Janette Lucas – Margot and Milligan – Curious as Cats

Exhibition and Shows

16 Oct 2021 to 3 Nov 2021 Daily Event

Janette Lucas is an artist with decades of experience exhibiting her paintings throughout Australia and Indonesia. Her work is held in public collections, including Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), Australian Defence Force Palmerston NT, Government House & Parliament House Darwin, along with many private art collections.

After studying and teaching in Victoria, Lucas moved to Arnhem Land with her family and from then on much of her career as an artist was spent in the Northern Territory. She was founding coordinator of Bábbarra Women’s Centre, lectured in drawing at the Darwin University and was head of art at Batchelor College, Rum Jungle, where she taught indigenous students from the education, linguistics, and
media faculties.

Having re-discovered a deep affection for children’s books, Lucas wrote her first book Margot and Milligan – Curious as Cats on a road trip south from the green rolling hills near Byron Bay in 2020.

The original illustrations used in the book, created with pen and ink with watercolour on paper, can be found on the Community Wall in the gallery foyer.


Free Entry

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Daily Event

16 Oct 2021 to 3 Nov 2021

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