Transform opened at West End Art Space, Melbourne in March 2018. It was a small selection of paintings that I had completed in Leipzig, or on my return from Germany. Whilst on this residency, I worked on subverting the tale of the fox and the goose. In my tale, the fox succumbs to the goose and through love changes his ways. This was my hope for the political climate in the world, that we could all learn to love in spite of our differences.

Changing Nature
Oil on Linen, 2018, 30 x 40 cm
Private Collection
Oil on Raw Linen, 2017, 50 x 60 cm.
This was painted during a residency in Leipzig, Germany. I think for me a transition painting into using a lot more of my imagination and less reliant on reference material. This painting was also displayed in a small exhibition in an old transformer house (Trafo) at Die Spinnerei. The exhibition entitled Ozländer was part of the Lindenow Festival.
Shedding your skin
Oil on Linen, 2018, 107 x 163 cm
Shortlisted for the 2018 Kennedy Art Prize
Going Within
Oil on Linen, 2018, 50 x 60 cm
Private Collection
Facing the Light
Oil on Linen, 2018, 30 x 40 cm
Painted from life in my studio, I collected a number of bits of fur in New York on a residency in 2015. I have used these pieces as reference material again and again.

About the Artist

Janice Gobey

Janice Gobey graduated from the University of Melbourne’s, Victorian College of the Arts with a Masters in Visual Art obtaining a 1st class honours. 

She was selected as one of the artists for the Linden New Art Innovators program as well as curated exhibitions such as The f Word at Ararat Rural Gallery, Fixation at the Town Hall Gallery and the f Generation at George Paton Gallery. 

Gobey was shortlisted for the Kennedy Art Prize, the Wyndham Art Prize, the Sunshine Coast Art Prize as well as the Toyota Community Spirit Sculpture Prize and has participated in numerous international residencies such as the NG Creative Art Residency in Provence, the Leipzig International Artist Programme in Germany, the London Summer Intensive, a joint residency between The Slade and Camden Arts Centre, ; Summer Painting Intensive at the School of Visual Arts, New York; Point B, New York and Takt, Berlin.


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