David Bromfield 's fully illustrated book on the art of Janis Nedela , co-director of Gallery East, was launched on the evening of
Thursday 7September2008 at Planet Books, Mount Lawley.
The 192 paged book is fully illustrated in colour, text runs to approximately 75,000 words, and retails at $67.50.
To order please send a cheque for $73. 50 ($67.95 + $6 p&p) with your adress to Brown Consultants,
c/- Gallery East. 94 Stirling Highway, North Fremantle, 6159
Janis Nedela has exhibited widely both in Australia and overseas. He studied Printmaking (1987)
and Graphic Design (1977) at Perth Technical College and gained his Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts)
from Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia, in 1990. In Perth , WA , he is represented by
Galerie Dusseldorf, with whom he has had a long and fruitful relationship; in Melbourne , Victoria , by Uber Gallery; in Riga ,
Latvia by Bastejis Gallery, and in Albany , WA by gorepaniART.
Janis is currently a full time artist and co-director of Gallery East in North Fremantle . In 2005 he was awarded a Creative Development
Fellowship from ArtsWA (Department for Culture and the Arts) which enabled him to undertake a two month artist's residency in
Riga , Latvia culminating in his exhibition . Books + Text As An Object #2. On his return at the end of July 2006,
Bunbury Regional Art Galleries mounted a comprehensive survey exhibition of his work over the last 15 years
( 21 August – 1 October 2006) and in September he exhibited Books + Text As An Object #3 at gorepaniART Gallery, Albany, WA.
In 2007 he exhibited Running Backwards at Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth , and Running Backwards # 2 at Über Gallery, Melbourne .
Books and text has been integral to Janis's two and three dimensional works, from their early development in 1983. Since 2001
he has added performance art and multi-media animation to his art practice.
Dr David Bromfield , academic, critic and writer is the author of Fakeology, 2004, a substantial account of the work of Perth sculptor
\ Stuart Elliott and NOW 2004, a study of the work of Gosia Wlodarczak. He is the author of a number of books,
exhibitions and catalogues on Australian artists and craft makers, including Mike Parr, Elise Blumann
, Brian Blanchflower, Tony Jones, Pippin Drysdale and Thomas Horeau, and innumerable articles and
academic papers. His research and publications formed the basis for the 2001 touring exhibition, Monet and Japan.