Joy Dusting

Artist’s Statement

It is my interest in the 'human condition' and the question of 'self' which has been the focus of many religions and philosophies over millennia ……… and more recently in psychology and science, which has influenced my art.

As we are part of nature it is important how we understand ourselves and how we interact with each other for the sake of the environment and ultimately for ourselves. This is the narrative theme of my work.



Graduate Diploma in Printmaking (Post Graduate), Monash University, Gippsland Campus,1995.

Diploma of Education (Secondary), Melbourne State College, 1978

Diploma of Art and Design (Painting Major), Caulfield Institute of Technology, 1977.


  • 2013 Walker Street Gallery and Art Centre, SHE Exhibition (Group Exhibition)
  • 2013 ARC Yinnar, 26th Women’s Exhibition, (Group Exhibition).
  • 2012 The Hub,Yarragon, Group Exhibition.
  • 2011 The Hub, Yarragon, Group Exhibition.
  • 2011 Trafalgar Rotary Art Show, (prize for 2d Traditional).
  • 2004 Baw Baw Shire Council Acqisition, .Group Exhibition.
  • 2004 A.R.C. Yinnar,19th Annual Women’s Exhibition.
  • 2004 Manyung Gallery, Solo Exhibition.2003 Theatreworks, Front of House Gallery, Two Women Exhibition, “Road To Somewhere.”
  • 2003 Geelong Print Prize, Group Exhibition.2003 A.R.C. Yinnar, 18th Annual Women’s Exhibition.
  • 2003 Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong, Group Exhibition: “She the Spirit of Life”. Award winner to exhibit at Theatreworks, Front of House Gallery, St Kilda.
  • 2002/3 Art on Tour- Gippsland, Group Exhibition: “Scratching The Ground”.
  • 1997 Walker St Gallery, Dandenong, Group Exhibition:”Keeper of S.P.A.C.E.S.”
  • 1997 A.R.C. Yinnar, Acquisitive Award – First Prize.
  • 1997 CMP Print Award, Group Exhibition, Tweed River Regional Art Gallery.
  • 1997 Geelong Acquisitive Print Prize, Group Exhibition.
  • 1997 Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell (Solo Exhibition).
  • 1997 Williamstown Summer Festival.
  • 1996 12th. Biennial Prints Acquisitive Exhibition, Morning Peninsular Regional Gallery.
  • 1996 Artist’s Books + Multiples Fair ’96, Brisbane. Graham Galleries + Editions (Organizers).
  • 1996 Williamstown Summer Festival.
  • 1996 A.R.C. Yinnar, The Eleventh Annual Women’s Exhibition, Group Exhibition.
  • 1995 A.R.C. Yinnar, Group Exhibition.
  • 1989 V.T.U. Credit Union Art Exhibition, Caulfield Arts Complex – ‘Highly Commended’ for a painting.
  • 1989 Central Gippsland and Morwell Hospital Arts Exhibition – First Prize for Best Painting.
  • 1989 Two Women Exhibition, Waverley City Gallery.

Work has also been shown and sold at various art competitions throughout Victoria, and individual pieces of art work exhibited at such venues as the Convent Gallery, Daylesford and the Town and Country Gallery, Yarragon.

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