Jane McKenzie is an Australian artist currently based in
Castlemaine, Victoria. Her sculptural work has evolved from a life-long preoccupation with making art and a parallel architectural career.
McKenzie’s sculptures have their own visual language anchored in geometry and architecture. Starting with flat slabs of clay, she explores the connections between structure and voids to create her sculptures.
McKenzie’s work has been included in group and solo exhibitions in NSW, Victoria and South Australia. She won the Muswellbrook Art Prize (Ceramics) in 2015 and was a finalist in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize in 2019.
‘Black and White and Red All Over’ is a series of vessels made by Jane McKenzie with the potential to hold foliage, flowers or stand alone. The title references the materials used to make the vessels and her affection for ‘dad jokes’.
Like most of her sculptures, the vessels are loosely inspired by architecture, but in particular, these were inspired by the towers of Le Corbusier’s Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp. Isamu Noguchi’s ‘Lonely Tower’, made in 1952, was another point of reference. The vessels are one-offs, hand built using slabs of terracotta clay and glazed where water can be held.
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