Janie Kulyuru Lewis

Janie Kulyuru works with Tjala Arts. Her father’s Country is Aparatjara, Western Australia and her mother’s Country is Watarru, South Australia. After attending school in Adelaide, Janie moved to Amata to live with her family there. Before coming to work at Tjala Arts, then known as Minymaku Arts, Janie specialised in batik, working under the umbrella of Tjurma Homelands Arts and Craft Centre, before beginning to paint on canvas. Janie sometimes paints her mother’s Creation story Tjukurpa Waru or fire story. She paints alongside her sister Munu Kulyuru.