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Jo Darvall

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Birth year

Lives in
South Fremantle

Works in


Melbourne University - Victorian College of the Arts, 89, BA

Representing galleries

traditional, modern, landscape, conceptual, performance, installation, mixed-media, sculpture, abstract, great artist, beautifull, high colour, paper, Etherial


Jo Darvall (Jo Helleren)

Artist CV

Born Yarram Victoria, Australia 6/3/1966



2013 Encaustic Mono Printing Deborah Winiarski Art Students League of New York

1989 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Victorian College of the Arts. Melbourne

1987 Video Production, Collingwood Technical College

1986 Super 8 and 16mm Film Production, Collingwood Technical College, Victoria

1985            Art, East Gippsland Tafe College, Sale, Victoria




2014                        “Walking the pipeline to the Waters end” Moores Building                                                 Contemporary Art Gallery Fremantle Western Australia

2014                        “Sensorium the Unfurling” Sculpture Square Singapore

2013                        “Gemstones and Millstreams” PSAS Fremantle Western Australia

2012                        “Big Sky” Moore’s Contemporary Art Gallery Fremantle Western                                                 Australia

2011                        “Artists who hale from the West”, Substation Arts Centre, Newport, VIC

2011                        “Landscape Riches”, Brightspace Gallery StKilda, Melbourne.

2010                         “A new beginning… West”, Kidogo Arthouse Fremantle, W.A.

2009                         “Natural Heros” Sub 12, Newport Sub Station, Newport .VIC

2008                         “Small Things”, Katrina Manton Gallery, Albert Park, Melbourne.

2007                         “Flight”  Mario's, Fitzroy, Melbourne.

2005                         “Recent Works from the West”, Mario's, Fitzroy, Melbourne.

1992                         “Dream”, Joes Garage, Fitzroy, Melbourne.







Art works collected Royal Children’s Hospital WA

Affordable Art Fair Art Forum Singapore



Riverstone and ANZ bank Artlease Artsource WA

Artist Open House Fremantle WA

Selected Albany Art Prize Western Australia

Cossak Art Award Western Australia

Tarkine Group show Brightspace Melbourne VIC

Asian Contemporary Art Show Hong Kong

One Farrer Hotel Art Commission Singapore

Artist of the Month Gallery 360 Perth

Artist Residency City of Belmont WA

Winner 1st 2014 Showcase competition Artslant New York



Awarded “Highly Commended” City of Busselton Acquisitive Art Prize WA

Award Winner Open Acquisitive Art Prize City of Belmont WA

Finalist Lethbridge 10,000 Art Award 2013 “On line Finalist” NSW

Land Lines Exhibition Opening Repeat Offenders Gallery Subiaco WA

Invited  “Shore Thing” art exhibition curated by Director of Brightspace and Mick

Turner (Dirty Three) Brightspace Gallery StKilda Melbourne VIC

Land Lines Exhibition with Bo Wong F.Y.E. Fremantle WA

Linden Postcard Show 2013 Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts StKilda Melbourne VIC.



Selected “Between the Sheets”: Artists’ Books 2012 City of Swan and Gallery East Western Australia

“Covert Art and Morsels’ ‘Graceful Wings of Traveler’s” with Mick Turner

Showcase Gallery Central Institute of Technology Northbridge W.A.

PAWA Print Prize (exhibited) City of Swan Gallery  WA

Artists for Kids Culture Exhibition Brightspace StKilda VIC

Opening exhibition including Geoffrey Wake and Ian DeSouza Hive Art Gallery North Fremantle WA

Invited Fundraising Art Auction Gallery Central Central Institute of Technology WA

Cossack Art Prize (exhibited), Cossack W.A

 Linden Postcard Show 2012 (exhibited) Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts StKilda Melbourne VIC.



Selected  “Small Sculpture Show” Sculpture Square Gallery, Singapore

Invited “Two Ways” Indigenous Collaborative Exhibition Kidogo WA

Artists for Kids Culture Trust  Brightspace Melbourne

Invited  “Infest”  - Thelma Johns curator; Gallery Central, Perth WA

PAWA Print Prize (exhibited) Moors Building Fremantle WA

Cossack Art Prize (exhibited), Cossack W.A





Royal Children’s Hospital WA


West Australian Water Corporation


One Farrer Hotel Singapore


Janet Holmes a Court


Helen Carroll (personal collection) Manager Westfarmers Art Collection


City of Belmont Western Australia


Credit Suisse


Tronox New York


Exxaro South Africa


Ferrus PTY Limited Perth Australia


Atlas Iron Perth Australia


Footscray Community Arts Centre Melbourne


The Agar Family Collection Melbourne


Private Collections New York, UK and Canada






Exhibition Review Lyn De Cero Artist Cronicle September 2014


Art Beat RTR Radio Interview  2014


 “See why CY Still matters” Jessica Nico Lifestyle The Gazette 16/9/2014


Art review by Wai Lin Coultas on SINGART titled “Ricing from the East to the West”


Full page advertisment ARTLAND issue 51.4 2014


House and Garden Australia Magazine June 2014


Retrospective Lyn DeCiero Artists Cronicle Issue 153 NOV/DEC 2013


“Gemstones Spark Exhibition” Jessica Nico Fremantle Gazette 2013


ARTBEAT RTR Radio interview 2013


Good Taste ‘A new brew of latte art “ Sarah McNeill May 2013 The Post



Australian Arts Review Jo Darvall Big Sky news Dec 14th 2012 Jane Packham


“Awe evolves from anxiety” Lyn Diciero The West Australian 28/11/2012


“Passion for the Pilbara”  Community Newspaper Group


You Tube interview for Two Ways Exhibition Kidogo 28/1/12


“Art Both Ways”  Brendan Foster, ARTS, Fremantle Herald 26/11/11


“The writing’s on the wall” William Yeoman, The West Australian 26 July 2011


“Seeing Western Australia” Lyn DiCiero The Artists Chronicle 2011


“Epic Walk on Canvas” Amy Wilson-Chapman, The Gazette 2010


“The Power” Star News Group 2009


“Jos hope springs eternal for the Wests youth – Arts” Brimbank Leader


“New Art” Jo Darvall’s Beautiful Butterfly’s By Xavier Toby, Lost At E Minor 2009


“Art goes to print in Brooklyn” by Stella Tzobankiss Leader Newspaper 2009


“Challenging Work” The Mail The Advertiser 2009


“Smart Arts” by Richard Watts 3RRR radio Melbourne 2006


“Overland Extra” 2 Etchings 1989 Supplement to Overland 117



Further Exhibitions



Selected “Adaption Biodiversity Art” website Exhibition Symbiotica Biodiversity University WA

Off the Wall, PS Artist run Exhibition Space, Fremantle Festival WA

Selected NFV 2010 Annual Art Award, City of Rockingham WA

PAWA Art Prize (exhibited), Moors Building Fremantle, W.A           

Cossack Art Prize (exhibited), Cossack W.A

Invited “Threads the Art of Woman”, Bright Space Gallery, StKilda VIC

Selected ACT Writers Centre Exhibition of Artists Books, Tuggerong Arts Centre ACT

Art in Public Places City of Hobsonsbay, VIC




Studio Exhibition PS Art Studios, Pakenham Street, Fremantle, W. A.

Invited “Christmas Show” Lancaster Press Gallery, Brooklyn Melbourne

Three Stories and Emma Keep, Katrina Manton Gallery Albert Park VIC

Invited “Etched in Stone” By Peter Lancaster, with Mike Nicholls, Geoff Ricardo, Lancaster Press, Brooklyn VIC

Feasibility study for the ‘Living Wall’, Hosier Lane City of Melbourne.

Illustrated Children’s Book for playwright Jane Harrison “The butterfly, the bee, the moth and the rose.” VIC



Artists for Kids Exhibition, Brightspace Melbourne

Grand Opening, Katrina Manton Gallery, Albert Park, Melbourne.




Artists for Kids Culture, Nellie Casten Gallery South Yarra

Art in Public Places - Hobsonsbay Council, VIC

Selection Williamstown Tattersall’s Contempory Art Prize 07 Melbourne



Invited “Suburban Art Project” with Mike Nicholls & James Smeaton. Curated by Tania Blackwell Melbourne Fringe Festival Melbourne

Footscray Community Arts Centre Collection Exhibition with Kim Westcott, Mike Nicholls and others Curated by Mario VIC

Studio Exhibition with Katrina Manton Splash Art Studios, Spotswood

Artists for Kids Culture, Jackman Gallery, St Kilda VIC

Group Show with Gaberal Bates & Maxine Jepson Curated by Tracey McIrvine Jackman Gallery, St Kilda VIC



Incubator Exhibition Series exhibiting with Geoff Ricardo Curated by Tania Blackwell

Phaze 3 Gallery, Newport



Artists for Kids Culture Charity Exhibition Jackman Gallery, St Kilda VIC

Selection Williamstown Tattersal Contempory Art Prize 05 VIC



Founded Splash Art Studios with Katrina Manton VIC



Artists for the Tarkine Curated by Phillip Doggett-Williams & Ashley Crawford Bright Space, St Kilda VIC

Art Expedition - The Tarkine, Tasmania organised by Ashley Crawford & Phillip Doggett-Williams including John Young & Mark Schaller.



Advised Melbourne City Council on the formation and sponsorship of ArtPlay.



Artists for Kids Culture Mira Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne



Founded Artists for Kids Culture Trust with David Larwill & Emma Davies.

1995-2007 Director of Artists for Kids Culture Trust.



Artist Studio - Australian Print Workshop.

The Cubbies, Roar Galleries, Fitzroy



 The Erotica Show, The Lounge Nightclub

Waste Management curated by Amond Scott, Tolarno Gallery, St Kilda.

Art Show Richmond Art Studios

1st Prize Fringe Arts Furniture Exhibition Poster Melbourne Fringe Festival




 Made in Fitzroy Curated by David Ellis Opening of Art Space, Fitzroy Town Hall

O.T.C. Tech Art Fax Exhibition curated by Auguste Blackman Sydney




Art & Life with Ewan Cameron & others The Next Wave Festival, Melbourne

Art Bizarre Melbourne Fringe Arts Festival

Life in the Alley Street Artists & others Painters of De Mews, Fitzroy



Frog on a Parrots Back Spoleto Fringe Gallery, Fitzroy

Brush & Hammer Spoleto Fringe Gallery, Fitzroy

Print Life The Women's Gallery, Fitzroy

EX/AU/CAB Series Richmond & Fitzroy

Eight Views Stuart Gerstman Galleries, Richmond



The Squeakiest Wheel Footscray Community Arts Centre

Important Works Fine Art Research & Technology, Sydney

EX/AU/CAB Series Richmond & Fitzroy






2014 Arts Educator Fremantle Arts Centre

2013 Judge for the City of Fremantle 25 Under 25 Exhibition W.A

            Printmaking Educator Feast Your Eyes Gallery Fremantle W.A.

2012 Selector for the City of Swan Contemporary Art Prize

            Limited Edition Print Project Commission Ian Love WA

            Pilbara Paintings Commission Atlas Iron

            Invited Guest Speaker “Artists Lounge” City of Gosnells WA

2011 -12 Arts Educator Claremont School of Art WA

            Arts Educator Kidogo Art Institute WA

2009 Curated Women at War, Red Cross photographic exhibition Federation Square, Melbourne.

2002 Advised Melbourne City Council on the creation and sponsorship of ArtPlay.

1999 Director  Epispace

1995-2007 Director of Artists for Kids Culture Trust.

1995 Founded Artists for Kids Culture Trust with David Larwill, B Joans

1993 Artist Studio - Australian Print Workshop.



Recent Exhibits

Jo Darvall participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2015 Paris Bled into the Indian Ocean
Merenda Contempoary Art Gallery
May, 2014 Australasian Arts Projects - Hong Kong Asia Contemporary Art Fair
Conrad Hotel Hong Kong Room 4312K
Oct, 2013 Gemstones and Millstreams
PS Art Space (PSAS)
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