Jane Heraghty, Messier Garden, 2019, homemade gouache and watercolour on Grey Reeves BFK paper, 112 x 76 cm.
Jane Heraghty, is a contemporary artist who works across disciplines including collage, watercolour drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Living in Cairns her work is affected by the fecundity of the tropical environment, the work is unruly, messy and bursting with movement, colour and acts of creation.
Her practice observes our ordered and regimented social and economic system and asks where is the room for madness and visionary myth, for magic and shamanism. She draws a circle in the sand and say here is my magic space.
Jane Heraghty is currently teaching in Far North Queensland, her teaching and art making practices are equally important and she finds the balance sustaining.
This work is part of her exhibition Outside and Inside the Universe: Still Lifes, NorthSite until 20 June 2020.