Jane VALENTINE

Born in Sydney, NSW, Jane Valentine completed a Diploma of Visual Arts from Seaforth TAFE in 1988 followed by a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Sydney College of the Arts in 1990. In 1992 she was granted a scholarship to Florence, Italy for her Honours year at the Studio Art Centre International. At the completion of her studies Valentine moved to the sculpting village of Pietrasanta, at the base of the Carrarra Mountains, Northern Italy where she lived for the next seven years. Valentine is based in Queensland and continues to work in Pietrasanta, Italy and Cairo, Egypt.

Jane has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia and in Italy. She has received several commissions for her work including three major Statuaria marble works for Chadstone Shopping Centre in 2009. Valentine represented Australia at the 1999 International Sculpture Symposium in Changchun, China and her work is on permanent display at the Changchun International Sculpture Park.

Jane Valentine's work is represented in several public and corporate collections including The Art Trust, the Gandel Collection, 151 Macquarie Street, Morgan Stanley Chifley Tower, Sydney, the Retail Employers Superannuation Trust, and in private collections nationally and internationally.

Jane Valentine developed a strong passion for marble during her time spent in the sculpting village of Pietrasanta, situated at the base of the Carrarra Mountains in Northern Italy. During her time there she explored a strong and individual style of art making. Valentine's marble forms survey classical simplicity and the purity of form. Much like the later works of Romanian sculptor, Constantin Brancusi, her structures and vessels are abstracted and embrace various aspects of the natural world. Her aesthetic resonates with the essential elements of sculpture and its traditions to reveal the clarity of the material and its form.

  • Storm Platinum plated bronze droplets, each 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm

  • Inversed Umbilical Black granite, 60 x 60 x 45 cm POA

  • Wings of Victory Statuario Marble from Carrara, 16 x 50 x 120 cm

  • Petals in Water I, II, III & IV Marble, 2 @ 20 x 90 cm, 2 @ 25 x 110 cm

  • Fossilation III Statuario Marble from Carrara, 70 x 20 x 100 cm, includes bluestone base

  • Cyclical Carrara Marble and Bluestone, 180 x 45 x 45 cm

  • Resonance Italian White Carrara Marble 3 x (110 x 110 x 31 cm), bases 3 x (12 x 38 x 110) cm

  • Vessels Black granite, 9 x (100 x 50 x 50 cm)

  • Unrequited Statuario marble from Carrara, Wing 164 x 60 x 35 cm Quiver 65 x 15 x 15 cm SOLD

  • Fragile #2 2010, Italian Statuario marble from Carrara, black granite base, 97.5 x 18 x 100 cm; base 80 x 35 x 45 cm SOLD

  • Harmonic Lines III 2007, White marble sculpture, black granite base, 48cm diameter x 25cm depth; base 90cm high SOLD

  • Inpenetrable Vessel Vietnamese Marble, 90 x 42 cm SOLD

  • Return to Beauty 2010, Italian Statuario marble from Carrara, stainless steel base, 136 x 54 x 143 cm; base 50 x 75 x 155 cm SOLD

  • Drop arabescato marble from Carrara 212 x 173 cm SOLD