Jan Palethorpe

‘Li Qingzhao’s Boat’
75cm x 90cm

Jan Palethorpe born Melbourne 1956. In 2017 she was awarded first prize in the Guanlan International Print Prize and selected as artist in residence in 2017 and 2014 at Guanlan Print Base Shenzhen, China. Awarded the Swan Hill Drawing Prize in 2010 and first prize (WOP) in the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize 2005, and highly commended in 2010.

Living in the North West Kimberley for three years (1995-1998) Jan undertook several remote residencies receiving an Australia Council Community Development Grant as AIR at Oombulgurri Aboriginal Community in 1995. She co-ordinated 30 stories on 30 Murals in 30 Days in Mulan Community, WA, 2006. She has been the recipient of two Artists in Schools (Arts Victoria & DEET) ‘Worlds within Worlds’ Wantirna Heights and ‘the Paper Shop’ a project involving paper making, and the production of a giant carpet python in the primary school and remote Malley community of Culgoa.