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Joanne combines drawing, etching and sculptural elements by reclaiming panels of steel stripped from discarded white goods, or enhancing and exaggerating the narrative she sees created by the aging process on oxidised metal.
"Growing up in a time when things were built to last and living now, in an era of wastefulness, I value the old and discarded more than the factory made and misleadingly packaged. I deliberately enhance ageing and imperfection on the surface of the metal, and use inconsistency in joinery, to add dimension and persuade the viewer to accept imperfection as value added.
Found object media is a long-term penchant for me. It creates coherence between my work practices and the concerns I have about modern consumer trends, and its subsequent effects on society and the environment".
Joanne has worked in the arts in a variety of roles, from her first job as Arts Correspondents Assistant for the BBC (London), to Beatnik style performance artist, whilst studying sculpture and photography at The National Art School (Sydney).
She has won 2nd place in a number of sustainable art prizes, gained an award in Tuscany, Italy, and gained sought after artists residencies in Sydney.