Admin Studio 5
October - December 2019
Jo’s visual arts practice references the social and environmental history of place and often explores a strong relationship with the WA coast. She has an ongoing interest in water bodies and has created exhibitions that refer to underwater landscapes, frozen lakes, sacred wells, colonial wells, and the poetics of found books, lost libraries and the names of ships.
Jo Darbyshire is a West Australian artist currently living and working in Fremantle. She studied Fine Arts at Curtin University (1981), at Canberra School of Art (1991), and completed a Masters in Cultural Heritage from Curtin University in 2003. She exhibits regularly, and is represented by the Art Collective WA. Primarily a painter Darbyshire also draws on strategies from the visual arts in her work as a social history curator.
See her website www.jodarbyshire.com