of Gallery East since 1993. Jánis is a working artist
who exhibits with Galerie Dusseldorf, Perth's foremost
contemporary art gallery.
Jánis served on the curatorial staff of the Art Gallery
of WA for 14 years to 1993 during which time he gained
a comprehensive knowledge of the Art Gallery of Western
Australia's collection as well as considerable skill
in the mounting and display of art works.
He lectured in Art Management and Art History at the
Central Metropolitan College of TAFE (Mt Lawley College
and WA School of Art, Design and Media) for 7 seven
years to 1996, and was Exhibition Programmes Manager
for CRAFTWEST, Centre for Contemporary Craft, Perth
1996-1998, giving him an unrivalled knowledge of Western
Australia's leading contemporary craft practitioners.
Jánis is an authorised valuer for the Commonwealth Government's
'Cultural Gifts Program' for Australian drawings,
paintings, prints and sculptures after 1950, Australian
studio glass and ceramics after 1950, British prints
after 1940 and Japanese woodblock prints after 1940.
Janis is a Board member of Artsource, the Western Australian's leading representative visual arts organisation. .