Jayes Gallery, Sculpture Garden, Gift Shop and Picture Framing is located in the historic town of Molong nestled in the Orange Wine Region just 20 minutes drive from the city of Orange in Central West NSW.
Jayes features a wide range of contemporary art, it’s a must see destination in the region.
"My previous exhibitions have concentrated
mostly on painting but over the last few months I have been experimenting with
printmaking and the art of collagraphs. Designing and creating the plates is a
challenge, and not knowing how the various materials used to create texture
will print is exciting. I began researching women from the ancient,
mythological, and modern worlds from Egyptian history to 20th
century entertainers Queens, Empresses, Goddesses, and wonderful tribal women
from various cultures.
This exhibition titled ‘ WINE, WOMEN, and
SONG’ set my imagination on a pleasurable journey. My fascination of women from
all genres, my love of birds, and the enjoyment of drinking wine created with
such passion by many of our local wine makers all combined to culminate into
what I hope is an interesting body of work to be enjoyed by the viewer as much
as I have enjoyed creating it. Printmaking is often very experimental, and the unpredictable
results can sometimes bring an exciting element of surprise, not always favorable,
so it means alterations and reprinting to reach the desired result. "