September to November 2017
About the artist
Janet Fieldhouse was born in Cairns and is of Torres Strait Islander heritage and a graduate from the Ceramics Workshop at the ANU School of Art (2004). She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows throughout Australia and has twice won the highly regarded Shepparton Art Museum, Indigenous Ceramic Art Award (2007, 2012). Her work is held in collections nationally in Art Gallery of Western Australia, National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Parliament House Art Collection, Queensland Art Gallery and Shepparton Art Museum.
Fieldhouse describes her work as ‘an expression of my Torres Strait Islander heritage: the material culture, rituals of social and religious life, and artefacts which are created to fulfil the functional and spiritual needs of the peoples of the Torres Strait.’
Scope of work
During the term of her residency Janet will be concentrating on the development of a new body of work .
As part of her residency Janet will be engaging with local indigenous communities primarily through the Yuarana Centre at the CIT to develop an indigenous arts project that will culminate in an exhibition at Watson Arts Centre Gallery.