Mount Isa ,Queensland. Her real mother Pam is a well known aboriginal artist in the Northern Territory and it was not until an arranged meeting in 1986 that things suddenly changed for Jane. Already having obtained a bachelor of arts at the University of Queensland and working on a number of inner city projects Jane settled back with her mother for a year.
Alan Pitjara comes from the Utopia region or Eastern Desert in Central Australia. Brother to the very renown artist Anna Petyarre, brother to Stephen Petyarre and nephew to the late great Greeny Purvis Petyarre the Pitjara/Petyarre families are very renown artists.