Janine Gray

Arts Ceduna

Janine Gray was born in Koonibba, South Australia in 1954. Growing up in this Aboriginal Community, roughly 30 kilometers heading west from Ceduna, Janine has been living in Ceduna since 2017. Previously she also lived in the Scotdesco Aboriginal Community where her partner is from. Janine produces paintings, murals, pottery, and lino-printing. Her main medium is acrylic on canvas, but she also paints on different surfaces and mediums such as metal and wooden panels, textiles and clay. Janine’s techniques, seen throughout all her artworks are both dots and fine lines. Art mentors who inspired Janine were for example her art teacher during her schooling, but also her Gugada/Kokatha Elders. Janine has accomplished tremendous artistic achievements throughout her art career. She entered into many exhibitions and art prizes, for example, the ‘Our Mob’ in Adelaide, ‘Malka Artprize’ in Port Augusta, Port Lincoln Art Prize and Red Poles exhibitions. Janine also accomplished an art residency at Penong school where she shared and taught her art to children. Janine enjoys spending time outdoors where she will be found fishing in her favorite spots on the coastlines of Ceduna. Janine is inspired by her environment and knowledge of her Culture, with the Australian ocean and wildlife also recurring as dominant themes in her work.