Joined March 2008

Ellen Jaye Benson Visual Artist/Educator – / a.k.a. ‘elle jaye rose’ (my frustrated dark illustrator & social commentator hat)...



My ego has decided to cull a heap of designs that I consider to be weaker or less appreciated art tees and cards. I think it is time for me to reflect and only house what I consider to be the awesome stuff. My conscience has enforced me to give you all ONE WEEKS notice before my critical eye goes to town and starts slashing designs while reciting ‘EXTERMINATE’ in my best darlek voice.

Elle Jaye Rose welcomes 'Avalon Violet' ( affectionately 'Ava Lottie')

Many of you are aware I spent the last couple of months working on a calendar called Up the Duff Creek without a Paddle: Calendar Musings for Bewildered Mums to Be
where I vented my pregnancy growing pains into a dark humour self-help guide for pregnant ladies – that delves into all the unmentionables you are not alone mums!

Proud to announce, little Avalon Violet has entered the world – and what an entry 39 hour labour to push out a 9.8 pounder! As soon as Avalon uses her sensory motor skills to produce artwork she will no doubt have her own redbubble page :)

Elle Jaye Rose Factory: Be Part of the Process! Warhol would say your contributions are far from secondary!

I am indebted to a multitude of scumbled texture layers inspired by found fabrics, wallpapers, wrapping papers, paint surfaces etc. that built up my femmage style fills in my recent project Up the Duff Creek without a Paddle: Calendar Musings for Bewildered Mums to be

This new patchwork style is involves alot of fun collecting and I want YOU to be a part of it! Send your favourite high resolution photographs of found wallpapers, fabrics, grounds etc. to miss elle jaye rose: zzzpirate@gmail.com and become part of my sourcing collection x

Up the Duff Creek without a Paddle: Calendar Musings for Bewildered Mums to Be

Yes… who would of thunk it but elle jaye rose is knocked up and the bun in the oven is about to pop! To celebrate and perhaps whine about my pregnancy experiences I have put together yet another dark humour sentimented calendar – this one informing mums to be of pregnancy unmentionables you may look forward to and tips for coping… only elle jaye rose would go there… some may say……

I am eternally grateful for my RB exposure – but a small RB criticism – calendar needs a MAGNIFYING GLASS as images are not brought to justice through the calendar link – you can not read the informative script that accompanies my quirky duff cartoons!

To take a proper peak at the calendar look in ‘artworks’ and be sure to click ‘recent’ on the drop down menu… Thanks for your ongoing support fans of elle jaye ros

i cordially invite you to my solo exhibition opening 'Drift'

Friday, 05 March 2010 (QUICK! POP IT IN YOUR DIARY!)

06:00 – 08:00pm

The Library Artspace
100 Barkly St Fitzroy North VIC 3068


Driving movement or force; impulse; impetus; pressure

Drift is a mixed-media phantasmic wonderment often using man-made engineering structures such as lighthouses, roads and powerlines set in immense landscapes as a metaphor for humankinds romantic and precarious desire to understand, harness, shape & control nature.

Come have a wine with me at the opening of my solo exhibition ‘Drift’, which has ever so kindly been sponsored by The Library Art Space. Many thanks to Benedict, Doug and Elyss! Donations to the gallery to thank them for supporting my artwork as well as other emerging artists is encouraged.

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