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Jan Harrington-Johnson
21 Scullin Place, Wahroonga
NSW, 2076 Australia
Email: hidale@optusnet.com.au
Mobile: 0400119211
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I was born in Malawi, Central Africa and I grew up on a farm in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) with the odd sortie to boarding school. I fell in love with the outdoors, running barefoot with my brother and learning about the wildlife and flora and fauna.  School, or though I hate to admit it, did teach me well. I was lucky enough to found creative Art Teachers who instilled in me a love of art.

 

We moved to South Africa where I found like minded Artists and Teachers joined Art Societies and exhibited with them in places like Kirstenbosch Gardens and Constantiaberg Wine Farm in the shadows of Table Mountain.  ​

From Africa we moved to Asia and lived in Hong Kong a city which affects all your senses, and inspiration came not only from the glistening High rise Towers, but, from the every day culture of the citizens, including their openness, friendliness and curiosity of this solitary 'Gweipo' sketching and photographing their every day life.

On immigrating to Australia we settled in Sydney where, I have been lucky to explore the waterways of the Pittwater and Parramatta and gather endless inspiration.

EXHIBITING MEMBER

Ku-ring-gai Art Society - Sydney Australia - Secretary for 13 years (2010 to 2023)

Australian Marine Artists Association

PAST MEMBER

​​Artists Abroad - Hong Kong (16 members - rotating roles towards creating Annual exhibition at the Hong Kong Convention Centre) Chairman for 2 years- 2001 - 2003)

Confederation of Hong Kong Artists

South African Society of Artists

Constantiaberg Art Society

AWARDS

Australian Marine Artists Presidents Award -Judges by the Members-2014

Ku ring gai Art Society 2013 -The Spirit of Ku ring gai - 1st prize.

2016 - The Spirit of Ku ring gai - 1st Price

2018 - Highly commended - Oils

2022 - Silver Jubilee

2022 - Views Choice Award.

PUBLISHED

 

PROJECTS

Artists in Resident Sydney Heritage Fleet, part of a group of 11 women painting the Fleet.

'Geoart Project', connecting the Women of Artists Abroad Hong Kong who now live around the world.  The portfolio is being carried from one Artist to another Artist by a friend to a friend. The portfolio contains a notebook, disposable camera and a world map to plot is journey at its destination the Artists will add their artwork before plotting its course to the next Artist.  At present it has travelled from Michigan to Los Angeles, Hawaii, New Jersey and still needs to find its way to Canada, Hong Kong, Bali and Sydney Australia.

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