Jo Darvall (Jo Helleren) Artist CV

Born Yarram Victoria, Australia


2013 Encaustic Mono Printing Art Students League of New York

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



2017                    Raw Umber and Silk Manet Museaum Beijing

2016                    Reckless Romantics Sagra Gallery Melbourne

2016                    Paris Bled into the Indian Ocean Invitational Exhibition Regional Public Art Gallery, Busselton WA

2015                    Paris Bled into the Indian Ocean Merenda Contemporary WA

2014                    Walking the Pipeline to the Waters End Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery

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    



Invited to exhibit AAF Art Forum Gallery, Singapore

Invited to exhibit “Artists from South East Asia” Art Forum Gallery, Singapore

Finalist City of Stirling Art Prize WA

Finalist and Highly Commended Art Geo Busselton Art Gallery WA

High Commendation Kalgoorlie Boulder Art Prize WA

Arts Residency Heathcott Museum WA

Invited Brilliant selected group exhibition Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery

All that is Changing  exhibition and collaboration with Yeo Shih Yun Australian High Commission Singapore

Awarded Department of Culture and the Arts Funding WA -All that is Changing

Arts Residency INSTINC Singapore


Finalist Redland Gallery Painting Prize QLD

Finalist Busselton Art Prize WA

Finalist Minnawara Art Award WA

Farrer Company Collection Art Book Launch Singapore (Art work included)

Group exhibition Artforum Singapore

Art works commissioned Crown Towers Hotel Perth

Large scale watercolors commissioned Remnant Dance Company Swan Valley

Artist Residency and exhibition Donnelly River Museum WA


Winner of the Mandjar Corporate Art Award WA

Custodians Holmes a Court Gallery Vasse Felix WA

Selected and exhibited  Public Salon form WA

Art work commissioned and collected Royal Children’s Hospital WA

Invited and Exhibited AAF Singapore


Riverstone and ANZ Private bank Artlease Artsource WA

Selected and exhibited Artist Open House Fremantle WA

Finalist Albany Art Prize Western Australia

Cossack Art Award Western Australia

Tarkine Group show Brightspace Melbourne VIC

Asian Contemporary Art Show AAP Hong Kong

One Farrer Hotel 9 Painting Commission Singapore

Artist Residency City of Belmont WA

Winner 2014 Showcase competition Artslant New York

Artists for Kids Culture Exhibition Brightspace StKilda VIC



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

Artists for Kids Culture Exhibition Brightspace StKilda VIC



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

PAWA Print Prize (selected and exhibited) City of Swan GalleryWA

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

Invited Fundraising Art Auction Gallery Central Central Institute of Technology WA

Cossack Art Prize (exhibited), Cossack W.A

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

Artists for Kids Culture Exhibition Brightspace StKilda VIC



Selected“Small Sculpture Show” Sculpture Square Gallery, Singapore

Invited “Two Ways” Indigenous Collaborative Exhibition Kidogo WA

Artists for Kids Culture TrustBrightspace 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



Artbank Collection

Janet Holmes a Court Collecton

State Library of Victoria

Gippsland Art Gallery Sale Victoria

Crown Towers Perth

Credit Suisse Perth

Merenda Collection

City of Mandurah WA

Royal Children’s Hospital Perth

West Australian Water Corporation

One Farrer Company CollectionSingapore

Helen Carroll (personal collection) Manager Westfarmers Art Collection

City of Belmont Western Australia

City of Footscray Victoria

Tronox New York

Exxaro South Africa

Ferrus PTY Limited Perth Australia

Atlas Iron Perth Australia

John Butler Collection


Asian Art News volume 27 number 1 2017 News Brief, Singapore: Past Connections

Artist’s Chronicle: Bulletin, issue 1732017

Fremantle Herald Arts CYO’Connor Tribute Jenny D’Anger 2017

Artlink Magazine full page advertorial March 2017

Eyeline Magazine online info Exhibitions Feb 2017

All that is Changing Stephen Bevis West Australian Feb 2017

Exhibition pays homage to art great  Perria Willix Busselton Times 2016

Painters’ works combine for expo Stephen Bevis West Australian Jan 14 2016

Paris Bled into the Indian Ocean Artcollector20 Oct 2015

Paris Bled into the Indian Ocean Artist Profile #33 2015

O.Connors her inspiration  Jessica Nico Community News Oct 20 2015

Legacy of an artist William Yeoman – The West Australian Oct 15 2015

Paris Bled into the Indian Ocean Art Almanac 23 Oct 2015; Exhibition Review

Exhibition Review Lyn De Cero Artist Cronicle September 2014

Art Beat RTR Radio Interview2014

 “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 VIC

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

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


Artists for Kids Culture, Nellie Casten Gallery South Yarra VIC

Art in Public Places - Hobsonsbay Council, VIC

Selected Williamstown Tattersall’s Contempory Art Prize 07 VIC



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