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“NOW or NEVER – The Jane Galloway Art and Art Rug Exhibition”

Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
Date: October, 2022


New Zealand artist Jane Galloway’s creativity spans almost five decades beginning at Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland then running a bag manufacturing business followed by a career as a landscape painter, greeting card designer, graphic print designer and lately, full circle back to her first love of abstract painting. Some of her current output explores the disciplines of colour mixing and composition but she also embraces experimentation and play to give intuition a voice. The final works are not planned. The painting process is about letting go of the outcome and taking risks to see what emerges.

For Jane new styles and themes are beginning to reveal themselves and point the way towards an exciting body of new work. Jane’s style can be currently seen as grid structures disrupted by looser marks and shapes. Some reference natural subjects such as plants and landforms while others are purely abstract and look to convey a feeling all a work in progress.

Jane Galloway is the very first Waikato based Artist HANRAD BESPOKE RUGS has had the pleasure of working with on creating a capsule collection of Art Rug designs inspired by her original paintings. The Now or Never Exhibition explores the dynamic relationship between art and design.

The exciting journey creating this capsule collection incorporates a wide-ranging selection of techniques to create wonderfully rich and varied surface textures that capture the essence of the original artwork. The colour palettes incorporate up to 43 individual colours that are mixed to deliver beautiful graduations of colour across each of the designs.

We have the pleasure of exhibiting five of Jane’s wonderful original paintings alongside the new art rug designs.

The Exhibition runs from October 26 to November 19, 2022.

View Jane Galloway Collection