CV of Jane Richens

Tabbil Forest
Bingleburra NSW, Australia

Jane has a rural property in the Hunter Valley – Tabbil Forest – where she
organises events, teaches and pursues creative endeavours. Her creative
work includes print and mixed media, painting, photography, felting and
working with textiles. She began as a practicing visual artist in 1984 and has
since been involved in the areas of design, visual arts education and
administration and English language education. For 7 years Jane taught
graphic design at universities in Sydney and Singapore. Many of her
workshops have explored a range of visual research strategies and design
processes within an arts & design context and in particular through the form of
the book.

Tabbil Forest
Tabbil Forest is a 680acre property on a range that comes out from the
Barrington Tops Wilderness Area. It contains a 200acre rainforest, grazing
country, wooded areas, an organic garden and historic hut.

Training
CELTA – Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults,
Australian TESOL Training Centre, Sydney, 2004
Botanical Illustration, Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney, 2004
Digital Pre-press, College of Fine Arts, Sydney, 1996
Bachelor of Arts, Power Institute of Fine Arts, University of Sydney, 1994

Teaching
Altered Images, individual arts workshops, Catbird Gallery, Dungog
Visual design lecturer & tutor, 1998-2004 –
School of Communication, Design & Media, UWS University of Western
Sydney
NAFA Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
School of Design Studies, College of Fine Arts, UNSW University of New
South Wales
English language teacher, Sydney 2005-06 – Holmes College, acl (Australian
Centre for Language)

Design and production
Partner is the design business RICHENS & DOHERTY, 1994-2008
Graphic design, digital artwork, print management of catalogues, magazines,
corporate id and websites.
Clients include: Shapiro Art Auctioneers, Universal Magazines, Dinosaur
Designs, Horwath Asia Pacific, Australian Multimedia Enterprise, Australian
Film Commission, Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Sydney, Corban
and Blair
Also worked in the area of design and production for a number of design
companies and cultural organisations in Sydney
MaDHouse Design, Powerhouse Museum, Museum of Sydney, Art Almanac

Arts administration/professional positions
Artist co-ordinator, NAVA National Association for the Visual Arts, Sydney,
1993
Partner in an arts administration and graphic design business SENSIBLE
ART SERVICES, Sydney 1989-92
Arts administrator, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Sydney, 1989-90
Arts administration, INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART, Brisbane, 1988-89
Sculpture conservator, WORLD EXPO 88, Brisbane, 1988
Arts administration and magazine production, EYELINE MAGAZINE,
Brisbane, 1987-89
QUEENSLAND ARTWORKERS ALLIANCE, Secretary (chair) & committee
member, 1986-9
THAT CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE, Studio & gallery member, 1986-7

Visual art projects
Practicing visual artist exhibiting at a number of galleries and arts spaces  
since 1986
Exhibited in individual and group exhibitions at: Institute of Modern Art,
Brisbane; First Draft, Sydney; Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney; Milburn + Arte,
Brisbane; AFI Cinema, Sydney; Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane;
Centre Gallery, Gold Coast; THAT Contemporary Art Space, Brisbane,
Catbird Gallery Dungog
Selection of early exhibitions
PORTRAITS OF, Below Zero, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 1992
FRAMES OF REFERENCE, Dissonance, Artspace/Wharf, Sydney, 1991
SCANNING THE CODE, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, 1990
SIN (Nude with Red Hair), Milburn + Arte, Brisbane and, Bureau, Brisbane,
1989
INTERFACE, Queensland Bicentennial Art Spaces Project, Brisbane, 1998
7 IS IN HEAVEN, THAT Contemporary Art Space, Brisbane, 1987
Performance with Eugene Carchesio, WEAR BLACK, WEAR WHITE, John
Mills National, Brisbane, 1987
MASKS, Observatory, Brisbane, 1985

Bibliography
Ross, Toni, ‘Portrait of the Artist as Photocopier: Jane Richens’, Electronic
Arts in Australia: Continuum, Vol 8, No 1, 1994
Seward, Angela, ‘Portrait of’, IMA newsletter, February 1992
Dissonance catalogue & poster
Kirker, Anne, Instant Imaging, exhibition catalogue, Qld Art Gallery, May 1991
Andrew, Paul, Me, myself and the eye, exhibition catalogue, First Draft West,
1990
Art Almanac, May 1990, editorial & July 1991 cover
MOCA Bulletin, 1989
Queensland Artworkers Alliance, Annual report 1989, Secretary’s report
Axis file, exhibition catalogue, 1988
Wark, K., ‘Not Just a Pretty Interface’, Outer Site, Five Contemporary Art
Spaces projects (publication), 1988
Helmrich, Michelle, ‘Interface/Brisbane’, Art & Text, Issue 29, 1988
Helmrich, Michelle, ‘Interfacing the Interface’, Eyeline, Issue 6, September
1988
Helmrich, Michelle, ‘That’s THAT, But is That All?: THAT Contemporary Art
Space 1985-1988’, Eyeline, Issue 5, June 1988
Helmrich, Michelle, ‘Artist Page’, Eyeline, Issue 4, March 1988
Szulakowska, Ursula, ‘The World is an Abstract Pearl’, Eyeline, Issue 2,
August 1987

                                  
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