Jane Cheedy is a respected Yindjibarndi Elder, cultural custodian, linguist, and artist. Jane is the daughter of Yindjibarndi teacher and Elder, Ned Mayaringburngu Cheedy, and renowned Yindjibarndi plant specialist, Cherry Cheedy, and is the younger sister of fellow Juluwarlu artist Barngyi (Pansy) Cheedy. Born at Roebourne District Hospital, Jane grew up on the Roebourne Reserve and went to high school in Perth.
Jane is dedicated to preserving and sharing the Yindjibarndi language, and has worked for many years as a Yindjibarndi language teacher at Wickham District High School and Roebourne Primary School, and as an Aboriginal education officer at Roebourne District High School.
Jane began working with Juluwarlu Art Group in 2017 and has become known for her carved Yarranga Marni boards and scratchboards, as well as for her acrylic paintings on canvas and embroidered works. Jane’s artworks often feature written Yindjibarndi text, oral recordings of songs, and depictions of Yindjibarndi plants, animals and important sites.