Jane Dawson

Jane had an idyllic childhood on an isolated and beautiful sheep property close to the foothills of the Snowy Mountains. Many areas were only accessible on horseback. Jane learnt to appreciate and respect the powerful interdependence of animals, man and nature. Bushfires occurred often. Heavy rain could cut the property off by flooding the low level bridges and drought was always lurking. Mail, provisions and wool bales from shearing time were pulled by hand cable across the strong flowing Murrumbidgee River on a punt. The challenges were seen as exciting not dangerous subjects for Jane to sketch, paint and sculpt.

Jane has been working as an exhibiting sculptor for more than 25 Years.

Jane works to harness the light on the form of her sculptures and the shadows reflected are to give the metal life and another dimension.

Her Bush childhood, love of horses, threatened and exotic wildlife, the human figure and her travels are powerful images informing her work. Jane’s sculpture is figurative, stylized and humour can play a part.

Jane graduated with a BA from The University of Sydney and a Dip BEP. She attended John Olsen’s Bakery Art School Paddington, the Sculpture Centre in the Rocks, Tom Bass’ Studio and the Julian Ashton Art School.

Jane’s sculpture is held in collections in Australia, New Zealand, America, France, the UK, Hong Kong and Jordan.

Jane works mainly in bronze, stainless steel and polyurethane. Her studio is in Alexandria, Sydney.

Jane exhibits regularly at Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Sydney (The Barry Stern Gallery).

Jane’s commissions include sculpture for Trelawney Stud New Zealand, Clayton Utz, St Bede’s Church Pyrmont, Australian Wildlife Conservancy  (AWC) for Sir David Attenborough’s 90th Birthday, three threatened species sculptures for AWC’s New York Gala, Waterville Golf Club Ireland, The Women’s College within The University of Sydney and many private collections.

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