Book – “Skull Within Skin” The Art of Jillian Ciemitis and Peteris Ciemitis

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On May 26, 2017, John Carey MLA, State Member for Perth and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier launched a new book at the State Theatre of Western Australia.

The book “Skull Within Skin” by Carl Altmann and Dr Jan Altmann profiles selected works and projects by Peteris and Jillian Ciemitis. The 108 page book gave Jillian and Peteris Ciemitis opportunity to survey the spectrum of their work over the preceeding 10 years, and provide a framework for viewing their evolving narratives.

The title borrows from T.S. Elliott, quoted by Dr Altmann in describing the quality of the Ciemitis’ work as being able to see below the surface, or to quote Elliott, “the skull within the skin”.

The book retails for AUD$29.00 and is available from the bookstores shown above.

It will also be available on-line from this website shortly (or can be purchased now by emailing