Curiculuum Vitae

Joanna Cole, born 1972, lives and works in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


2022.     KuRinGai Art Centre Object to Abstract Workshop tutor

2022.    Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf Pleasure of Looking & Seeing Workshop tutor

2020.   Master of  Art, University of New South Wales

1999.    Bachelor of Visual Communication,  University of South Australia

selected publIcatIons

2021     Art Edit Spring

2020     Art Edit September Show Case

2020     Real Living                                                                                                                         

2019     Art Edit March Feature Ones to Watch

2018     House & Garden Magazine May Front Cover & Contents                                            

2017     House & Garden Magazine September p36


2022.    North Sydney Art Prize Finalist

2021     Blacktown Art Prize Finalist

2018     NSW Parliament en Plein Air Art Prize Finalist                                                              

2018     Bowral District Art Society Art Prize Finalist


Private collections in the UK, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, India, USA, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, Brisbane, Perth.

publIc works

2020     Outback  The Nest Creative Studios

2019      Wylie’s  The Nest Creative Studios


2022.    Duo_ Sheffer Gallery

2022.   These are Picasso Days Group & Curated_Woollahra Gallery @ Redleaf 

2021.    Magical Mystical _ Solo_Purple Noon Gallery

2020.   Small Works Christmas Show_ Project Gallery 90

2020.    The Viewer is Present _ Group Show_Mounted ARI

2019.    Coming Home _ Art Money & The Other Art Fair Melbourne

2019.    Coming Home Again _ Barangaroo The Other Art Fair Sydney

2019.    Christmas Show_Group_Project Gallery 90

2019.    Grounded_Group_Wellington Street Projects

2018.    Women in the Land/ Movers & Shapers_Group_Hazelhurst Gallery

2018.    Life Blood_Group_Grace Cossington-Smith Gallery

2018.    Sunburnt Country_Collaboration_ Saint Cloche Gallery

2017.    Never Fenced Country_ Solo_Saint Cloche Gallery 

2002.   Arterial Gallery_Group Show_ South Australia

1997.   Helpman Academy_Group Show_ South Australia

overview of collaborative exhibition Sunburnt Country:

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Collaborating for a second time with ceramic artist Agatha Pupaher and curator Kitty Clarke at Saint Cloche, Sunburnt Country is a phrase from the poem My Country, written in 1908 by a youthful Dorothea Mackellar. She wrote a love song to her home in rural New South Wales while she was away with her father in England.  Agatha and I both related to the poem, sharing stories of time in rural/ outback Australia, away from home, making a home where we found ourselves. We shared of missing those open, rural places now as we are living in the racy, urban spaces of  New South Wales.

Sunburnt Country featured paintings and ceramics, with the forms and colours and earth  from the Broken Hill environs, capturing the essence of the outback, the land out there, tinted with memory.