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Rochfort Gallery - Representation
Statement from Rochfort Gallery

Rochfort Gallery is delighted to announce Joanne Duffy as one of our represented artists.

Our represented artists are carefully selected for their synergy with the Gallery’s values, artistic merit, authenticity and the artist’s lifelong commitment to producing work. A very limited number of artists are selected to be represented by the Gallery. Our primary philosophy is to promote Australian artists, both emerging and established.

Joanne’s classical and mythological interpretations of the landscape are rare in Australian art. The scale and expressionist freedom in her works exhibit the epic quality of our great lyrical masters such as James Gleeson, Robert Juniper but most notably that of Turner – known for his expressive colourisation and imaginative landscapes.

Rochfort Gallery sincerely believes in Joanne Duffy and her unique investigation of our senses’ response through colour, texture and movement when interpreting the Australian landscape.

View Joanne's work at Rochfort Gallery


Rochfort Gallery

317 Pacific Highway, North Sydney, NSW 2060, Australia  Tel: 0438 700 712

City of Wanneroo Community Art Award

"Breath" has been chosen as the winner of the Works on Paper Category in the
2018 Wanneroo Community Art Award.

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2018 Wanneroo Art Award

"Breath" by Joanne Duffy
oil on cotton rag paper, framed under glass, 102 x 66 (unframed)

Judges’ comments: Exciting and fresh. The scale of the work is good. It has an impact and brings the viewer into its atmosphere.

Judges:  Clare McFarlane, Janis Nedela, Helena Bogucki    Exhibition Curator: Susan Starcken

Thank you to the City of Wanneroo and the Judges. 

See the exhibition at the The Gallery, Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, Until June 22.

Rockingham Art Award

"Hope - Escape to the Catalpa" has been chosen as the winner of the Heritage Category (Acquisitive) in the
2018 Rockingham Art Award.

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2018 Rockingham Art Award

“Hope - Escape to the Catalpa” depicts the heroic and desperate escape of the six Fenians from
Rockingham shores in an attempt to reach the Catalpa.
This is the moment of rising seas and a fierce squall as they made their way out to the whaleboat, out to
international waters 
and their freedom.

It is now part of the City of Rockingham Art Collection.

Thank you to the City of Rockingham – Local Government for having such an event and encouraging arts in the region.

See the exhibition at the Gary Holland Centre and Rockingham Arts Centre.
There are more art events happening during the exhibition. See more at


Stanthorpe Art Prize

"Cautioned" has been selected for showing in the finalist exhibition for the 2018 Stanthorpe Art Prize.

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2018 Stanthorpe Art Prize

The Opening Night Event will take place in the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery at 6pm – 8pm  on Friday 15 June 2018.

Dress code: Cocktail attire.  Tickets may be purchased online now or from the Gallery.

The Stanthorpe Art Prize will be held at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery

Free Admission – Donations appreciated

Tuesday to Friday 10am – 4pm, Weekends 10am – 1pm; closed Mondays

Weeroona Park, Lock St (turn at Victoria Street)
PO Box 211, Stanthorpe Qld 4380

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Elemental - Solo Exhibition

A solo exhibition of all new works by Joanne Duffy

On display and for sale at the beautiful The Studio Gallery and Bistro at Yallingup in the Margaret River Region.

Exhibition Dates 14-30 April, 2018

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See the full collection for exhibition

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The Studio Gallery

The Studio Gallery and Bistro Margaret River Phone: 08 9756 6371 
Art Gallery and a multi-award winning Restaurant. 
7 Marrinup Drive, Yallingup, Western Australia. 
Open Daily 10am to 5pm, 
closed Tuesdays only
Over the past years, the Gallery and Restaurant has established itself as one of the region’s elite venues. 
The Studio Bistro proudly boast 3 consecutive gold plate awards culminating in the 4th year with the Prix D'Honneurs award. 

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday to Monday 10:00am to 5pm
LOCATION: 7 Marrinup Drive Yallingup Western Australia
MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 295 Yallingup WA 6282
PHONE: 08 9756 6371

2018 Art Lovers Australia Prize Exhibition

Finalist - Joanne Duffy for "Dry Storm"

Left Bank Gallery

32/19 Warehouse Road,The Brickworks Annex, Southport, Qld. 4215

Opening night event: 7th April, 2018 – Tickets available soon!!
General Exhibition: 8 – 28 April, 2018 – 10am to 3pm daily

Theres a chance to win $1000 voucher to purchase art with Art Lovers Australia.
All you have to do is vote for my painting by clicking on the heart "Love this" for my work "Dry Storm"

Group Exhibition

Rochefort Gallery, North Sydney

February 23 - April 1, 2018

Collection One: LAND AND SEA

"In this opening exhibition some artists are terrestrial, gravitating to the magnetic power of the earth. Others follow the intricate meandering line of river tributaries or identify with the secret depths and primal force of the ocean. There is no “typical Australian scene”, instead, our native forests and farmed paddocks all serve to patch together a contrast of extremes. "

Collection One will feature 18 artists and 61 artworks 

Barbara Campbell-Allen • Martin Campbell 
Susanna Chen Chow • Dana Dion • Joanne Duffy • Werner Filipich • Warrick Fuller • Ian Hansen 
Pamela Honeyfield • Sheila Lyne • Paul McCarthy 
David Preston • Gemma Rasdal 
Mellissa Read-Devine • Debbie Mackinnon 
Leah Thiessen • Marika Varady • Nat Ward


by Joanne Duffy  120 X 95CM • ACRYLIC ON COTTON

Classical and mythological interpretations of the landscape are rare in Australian art.The scale and expressionist freedom in ‘Forest Floor’ evoke hidden depths and reach for the timeless forces of nature.
- Rochfort Gallery

Joanne Duffy

Winthrop Hall & Surrounds, UWA, Crawley

10-4pm Sunday 25th March 2018

Discover Perth's Best Design Market!

I'll be showcasing a selection of original artworks and a small selection of items from my bluRaven print design range.

To see more works I'll have there on the day click here.


by Gabi Mills & Lisa Shearon

Boutique Perth publishers, Premium Publishers have produced "Artists of Perth".

This is the second publication Premium Publishers have released showcasing artists in Western Australia. Following on from the award winning "Artists of the Margaret River Region", this book showcases just over sixty artists from the Perth region.

Stockists include:

Aspects of Kings Park
the gift shop at the Art Gallery of Western Australia
Oxford St Books
Saga Bookshop
New Edition Bookshop
Dymocks - Garden City
Diabolik Bookshop

Writers/Editors: Gabi Mills & Lisa Shearon
Photography: Crib Creative
Print: Vanguard Press

"89 Days" Art Exhibition

January 5-28th, Kidogo Arthouse, Bathers Beach, Fremantle

Fenians, Freedom and Fremantle Festival

January 5-28th, 2018

The “89 days” exhibition is a collection of new artworks from some of Western Australia’s best contemporary artists. The exhibition is a visual response to the poems and passages written by the Irish political prisoners (the Fenians) during the journey of the final convict ship to arrive in Australia, the Hougoumont, which landed in Fremantle on January 10th 1867.

While the literature that has inspired this exhibition was created on the journey to Fremantle, which lasted 89 days, it is the remarkable escape stories from Western Australia to the United States of several of the Fenians that has established the Fenian legend here in Western Australia.

Artists in Exhibition

Brad Durrant – Peter Barker – Sue Leeming – Joanne Duffy – Judy Rogers – Daniela Dlugcz – Peter Ross – Tanya Jaceglav – Ann Gee – Anastasia Komarnycki – John Mcintosh

For more info on the Festival go to:

December 2017 January 2018

This year, the Christmas Exhibition at The Studio Gallery, 'Summer Days' will showcase brand new artworks from twelve fabulous artists.

A variety of work will be on display, revealing how each artist depicts the essence of Summer.

Bronwen Newbury - Janey Emery - Joanne Duffy - Sheila Benford - Eliza Piro - Dorothy Davies - Mel Brigg - Robyn Rankin
- Peter Kendall - Carly Le Cerf - Kay Gibson - Tamara Sewoff 

22 December, 2017 - 12 January, 2018

The official opening will be 6pm Wednesday 27th December - Wine and canapés will be served. 

The Studio Gallery & Bistro, 7 Marring Drive, Yallingup


Collaborative works with Alix Korte
November 2017

In a recent exhibition at the Floreat Forum, Joanne teamed up with fellow local artist Alix Korte to create two works in collaboration.

Southern Ocean Fury

Oil on Canvas, 120 x 120 cm, 2017

The first collaborative piece between Joanne Duffy and Alix Korte.
Combining their love of the WA coast and their vibrant energetic approach to create a dynamic piece.
This artwork has been sold.

On Golden Pond

Oil on Canvas, 120 x 120 cm, 2017

The second collaborative piece between Joanne Duffy and Alix Korte.
Both artists bring together their energetic approach to their craft and a love of local waterways and wetlands to showcase On Golden Pond. A harmonious match of styles featuring the local birdlife of Bold Park and Perry Lakes.
This artwork can be purchased direct from Joanne Duffy.