I strive to be both
vulnerable & fearless
Jane Reväe McWhirter is a visual artist from Saskatoon, SK, which is on Treaty 6 Territory. In 2019 Jane received her BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University in Montreal, majoring in painting and ceramics.
Jane creates as an outlet, channeling emotion into her work while exploring a multitude of mediums. Jane's work often involves themes of healing, vulnerability, connection, personal growth, overcoming trauma, issues of mental health, feminism, nature and the occult. Her work often features women in a wide array of emotions; in an attempt to explore the strength and power of being a woman that is honouring and embracing her authentic self.
Jane has spent several years using art to promote personal growth, build community and help improve the lives of others. She’s worked with people from all backgrounds and of all ages but specializes in working with at-risk youth.
Currently Jane is working on maintaining an active practice as an artist, post education. Jane has been exploring wheel throwing, creating small bowls, dishes and cups. She has been learning to embroider, with some help from the internet, but mostly just learning by doing. She is creating several collections of work for sale. With plans to launch an online store stocked with embroidered patches, ceramics, customized clothing, prints, stickers, and more in the near future.
MEDIA, PUBLICATIONS, VIDEOS, & MORE
Art Beyond the Lines
Video by Cory Schewaga
Art Beyond the Lines is a video series about Canadian artists created by Cory Schewaga, based in Saskatoon
Artist's Work Links
Campus & Community
Article by Michael Robin
Published through the University of
"Jane McWhirter has discovered art has
great power to change, to heal, to grow—
and she is working to share that power."
SCYAP Urban Canvas Project
Video by Trona Garvie
A spotlight on SCYAP's Urban Canvas Project (UCP) featuring participants from UPC 10 + 11. Jane was a UCP participant in 2010, and a UCP Project Leader in 2015-2016
Urban Canvas Project
Podcast by Kevin Power
SaskScapes is Sask Culture a podcast
featuring the stories of arts, culture, heritage
in Saskatchewan. This series is produced
and hosted by Kevin Power.
Article by Keighlagh Donovan
Article about Jane's community based work
in the University of Saskatchewan's
student newspaper, The Sheaf. Photos by
SCYAP Changes Lives
Video by Shaw TV
A spotlight on SCYAP's featuring Jane &
several staff members Focusing on the
healing powers of art among at-risk youth in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan .
PAVED Arts Toon's Kitchen
Write up about Jane's video work that was showcased at PAVED Arts, new media Gallery & Artist Run Centre inSaskatoon.
Ominocity's Guide to Carnies
Interview with Chris Morin
Jane traveled across western Canada as with the fair, three summers, as a teenager. Omnocity interviewed Jane to get an inside look at carnie life.