unexpected materiality into their creations. With a commitment to timeless elegance, their designs transcend conventional boundaries, adding a playful touch that infuses spaces with a sense of joy. The studio distinguishes itself by collaborating with the country's most inspired designers, and architects creating original and innovative products. Fuelled by a passion for progress, Made By Pen's objects are designed to make the places we work, live and play more functional, beautiful and evolved.