Janine Green

 I was born in Ballarat and spent my childhood living around Western Victoria.

Aboriginality wasn’t really talked about in my family, but when I worked for the local Aboriginal Cooperative (BADAC) for ten years, I had the opportunity to learn more about my Aboriginality.

I enjoy weaving and doing silk paintings, and learnt a lot about this after doing a course in material studies.

My favourite medium is weaving.  When I weave I feel it gives me a connection to my culture, and I was surprised how easily I picked up the craft.

When I weave it leads me.  I never know how a piece will look until it is finished.  I feel like what I create is manifested within me.