Clan groups: Moa Island, Hammond Island, Prince of Wales Island, Badu Island and Darnley Island
Language groups: Kalaw Lagaw Ya/Meriam Mir
Janet Fieldhouse was born in Cairns, Queensland, in 1971. She is an established artist who is nationally recognised for her ceramic and textile works.
Through her arts practice, Janet maintains strong cultural connections with, and a deep understanding of, traditional practices and cultural knowledge. She reinterprets traditional ways to define what it means to be a Torres Strait Islander woman today. Her works celebrate traditions and stories of navigation, of living off the sea and land, and of women’s traditional practices, including weaving body adornments used for ceremony.
Janet has exhibited extensively, and her work is held in major public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; and Cairns Art Gallery, Queensland.
Janet Fieldhouse: Mark and Memory
11 Jul – 24 Aug 2014
FACELESS Transforming Identity: Blak/Black Artists from North Australia, Africa and the African Diaspora
25 Jun – 2 Oct 2022
RITUAL: the past in the present
15 May – 22 Aug 2021
FNQ Contemporaries 2021
5 Feb 2020 – 13 Mar 2021
Reimagining: between tradition and innovation
17 Oct – 10 Jan 2021
ARTNOW FNQ 2019
13 Dec 2019 – 2 Feb 2020
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