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I am an animist; I harbour an obsession with junk. Image making is a pathway to my inner workings, and an ephemeral appreciation of the simple splendour I see in an oxidised piece of metal; weathered paper or broken wood. I can be inspired by anything, however I have been working consistently with oxidised metal for over a decade.
I grind, cut and augment my treasures, paint, collage or draw onto them to enhance the narrative that time originally created.
Joanne’s early artistic career started as a popular Sydney performance artist and poet. After attending The National Art School, she began to exhibit her quirky artworks.
Joanne has since obtained sort after artist residencies; been a finalist in several renowned art prizes; won second place in leading two sustainable art prizes; and been given an award in Tuscany, Italy.
Her up-cycled works are sold privately in a Sydney gallery, and life drawings are marketed by a Sydney art consultancy.
She now resides in the Northern Rivers where her works have been taken on by a number of galleries, and where she continues her work as an educator.