Behind the Canvas: Interview by Clique Magazine, November 2016.
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Hear from Janine and some of her 2016 Bachelor of Visual Art Honours and Graduates in this short film of interviews by Sasha Grbich from the Adelaide Central School of Art.
View the Graduate exhibition catalogue here.
Finalist, Emma Hack Art Prize, Adelaide, 2016
A few snaps of my work at the opening of the Adelaide Central School of Art’s Graduate exhibition with some of my lovely models.
Thank you to Rachel Darling from RADELAIDE for including me in this article…..
FEMINISM IN ART: 5 ADELAIDE ARTISTS YOU SHOULD BE FOLLOWING, March 8, 2017
First up, happy International Women’s Day for 2017, everyone! — and we mean, EVERYONE. Not just women. The word ‘feminism’ can sometimes get a bad wrap because, like most things, some people tend to take it just that little bit too far (Ahem... we’re talking to you Melbourne, with your new pedestrian symbols in dresses. Because women don’t wear pants...?)
Aaaaanyway, we’re here to celebrate feminism and women — not man-
Janine Dello is an Adelaide painter who explores feminism through portraiture and life-
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SALA Festival -
I am exhibiting along with 5 other emerging artists -
Opening night drinks on Wed 2 August at East Borough Eatery, 96 Osmond Road, Parkside, SA
My painting ‘I’ve Always Got Tomorrow’, oil on linen, is a finalist in the Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award. Exhibition at the Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, 9 -
Thank you to Masya Zabidi from the Adelaide University Art History Club for the feature on Collage, July 2017.
The capricious and complex nature of emotions of are skilfully captured in Janine Dello’s colourful portraits of women. In our latest spotlight, Janine tells us about her future exhibitions, and what she would like to see in the Adelaide art scene. Q: Hi Janine! Can you please tell us a bit about yourself? … Continue reading →
This original artwork 'Bloom', oil on Arches paper, will be part of the all-
The following is an interview I gave for Praise You;
You’ve painted girls eating cupcakes, doughnuts and even getting scared by birds—what’s the idea behind painting girls with these stories? Also, can you please introduce yourself?
I am an emerging artist, having graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Art from Adelaide Central School of Art in 2016.
From Fashion to Feminism, my work examines the connection between ambiguous emotions and the female consumer culture. For my graduate body of work last year, I painted women in the throes of not knowing whether to be anxious about the excesses we desire, or embrace them! The narratives depicted in my paintings hint at darker underlying meanings such as anxiety, obsession, seduction, pleasure and the impossibility of fulfilment. This concept is a reference to the logic – or ‘illogic’ – of female desire in consumer culture. I am interested in the relationship women have with consumption – both literally and metaphorically -
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Honoured to be one of the artists in the 2017 Loreto SpringART Star Portrait event, featuring Olympian athlete Jess Trengove as the portrait subject.
Beauty Exhibition 2018, Art Bar Gallery, Adelaide
Beneath your beautiful, oil on canvas, 91 x 102cm
Finalist in the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize 2019, Gordon, Sydney
Never again, oil on linen, 75 x 61cm
It’s only natural, group exhibition, SALA Festival 2019, Urban Cow Gallery, Adelaide
Budding, oil on canvas, 41 x 51cm
Solo exhibition, Notes to self, BMG Art Gallery, Adelaide
These works continue Dello’s focus on issues surrounding contemporary female culture, particularly the obsession with self-
“I find inspiration through my own emotions and the experiences of the females around me – the face we present to the world and the layers we conceal,” explains Dello.
Dello’s paintings explore themes such as love, desire, our vanities and vulnerabilities and deliberate use provocative images to highlight women’s unhealthy obsession with body image. Through her paintings Dello seeks to explain why women worry about their appearance, yet don’t want to be judged or objectified and delves into the complexities of the female gaze.
Jane Llewellyn, Adelaide Review, Feb 2019
Voice for the revolution, oil on linen, 80 x 76cm
‘Part of a great movement for change, animal advocacy and veganism is growing rapidly. Brave and compassionate, the Hon. Emma Hurst MLC, has taken her voice for animal protection and the environment all the way to Parliament. Her passion for discussing injustice is quite contagious. Working in an environment where women are significantly underrepresented, Emma laughed “there are almost as many men named ‘Mark’ in Parliament than there are females,” a comment I found not only humorous but troubling. With her power suit and golden locks, I wanted to capture a pose that showed Emma’s fierceness but also her femininity’, Janine Dello
Finalist, Percival Portrait Painting Prize, 2020, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Queensland
Michael, oil on canvas, 50 x 40cm
Finalist, Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Award, 2015
Chloe, oil on canvas, 50 x 40cm
Finalist, Cambridge Studio Gallery Portrait Prize “Who is Looking at You”, 2016
‘Phoebe in the dress she can’t afford’ -
‘Too much time alone. Too much self-
With this self-
Finalist, Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, 2020, Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW
Is my hair OK?, oil on canvas, 41 x 51cm
Too much, oil on board, 30 x 42cm
Too much (II), oil on board, 30 x 42cm
Thrilled to have 2 self portraits chosen as Finalists in the Portia Geach Memorial Art Prize, 2020
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