Jan Griffiths GunjakaKira Kiro Artists and Waringarri Arts
I was born in Kununurra and I went to school in Broome. I first began work as a trainee broadcaster and journalist in 1990 with a few months at the Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Centre. I’ve worked at the Wyndham Super Market and Tuckerbox store in Kununurra for many years. I started painting around 2015 to carry on the stories of my parents, Peggy and Alan Griffiths – ’ the cultural stories that were handed down to them and now to me. Both my parents are famous artists in the Kimberley but most importantly, they are my traditional teachers. I too can keep our tradition alive and hand the stories of our ancestors and how our country came to be, down to the next generation and generations to come. I do this with great pride and honour. I am a multi-media artist and my arts practice includes paintings, poetry, ceramics and a bit of fashion.