hand-painted vintage denim


a word from the artist: 

gemma burridge


"I think that art can be found in everyday places. Through repurposing discarded items and using them as a canvas for my work, I hope to bring art into day-to-day life and perhaps provide an unexpected flash of vibrancy. Many of my own clothing items have been individually painted, bleached or modified and, to me, this pushes back against the throw-away culture of our modern life. I hope these hand-painted items catch your attention, and encourage you to look a little closer, finding something unexpected in the everyday.”

I met Gemma shortly after lockdown in Arrowtown, New Zealand, and was captivated by her beautiful artwork. Not only is she a talented artist but her gentle and kind presence is contagious. She was such a joy to work with and I am so excited to share her art with the august jane community. I hope you enjoy these one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art as much as I do.

-Summer (august jane founder and designer) 

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