In addition to the international exhibition we present a festival program of exhibitions and events by craft artists, galleries, art spaces and craft groups in support of the IOTA24 theme. August – October 2024, Western Australia.

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Jillian Green – The Upholstered Donkey

10 August - 27 October

Jillian Green Yoke, 2024, wood, string, wool, 74 x 64cm.


Jillian Green


A relationship with donkeys is not unlike a relationship with one’s own art practice, in that it’s an endlessly interesting negotiation with an independent and mysterious ‘other’, at times delightfully co-operative at times frustratingly opaque and unruly.

Jillian Green’s art practice has become entwined with her relationship with two young donkeys. Jillian dreams of one or the other literally every night, down to the subconscious level firmly being yoked to both. Like all Equines their visual perception is dominated by contrast, light and dark, and therefore shape.

In ‘The Upholstered Donkey’ Jillian depicts shapes associated with the boys and their environment. Weaving with wool came to her after a couple of particularly long wet winters. Given donkeys do not have protective oils in their skin, the need to protect them from the weather became a concern, shapes of shelter, rugs and coats entered their arena. This occasionally figurative language of soft geometry continues to evolve.


Fibre & Textiles

Opening Hours

Wed – Sun: 10am – 4pm

Closed: Mon & Tue


Wheelchair & pram accessible.

Image Credits

Jillian Green, Yoke, 2024, wood, string, wool, 74 x 64cm.


10 August
27 October
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Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
64 Wittenoom St
Bunbury, Western Australia 6230 Australia
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