78 Gladstone Road
Leura NSW 2780
At the age of 16 Jill commenced studies for a Diploma of Fine Art at the National Art School in Sydney. Early marriage and children put studies on hold as she devoted her time to family and working on the family farm at Narromine.
In 1978 Jill attended Dubbo TAFE to study Ceramics. This was followed by a Certificate course in Art at Dubbo TAFE, then part time and the only art course on offer in the region.
Completed in 1988 this was her first real exposure to printmaking on zinc plate. Subsequently she attended Toowoomba Summer Schools working firstly with Wim De Vos and then with Master Printmaker Basil Hall,who over the years has given invaluable guidance in this art form.
A full-time practicing painter and printmaker since 1992, Jill exhibited in a number of galleries including The National Trust Gallery Shop situated in the Old Parliament House, Jinchilla Gallery Dubbo, Awesome Art Gallery at Bathurst and Beaver Galleries in the ACT, working from a purpose built studio on the family property”Glenthorne” at Narromine. In 2008 Jill moved to Leura in the Blue Mountains where she lives and works from her studio.
Travel within Australia and overseas on work related trips has influence her work and inspired new series of work. In 1996 Jill was fortunate enough to live and work at the Cite`- International Des Arts in Paris, and in 2002 was guest Artist-in-Residence for the Northern Territory Craft Council based in Alice Springs. These experiences have left a lasting impression on the work produced. In 2014 after having visiting the Greek island of Skopelos firstly on a work related residency and then again to look at property she took the plunge and purchased a house in the old port town of Skopelos. A complete renovation followed with the intention of living and working there part of each year.
GALLERIES REPRESENTING JILL WILSON
The Lost Bear Gallery, Katoomba, NSW
Du Moulin Gallery, Annandale,NSW
Tiffany Jones Fine Art, Buderim, Qld
Queensland Art Brokering
The Moree Gallery, Moree, NSW
Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle NSW
Works acquired by private collectors from USA, Canada, Japan, Denmark, England, Germany, Greece and throughout Australia.
1994-Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, “Profound Statements in Print”
Nampara, Narromine, “Whistle Stop” Art Exhibition
Dubbo Reginal Art Gallery, Courtyard show of new work based on overseas travel.
1995-Queensland Regional Galleries “Profound Statements in Print” – Traveling exhibition.
All Saints College – Bathurst “Featured Guest Artist”- Acquisition of painting by collage .
1998-Lillianfels Resort, Katoomba, March/April/May work in changing exhibition –organised by Leura Village Gallery.
2001-Lismore Regional Gallery – 22 October to 25 November “From the Same Source” – six female print makers
2004-Salmon Galleries, Sydney – August “Country Women’s Exhibition”
Moree Plains Gallery – May “Spirit of the Plains” Art Exhibition
2005-Art Sydney 05, Fox Studios – 25 to 28 August Showing with the Moree Gallery
2006-Queen Suzanne Memorial Exhibition Kinross Wolaroi, Orange
2010- Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle, April.
2011- The Moree Gallery, August.
ONE PERSON EXHIBITION
1995-Dubbo Regional Art Gallery, July “Artist of the Month”
1996-Sydney International Airport,First Class Lounge Show of work organised by Valarie Cohen Fine Art, Paddington.
Weswal Gallery,Tamworth,February,exhibition of paintings/prints.
1998-Weswal Gallery, Tamworth,Jan/February“Inspired by My Sketchbook”-exhibition of paintings/drawings/prints
1999-Weswal Gallery, Tamworth,May “Colours”- exhibition of paintings /prints based on Central Australian trip
Dubbo Reginal Gallery-November,” Colours”-exhibition of paintings/prints based on Central Australia.
2000-The Echidna, Dubbo – July Exhibition of paintings/prints based on Rajasthan,India and Central Australia
2002-Murra Clay, Newtown – June “Colours” – exhibition of paintings/prints based on Central Australia
Weswal Gallery, Tamworth – July “From Alice to India” – exhibition of paintings and prints
2003-The Moree Gallery, November “Reflections on Alice and India” exhibition of paintings
2006-Weswal Gallery, October “From My Travels” – exhibition of paintings and prints
2010-Cooks Hill Gallery,Newcastle – April “Reflections on My Travels,Egypt to Morocco and Beyond.”
2011-The Lost Bear Gallery, Leura “Impressions-Spain to Alice Springs”exhibition of paintings/prints
2016-Moree Gallery – 4th November
2018-The Bathers’ Pavilion, Balmoral -May/June
RESIDENCIES and Work Related Field Trips
1996-Cite’ International des Arts,Paris – July/September Cite’ International des Arts, AGNSW Studio.
2002-Artist-in-Residence – June to August Guest of the Northern Territory Craft Council based in Alice Springs.
2011-Skopelos island Greece – June, Residency made up off Australian and International printmakers organized by
Master printmaker Basil Hall.
1984/88- Dubbo TAFE College, Dubbo, NSW Studied Fine Arts (part time) – Certificate of Fine Arts.
1992-USQ McGregor School, Toowoomba Qld Painting – Tutor, Mervyn Moriarty.
1993-USQ McGregor School, Toowoomba Qld Intaglio printing process – Tutor, Wim de Vos.
1994-USQ McGregor School, Toowoomba Qld Multi plate colour etching – Tutor, Basil Hall.
1995-USQ McGregor School, Toowoomba Qld Collagraph and Mono-print – Tutor, Basil Hall.
1996-USQ McGregor School, Toowoomba Qld Experimental landscape and figure painting – Tutor, David Fairbairn.
2001-USQ McGregor School, Toowoomba Qld Colour print making – Tutor, Basil Hall.
2010-National Art School, Sydney Lithography – Tutor, Peter Lancaster
1994-Dubbo Daily Liberal, December ‘Saturday Portrait” – Reporter Bob Scarff
1995-Dubbo Daily Liberal, July ‘Artery” by Elizabeth Smith, Director Dubbo Regional Gallery.
1999-ABC Interview, 5th May, 10.30 am Interview with Bill Gleeson based on “Colours”Weswal Gallery,Tamworth.
Western Star, November Article by Editor Anne Elliot on the “Colours” Exhibition.
Weekend Magazine, Dubbo Daily Liberal “Artery” by Kent Buchanan, Education-Public Program Officer
2003-Moree Champion, November Article on the ‘Alice to India” Exhibition
2004-The Land Newspaper, July “Country Artistic Force”- Country Women Artists.