Janda Gooding worked as a Curator at the Art Gallery of Western Australia from 1979 to 2005 where she curated many thematic and survey exhibitions as well as retrospectives of Australian artists A.B. Webb and Kathleen O’Connor. In 2005 she moved to Canberra to take up a position as Senior Curator of Art at the Australian War Memorial where she began exploring the connections between art, landscape and history for a publication on Gallipoli. Her preoccupations are characterised by being at odds with her environment while trying to establish a garden in a drought stricken region and painting botanical studies of seaweeds in a land locked capital.
Gordon Darling Foundation Travel Grant (Global) (Winner 2007)
AWM Staff Research Grant (Winner 2007)
Visiting Fellowship, Yale Centre for British Art, Yale University, New Haven, USA (1998)
Harold Wright and Sarah and William Holmes Scholar, British Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings (1991)
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for Special Category (Shortlisted 1991)