Chasm by Jill Halliday


ARTIST NOTES: ‘Chasm’ is an abstract of an ancient Australian chasm that was formed through erosion......a long, long time ago. The emphasis of this painting is to highlight the vertical angular form of the chasm and the incredible colours in the rocks as the sun reflects upon them.

DIMENSIONS (Height - 90.00 cm X Width - 60.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
GENRE Abstract
REGISTERED NRN # 000-45888-0146-01
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Artist: Jill Halliday


Jill studied Stage Design at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney where she first started learning about scenic art and painting on various surfaces. Since graduating as a Stage Designer from NIDA in 1980, Jill has designed many sets, props and costumes throughout Australia. She's also studied Applied Design - Interactive Multimedia, and did post graduate studies in Festival and Event Management & Design at Flinders University. All these studies enriched her passion for the creative arts.

It was only in mid 2022 she started painting canvasses which she embraced. Early in 2023 she and her sister joined forces to have their first exhibition of stylised, semi-abstract landscapes which was well received.

Jill successfully entered artworks in various exhibitions in South Australia throughout 2023, including Pepper Street's Fringe Art Exhibition and Pepper Street's SALA Exhibition. She was also fortunate in being nominated as a FINALIST in the 2023 'All Connections to Unley' Art Prize, and was also Shotlisted in the 'West Torrens Art Prize' 2023. In the latter half of 2023 Jill once again exhibited with her sister at Gallery 54 in Penola, SA.

Jill enjoys painting stylised, semi-abstract evocative interpretations of the world around her, focussing on shapes, minimal line and crisp, bold colours. She enjoys the work of many artists, including ( but certainly not limited to) such artists as Picasso, Van Gough, Kandinsky, Arnold Topp and Saul Steinberg.


Dec-Jan 2022        ‘Surf Art Exhibition’ 2023 (group), Onkaparinga Arts Centre,SA

Feb-March 2023    ‘Changing Landscapes’ Exhibition (duo), Onkaparinga Arts Centre, SA

Feb-March 2023    ‘Where the Wild Things Are' Exhibition (group), Pepper Street Arts Centre,SA

Mar- May 2023       Various artworks (duo) exhibition, ‘Mary Potter Living Art Gallery’, SA

Jun- July 2023       ‘All Connections to Unley’ Art Prize FINALIST, Hughes Gallery, SA

July- Aug 2023      ‘Remake’ SALA Exhibition (group), Pepper Street Arts, Centre, SA.

Nov 2023              ‘West Torrens Art Prize SHORTLISTED Exhibition, Auditorium Gallery, SA

Oct-Dec 2023       ‘Evolving Landscapes’ exhibition (duo), Gallery 54, Penola, SA.

Dec-Jan 2024       'Surf Art Exhibition' 2024 (group), Onkaparinga Arts Centre, SA