Australian Art


Quarry Hill
Quarry Hill

AKA: joy engelman

Born: 1949 orange nsw
  • Contemporary
  • Landscape
  • Mixed Media
  • Painter
  • Traditional
  • Water Colour
  • Established
Blue Gum and Rock
Blue Gum and Rock

Joy Engelman is a regional Australian Artist based in Central NSW with over 35 years of experience in teaching, practising and exhibiting in the visual arts. With many solo and selected group exhibitions behind her, Joy has received over 20 awards for both her artwork and her commitment to the arts community. She has recently been awarded the Lorenzo il Magnifico Award for Painting (5th Primo), a Medici Medal for Art at the 2007 Florence Biennale, the highlight of her career to date.

Engelman has been invited back to Italy to exhibit at Estense Castle in Ferrara Italy later in 2008. She has also been approached by Galleria Mentana to exhibit in Florence. Indeed over the past 12 years, she has been regularly invited to exhibit internationally, but has only recently been able to take up these opportunities.

Her work is represented in many overseas and national collections and she is included in several anthologies. Engelman has developed and co-ordinated several public arts projects including CONTEMPORANEA 2010 as well as mentoring other artists. Engelman is best known for her landscapes although the artist also explores other areas.

Current major works are explorations of outback Australia from an aerial perspective mapping the terrain and waterways. A focus on Climate Change and how it affects the Australian landscape continues as a theme during 2008-2011. Having traveled extensively throughout the desert regions, Engelman is very familiar with the colours, textures and patterns of these areas. Of European descent, but born in Australia, she explores how we all have been inspired and influenced by this sacred place.

Website can be found at:
Eroded Dune of Mungo
Eroded Dune of Mungo

2010 "Through my eyes..." - Orange Regional Gallery NSW
a 30 year survey of Engelman's work & life as an artist
2010 "The Eye of the Eagle" - Aarwun Gallery, Canberra ACT
2009 "The Eye of the Eagle" - Jayes Gallery, Molong NSW
2008 "Under Autumn Skies" - Jayes Gallery, Molong NSW
1995 "Mungo Dreaming" - Law Faculty, Macquarie University, Sydney NSW
1993 "Menindee Notebook" - Orange Regional Gallery NSW
1993 "Menindee Notebook" - Holdsworth Fine Art Gallery, Woollahra NSW
1991 "Special Places" - Holdsworth Fine Art Gallery, Woollahra NSW
1989 "Landscape Series" - Holdsworth Fine Art Gallery, Woollahra NSW
1989 "Shoreline Series" - Beaver Galleries, Canberra ACT
1986 "Lilies" - Mitchell College Union, Bathurst NSW

2007 Biennale dell'Arte de Contemporanea - Firenze Italy

2010 "CONTEMPORANEA" - SmartArtz Melbourne & Aarwun Canberra
Organiser and Committee
2008 "Calleen Aquisition Award" Cowra Regional Gallery (selected)
2007 "Drawing Together" Art Award - Canberra ACT (shortlisted)
2007 "In Site Out" Orange Botanical Gardens (Arts OutWest)
2004 Country Embassy - Regional Artists
2002 "Outdoor Art Expo" Orange Regional Gallery NSW
2001 "Gallery Christmas Exhibition" Orange Regional Gallery NSW
1996 "150 Orange Then & Now"
Orange Sesquicentenary Committee, Orange Regional Gallery
1995 "Back to Bacchus" - Orange Regional Gallery
1993 National Water Week Art Exhibition (selected by Nigel Thomas)
1992 "25 Years of Needlework" - Orange Regional
1992 Old Mill Cafe, Millthorpe
Exhibition of local artists selected by Frannie Hopkirk
1990 "Paperworks" Beaver Galleries, Canberra
Four Australian Paperworkers - Ruth Faerber,
Raymond Lefroy, Elizabeth Lada & Joy Engelman
1987 "Artists Embroidered" Festival of Arts - Orange Regional Gallery
1986 "Trees" Orange Regional Gallery (selected by Jane Raffin)
1982 Bathurst Art Award (selected by Elwynn Lynn)
1981 Canberra Times Award (selected by Edmund Capon)

2007 Lorenzo il Magnifico Award - 5th Place in Paintings
Biennale dell'Arte de Contemporanea, Firenze Italy
1993 Australia Day Award - Received for community service, for personal achievement in the arts and encouragement to artists with disabilities in their endeavours to achieve.
1988 "Women in '88 Award" - Presented by the Bicentennial Authority to 1200 women Australia wide for outstanding personal commitment to their chosen field.
1988 Australia Day Award - Presented by the City of Orange and the Australia Day Council for achievements and endeavours in the arts and for community work related to the arts.

"Through my eyes..." Limited Edition of 100 signed Monographs
Available from Orange Regional Gallery
Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea - Sesta Edizione 2007
Women Taking Action - Commonwealth of Australia 2001 ISBN 0 642 48745 6
Orange Then & Now - 1996 ISBN 0 9589427 9 (Catalogue)
Who's Who of Australian Visual Artists - DW Thorpe (NAVA 1995 second edition) Dictionary of Australian Women Artists - Max Germaine 1991
Artists and Galleries of Australia - Max Germaine (1990 & 1984 editions

- "The Spirit of the Land"
- Landscape Neckpiece
Robert Jones Investments P/L - Sydney
DR Armstrong, Wily & Co, Sydney
Blue Circle Southern Cement, Sydney
Western Gold Mining P/L, Sydney
Kinross-Wolaroi Collection, Orange
Vision Eye Centre Collection, Dr Roger Welsh Collection, Gold Coast


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