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Janet Forbes


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    tjanpi (wild harvested grass), bush dyed raffia

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Janet Forbes is a Ngaanyatjarra woman from Blackstone (Papulankutja) Community. Janet learnt to make baskets from her older sister Ruby Reid and was taught to make artefacts by her mother. She soon began experimenting with Tjanpi sculptures with great enthusiasm, and has produced a large quantity of unique and high-quality works filled with character and charm. Many years of wood carving has given her a good feel for three-dimensional work. She attended a metal casting workshop in Brisbane which further excited her sculptural imagination and skills.

Revealed 2023 Artist Janet Forbes

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1 Finnerty Street
Western Australia