Published on : Monday, February 2, 2015

Janet_paintingRenowned Northern Territorry artist, Janet Golder Kngwarreye painted a black Smeg Fab28Fridge to mark the 2014 National Architecture Awards, held in November in Darwin.


The Australian Institute of Architects’ Awards, held annually is hosted by the Australian Institute of Architect (AIA), Australia’s leading architectural industry body encompassing educational and professional development, a comprehensive events calendar and state and national awards for architectural excellence.


To both endorse Smeg’s long involvement with the AIA and support the Northern Territorry. Smeg donated a FAB fridge to Anglicare NT, one of the most prominent and effective organizations in the region providing outreach services for remote indiginious communities.


Janet is a member Anmatyerre, an indigenous community from Boundary Bore in the Utopia Region, 1600km south of Darwin. Janet’s paintings depict the story of “Bush Leaves”, a native Australian bush from that region.


Traditionally women from Janet’s Anmatyerre tribe would go into the desert to collect bush foods such as plums, tomatoes, onions and leaves, which were abundant after the rain.  These foods were taken back to the tribe, cooked over an open fire and eaten.  It is these sweet tastings leaves that illustrate Janet’s paintings.

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