Jane Aubourg : Associate Artist
Photo: Nina Kourea
Artist website: https://www.janeaubourg.com.au
Jane is a composer, violinist/violist, and maker living and working on Dharawal land (Wollongong). Her performances, compositions and installations draw from folk, minimalism, and experimental music.
She also writes, plays, and explores with Sydney-based collective the music box project, who commission and perform music outside the usual order of things.
Jane has studied composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, as well as media arts and philosophy at the University of Wollongong.
In 2010 she won the MusicOz Independent Artist of the Year Award (Instrumental). During 2013 - 2014 she was an Artist in Residence at the Wollongong Youth Centre. In 2017 she was commissioned and collaborated on an interactive sound and light installation called The Grotto for the Wollongong Fringe Festival. In 2018 she was commissioned by the Wollongong City Council to create 3 sound works to be installed and played in the Wollongong Town Hall Laneway as part of their Public Art Initiative.
In 2019, she an Artist in Residence at Bundanon Trust with the music box project. In 2020 the music box project were awarded Excellence for Experimental Music at the APRA AMCOS/AMC Art Music Awards for Shallow Listening - a project premiered at Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music in 2019.
Her current project is writing and recording music for a violin/wooden crutch sculpture made by Anita Johnson, called 'Play Me, Mend Me'. Supported by a Wollongong City Council cultural grant received in 2022, the project will be an album of music accompanied by a zine of writing and art. This very personal project explores the healing processes around being a musician with chronic pain.
Jane Aubourg — current to December 2022