Joanna Cole

The Joanna Cole Collaboration group comprises women with strong connections to the Bondi area, each responding to the landscape and community, each with diverse applications of artmaking media. Sharing with diverse members of the local community: deaf and disabled children and their carers from the Wairoa school, this group of artists are interested in discovering fresh and unique ways to interpret the start of the Bondi to Bronte Walk.

The Bondi Pavilion Housewarming Program will give Joanna the opportunity to collaborate with other artists and community to create a series of works that represent the awe and wonder of this beautiful stretch of landscape.

About Joanna Cole

Joanna Cole is a contemporary landscape artist, born 1972 in Adelaide, living and working in Sydney. Cole graduated with excellence from a Master of Art from the University of New South Wales 2020. Collaborative projects and Urban Nature are fundamental to her ongoing painting practice. Demanding an exchange with the present: home, community, local environment contemporary landscape painting means Bondi; the coastal walk, the Pavilion.
Cole has been a finalist in the North Sydney, Blacktown, Bowral and NSW Parliament art prizes and has works in private collections across Australia and Internationally.

Agatha Pupaher

Agatha Pupaher, a ceramic artist, founder of Sydney Clay Studio has been collaborating with Joanna Cole since 2017.
Together they explore the giving and receiving nature of collaboration, different skill sets, and concepts of fusion of earth, landscape, paint, form, sculpture and function though shaping and painting ceramic work. Recent exhibitions include collaborations with Cole at Saint Cloche and Purple Noon Gallery and with Ann Thomson at Hazelhurst Art Centre.

Wendy Cohen

Collage and mixed media painter, NAS graduate, Wendy Cohen and Cole have neighbouring studios with-in a creative collective art space in Alexandria and have worked together on four exhibitions over the last couple of years, they share a love of the fanciful and surprising in the urban landscape. Cohen uses collage, colour and line to affect out comes that compliment, contrast and stimulate. Cohen was the winner of the Artavita Contest 2020 and has featured in several publications including Important World Artists 2020.

Amber McBride

Amber McBride works from the same studio community in Alexandria. Graduate from Flinders University and tutor at AFTRS Mc Bride is founder of Body Mind Media, producer of dance and health industry documentaries and will add a creative take to footage of the Joanna Cole Collaboration Plein Air Coastal Walk and workshops.