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Her characters are siren-like, but beneath their vulnerability, we sense resilience. Their allure turns on voyeurism; we look at them through an aperture, or a cameo, implied by the darkened edge of the printCharacters are pinioned by plot, their motives set against a castellated outline or the silhouette of branches. Conventional readings follow from this, and rightly it is the femme fatale of film noir or the Gothic novel which comes to mind.1

Jane Burton has held over forty solo exhibitions and has been included in important museum exhibitions and curated group exhibitions. Her work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, Monash Gallery of Art and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

1. Ballard, B., Jane Burton, Artist Profile, no.15, 2011, p.120

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