Jane Guthleben


Through intimate paintings of domestic interiors, flora and kitsch, Guthleben brings the landscape in, emphasising its untamabilty, coarseness and defiant character that are at odds with the order and comfort of home. Prickly foliage, bulbous nuts and Australiana contrast with drapery and domesticity in unlikely combinations that are as familiar as they are strange. Seeking Miranda references the 1975 gothic film Picnic at Hanging Rock in which privileged colonial schoolgirls become disoriented and lost during an excursion in the Australian outback. It points to the enduring problem of being a stranger in our landscape that is adored at a distance and yet more mysterious and hostile the closer we get.

Guthleben grew up on a Victorian sheep farm and now lives in Sydney close to the bush.



Heroine – Celebration and Protest in Women’s Art

08 Mar - 24 Mar 2019

Sydney Contemporary 2018

13 Sep - 16 Sep 2018

Jane Guthleben

21 Jun - 07 Jul 2018

At the End of the World

03 Feb - 14 Feb 2018

Jane Guthleben – Flora Domestica

10 Nov - 26 Nov 2017