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Janet Ayliffe
Janet Ayliffe has been a printmaker and painter for over twenty-five years. Janet was born on Kangaroo Island and spent most of her first eighteen years there.
Janet is married with three children and lives in Kangarilla, in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, where she works on her paintings, etchings and wood engravings.
Janet regularly travels interstate to conduct solar plate etching workshops, as she is one of the few artists teaching these techniques.
Her work currently appears on the cover of the Australian Craft Show 2002 brochure in Canberra, an event in which she regularly exhibits.
Her design work includes lead-light glass atriums; for Woolcock Reynella; a fabric panelled installation commissioned by the Adelaide Festival Centre. She has illustrated for Penguin-Omnibus Books and has her work in fourteen one person exhibitions, and numerous invitation and group exhibitions. These include the International Works on Paper exhibitions, Sydney; and the London Artist's Book Exhibition.
Her work is held in public and private collections in Australia, Britain, Europe, Japan, Canada and the USA.


Ayliffe J. and Odgers S.F. 1986. Emma Jane's 200. Omnibus Books Adelaide.
Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters, Craftsman House.
Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Craftsman House.
Germaine, Max. Dictionary of Women Artists of Australia. Craftsman House.
Muir P. and Welden D. 2001. Printmaking in the Sun. Watson-Guptill. New York.
Ogtrop A.V. July 1997 Catalogue for Sixth International Warlison Paper Fair. Australia Council for the Arts, Sydney
Sunset Evette 2001. 'Janet Ayliffe' AIT. Arts.
Wilson, Shirley Cameron. From shadow into light: South Australian women artists since colonisation. St. Peters, S. Australia: Delmont Pty Ltd, 1988.
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