Janet Koongotema

Janet Koongotema is 81 years of age and is one of the most respected and prolific weavers in the Aurukun. She is extremely skilful with her hands having spent a lifetime using them to collect and prepare natural fibres. These works are recognised nationally for their elegant and colourful forms.

Since 2010, Janet has adapted her weaving skills into a unique painting practice. Her use of traditional knowledge is apparent in all of her paintings. She has a strong sense of design and composition that are depicted in her bold paintings that represent her tribal Country on the Southern Wik Lands.

A multi-talented artist she ha also created dynamic sculptural ghostnet weavings.

Her paintings and woven creations have been shown nationally, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide and Perth.



Exhibition History