This short video was made to represent Jane Morris at the Pre-Raphaelite Sisters: Making Art Conference, and to answer the question: ‘We are particularly interested in how you as an artist have interpreted the way in which you resemble Jane Morris as art. The open discussion session will be aimed at The Future for the Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, and your innovative approach is just what we are looking for.’
The Conference was held at the University of York on 12-13 December 2019, in conjunction with the exhibition Pre-Raphaelite Sisters at the National Portrait Gallery (from 17 October till 26 January 2020, London).
Dutch artist Margje Bijl (1975) was given a photograph of Jane Morris, and at first glance thought she was seeing herself. Since 2009 she is working on her project ‘Reflections on Jane Morris’. With her background filled with a wide range of studies (Art, Photography, Writing and Psychology), it became clear that creating an artist book would provide the perfect framework for her multidisciplinary approach of Pre-Raphaelite Muse Jane Morris.
Margje’s work was exhibited at the William Morris Gallery, featured in the glossy Lone Wolf and nominated for the van Ommeren de Voogt prize.