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Recipient of the Western Australian Artist Award

The recipient of the Western Australian Artist Award of $10,000 is Jan Billycan.
 

Jan Billycan

Language: Yulparija

"Jan Billycan’s series of paintings, depicting the Country around her birth-site, Kirriwirri, exhibit her natural ability to create canvases defined by highly active and textured surfaces. Rendered in a manner which seems almost carefree, they actually belie a great sophistication and tacit knowledge of the structures of modern pictorial construction. Within each of her paintings, the eye flickers between surface readings and implied depths. Billycan’s
use of colour is fluid and intuitive, often modulating across the surface on which she lyrically applies her paint."
Glenn Iseger-Pilkington, Curator of Indigenous Art.

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Image courtesy of Short St Gallery
 


Jan Billycan
Kirriwirri 2010
synthetic polymer paint on board
91.0 x 60.5 cm each, 2 parts
Artwork courtesy of the artist and Short St Gallery, Broome, Western Australia
Image © Jan Billycan, courtesy of Short St Gallery, Broome, Western Australia

 


Jan Billycan
Kirriwirri 2011
synthetic polymer paint on linen
120.0 x 90.0 cm
Artwork courtesy of the artist and Short St Gallery, Broome, Western Australia
Image © Jan Billycan, courtesy of Short St Gallery, Broome, Western Australia

 


Jan Billycan
Kirriwirri 2010
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
122.0 x 122.0 cm
Artwork courtesy of the Hassall Collection, Sydney
Image © Jan Billycan, courtesy of Short St Gallery, Broome, Western Australia

 


Jan Billycan
Martagoolu 2010
synthetic polymer paint on linen 91.0 x 60.5 cm
Artwork courtesy of the artist and Short St Gallery, Broome, Western Australia
Image © Jan Billycan, courtesy of Short St Gallery, Broome, Western Australia

 

 

 

 

Last reviewed 12 August 2011

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