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Passing by, Sandringham

Shipping is essential for the global economy though perhaps unobtrusive like these small silhouettes. Water dominates my composition, suggesting distance and Australia’s Maritime reliance.
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Passing by, Sandringham

This impression depicts passing ships on the horizon. Shipping is essential for the global economy, yet it can be unobtrusive like these silhouettes. Water dominates the composition, representing distance and Australia’s reliance on Maritime trade.

This work mounted and framed is H88x W107cm 2cm depth and 6.2kg

Name: JO REITZE (Mrs. Josephine Ann de Carteret)
Address: 108 Broughton Road, Surrey Hills Vic 3127 Phone: 03 9808 2611
Commissions: Jo Reitze paints your garden (commenced 2005) ABN: 41 096 245 430
Website: Email: [email protected] Instagram: joreitzeartist
Qualifications: Higher Diploma of Teaching (Secondary Art & Craft) Painting Major 6 Graduate Credits Paris USA Academy
Affiliations: Fellow Victorian Artists’ Society (FVAS), Past President / Bulletin Editor, Melbourne Society of
Women Painters & Sculptors, Member Women’s Art Register
Solo Exhibitions (recent):
2018 ‘Succulents in Situ’ Kinross Arts Centre, Toorak
2015 ‘Garden Glimpses’ Tacit Contemporary Art, Abbotsford
2014 ‘Ocean Grove Impressions’ Ocean Grove Uniting Church Hall
2013 ‘The Artist Garden’, Whitehorse Artspace, (invited artist) Box Hill Town Hall
2012 ‘Cloudehill Impressions’ Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill
2009 Jo Reitze ‘Sea Air’, Geelong Gallery (Shell Regional Artist’s Program)
Group Exhibitions (recent):
2017 ‘90x90’ 90 artworks from 90 years of collecting (Whitehorse Art Collection)
2016 ‘Legacy of the Impressionists’ Whitehorse Artspace, Box Hill Town Hall
Invited to show with works of The Australian Impressionists and three other contemporary artists: Mark Dober, Kathy Fahey & Philip Davey
2016 ‘Little Gems’ with Marion Chapman Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill
2016 ‘Recollections’ with Louise Foletta, Celia Beeton, & Marian Rennie VAS Galleries
2012 ‘Come into the Garden’ with Marion Chapman Gallery at BACC, Brighton Town Hall
Finalist Selected Exhibitions:
2016, 14, 12, Finalist A.M.E. Bale Art Awards Glen Eira Gallery
2017, 14, 13, VAS Artist of the Year Final Victorian Artists Society Galleries
2013 Finalist Len Fox Award, Castlemaine Gallery
2013 Finalist, Borough of Queenscliffe, 150th Anniversary Art Exhibition
Recent awards & commendations:
2018 2nd Prize Bacchus Marsh Rotary Art Show
2017 Danks Trust Award MSWPS 108th annual Exhibition
2017 Best Australian Environment Angair Inc Art Exhibition
2016 Annie Davison Oliver Award, MSWPS (107th Annual Exhibition)
2015 Best Oils Bacchus Marsh Rotary Art Show
2014 Best in Show Rotary Club of Ocean Grove Fourth Annual Art Show
2013 Gordon Moffatt Award, Artist of the Year Award Exhibition, Victorian Artists Society
2012 Best in Show, Rotary Club of Ocean Grove Second Annual Art Show
2012 Water Colour Society Australia, Kenneth Jack Memorial Award Best Flowers/Gardens
2017 Highly Commended VAS Applied International Contemporary Award
2016 Highly Commended MSWPS Danks Trust Award Exhibition,
2014 Highly Commended Strathdon Community Art Show
2013 Highly Commended Strathdon Community Art Show
1972 - 2010 Received over 30 painting prizes including The VAS Lord Mayor’s Prize 1985 and The Royal
Overseas League, Mountbatten Award 1986 and numerous Highly Commended certificates.
Art Teaching:
2005-7 VCE Art Teacher, Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College
1984 - 2005 Art Coordinator, Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College
2000 (January) Exchange Art Teacher, Bunkyo University High School, Japan
1972 - 84 Taught Art & Craft at Bacchus Marsh, Camperdown and Parkwood High Schools
Major Art Projects:
2015 Filmed painting at Cloudehill for ‘Colour in Your Life’ (View on
2009-11 Artist in Residence, Cloudehill
2008 Beyond the Garden Wall (A Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre project - 20 gardens painted)
Publications & Selected articles:
2018 The Canvas is Always Greener Megan Backhouse The Age Spectrum 12 March
2016 Imago Mundi, Looking Down Under 200 Contemporary Australian Artists, Luciano Benetton Collection
2015 ‘An invitation to wonder’ (26 selected artists) Chapel on Station Gallery 10th Anniversary Tribute Book
2009 ‘Beyond the Garden Wall’, Twenty two Gardeners and their Gardens Sue Barnett & Jo Reitze
2010 MSWPS – In Celebration of the 100th Annual Exhibition
2011 ‘Verdant Landscapes Close to Home’ by Denise Gadd, The Age, Melbourne Life, 24 Nov 2011
2005 ‘Gardens on Canvas’ `` by Janet De Silva, The Age, A2 Gardening, 16 July
Represented: Melbourne City Council and Civic Collections of Banyule, Monash, Moorabool, Preston and
Whitehorse as well as ANZ Bank, Victorian Artist’s Society and private Collections in Australia and


Gouache on paper

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