Jane Giblin


Jane Giblin’s plein air and studio work is influenced by the Australian landscape, and the people and animals who work in it.

Life in the bush, mountains and rural universes fills her lungs and mind with the scratch and grit, the heat and wind and vibrating, freezing air which keeps her work full of the verve she desires. The human animal progresses on its merry-go-round and yet behaves self destructively. Like a feral creature, a virus, it is a wonderful organism in uninhabitable places. Struggle is perpetual and defiant; it keeps Jane moving.

Jane graduated from the Tasmanian School of Art, in 1984, when it was situated at Mount Nelson, in the hills above Hobart. After graduation, Jane spent an extra year enrolled in the printmaking department learning to etch and eventually she completed two Masters degrees, one in painting and one in lithography. The University of Tasmania has offered Jane PhD candidacy in the School of Creative Arts, commencing in 2022.


2013 Master of Fine Art and Design, Printmaking, UTAS
2006 Master of Fine Art and Design, Painting, UTAS
1984 Bachelor of Fine Art, UTAS


2021 Welcome to 71 Murray Street Studios, Gallerie Seventy One, Hobart
2021 The Floating Lands, The Wilderness Gallery, Cradle Mountain
2020 I Shed My Skin; Postscript, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2020 I Shed My Skin; A Furneaux Islands Story, Moonah Arts Centre, Glenorchy
2019 I Shed My Skin; A Furneaux Islands Story, Burnie Regional Gallery, Burnie
2019 I Shed My Skin; A Furneaux Islands Story, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston
2019 I Shed My Skin; A Furneaux Islands Story, Furneaux Museum, Emita, TAS
2018 The Earth Muzzle, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2016 Dog’s Belly, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2014 Rural Testimony, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2012 French Landscapes, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2009 Cerberus in the Land, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2008 Relic , Colville Gallery, Hobart
2008 Hill’s Edge Jane Giblin; Sue Henderson Burnie Regional Gallery
2007 Landscape, Colville Street Art Gallery, Hobart
2005 Conversation with Landscape, Burnie Regional Gallery
2005 Australian Landscapes On the Beach, Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal, Siberia


2021 Finalist, Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown, NSW
2021 Finalist, The Burnie Print Prize, Burnie, TAS
2021 Finalist, Tasmanian Women’s Art Prize, Finalist, Burnie, TAS
2021 Finalist, Tasmanian Women’s Art Prize, Finalist, Hobart, TAS
2021 Arts Tasmania, Artist in Residence, Funded, Poatina
2019 Winner, Kedumba Drawing Award, Acquired
2019 Finalist, Lloyd Rees Art Prize, Hobart, TAS
2019 Finalist, Wyndham Art Prize, Wyndham, VIC
2016 Winner, Blacktown City Art Prize
2016 Finalist, Redland Art Award, Cleveland, QLD
2016 Finalist, Fisher’s Ghost Award, Photography, Campbelltown, NSW
2015 Winner, Cossack Art Prize, Works on paper
2014 Winner, Mancell Financial Group TasArt

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