About Gala Jane
Gala Jane is a research based mixed-media artist who uses text to create a social commentary around women’s safety and mental health through the use of found objects, repetition and craft. Graduating with a Bachelor of Art from Southern Cross University in 2020, she has gone on to exhibit in solo and group shows in the Northern Rivers and throughout Australia. Her studio and artworks were destroyed in the 2022 Lismore floods, which has directed her current practice to explore the ongoing trauma and healing after these devastating events.
2022 SWELL ARTWORK – Waiting, Gala Jane
“Waiting” is a sculptural work made after the Lismore floods of 2022. It is made from found objects destined to be thrown out after the city began to rebuild. Lismore is in a period of waiting, waiting for supplies, waiting for funding, waiting for help, waiting for the government and waiting to go back home again. This work represents the rawness and roughness that is experienced in the town, yet it shows strength and solidarity of a community rebuilding.
Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 9-18 September.