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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 



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 








2013  “Gemstones and Millstreams” PSAS Fremantle WA 


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


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.  







Artist Residency  City of Belmont 




Awarded “Highly Commended” City of Busselton Acquisitive Art Prize 


Award Winner Open Acquisitive Art Prize City of Belmont WA 


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


Land Lines Exhibition Grand 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 W.A. 


“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 



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 





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 






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 


Artsource Lifetime Achievements Awards The West Australian 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 


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 


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, Burny Joans  

1993 Artist Studio - Australian Print Workshop.  



Recent Exhibits

Jo Darvall participated in these exhibits:

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)
Exhibited with these artists
Jo Darvall has Exhibited with these artists:

Melanie McCollin-Walker
Exhibited at these venues
Jo Darvall has Exhibited at these venues:

Conrad Hotel Hong Kong Room 4312K PS Art Space (PSAS)
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