GALA LAUNCH SPIRITS OF OUR COUNTRY – ANIMALS AND LAND

Aboriginal Art Exhibition by Janet Milera

TRIPLE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS WINNER

This exhibition is part of the 20th Anniversary

(South Australian Living Artists) Festival 2017

Another show of stunning artworks by Mrs Milera which could bring her another award.

The exhibition was launched by

HON MARK BUTLER MP

National President of the Australian Labor Party | Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy |
Federal Member for Port Adelaide.
In 2013 Mark was awarded the Alzheimer’s Disease International Award for Outstanding Global Contribution to the Fight against Dementia. Mark is currently the Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy and national president of the Australian Labor Party.
https://markbutler.net.au/

GAVIN WANGANEEN

Contemporary Aboriginal Artist | Ex Port Adelaide & Essendon footie player, 300 AFL Games, Brownlow Medallist 1993, Australian Football Hall of Fame, South Australian Football Hall of Fame 2012.
gavinwanganeenart.com.au/

JIM ‘JIMBO’ MANNING

Chairman at Way Out West Broadcasters Inc | ‎North West Business Alliance NWBA | WOW FM 100.5 RADIO PRESENTER
http://wowfm.org

CR HELEN WRIGHT

Elected Member Port Adelaide Enfield Council | Councillor Semaphore Ward
https://www.portenf.sa.gov.au/electedmembers

EMCEE: Karen Haskard
TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL, local artist, ASSP Gallery Exhibitor

SOUND TECHNICS and RECORDING: Max E. Miller Director of

THE SOUND MILLER STUDIOS, Huntfield-Heights

www.soundmillerstudios.com.au

 

Light Space Time Online Art Gallery           ARTIST – INTERVIEW:

We did ask triple International Award Winner Aboriginal Artist Janet Milera for a short interview, here what she says:

***** “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 artwork 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.”
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Janet congratulation again to the two Special Recognition Awards for Exceptional Art and the Special Merit Award. Your International Awards resulted in a photo shooting at ASSP Gallery Port Adelaide in front of your awarded artwork of an emu with installation of genuine feathers, also in the second  featured article in the Portside Messenger from 19th July (page 3) after an lengthy interview by writer Ashleigh Pisani, and in the second live-show with Jimbo on WOW FM Radio 100.5, how do you feel to get after 15 years in business now the recognition you deserve for your paintings and yourself as artist?

*****  “I was over the moon to hear from my agent about the awards and the following recognition by media and the public but I’m also realistic enough to see that I can not win in every competition. I also know that I have a long way ahead before I’m able to concentrate on my target: to become a full time artist.
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Janet, what do you like to tell us to your artworks?

***** “My deep passion are dot paintings, acrylic is my preferred medium. I love painting a wide variety of my Aboriginal heritage,  from animals and land to the spirits of my ancestors and our history, all my paintings are telling this stories of the Dreamtime.
Lovers and Collectors of Aboriginal Art recognise immediately that I create artworks which conveys great affection for my connection with my ancestors, the land, the animals and the spirituality.”
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Janet, after your International Awards do you intend to sell your artworks internationally? Do you intend to sell your awarded artwork “Emu Dreaming” or are there other plans for it?

***** “Even before the first International Award my agent was in contact to international art galleries, museums, investors and collectors. A week ago we had a long-term exhibition request from a museum in New York. Exhibiting Aboriginal in a museum long-term needs months of negotiations on both sides, involvement and meetings with Government departments, lawyers especially copyright lawyers on both sides, permissions by the Aboriginal Elder and Community, etc. and a lot of money for flights and all the expenses.
If you like to follow my development as an artist, my exhibition and art show participations and Specials we suggest to subscribe by email to the newsletter:
milera.exhibitions@gmail.com  subject: Newsletter Subscription.
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Janet want you like to tell the public details to shipping & payment conditions for your Aboriginal paintings and the merchandise?

***** “We are working with the market leaders in International shipping of Art. We accept several payment methods, our preferred one is PayPal. Please ask us for the detailed Terms and Conditions.” *****

Last question Janet, do you accept to be commissioned to do works?

***** “I’m open to company and community commissions and able to design and create in collaboration with the client wished work. Please send me your request to milera.exhibitions@gmail.com  subject: Artwork Commission Request
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Janet, thank you for the very informative interview, we are looking forward to continue after Sue’s retirement by end of 2017 the journey with you!


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