‘Jane du Rand: Green, Red and Black’ is a collective ceramic installation that captures Ipswich-based artist Jane Du Rand’s interpretation of the ever-evolving Australian natural landscape. Using factions of colour as categories, each shade of green, red and black is a careful examination that responds to place. When displayed collectively in their colour blocks, the hundreds of glazed tiles reconstruct the artist’s experience of the bush, rainforests, red desert plains and bushfire-stricken ash.
Bushwalking has played an essential role in forging Jane’s connection to the Australian landscape. Since immigrating from South Africa in 2014, Jane has amounted observations of Australian flora, fauna, and experiences that either delighted, excited or instilled her with a sense of awe.
For Jane, an integral part of forming a connection to the landscape has been to recreate the things she sees, including plant life, geological landscapes, and wildlife, through her art practice. Exploring textures, shapes and reconstructing panoramic views, Jane captures her connection to the land — a place that felt alien to her nine years ago.
Free entry | Open 10—5, 7 days
Image: Ceramic tiles (detail) from ‘Jane du Rand: Green, Red and Black’ exhibition at the Ipswich Art Gallery, 2023.