Janina Green (AU)

Image: Janina Green, [Studio Games], 2019

Image: Janina Green, Studio Games, 2019

The daughter of Ukrainian parents, Janina Green was born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany 1944, before her family migrated to Gippsland, Victoria in 1949 where she spent her childhood growing up in the small country town of Yallourn North. For 20 years she worked as a Secondary School Art and Crafts teacher. During this time she received a  Diploma of Printmaking from RMIT as well as further studies in Fine Arts at Melbourne University. Janina Green has had a long career as an influential photography teacher, lecturing at the VCA Melbourne University.


Janina Green is represented in the collection of the Australian National Gallery, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria; Art Gallery of South Australia; State Library of Victoria; Monash Gallery of Art; Griffiths University; Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology; Albury Regional Gallery; Horsham Art Gallery; Latrobe Regional Gallery; The Pat Corrigan Collection; Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale; and Rotterdam Art Foundation, Netherlands.

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PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

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