Jillian and Peteris were delighted to open their urban studio in November to the Friends of Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. Amidst a balmy Perth day, over 30 art lovers scaled the ‘ladder’ to the two formal studio spaces, and enjoyed artist talks, a leisurely wine and an art chat under the leaves in the artists’ “secret garden”.
Sincere thanks to Jeffry Campbell, Pauline Faulds and Catherine McCloy from Friends of Lawrence Wilson Gallery for their consummate professionalism and efficiency in organising the event. The “Friends” are an integral part of the prestigious Lawrence Wilson Gallery of the University of Western Australia, and provide support for its activities, ranging from the acquisition of new works to providing artistic and technical facilities.
A Survey of Contemporary Western Australian Printmaking
Jillian Ciemitis screen print Pinnacle was on show at the Mundaring Arts Centre as part of the 26 S 121 E On the Map a Survey of Contemporary West Australian Printmaking. Featuring the work of 35 West Australian printmakers. Curated by Laura A Taylor.
In October 2016, Jillian and Peteris Ciemitis represented Australia in the G20 International Art Exhibition in Hangzhou, China. This short film tells the story of the Exhibition, which featured over 60 international artists invited from the twenty G20 countries.
Jillian and Peteris Ciemitis are both participating in the 15th International Calligraphy and Painting Exchange Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan. Organised by Kokusai Shoga Koryukai, the exhibition opens Tuesday, January 5, 2016.
Jillian Ciemitis was selected as a finalist in this year’s Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award with her screen print ‘Aperto’. The Award is Australia’s richest and most prestigious print award, which celebrated 40 years of presenting the best in printmaking from established, emerging and cross-disciplinary artists.
Peteris and Jillian Ciemitis Numbered Exhibition photo by Kathryn Yip Ross
After extensive collaboration, Jillian and Peteris Ciemitis produced a body of work on exhibition at the Gallery, Ellenbrook. “Numbered” reflects upon the possessive and complex relationship that citizens have with urban trees, and sees them presented in dissected and disembodied forms.
The exhibition will be opened by ABC radio presenter Sabrina Hahn on Sunday August 10, at 3pm and will be followed on Sunday 17, by and artist floor talk by the artists.
Artists: Miriam Gardiner, Del Hemingway, Debbie Oakley and Jillian Ciemitis
Jillian Ciemitis was one of four Western Australian artists to collectively present a body of work exploring the tension between the concepts of nature vs nurture in a group exhibition ‘Alitura’. Held at the Heathcote Museum and Gallery throughout July. The exhibition also included artists Debbie Oakley, Miriam Gardiner and Delrene Hemingway.