Media Release from 20th April 2017

For immediate Release

Review “BOOKYANNA DREAMING” exhibition launch at the ASSP Gallery Port Adelaide

Olaitcha Dreaming Aboriginal Art painting by Janet Milera

ASSP Gallery Port Adelaide is host of the debut exhibition by Janet Milera, a member of the MileraSansburyWanganeen families. The artist is painting and selling her art national and international since 15 years, studied Visual Arts, watercolour, acrylic, portraits and still life drawings.

She earned a living in working for the SA Government in Aboriginal Community Education before she changed to SA Health. She volunteered for schools running Aboriginal Art Programs for young Aboriginal students aimed at maintaining their connections with their culture and cultural identities.

Bookyanna Dreaming does convey the great affection for the artists connection with her land and her ancestors. She loves painting a wide variety of Aboriginal animals and dot paintings.

The Centrepiece of the exhibition is a life size unique painting of an emu which was unveiled at the exhibition launch by HON Dr Susan Close MP and the artist.

The artist tells us:

“Growing up as a child my father would 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 that my father taught me as a child, it has also influenced my connection to the land and his dreamtime stories.”

The exhibition is open Sunday, Monday to Friday 11am to 4pm, the artist is at the gallery on Saturdays 12-4pm to answer questions by the public and explains the artworks (free admission, gold-coin donation appreciated). 

End of the exhibition: Sunday 28th May 2017.


List of launch speakers from  Saturday 1st April:

HON Dr Susan Close MP  SA Government

Mr Tauto Sansbury  (Janet’s uncle)

Mrs Janine Mohamed   (Canberra)

Mr Justin Mohamed  (Canberra)

Deputy Mayor Vanessa McClusky (Port Adelaide Enfield Council)  and

CR Helen Wright Elected Member (Port Adelaide Enfield Council)



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