Jack Wilkie-Jans is a recognised contemporary Indigenous artist hailing from the Western Cape of Cape York Peninsula. The tribal grandson of famed Aboriginal ceramics, Dr. Thancoupie Fletcher James AO, he has featured in many group exhibitions, has held five solo exhibitions and often is featured at art fairs across Australia. As an artist Jack is available for commissions and acquisitions for new or existing works (as they appear on his website).
Also a writer, Jack's services include grant and arts-writing. As an Arts-Writer his services include artist/artwork research, catalogue & biography writing, and reviews (having written for numerous websites, newspapers and independent magazines). As a Grant Writer, Jack specialises in identifying the social & political relevance of a concept in order to pair projects with the best possible public & philanthropic funding avenues.
These services are available at negotiable rates to established & renowned art galleries or dealerships, public or private institutions and community level events.
Most recently, Jack served as the Grants Writer, Sponsorship Officer and Media & Promotions Officer for the Australia: Defending the Oceans project. Launching in Monaco in 2016, the project was a series of twelve exhibitions across North America and Europe (including the United Nations headquarters in both New York City and Geneva) and showcased contemporary Indigenous sculpture. The project concluded late 2018.
Jack Wilkie-Jans has experience across all facets of the arts industry including events management, fundraising for local charitable organisations - this work in the community earned him a nomination for the Cairns Region Australian of the Year Awards, Cultural Award in 2013.
Jack is also an alumni of the National Gallery of Australia's Indigenous Arts Fellowship Programme and is an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society.