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 

 

Other Artists

Louise Malarvie

Kununurra, Western Australia

Agnes Armstrong

Kununurra, Western Australia

Monika Lukowska

Perth, Western Australia

Patrick Kunoth

Utopia, Northern Territory

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