Jane Allnatt

Jane Allnatt has always been involved in art in its many forms. Presently Jane is focusing on wood sculpture. Previously she has immersed herself in diverse mediums including: pottery; metal repousse; leather; silver jewelry; bone; paper mache; modelling and casting; commercial art; painted banners and soft-stone sculptures. All of these artistic forms have been essential in the development of Jane's creative vision.

Jane has held three multi-media exhibitions (1996, 1998, 2000) and one wood carving exhibition (2018). She has been Guest Exhibitor twice at the National Woodskills Festival in Kawerau (1999, 2004). Jane has showed and sold works from 2005 until the present at the Auckland Easter Show. In 2006, the South Auckland Woodturners Guild invited Jane to be Guest Exhibitor and Demonstrator to encourage and promote woodcarving in New Zealand. This was also held at the Easter Show. She has given presentations at South Auckland, Franklin and West Auckland Woodturners groups.

Since 1993 Jane has worked full-time as a wood sculptor. Jane first entered into the National Woodskills Festival in 1996 where to her surprise she picked up three awards. Jane has also competed at Manukau, Thames, Whangamata and Waihi where she has gained awards. Twenty-two years of competition has pushed her work up to the highest standard. Jane was a judge at the bi-annual Taranaki Woodcraft Festival in 2009 and 2017.

AWARDS

Work Year Place Competition
Tree Of Life 2017 1st in Open Carving Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
The Tainui Kid 2017 2nd in Anything Goes Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Sea Star 2017 Highly Commended in Woodcarving Royal Easter Show
Miss Catsby 2016 1st in Anything Goes Gatsby Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Hair 2016 1st in Pine Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Kowhai Koru 2016 3rd in Open Carving Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Eye Of The Storm 2016 1st in Woodcarving Royal Easter Show
Pohutukawa Koru 2016 2nd in Woodcarving Royal Easter Show
Cornucopia Crib 2015 3rd in People's Choice Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Shadow Dance 2015 Highly commended in Carving/Sculpture Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
AxeSaw 2015 Highly commended in Pinus Radiata Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Fantail 2015 1st in Woodcarving Royal Easter Show
Ukulele 2015 2nd in Woodcarving Royal Easter Show
Nautilus Baby 2014 1st in People's Choice Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Multi Hammer 2014 3rd in Pinus Radiata Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Peacock 2014 Highly commended in Carving/Sculpture - Open Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
At Rest 2014 2nd in Woodcarving Royal Easter Show
Koru Curls 2014 3rd in Woodcarving Royal Easter Show
High Tide 2013 1st in Woodcarving Royal Easter Show
Featherpod 2012 1st in Pine Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Paw Print 2012 2nd in Open Sculpture Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Fruit Triptych 2012 3rd in Public Choice Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Koru Basket 2012 1st in Woodcarving Royal Easter Show
Pacific 2012 3rd in Woodcarving Royal Easter Show
Rope Jug 2012 3rd in Woodcarving Royal Easter Show
Kiwi Dream 2011 1st in Carving - Rugby World Cup Theme Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Curtain Call 2011 1st in Open Sculpture Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Cuckoo's Nest 2011 1st in Public Choice Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Kiwi Kite 2010 1st in Maori Theme Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Grandad 2010 1st in Miscellaneous Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Wearable Wood 2010 2nd in Wearable Arts Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Basket 2010 Merit Award in Pine Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Spiral Pourer 2010 3rd in Woodcraft Royal Easter Show
Ben Hare 2010 Merit Award in Woodcraft Royal Easter Show
Old Rope 2010 Merit Award in Woodcraft Royal Easter Show
Kiwi Black 2009 3rd in Kiwiana Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Kiwiana 2009 1st in Woodcraft Royal Easter Show
Large Star Shell 2009 2nd in Woodcraft Royal Easter Show
Allure 2008 3rd in Sculpture Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Dreamtime 2007 2nd in Australian Theme Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Skilsaw 2007 2nd in Pine Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
NZ Plants 2007 Peoples Choice in Wood Whangamata Arts
Grape Vessel 2006 1st in Miscellaneous Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Woodturners Saw 2006 2nd in Pine Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Fork & Roses 2006 3rd in Sculpture Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Knit and Serve 2006 Highly Commended in Off the Wall Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Roped Vessel 2005 Highly Commended in Wood Whangamata Arts
Spade 2004 1st in Pine Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Kiwi 2004 1st in Wood Waihi Summer Festival
Ivy Jug 2004 1st in Wood Whangamata Arts
Fishing Hat 2003 1st in Fantasy Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Kaka 2003 1st in Native Birds Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Jester 2003 1st in Sculpture Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Innocence 2002 1st in Wood Waihi Summer Festival
Starfish 2002 2nd in Hebel Whangamata Arts
Fillet'O'Fish 2002 2nd in Wood Whangamata Arts
Innocence 2001 1st in Birds Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Reggie Radiata 2001 1st in Pine Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Liberation 2001 2nd in Woodcraft Thames Society of Arts
Shell 2001 Merit Award in Hebel Thames Society of Arts
Autumn Feast 2001 Merit Award in Woodcraft Thames Society of Arts
Autumn Feast 2000 3rd in Sculpture Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Autumn Feast 2000 Peoples Choice Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Tri-Heads 2000 2nd in Woodcraft Thames Society of Arts
Celtic Dream 1999 2nd in Miscellaneous Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Solo Mum 1999 2nd in Toys Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Silent Strings 1999 3rd in Fantasy Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Summer Hat 1999 Highly Commended in Pine Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Lady of the Silver Strings 1998 1st in Fantasy Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Tri-Heads 1998 1st in Miscellaneous Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Cereball 1998 2nd in Toys Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Sixpence 1998 Highly Commended in Sculpture Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Lady of the Silver Strings 1998 Peoples Choice Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Teddy Bears Picnic 1997 1st in Toys Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
A Dragons Tale 1997 2nd in Fantasy Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Ta Moko 1997 Highly Commended in Indigenous Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Pussom 1996 2nd in Toys Kawerau National Woodskills Festival
Protea 1996 2nd in Wood Relief Kawerau National Woodskills Festival