Published by Adelaides Sue Smith Photography (ASSP)® with permission by the artist Janet Milera.
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Exhibition Opening Times

The exhibition is open Sunday, Monday to Friday 11am to 4pm, the artist is at the gallery for you on Saturdays 12pm-3pm/4pm to answer questions to herself, her heritage, her family connections and to her artworks (free admission, gold-coin donation appreciated). 

End of the exhibition: Sunday 28th May 2017.
We accept  bookings for evening views (*), groups (*), schools, and on Public Holidays and outside the scheduled opening hours (*)

  • send your bookings latest 24 hours before your planned visit to
  • (*)  a deposit of $10 booking fee per person is due after receiving your confirmation email. A complimentary drink and nibbles supplied.

Meet the Artist

Saturdays 12-4pm for the duration of her exhibition. Hear the stories to her works, ask Janet to her heritage and family history, to herself as an artist and get your buys signed in front of you.

School groups welcome!



All merchandise is available to order or in-store at ASSP Gallery Port Adelaide

  • Hand Picked |  Basket Pressed | Merlot | Mount Lofty Ranges | Special Edition
    2009 vintage
    (only a few bottles left)
    2010 vintage (instore or orders)
    2011 vintage (instore or orders)
    2012 vintage (instore or orders)


  • Wax Candles | Special Edition | Giftbox
    (instore or orders)
  • T-Shirts | Assorted Sizes | Special Edition
  • Stationary | Special Edition
  • Cards | Special Edition
  • Big exhibition catalogue (AUD45) orders by email to

Janet Milera Artwork Sales:

  • All of the paintings by Janet Milera are for sale, come with Certificate Of Authenticity |
    Tax Invoice | Hand-signed letter by the artist | Detailed description of your artwork | A little gift
  • Shipping: worldwide
  • Delivery local area in a radius of 10kms of ASSP Gallery Port Adelaide is free.


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

She started painting 15 years ago, attended a visual arts course at Para West Adult Campus studying watercolour and acrylic as well as portraits and still life drawings.

Janet’s artworks are sold nationally and internationally.

From 2011–2014 Janet 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.

She’s been making cakes for over 2 years and enjoys the artistic side when baking and making cakes especially 3D cakes, see her Facebook page 

Janet earned a living as an Aboriginal Educator for the SA Government before she changed in January 2017 to the Aboriginal Health Department to have more time to follow her dream as full-time artist. She shares in her paintings the affection for her connection to her land and the ancestors with the public – local and in the future national and international.

Janet’s Heritage:

Great Grandmother:
Jessie Johnson 
married Edward Sansbury
(Jessie Johnson is grandmother to Janet’s father and  great grandmother of the former Sydney Swans footy player Adam Goodes).

Rhoda Sansbury married Cyril Milera

Greta Milera married James Lush

Janet’s mother and father are both from Point Pearce. Her mother’s family are from Point Pearce through to Adelaide region. Her father’s family are from the Flinders Ranges region, from Burgiyana, Nepabunna way through to Point Pearce. Her father is the grandson of Janet’s great grandmother Jessie Johnson and is an Aboriginal Elder of Point Pearce and Adnamathyna.

Janet’s Inspiration and Influences:

Growing up as a child her father took her siblings and herself out on the land to teach them how to hunt for food, where to look for food, and to look after the land because that’s where their ancestors had lived.

Janet’s inspiration for the artwork she create has so been influenced by her family as well as the knowledge and insight that her father taught her as a child, it has also influenced Janet’s deep connection to the land and its dreamtime stories.

Janet’s Artworks:

Janet’s passion is creating Aboriginal Art paintings. Her preferred medium are acrylics and she loves painting a wide variety of Aboriginal dot paintings and animals. the centrepiece of her current exhibition at ASSP Gallery Port Adelaide is a one of a kind life-size painting of an emu where Janet used emu feathers.

Janet is a perfectionist in the artworks she creates and which conveys great affection for her connection with her land and her ancestors.

As you see in the biography above there are three heritage lines which still influence her paintings, lovers of Aboriginal Art, Aboriginal Art Collectors and Aboriginal Art Agents – we all – have to accept as they all are part of Janet’s heritage, her life!