Profile : Jill O'Meehan

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Jill is a multidisciplinary artist based in Borden in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. She completed a BA Fine Arts Degree from Curtin University in 2015 and works prolifically across the disciplines of Installation Art, Textiles, Sculpture, Printmaking and Abstract Painting. Jill is an avid collector of eclectic objects ranging from what she terms “nature’s cast-offs to human-made debris”. She also recycles and reuses household plastics, glass and metals; the process of collecting items on mass over long periods is both compelling and therapeutic. Colours, light, shapes and textures are the impressions she most wants to capture. Careful consideration of the beauty of each found object is key to the development of her “Collections” artworks which are installed within a site specific space. More recently, Jill has been exploring textile art, particularly craft processes such as crochet and felting. She has been applying and incorporating these skills in her contemporary art practice, numerous artist-in-residencies, exhibitions and multiple installation works. Just as importantly, Jill is driven by the appreciation, enjoyment and the experiences felt by viewers as they are drawn into her work.  Her fibre sculptures and installations are sublimely original, colourful, and set to spark joy.

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