Jessie Deane is a textile artist from Yarraville in Melbourne's west. Jessie was recently shortlisted for the inaugural Footscray Art Prize in May 2017. In 2015 Jessie was a finalist in the inaugural Victorian Craft award and won the 2014 Melbourne Fringe Best Visual Arts Award for her exhibition, ‘(Thr)edifice’. Jessie's most recent solo exhibition, 'Thread West (Serial Stitcher)' at the Roslyn Smorgon Gallery in October 2016 featured thirty seven new works, and included almost 2.5 million stitches! 'Thread West (Serial Stitcher)' presented the most vibrant and striking collection of Deane's needlepoint canvases to date with 70% of works sold. "My work captures, in thread, the richness I find in the decaying urban facades and streetscapes of Melbourne’s west. Stitch-by-stitch, in vibrant colour, I recreate these abandoned, fading or forgotten structures that are for me, objects of beauty.” Jessie recently worked as a curator and mentor on Blue Threads of Footscray, an arts project celebrating 100 years of education in Footscray presented as part of Victoria University's centenary celebrations. 30 small artworks were created by local community members under the mentorship of Jessie which resulted in an exhibition at VU Metro West in December 2016 and was on display at Highpoint Shopping Centre in January 2017 alongside some of Deanes iconic pieces.

Stores Branch, Spotswood

FOR SALE (440 x 310) Copyright © 2015 Jessie Deane

Car at the Westgate Golf Club, Spotswood

FOR SALE (440 x 310) Copyright © 2015 Jessie Deane

Servac, Spotswood

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Glassworks Entrance, Spotswood

Glassworks Entrance, Spotswood

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Glassworks, Spotswood

FOR SALE (440 x 310) Copyright © 2015 Jessie Deane

Duchess of Spotswood

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Interesting textile facts

Needlepoint refers to a particular set of stitching techniques worked upon stiff open weave canvas. Tent Stitch is a slanted stitch. The roots of Needlepoint extends back to the ancient […]

Opening Night Needlepoint West


Needlepoint West media

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Needlepoint West

Over thirty tapestries of the familiar landmarks of Melbourne’s west including the Westgate Bridge, Yarraville Terminal, Altona Refinery and stacks of colourful containers, will adorn the walls of the Roslyn […]

Family Inpspirations

I was inspired by my Great Aunt Cecily who loved needlepoint and was always making beautiful, but quite traditional images. I am lucky to have inherited two beautiful needlepoint works […]

My kitchen utensils paintings

These are some examples of some paintings I’ve been working on. It is yet to be titled but will be paintings of my favourite kitchen ustensils which I plan to […]