JANN ROW­LEY

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Local Focus -

AF­TER a suc­cess­ful open stu­dio last year, artist Jann Row­ley in­vites peo­ple to join her again for a glimpse into her cre­ative space.

Us­ing acrylic and oil paints on can­vas and pa­per, Jann works with an in­tu­itive process to cre­ate her art.

“As any artist would say, rather than you show­ing through the work, the work shows through you,” she said.

Jann has be­come in­ter­ested in the an­cient tech­nique of pen, ink and brush as used in the tra­di­tional cul­tures of Asia.

She said the pa­per used in this tech­nique is un­avail­able in Aus­tralia but found on a re­cent trip to Sin­ga­pore that it is get­ting rarer.

“Tra­di­tion­ally the process of hand mak­ing the pa­per is passed down through fam­i­lies but young peo­ple are dis­in­ter­ested in tak­ing up the fam­ily busi­ness,” she said.

Jann’s work has shown solo and group ex­hi­bi­tions for more than 30 years in­clud­ing over­seas.

Her works are bought by cor­po­rate col­lec­tors such as lead­ing banks and ho­tels, as well as pri­vate col­lec­tors both na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally.

Jann’s stu­dio is at her home at 2A Ri­ley Road, Clare­mont and will be open 10am-5pm on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 24 and Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 25.

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