Just before taking up residence on the verandahs at Donnelly River, Jo was in Melbourne for the opening of her solo exhibition, Reckless Romantics, at Sagra Gallery, which opened on June 18th. This show comprises oil paintings and hand-made artist’s mono prints on chinne colle, depicting the spectacular NSW inland bush area along the Tuross River. The core works in the exhibition were developed from drawings and watercolours that Jo created on a painting and camping trip in December 2015.

Jo Darvall is widely known in the Melbourne art scene as an artist and founding member of the Trust ‘Artists for Kids Culture’ established in the 1990’s with Roar artist David Larwill and others. For the past seven years she has been living in Western Australia where she has further developed her “art practice and reputation, won awards and had works collected by a number of major Australian and International Collections”.

We look forward to seeing the work developed during and after her stay at Donnelly River Village.