WA Print Media Awards 2012

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Jillian Ciemitis Winner WA Print Media Awards 2012
Jillian Ciemitis receives award from City of Swan, Mayor Charlie Zannino

September, 2012

Jillian Ciemitis received the Western Australian Print Makers Association Excellence Award for her hand printed screen print “Exterieur Interieur”.  The work was the outcome of her 2011 photographic exploration of the Louvre, Paris and was regarded as a contemporary reinterpretation of traditional themes and forms.

Artist Residency

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August, 2012

Jillian Ciemitis was Artist in Residence at Edith Cowan University Printmaking Studio in Perth, Western Australia during August – September, 2012.  Throughout the six week residency, Jillian conceived and screen printed Biophilia Hypothesis, a series of photographic screen prints which transmogrify branch patterning so that the resulting images become meditations on neural pathways and plasticity.

Jillian Ciemitcampus residencyis screen printing ‘Biophilia Hypothesis’ during artist residency at Edith Cowan University.

‘Thinking Print’ – Moores Gallery, Fremantle

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June, 2011

A print survey by Edith Cowan University at Moores Gallery in Fremantle has challenged questions of what printmaking might be through investigations across a wide range of traditional and non-traditional approaches.  Works including those by Jillian Ciemitis, formed part of a special feature of the exhibition; – the “Global Echo” will concurrently exhibit a collected survey of selected printmakers in international venues including New York, Karachi, Sheffield, Lancashire and Utah.


Exhibition “Inconjunction”

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May 8 – 16, 2010

A 2010 survey of printmedia in Western Australia has featured prints by Jillian Ciemitis. The ‘by-invitation’ exhibition, curated by Shelley Cowper and Krissie Dawson comprised outstanding works by 28 printmedia students and staff of (inter alia) the University of Edith Cowan (ECU), University of Western Australia (UWA) and Curtin University.

Moores Contemporary Art Gallery
46 Henry Street, Fremantle, WA


Exhibition “es + id”

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March 16 – 26, 2010

Jillian and Peteris Ciemitis  bought a collection of works described by the Sydney Star Observer as “extraordinary and personal portraits” to the Depot II Gallery in Waterloo, Sydney.  The exhibition, “Es” (“self” in Latvian) and “Id” (primitive subconscious) aimed to stir ideas of unsettled emotional undercurrents.  The exhibition was opened by Nick Vickers (Director of the Alumni Gallery, University of Sydney) opened to a gathered audience of over a hundred attendees.

DEPOT II GALLERY, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo, Sydney, NSW



Exhibition “Displacement and Belonging”

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Displacement and Belonging photo by Jillian Ciemitis
photograph by Jillian Ciemitis

December 5, 2009

The exhibition, “Displacement and Belonging” opened by Diana Warnock on December 5, features work by Peteris Ciemitis, Lidija Dombrovska-Larsen, Selga Esots, Indra Geidans, Maija Kins, Garielle Mazalevskis, Maris Raudzins, Lolita Skye-Lark, Arvids Sodums and Len Zuks.  “Critically acclaimed for his luminous portraits, (Ciemitis) also showed landscapes on paper” (Lyn DeCiero, Artists Chronicle, Issue No 130)

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, 46 Henry Street, Fremantle

December 5 to December 18, 2009.  Daily: 10am to 5pm



Solo Exhibition “Tide”

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© ‘Sax’ photograph Jillian Ciemitis

January 22, 2009

Jillian Ciemitis’ first solo exhibition broke attendance records for the  Ellis House Gallery in Bayswater, Western Australia.  Cited as “being reminiscent of a contemporary Decarava” (Andrei Buters, Perth Voice, 24/01/09), the work attracted extensive aclaim and interest.

The exhibition presented contemplative black and white narratives, counterpointed with reflective images of world renowned Jazz saxophonist Troy Roberts and blues legend Matt Taylor.