Jenador is an Australian owned and operated company. The artists have over 35 years experience creating unique artworks with gem opal. The designs are encapsulated into a scratch resistant product that is crystal clear.
Each piece is created with carefully selected and hand cut gem opal. 24 carat gold features in all of the designs as Jenadors signature. There will never ever be two pieces identical, as it is not possible with opal.
These designs are collaborations between three artists. Jennifer Benaim (opal artist) Arthur Conlon (aboriginal artist) & Douglas Dingey, (designer). Arthur Conlon designs and produces the imagery for the pieces. Jennifer Benaim creates the beautiful opal artworks by hand, strategically positioning the opal into each piece. Jennifer’s son, Douglas Dingey designs the settings.
The exclusively Australian made opal art images use 60 million year old Australian opal. The opal is sourced from many parts of Australia including; Coober Pedy, Lightning Ridge and White Cliffs just to name a few.
After much research and development these have been created with an application where the intricate designs of quality gem opals are encapsulated within each piece. Each creation will always be one of a kind due to the nature of opal and its transient display of colours and will always feature Jenadors signatory 24 carat gold inclusion.
About the Artist:
These pieces are put together with the artwork from Australian Aboriginal Artist Arthur Conlon.
Arthur was born in the Sherbourg Aboriginal settlement, south east Queensland, and is a descendant of the Wakka Wakka tribe. One of 14 children, Arthur trained as a teacher and for several years taught Aboriginal art to children from pre-school age to high school level. As a child, Arthur acquired an interest in art and his many skills through stories and traditions passed to him from his uncles. All of his designs depict the motifs and symbols of hunting. His inspiration comes from the native fauna of the Kabi-Kabi region in Queensland. Using water based paint and ochre colours, Arthur creates scenes of ceremony, the hunt and celebration.
1993: VANUATU – Business work shops run by UK Government
1996: Australian Consulate in Noumea – Mural Paintings & Workshops
2000: SINGAPORE – Art workshops & Exhibitions
2001: Regional Arts Developtment Funts – Maroochy Shire Council, Kuluin State School, Community Mural
2002: CHOGM – Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting, Coolum, Mural for backdrop
2003: RADF – Caloundra Shire Council, project ‘Paintin’ Up’ Caloundra Library
2004: RADG – Caloundra Shire Council, Community Mural, Kawana High School
2005: SYDNEY Convention Centre – 4 paintings with BAYER World Medical Conference
2006: BRISBANE – Commissioned to do painting at World Mining Conference
2006: GOLD COAST – Commissioned to do painting HSBC Bank
2007: Rio Tinto Painting on shopping centre, Wickham WA
2007: Art Work Shop – South Aust Education Dept
2009: Commission Painting Stronger, Smarter Summit, DR Chris Sarra