About Janna Pameijer
Janna has been a full-time sculptor since 1978.
After completing a degree in Fine Art, Janna began experimenting with hollow clay construction for forms from small sizes to larger works up to 2 meters.
The clay building techniques she developed are the foundation to her life as a sculptor. Janna also demonstrates and teaches these techniques to other enthusiasts both in Australia and overseas.
Though clay is her main medium, sculptures are also completed in bronze, steel, and aluminium
The figure features strongly in Janna's sculptures as a subject for personal expression as well as a study in portraiture.
She also enjoys exploring the nature of Australia's native fauna through clay. Janna's earlier years were spent in rural Queensland.
After the first few exhibitions with the Wildlife Artists of Australasia in Melbourne, she co-foundered the Queensland Wildlife Artists in 1981 which promoted the focus on Australian wildlife and their conservation.
COMMUNITY ART PROJECTS
"It's so much fun to see people come into an adventure with clay!"
Community art projects allow people who have little or no experience in an art form to come into a project and experience the process under the guidance of a professional artist, and to be part of a finished product.
In 1990 Janna directed a project through Hands on Art, a Brisbane City Council initiative.
This 3 month project involved members of the Lutwyche community participating in the making of a wall mural in fired clay, which is mounted at the Lutwyche shopping centre, Brisbane .
Charters Towers, North Queensland
In 2000, to commemorate Federation, Janna led a community project workshop in Charters Towers directing local participants to build a series of life-size figures, characters from the area and the time of Federation. These became part of a Sculpture Trail in Charters Towers, Queensland.
In 2001 Janna worked with members of the Maleny community preparing 5 large images as decorative clay motifs which have been incorporated into the pavement outside the Community Centre in Maple Street, Maleny, Queensland.
In the years from 2000 to 2005, Janna worked on her biggest project yet which was building a stone house in Maleny where she and her husband live.
Janna has completed commissions for shopping centre complexes in N.S.W. One of these projects involved making a pair of life-size dolphins for a fountain garden. The dolphins were commissioned in cast aluminium.
Read Janna's Artist Statement
Read Janna's C.V.
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