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A r t i s t S t a t e m e n tBorn in Western Australia, Joanne Duffy uses her combination of a Bachelor of Arts (Design) and self-taught experience to depict the Australian landscape in an Expressionist style. Her paintings draw inspiration from her childhood experiences of rural WA and the love of native flora and its environment. Joanne’s abstract expressionist style explores her interests in our landscape and the emotional responses and memories it evokes within us. Her intense use of colour and sweeping brush marks create a sense of movement within her paintings, evoking glimpses of Australia’s rural landscape. The resulting artworks are reflective, full of vitality, intense colour and emotion. As an award winning artist Joanne’s work is held in private collections through Australia, Singapore, Germany & Malaysia.As well as here on Bluethumb, works can be seen at The Studio Gallery, Yallingup WA, Gallery 360, Subiaco WA, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth WA and Rochfort Gallery, North Sydney, NSW>Artist Statement"An expressionist at heart, key inspirations for my work lie in interpreting the emotional response to memories of landscape, and how this affects our character. The native flora and ancient landscapes are strong stimuli for investigating our senses’ response through colour, texture and movement. It is these remnants of experience which provides the key for interpretation of both personal and perceived experience."

Education

1989-1992 Bachelor of Arts (Design)1993 Bachelor Arts (Design)‚ postgraduate study - Honours Program2007-10 Claremont School of Art‚ various short courses2010-12 Tresillian Community Centre‚ various short courses

Exhibitions

AWARDS & SPECIAL SELECTION

2018 Lethbridge 10000, Finalist
2018 Wanneroo Art Award, Winner Works on Paper Category
2018 Stanthorpe Art Prize, Finalist
2018 Rockingham Art Award, Winner Heritage Category
2018 Art Lovers Australia Art Prize, Finalist
2017 Kalgoorlie Boulder Art Prize, Best Painting in Show
2017 Perth Royal Art Prize, Finalist
2017 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize, Finalist
2017 Rockingham Art Award, Finalist
2017 Minnawarra Art Award, Finalist
2016/7 BlueThumb Art Prize, Finalist
2015/6 City of Busselton Art Award, Finalist
2016 Clifton Art Prize, Perth Finalist
2016 Wickepin Art Prize, Open Winner (Acquisitive)
2016 Belmont Art Award, Highly Commended, Open Art
2010-16 Minnawarra Art Award, Finalist
2015 City of Stirling Art Award, Winner (Acquisitive)
2015 City of Rockingham Art Award, Winner (Acquisitive)
2015 Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize, Highly Commended
2012-16 Claremont Art Awards, Finalist
2009-15 IGA Perth Royal Show, Finalist
2014 First Prize, RAS of WA Art Award, Perth Royal Show
2014 Black Swan (Heritage), Salon Des Refuses
2014 Stanthorpe Art Festival, Qld, Finalist
2009-13 City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award, Finalist
2012 Redland Art Prize, Qld, Finalist
2011 Broken Hill Open Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2010 Rockingham Art Award, Fremantle Ports (Acquisitive Award)

EXHIBITIONS - select

2018 Elemental, The Studio Gallery, Yallingup, Solo
2015 Stone, DiVerse Studios, North Perth, Solo
2015 Guest Artist, Gallery 360, Subiaco, Solo
2014 Artist in Residence, DiVerse Studio, North Perth, Solo
2014 Guest Artist, Gallery 360, Subiaco, Solo
2014 Horizon, Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park, Solo
2013 Summer Collection, Suburban Table Restaurant, Solo
2011 Origins, Kingfisher Gallery, West Perth, Solo
GROUP EXHIBITION - select

2018 Camberwell art Show, Melbourne
2018 Pigments at Play, Rochfort Gallery, Sydney
2018 Land and Sea, Rochfort Gallery, Sydney
2018 89 Days, Fenians Fremantle & Freedom Festival
2017 Summer Days, The Studio Gallery
2017 The Other Art Fair, Sydney
2017 Artitude
2016 Inside An Artists Mind, The Studio Gallery
2016 Leeuwin Exhibition with Peter Kendall, The Studio Gallery
2015 Cervantes Arts Festival, Guest Artist
2014 Canopy – Into the Forest, Curated by Peggy Lyon & Ashley Yihsin Chang, Mundaring Arts Centre, WA
2013 Guest Artist St Marks College Community Art Show, Hillarys
2013 Studio Artists, Easter Show, The Studio Gallery, YAllingup
2013 Traces of Motion, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
2012 Perth Art Expo, Winthrop Hall, UWA, Crawley
2012 Twelve Studio Artists, The Studio Gallery, Yallingup, WA
2012 Abstract Expressions, Tresillian Community Centre, Nedlands
2012 Abstraction, Curated by Jane McKay, 100th Gallery,Vic
2011 Dissolved Boundaries, with Zoran Petkovic, Artspace Gallery Studio, Nedlands
2011 Abstract Collective, Tresillian Community Centre, Nedlands
2010 Tresillian Exhibition, Tresillian Community Centre, Nedlands
2009 Transition of Three, Curated by Magda Joubert, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
2006 Spring Is In the Air, Accent Gallery, Waratah Avenue, Dalkeith

Influences

Our country.

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