Jane Tudge is a visual artist who received her first class degree in Fine Art (distinction) from Hereford College of Arts in 2006 and returned after ten years' successful practice to gain an MA in Fine Art (distinction) in 2018.
She has exhibited with The Crypt Gallery, London; TROVE, Birmingham; The Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-on-Thames and Oriel Davies, Newtown. She was shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition in 2013 and 2015, and selected for The Ashurst Emerging Art Prize 2015 and Art Gemini Prize 2015 and has been selected on a regular basis for the Royal West of England's Autumn exhibitions and the Ludlow Contemporary Art Shows. Her most recent works resulting from her MA studies were shown in examination room as part of the Hereford College of Arts MA Fine Art Show. Her work is in national and international private collections and the Women's Library,
Her principal interest is in the internal landscape: memory - exploring her own and the blips therein, as well as imagined conversations, dreams and the exploration of familial relationships, often documenting her own life, offering up the personal in recognition of the commonality of the human experience.
The desire for studio experimentation is even more evident in her newest works. Inspired by family albums and her forensic study of the photographs therein, she has made 'wax-rays' (delicate wax casts, made manifest through light), stitched textiles pinned out as if for dissection and photographed on lightboxes, shown large-scale. The source photographs have become text, sculptures that use found objects are constructed anew, made strange, whilst 'calcifications' (garments soaked with layers of gesso) are made solid, fossilized and empty forever, reflected in mirrors so nothing is hidden.