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Janis Nedela
  • 63, Male
  • Munster, WA
  • Australia

Janis Nedela's Friends

  • Dorothea Fleiss
  • Janine Whitling
  • Ken Ford
  • virginia milici (virgy)
  • Sam Winston
  • James Bailey
  • Linda Douglas
  • Michael Wardell
  • judy bourke
  • Aine Scannell
  • Robert Heather

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1990 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) Curtin University of Technology Bentley WA

Selected Professional Experience
2012 Artist-in-residence: Atwell College, Atwell, WA
2010 Workshop: Denmark Senior High School, Denmark, WA
2009 Workshop: Albany Senior High School, Albany, WA
2009 Artist-in-residence: Guildford Grammar School, Guildford, WA
2006 Artist-in-residence: Resdencies & Information Centre, Riga, Latvia
2006 Artist-in-residence: KURB Gallery, Perth, WA

Selected Solo Exhibitions (related to Artists Books)

2012 Disparate Bed Fellows,Galerie Dusseldorf, Mosman Park, WA
2012 A Near Distance 2: Highlights from 30 Years of Janis Nedela's Art Practice, Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Geraldton, WA
2009 53 Stations of the Night Watch, Galerie Dusseldorf, Mosman Park, WA
2009 Books + Text as an Object, Flinders University City Art Gallery, State Library of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
2008 Codes: The Art of Jānis Nedēla, 1982 - 2007 gorepaniART Gallery Albany, WA
2007 Running Backwards No.2 ÜBER Gallery, St Kilda, VIC
2007 Reading Between the Lines KURBgallery,Perth, WA
2007 Running Backwards Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth, WA
2006 Books + Text as Objects No.3 gorepaniART Gallery, Albany, WA
2006 Near Distance: A Jānis Nedēla Survey Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Bunbury, WA
2006 Books + Text as Objects No.2 Gallery “Bastejs”, Riga, Latvia
2006 ephemera, KURBgallery, Perth, WA

Selected Group Exhibitions (related to Austrist's Books)
2012 Strange Glue, Thompson Gallery, The Cambridge School of Weston Weston, Massachusetts, USA
2012 Going Gaga with Dada, Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo, NSW
2012 Liberated Books, Meeniyan Art Gallery, Meeniyan, VIC
2012 10 Western Australian Artists Present Independent Visions in Kyoto Dohjidai Gallery of Art, Kyoto, Japan
2012 Calligraphic Artist's Book, Paese (Treviso) Italy
2012 6th International Artist's Book Triennial - LOVE, Gallery Titanikas Lithuania. Touring Germany
2012 An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street, The Westminster Reference Library, Westminster, UK (Touring)
2012 From the West: Small Works by Seven Western Australian Artists Gallery Horikawa, Kobe, Japan
2012 Between the Sheets: Artists' Books, Midland Junction Arts Centre Midland and Gallery East, North Fremantle, WA
2011 Artbound Artists' Books, Red Gallery, Glebe, NSW
2011 Multiple, Limited, Unique: Selections from the Permanent Collection Centre for Book Arts, New York, USA
2011,09 Books Beyond Words Evolution, Artist Book Awards, East Gippsland Art Gallery, Bairnsdale, VIC
2011 Happily Ever After, John Paynter Gallery, New Castle, NSW
2011 Manly Library Artists' Book Award, Manly, NSW
2010 I will cut through: Pochoirs, Carvings + Other Cuttings, Center for Book Arts, New York, USA
2010 Green, Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo, NSW
2010 Inventive Structures: Books Beyond the Codex, Creative Arts Workshops, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
2010 Open Book, Ford Gallery, Ford Hall, Eastern Michigan University Ypsilantis, USA
2010 Quantified Aesthetics, Minnesota Centre for Book Arts, Minneapolis USA
2010 Paper Works, Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo, NSW
2010, 06 Libris Awards: Australian Artists' Book Prize, Artspace Mackay Mackay, QLD
2009 Recycled Library: Altered Books, Artspace Mackay, Mackay, Qld
2009 Books...beyond words, East Gippsland Art Gallery, Bairnsdale, VIC
2009 Text: 5th International Artists' Book Triennial, Contemporary Arts Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
2008 Fertile Soil: 50 Years of the City of Fremantle Art Collection Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
2008 Freestyle Book; Artists’ Books from the Collections, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD

Video / Animation
2006 “ephemera”, Duration: 8 Minutes. 40 seconds
(assisted by Dr. Peter Mudie). First performed at
KURB Gallery, Perth, WA, Australia. 12 May

Selected Public Performances
2006 Performance for a Polaroid. Duration: 29 May –
25 July. Kodak Photograph Laboratory, Audeju Street ( iela), Riga, Latvia Documented – Polaroid Album + CD

Selected Awards/Grants (related to Artist's Books)
2005 ArtsWA, Creative Development Fellowship
1996 City of Wanneroo Art Award, Innovative Award, WA
1994 Extravaganza Gallery Art Award, Albany Art Prize, WA
1992 Frost Family Prize, Albany Art Prize, WA
1989 Gomboc Gallery Award (Sculpture), Middle Swan, WA

Selected Commissions (related to Artist's Books)
2000 Commission – Public Art, (from the STREW series), mixed media, Ministry of Fair Trading, Perth, WA

Special Projects
1998 Bait (1991), featured on the cover of the Riga, Latvia publication TEKSTS UN KLÁTBÚTNE, (Ausma Cimdina)
1997 No.7, Theatre, 1991, from the PROEM Suite’, featured on the cover of the University of Western Australia publication SHAKESPEARE: Readers, Audiences, Players (edited by R.S. White, Charles Edelman, Christopher Wortham)
1992 Diary No. 8 (1992), featured on the cover of the Potters’ Society of Australia publication POTTERY IN AUSTRALIA
1992 Camouflage No1 (1990), featured on the cover of the Chalkface Press publication LITERARY TERMS: A Practical Glossary (author Brian Moon)
1990 Camouflage No1 (1990), featured on the cover of the Chalkface Press publication STUDYING LITERATURE: Theory and Practice For Senior Students (author Brian Moon)

Collections International (Artist’s Books)
Artists’ Union of Latvia (Riga); Australian High Commission Kuala Lumpur, (Malaysia); Circle Bokartas, Lithuania; Global Society for Latvian Art, Valmiera, (Latvia); Minnesota Centre for Book Arts, Minneapolis (USA); National Gallery of Jamaica

Collections Australia (Artist’s Books)
Albany Senior High School (WA); Artbank; Artspace Mackay,Mackay Regional Council (Qld); Australian Capital Equity, Perth (WA); Australian Library of Art, State Library of Queensland; Central Institute of Technology, Perth, (WA); City of Fremantle (WA); Curtin University (WA); Edith Cowan University (WA); Flinders University Art Museum (SA); Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery (WA); Ministry for Fair Trading, Perth (WA); Murdoch University (WA); Royal Perth Hospital (WA); Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (WA); Sydney Conservatorium of Music (NSW); Thompson Legal, Albany (WA); University of Western Australia; Wesfarmers (WA). Private

David Bromfield ‘Codes: The Art of Jánis Nedéla; 1982 - 2007, June, 2008.
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At 8:01 on April 5, 2012, virginia milici (virgy) said…

Janis thanks you very mouch .Your calligraphic book is arrived .Pubblish to blog

best wish :) Virginia

At 18:43 on March 1, 2010, Linda Douglas said…
lHello Janis, I have found you at last and hope it's not too late! I would love to interview you, via email, or have you write an article for our first Australian Book arts journal. Please contact me offline at at your earliest convenience. linda douglas (artistbook 3 member)
At 8:17 on January 28, 2009, Robert Heather said…
Janis - there is a lot of stuff happening on these pages and feel free to add to it all - post a blog entry about your book/monograph and it should appear on everyone's main page (are you set up so that people can order it online from yourself or a bookstore as some may be interested). You can also post photos of your work.

Glad to hear that you had a good break - it all passed so quickly for me.

All the best,

At 10:14 on December 18, 2008, Robert Heather said…
Hi Janis - how are things in WA? Welcome to Artists Books 3.0 - you can try posting some picture shere and you may want to put up a blog entry about your monograph/book with details of how people can order/buy it? If you write a blog entry it goes to everyone's main page.

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