With a background in photography and botanical illustration Jolanta’s textile practice focuses mainly on “Zero Waste Design”, a philosophy and practice that eliminates any waste during the creative process. The designs adapt to any shape through textile and surface manipulation and are results on many years of experience working with textile and natural fibers. By focusing on sustainable choices Jolanta pays respect to the role and importance of the environment around her. Her unique, one-off art cloth, artwear or wearables are solely using 100% natural fibers – pure Australian wool/merino, silks and linen.

Every object created is used or worn in multiple ways reflecting my deep respect and appreciation for the natural environment, the ultimate inspiration and precious resource used in the process.

Works on paper capturing beauty and fragility of the botanical specimens and fibres are latest addition to Jolanta’s practice.

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Exhibitions/Publications/Creative Projects

2016 – Aspire Art Gallery “Delicate Emotive” Group Exhibition

2016 – Artist in Residency Hymba Yumba Community Hub © J Szymczyk “Stepping Stones” Programme

2016 – Regional Art Gallery “Progression” Exhibition

2016 – Felt textile wearable art works published in the “World colour of felt”, Netherlands, Europe

2016 – Regular contributor to various creative magazines and publications

2016 – International Baltic Miniature Exhibition – City of Grudziadz, Poland

2015 – Artist Residency – Hymba Yumba – © J Szymczyk “Stepping Stones” Programme

2015 – ATASDA’s Palm House Sydney Exhibition

2015 – Horti-couture Exhibition (2nd Prize)

2015 – International Baltic Miniature Exhibition – City of Nuremberg, Germany

2015/2016 – Inspirations Ipswich Art Gallery

2014/2015 – Manager Ipswich River Life Project

2013 – Royal Toowoomba Exhibition (1st Prize – Jewellery)

2013 – Royal Brisbane Ekka exhibition (1st prize – wearable)

2013 – International Baltic Miniature Exhibition – City of Gdynia, Poland

2010 – International Baltic Miniature Exhibition – City of Gdynia, Poland

2006 – Black Spider Award, (Black&White Photography) USA

2005 – Black Spider Award, (Black&White Photography) USA

2003 – International Month of Photography Solo Photographic Exhibition, Krakow, Poland

1998/2000 – Brisbane Botanical Illustration Exhibitions

Shop – Jolanta’s Gallery Shop

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