Jane Ward


The all-encompassing landscape dominates Jane Ward’s work.

Playing with perspective and scale, these vast environments are marked by the passage of time and studded with memory.

Following a residency in Madeira, Ward’s work has refined her concepts, process and materials.

The complexity of the images is magnetic and their size amplifies the intimate details of splintered metropolises and collapsing trees.

Ward explores the landscape holistically – cities rise and fall into expanses of sky, mountains and foliage – urban and rural dissolve, blending dystopia and utopia.

Jane Ward is listening to:

Fleet Foxes, Elbow, Bjork

Jane Ward is influenced by:

Rene Magritte, Claude Monet, Max Ernst, Japanese printsJaneWardJaneWard

Roundabouts, courtesy Bearspace
Gesso, courtesy Bearspace
Up a Hill Backwards, courtesy Bearspace

-Megan Conery

Jane Ward

Up a Hill Backwards is on display at Bearspace from 12 April – 18 May 2013. 

Jane Ward