Jo Darbyshire is an established Western Australian visual artist.
Her abstract paintings reference the social and environmental history of places, but also aim to suggest their sensory and poetic nature. She completed a Post-Graduate Diploma of Art at Canberra School of Art, ACT, in 1991 and a Master of Creative Arts in Cultural Heritage, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA in 2004.
She exhibits regularly, most recently an exhibition Ships That Pass at PS Art Studios( with Penny Coss) in Fremantle (2017) and Yield at Bankwest Gallery in Perth CBD (2015). She was also in a group exhibition at the Fremantle Art Centre; Horizon: Exploring the West Coast with the Clipperton Project in 2015 and is a member of the Artists Collective WA.
Jo has an established and successful Public Art profile. She recently completed a commission to produce an18 m long painting The River Journey and Digiglass artworks in collaboration with Rick Vermey for the new Supreme Court (Civil) Building in Perth CBD (2014-16) and before that created large-scale internal Digiglass walls as artwork for the Rehabilitation Building, Fiona Stanley Hospital WA (2010-13).
Her artwork is held in all major public institutions in WA, private collections nationally and internationally.