Artist Jane Oliver
Title Three Camps on a Creek
Year 2022

Acrylic on linen

Dimensions 80 × 120 cm
Art Centre Keringke Arts →

Out of stock

Jane Oliver

Jane Oliver ‘s grandmother and mother were born at Arltunga and brought to Santa Teresa mission where they grew up. Jane’s father grew up in the Undoolya area, east of Mparntwe (Alice Springs). Jane was born in Mparntwe and grew up at Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa). At the age of 18 Jane was employed by Keringke Art Centre. Her talent has developed through self-training and workshops, and more recently through participation in the Certificate in Art and Craft at Batchelor Institute in Alice Springs.

Artist statement

The artists of Keringke Arts use pattern, colour, shape and design to create vibrant paintings that depict sense of Country, culture and self. Various painters have developed this style of painting at Keringke Arts over a twenty-year period, notable for intricate detail and high colour. The shapes and designs may have features common to ancient rock art and petroglyph designs found throughout Eastern Arrernte country. Other motifs reflect sand and body painting designs. Still others may reflect the stories and songs recounting the adventures of the ancestors who first travelled across the vast land making the earth as we know it today. In its contemporary form these designs on the canvas may not be attributed to any particular thing, holding the energy and vitality of the artist’s particular creative experience.