Joseph L . Griffiths is a multidisciplinary artist making drawings, participatory installations, and environmental works. His detailed drawings document creative approaches to everyday life, and trace the fluid relationship between technology and the handmade. His recent improvised architectures, interventions in natural environments, artefacts and decorative studies utilise found and natural materials to explore cross-cultural craft practices, vernacular structures and artistic approachesto household tasks. His major public installation Shelters
was recently exhibited for the 2012 Next Wave Festival linking creativity, ingenuity and survival in sites of urban renewal.
Joseph graduated form the Victorian College of the Arts in 2007, has undertaken residencies, mentorships and cultural exchange in Europe, Mauritius and North Africa, supported by the Australia Council for the Arts. He is currently undertaking a mentorship with Dylan Martorell. and lives and works in Barwon Heads, Victoria.
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2008 Certificate IV Business - Small Business Management. RMIT University
2007 Bachelor of Fine Art. Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
2003 Bachelor of Multimedia Design/Media Studies, Swinburne University.
2012 Works on Paper - Boom Gallery, 11 Rutlands St. Newtown, Geelong Victoria 3216
2012 Geelong Regional Artists Exhibition - Gordon Gallery, 2 Fenwick St. Geelong Victoria 3220
2012 Look.Stop.Shop - City of Melbourne Retail arts initiative. Lucy Folk, 1a Crossley St. Melbourne. 3000
2012 Shelters - 2012 Next Wave Festival. New Quay Promenade, Conder Plaza and Victoria Harbour, Docklands, Melbourne.
2012 Forest-s - Boom Gallery, 11 Rutlands St. Newtown, Geelong Victoria 3216
2011 Improvised Drawings & Architecture - PAF Institute, St Erme Outre et Ramecourt. France
2010 New Works - Joseph L. Griffiths. Blindside (Artist Run Space Inc) 7-14/37 Swanston Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000.
2010 Penthouse Mouse 10. Military & Naval Club. 27 Lt Collins St. Melbourne Victoria 3000. Curated by Moth Design for the Melbourne Fashion Festival 2010 Cultural Program.
2009 Penthouse Mouse 09. The Capitol, 243 Toorak Rd, South Yarra Victoria 3141. Curated by Moth Design for the Melbourne Fashion Festival 2009 Cultural Program.
2008 Forms Of Deceit. Counihan Gallery, 233 Sydney Rd. Brunswick Victoria 3056. Curated by Dunja Rmandic & Edwina Bartlem.
2008 Penthouse Mouse 08. Disused Warehouse, 25 Stanley St Collingwood. Curated by Moth Design for the Melbourne Fashion Festival 2008 Cultural Program.
2007 VCA Graduate Exhibition. VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery & Studios Dodds St. Southbank, Victoria 3006.
2007 Blame It On The Rain. Roxanne Parlour Coverlid Place, Chinatown, Melbourne. Curated by Hell Yeah Projects.
2007 Works On Paper. Brunswick Street Gallery. 322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy Victoria 3065.
2006 Extempore. Panic Gallery. 28 Johnston st, Fitzroy Vic. 3056.
Grants & Awards
2012 Australia Council for the Arts - Jump Mentorship Grant Recipient
2012 Arts Victoria - Projects Grant Recipient
2012 City of Melbourne - Docklands Grant Recipient
2012 Next Wave Festival - The Seed Grant Recipient
2010 Australia Council for the Arts - Artstart Grant Recipient
2010 Express Media Awards - Best Artwork Illustration
2009 City of Melbourne - Young Artists Grant Recipient
2007 MES Award - Best Graduate Printmaker
Mentorships & Residencies
Dylan Martorell - Jump Mentorship Program, Australia Council for the Arts.
PAF Institute - Residency. 1 - 14 Feburary 2011. St Erme Outre et Ramecourt 02820 France
Emmelene Landon - Studio Residency & Artist Mentorship. 10 June - 20 December 2010. Atelier 1 - 52 Rue des Rigoles, Paris 75019. France
Lewis Dick - Artist Mentorship. 10 May - 1 June 2010. L’ecole de Sculpture - Bambous, Mauritius.
A Touch of Code: Interactive Installations, Gestalten - Die Gestalten Verlag GmbH & Co.KG.
It’s Nice That Issue No. 5, “Joseph L Griffiths” Alex Bec, April 2011, p8.
Boneshaker Magazine Issue No. 4, Artist Feature.
Rebel Magazine, January 2011, Artist Feature and Interview, p4.
Dreamer Magazine Issue No. 5, “Art Pedalant”, Cédric Hamer, November 2010, p57.
The Age - A2 Magazine “Around the Galleries”, Dan Rule, Sat 20 March 2010, p18.
PHM 10 Magazine “This Is No White Cube”, Gemma Jones - March 2010, p16.
The Herald Sun “Pedalling Big Ideas”, Simon Plant - 9 March 2009, p47.
Voiceworks Magazine - Issue No.79, pp 1&100, No.77, pp 8 & 18, No.76, p8.