Jane has Bachelor of Visual Arts (RMIT) and a Masters of Creative Arts (University of Wollongong) and spent her early career working as a scenic artist, builder and designer throughout Sydney & Melbourne.
Continuing her work as a Designer and moving into Production Management, Jane worked with companies such as Sydney Theatre Company, The Performance Space, Sydney Dance Company, City of Sydney, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras and Sydney Festival.
In 2005, Jane moved to Adelaide and worked as Creative Producer for the Adelaide Fringe going on to work on four consecutive festivals.. Forging a career as an Independent Producer, Jane worked with Sydney based collective Brown Council and Adelaide’s Format Collective, as well as building on the successful collaborative partnerships with the previous Adelaide Fringe Artistic Director, Karen Hadfield to work on 2 successful and adventurous Big West Festivals in Melbourne’s inner west.
In 2009, Jane joined Adelaide’s pioneering Vitalstatistix as Creative Producer, moving the independent theatre company in a new direction and breathing new life into their Port side home, the Waterside Worker’s Hall.
2010 saw Jane move to Central Java, Indonesia to spend a year working as an Arts Developer with a local grass roots community NGO. She also spent three months in Hong Kong, working with the City Festival as part of an Asialink Arts Residency through the Hong Kong Fringe Club. In early 2011, Jane returned to Indonesia where she joined the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival as its inaugural Executive Producer, and spearheaded the delivery of the 2 most successful Festivals to date in the UWRF’s 10 year history. Jane’s time in South East Asia has seen her work actively throughout Indonesia, producing arts and cultural programs and projects across the archipelago in Central Java, Jogjakarta, Malang, Sumatera, Bali, Kalimantan, Papua and West Timor, and was briefly based at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta for the showcase of Australian arts and culture within the Department of Foreign Affairs focus country program in 2014.
Jane returned to Australia to guide the move of the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) from its home of 12 years in Adelaide to its new base of Brisbane in 2014 for the Brisbane Powerhouse and the Australia Council for the Arts.
Currently Jane is collaborating with BlakDance - the national industry body for Indigenous dance, Dance Integrated Australia in the Northern Rivers and the global arts project; Micro Galleries on the Indonesian iteration's for September 2015 in Bali and Jakarta 2017. ane is also the Head of Programming at NORPA in Lismore.
She resides between the Northern Rivers in far north NSW, Brisbane, Sydney and Indonesia, is attempting to be a small time renovator and gardener whilst continuing to be an active player in the cultural exchange of Australia’s artistic relations with South East Asia. J