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Bookyanna Dreaming: Aboriginal Art Exhibition by Janet Milera

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A FREE must-see exhibition at ASSP Gallery Port Adelaide

ASSP Gallery Port Adelaide is currently hosting Janet Milera's debut solo exhibition 'Bookyanna Dreaming'.

Talented artist Janet Milera, is a proud Narungga, Kaurna and Adnyamathanha woman, who was born in Maitland and grew up in Point Pearce with her family.

She has been painting for over 15 years and completed a Visual Arts course at Para West Adult Campus, studying watercolour, acrylic, portraits and still life drawings.

Janet was initially an Aboriginal Educator for the SA Government before she changed to the Aboriginal Health Department earlier last year, in order to have more time to follow her dream as full-time artist.

She also previously worked with Pooraka and Prospect Primary School, running Aboriginal Art Programs for young Aboriginal students, aimed at maintaining their connections with their culture and cultural identities.

Janet's exhibition 'Bookyanna Dreaming' explores her great affection for her land and her ancestors. She loves painting a wide variety of Aboriginal animals and dot paintings and the centrepiece of the exhibition is a nearly life-size painting of an emu, which features emu feathers.

"Growing up as a child, my father always took my siblings and myself out on the land to teach us how to hunt for food, where to look for food, and to look after the land, because that's where our ancestors had lived. My inspiration for the artworks I create has been influenced by my family, as well as the knowledge and insight my father taught me as a child. It has also influenced my connection to the land and his dreamtime stories" said Janet.

Come and view this truly unique collection of Aboriginal artworks at ASSP Gallery. Entry is FREE and the gallery is open daily, from the 1st April to 28th May 2017 (gold-coin donation appreciated).

The gallery is open Monday to Friday 11am to 5pm, Saturdays 12-4pm* and Sundays 12-4.30pm.*

On Saturdays, you can 'Meet the Artist' as Janet will be on hand to answer questions about her works, heritage and family history.

In addition selling artworks nationally and internationally, Janet also makes fabulous cakes including 3D cakes - you can see her amazing works at JaYz CupCakes.


For more information on this exciting FREE exhibition in Adelaide, please visit assp.suesmithphotography.com.au

*As the weekend opening times may vary depending on the availability of the artist for the Meet-and-Greet, it is recommended that you call the gallery on 0412 924 696 before planning your visit.


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When: Open Daily until 28th May 2017
Phone: 0412 924 696
Where: ASSP Gallery Port Adelaide, Shop 3/70 Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide SA 5015
Cost: Free Entry (Gold-coin donation appreciated)
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Love the flag cupcakes!
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|3726) 5 days ago
I had not seen much aboriginal art until my husband and I travelled outback Australia a couple of years ago. I was surpirsed at the variety and the skill.
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