Personal Histories Artist Book Exhibition

Bringing together artists from around the globe to share their own stories in artist book form. Sharing similarities, diversities and individual perspectives. Highlighting the dynamic world of artist books.

REDLAND MUSEUM: 12 October - 30 November 2014
REDLAND ART GALLERY: 29 March - 10 May 2015
UNSW CANBERRA: 28 September - 11 December 2015

For more information please contact the Coördinator, Robyn Foster (email:

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Feature Artist - JANIS NEDELA

is an accomplished artist based in Munster, Western Australia,
 specialising in the discipline of altered book art.
The artworks Janis is submitting for the Personal Histories exhibition explore elements of his parents Latvian heritage.

For 14 years to 1993, Janis served on the curatorial staff of the Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth, lectured in Art Management and Art History at the Central Institute of Technology (Perth WA) for 7 years to 1996, and was Exhibition Programmes Manager for CRAFTWEST Centre for Contemporary Craft (Perth WA) from 1996-1998).

As well as being an Authorised Valuer for the Commonwealth Government's 'Cultural Gifts Program' Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme (TIAS established 1981), a preferred Provider for the Acquisition of Art and Craft by the State Government of Western Australia, a member of the Arts Consulting Association of Australia (ACCA incorporated 2006), a member of The Asian Arts Society of Australia, he is a Board member of Artsource, Western Australia's leading representative visual arts organisation.

Since 1985, Janis has held over 26 solo exhibitions, participated in over 260 group exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally; as well as completing 12 special projects and public/corporate art commissions.  He has undertaken residencies at the KURB Gallery in Perth, WA (2006); Residency and Information Centre in Riga, Latvia (2006), Guildford Grammar School and at Atwell College, Atwell, WA.


Janis' artworks are held in many public collections both nationally and internationally including collections in Australia, Latvia, Malaysia, Cuba, USA, Lithuania, Canada, Japan, Italy, Brazil and Poland.  You can find a full listing of collections holding Janis' works on his website.

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