JOJO SPOOK is a nationally recognised artist born on the Mornington Peninsula who now resides in Robe, South Australia. JoJo is versatile in her use of media, including painting, welded metal sculpture, use of found objects, and Ghostnets. Using satirical overtones of humour symbolic to her environment. JoJo has held over 50 solo shows & been selected for various exhibitions and art prizes across the country. JoJo has many accolades under her belt including the completion of a Bachelor of Fine Art. Bachelor of Craft, Diploma of Education, and a Master of Visual Arts, all from Monash University in Melbourne. Other achievements include receiving the Carclew Ministry of Arts award, Southern Ocean Art Prize, Kelpie Art Prize, Balnaves sculpture prize, Brand SA finalist & winner, and the National Inspirational Education Teachers Award for her contribution to Arts Education, ranking 13th in Australia. JoJo was included in the Contemporary Artists of Australia coffee table book and has made guest appearances on Coxy’s Big Break, Channel 31 Arts, and the ABC.
JoJo has previously taught at TAFE in Melbourne and offers creative art workshops across the state and at art festivals. JoJo teaches primary/secondary art & technology, specialising in the use of her diverse curriculum programs & use of media.
JoJo has completed many Youth/Art projects that have been funded by Councils & Arts foundations in South Australia, Victoria, and NSW. JoJo has recently completed a residency with artist Sue Garrard, specialising in silversmithing techniques, and with Sue Ryan, founder of Ghostnets Australia, held in the Atherton Tablelands of Queensland. Her most recent achievement being a 6-week tour in a motorhome, creating & painting her way to QLD and back, travelling over 9000 km on her own.
Highlights from 2019 include having been selected to exhibit at the Heysen Sculpture Biennale and the offer of a solo show in Wattle Range Regional Gallery depicting her trip and use of environmental waste and Ghostnets.
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