aboriginal artist: Janie Kulyuru Lewis

Janie attended school in Adelaide. She came to Amata over ten years ago because she had family here. Her daughter was born in Amata. Before coming to work at Tjala Arts, then known as Minymaku Arts Janie specialised in batik, working under the umbrella of Tjurma Homelands Arts and Crafts Centre. As batik was fazed out Janie took up painting. She sometimes paints her mother’s Creation story -Tjukurpa Waru or fire story.

Group Exhibitions
2017 Kulini – Listen, Short St Gallery, Broome, WA
2006 Art Images, Adelaide – Tjala Arts: SALA Festival
2000 Tandanya, Adelaide – Irititja Munu Kuwaritja Tjukurpa
2000 Touring Exhibition; South Australian Country Arts Trust, South Australia – Tili Wiru – Beautiful Light
1999 Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne – Tili Minymaku
1998 Fabric Lengths Araluen Centre, Alice Springs – Desert Mob
1998 Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs – Minymaku Batik
1991 A joint exhibition by members of the ACT Batik Association and artists from the Tjurma Homelands, Canberra – Beyond Batik