Biography:

Jan Griffiths was born in Kununurra and went to school in Broome. She first began work as a trainee broadcaster and journalist in 1990. She also did a few months at the Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Centre and enjoyed the little time she spent there.

She has been painting on and off for a few years.

She states " I'm carrying on the stories of my parents, Peggy and Alan Griffiths - ’ cultural stories that were handed down to my parents and then to me. Both my parents are famous artists in the Kimberley but most importantly, they are my traditional teachers. I too can keep our tradition alive and hand the stories of our ancestors and how our country came to be, down to the next generation and generations to come. I do this with great pride and honour. My arts practice includes painting, animation, poetry & ceramics."

Group Exhibitions:

2021 Berrdalngtha Woorlang – Strong Stories, Mossenson Galleries, Subiaco WA

2021 Alternative Archive - Legacy 11, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Bentley WA

2020 Pinpii: First Nations Indigenous Fashion, National Museum of Australia, Canberra 

2020 Yoowalkoorl, Come On, Come Here, Midland Junction Arts Centre, Midland WA

2020 Pinpii: First Nations Indigenous Fashion, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo VIC

2019 Wildflower State, Midland Junction Arts Centre, Midland WA

2019 Artist in Residency, King & Wood Mallesons, Canberra ACT

2019 Alternative Archive - Legacy 11 - Dawang Gallery Kununurra WA

2019 Australia Ceramics Triennial, Princes Wharf, Hobart TAS

2019 Desert River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

2018 Indigenous Ceramic Award, Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton VIC

2018 National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award - MAGNET  Darwin NT

2017 Yirrb: Together, Peggy and Jan Griffiths, JamFactory, Adelaide SA

2017 The Habits of Horses, Mundaring Art Centre, Mundaring WA

2017 Revealed  Emerging artists from WA Art Centres, Fremantle Arts Centre, WA

 Collections:

KERRY STOKES COLLECTION

SHEPPARTON ART MUSEUM

BENDIGO ART GALLERY

CITY OF PERTH 

 

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