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Visual Artist, Curator & Designer.

Jo St Baker is an award winning visual artist. She is a painter, carver, and sculptor who constantly alters her repertoire and pushes boundaries and mediums to interesting places.

Jo is currently working on private commissions and design features for travel company Tropicsurf.

Her figurative sculpture “The Sandmen” won the Flying Arts Queensland Regional Arts Award 2017, and has just completed touring Queensland Regional Galleries.

Jo independently activated an empty space on the Redcliffe waterfront in 2012, establishing Studio + Venue. There she created opportunities and incentives for other artists; curating, marketing, and presenting exhibitions, as well as art-based programs, initiatives, and workshops. The Gallery was the first of its kind in the region, making contemporary art and design-based products available to the public.

The Venue has recently closed as Jo is relocating. Her work is available here on line and at Gallery De Novo, Dunedin, New Zealand.


Education

Bachelor of Visual Arts
2006 - 2010
Dunedin School of Art

New Zealand

Diploma in Graphic Design and Advertising
1991
KVB College, Sydney

Australia


 
 
 
 

Public Engagement

2018

Speaker at NAVA and MBRC Sustainability of Practice Forum, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery

Speaker Toonarbin Flying Arts Queensland Regional Art Award Fundraiser, Toonarbin House, Brisbane

Speaker USQ Toowoomba Queensland Regional Art Award Touring Exhibition Launch

Residencies

QAGOMA Learning, Bunya Mountains Art as Exchange Inaugural engagement with Bunya People’s Aboriginal Corporation 2018

Caboolture Regional Art Gallery,  Drawn to the Mountains 2018

Caboolture Regional Art Gallery,  Brett Whiteley Drawing Room 2018

Dunedin School of Art 2017

Redcliffe State High School 2011


Awards

2018
Paddington Art Prize
Kennedy Art Prize
Churchie Art Prize

2017  
Winner Queensland Regional Art Award

2016  
Finalist Sunshine Coast Art Prize
Finalist Clifton Art Prize 
Winner of the Peoples Choice Award 2016
JADA Art Awards
Bayside Art Prize
Archibald Art Award
Moran Award for Portraiture

2015  
Kennedy Art Prize
Paddington Art Awards
Sulman Art Award AGNSW
Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards
St Andrews Hospital Anzac Art Awards

2014  
Moran Art Awards, Photography Moran Art Awards, Portraiture  
Kennedy Art Prize

2013  
Fleurieu Art Awards 

2012  
Finalist Selected 15 Artists Art Awards, Redcliffe, Moreton Bay Regional Gallery Invitation
Finalist, Norville Art Awards, Murrurundi New South Wales

Prior  
Excellence in Print Award Otago Art School
Excellence Award KVB Graphic Design and Advertising
Best Student Award KVB Graphic Design and Advertising
2nd place  Edinburgh Art Awards Dunedin NZ
Highly Commended Hope and Sons Art Awards Dunedin NZ
Highly Commended Arrowtown Festival Exhibition, Central Otago NZ
Hope and Sons Award Art Awards Dunedin NZ


Exhibitions
Solo

2018 - The First Wave The Hub Caboolture Regional Art Gallery Queensland

2017 - Resilience: land/sea transition
st + baker + studio and gallery  

2016 - Commissions

2015 - Boys to Men,
Australian Culture and the Soldier 
st + baker+ studio and gallery

2011 - I See You 
Gallery De Novo, Dunedin, NZ. 

2009 - Poured from Blue Skies 
Gallery De Novo, Dunedin, NZ

2008 - Orbicular 
Gallery De Novo, Dunedin, NZ

2007 - Elements 
Gallery De Novo, Dunedin, NZ

2007 - Down Forbury Road 
The Manse, Salisbury House Gallery, Dunedin, NZ

2006 - The Bigger Picture 
Gallery De Novo, Dunedin,NZ


Exhibitions
Group

2017

Art and Genetics Exhibition
Otago University
New Zealand

XRated Alumni Exhibition
Otago School of Art
New Zealand

Vie Du Pacifique Print Exchange

December group exhibtion, Gallery De Novo,
Dunedin
New Zealand

Commissions private collections

Arts Consultant Tropicsurf Annual Magazine, The Art of Surfing, Art and Wellness
Australia

2016
Vie Du Pacifique Print Exchange

Regional Marks  USC Selector

2015
Participated + curated by Jo St Baker @ st + baker + studio and gallery

Boys to Men, Australian Culture and the Soldier. By Jo St Baker

A Steampunk Christmas 

Jeffrey Service new painting, quirky watercolours and pencil.

Kindred Spirits Blackbirds Emporium and Catamation Contemporary Steampun

Painting Air, painting and installation Jo St Baker

Terry Summers A  complete paractice

Uncovered Partners of Veterans Arts Quilt launch

2014
Angels st + baker + studio and gallery Redcliffe Queensland

Art Not Politics  stencil exhibition

Who's Cleaning Up Political Tea Towel Installation

Nautilus

Marks of Nature

Video Installation with Robyn Hudson

2013 
Impressions 7 Impress Printmakers

Impressions 7/4020 and official opening of my pop up Gallery

Regenerate, works in collection for inaugural exhibition and opening of Impress Printmakers Kedron Substation Studio and Gallery

2012 
Opened  st + baker + studio  Mon Komo Hotel, Redcliffe, Queensland 4020.

Selected 15 Artists Art Awards, Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Moreton Bay Region.

Finalist Norvill Art Awards, Murrurundi New South Wales.

In the Red, Exhibition with Artmix Collective at Redcliffe State High School, Studio Red.

Faces of Redcliffe, Artmix Collective at Jetty Wharf and Valori Gallery, Scarborough

2011
The Haven Project  Exhibition with students of Redcliffe State High School whilst doing 1 year Residency.

Created body of work for I See You Exhibition (solo) Gallery De Novo NZ

2010

Gallery De Novo, 5th Birthday Exhibition, Dunedin, NZ

4SITE, Otago School of Art, Dunedin, NZ

2009 

Gallery De Novo, Group Show, July, Dunedin, NZ

Anchorage Gallery, Port Chalmers, Dunedin, NZ

Detail Exhibition with Rod Eales and Heather Dunckley.

Christmas Show, Gallery De Novo, Dunedin, NZ

Feature Artist, Rotating works, hung at The Falconer Restaurant, Naseby, NZ

MIS(s)fit Exhibition, 2nd Year Printmaking students Exhibition, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, NZ

Gallery De Novo, Group Show July, Dunedin, NZ

2008

Autumn Festival Art Exhibition, Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown, NZ

Gallery De Novo, Group Show, Dunedin, NZ, Gallery De Novo, Christmas Exhibition, Dunedin,NZ

2007

Group Show, Gallery De Novo, Dunedin, NZ

2006  

Salisbury House Gallery, Stained Glass Window, Exhibition and Art Auction, Dunedin, NZ

Cleveland Living Art Centre, The Art and Science of Surfing, Dunedin, NZ