Born Jane Knox Urlich, Christchurch, 1950.

Moves to Wellington with family Aileen and Maurice Urlich, 1953.

Attends Chilton Saint James School, 1957-1967.

Marries Andrew Hyder, 1975.

Daughter Sarah born, 1981.

Son Nick born, 1985.


Co-Founder, Colonial Cottage Museum, Wellington, 1976.

Colour Consultant, Resene Paints, 1976.

Interior Consultant, Hurdleys Interiors, Wellington, 1978.

Art Tutor, Wellington Adult Community Institute, 1990 – 2000.

Artist in Residence, Saturain, Des Apt, France, 1999.

Art Teacher, Inverlochy Art School, 2000 – ongoing.

Councillor, Board of The New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, 2001 – 2003.

Member, Royal Academy, London, 2002.

Owner, Jane Hyder Gallery, 2003/2005 – 2006.

Member, Artist Alliance, 2008.


Tutors Qualification, Wellington Polytechnic (Massey University), 1993.

Summer School, Matthew Brown, Auckland University, 1998.

Slade School of Art, University College, London, 2001.

Mitchel School of Art (Peter Griffin), Bathurst University, Australia, 2001.

Printing Block Course (Colin Coke),Whiteroa Polytechnic, 2001.

Painting Course (Dick Frizell), Villa Corsano Artist in Residence, Italy, 2001.

Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts, Massey University, Wellington, 2005 – 2009.


Art and Architecture Tour, Britain and Europe, 1980

Art and Architecture Tour, New England and USA, 1989

Art and Architecture Tour, Spain and Greece, 2011


Group Exhibition, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, 1999.

Saint Saturain Des Apts, France, 1999.

Group Exhibition, Flagstaff Gallery, Auckland, 2001.

Woodhouse Hill Gallery, Wellington, 2001.

Art and Faith, Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Auckland, 2001.

Invited Artist, New Zealand Festival of the Arts, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, 2002.

Aratoi Museum of Art and History, Masterton, 2004.

Red Gallery, Nelson, 2004.

Artworks Gallery, Christchurch, 2004.

Baradean School, Auckland, 2004.

Cathedral of St. Paul, Wellington, 2004.

Midnight Garden, Auckland Art Gallery, 2006.

Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition, Shed 11, Massey University, 2007.

Drawing Exhibition, The Engine Room, Massey University, 2007.

Group Exhibition, Chaffers Gallery, Wellington, 2008.

Group Exhibition, Solander, Wellington, 2008.

Group Exhibition, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington, 2008.

Renew, DAF 106, Wellington, 2008.

Tutors Exhibition, Inverlochy Art School, 2009.


Merilyn Saville Gallery, Wellington, 1994.

Fords Cafe, Wellington, 1999.

Joy of Life, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, 2000.

Going Solo / Celebration & Blessings, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, 2001.

Pacific Renaissance / The Promise Land,  New Zealand House, London, 2004.

Renew, DAF 106, Wellington, 2008.

Give and Take, The New Dowse Lower Hutt, 2008.

Full Circle, Colonial Cottage Museum (Museum Trust and Museum of City and Sea), Wellington, 2011.

Pacific Power, Taupo Museum and Art Gallery, 2012.


Chilton Saint James School

Massey University Library, Wellinton

Inverlocky Art School

Samual Marsden College

Private Collections in New Zealand and overseas.