marcel cousins artwork

joan ross

Joan Ross is a Sydney based artist who is well known for her transformation of colonial imagery into hi-vis fluro artworks that have been described as packing a punch delivered with lashings of humour and wit. Her artworks retell aspects of Australia's history and are a medium for enlightening people to the prejudices that she sees in contemporary Australia. A vital element of Joan's work is to navigate the viewer through discomforting themes, encouraging us to rethink the impact of colonisation, imperialism, racism, consumerism and our 'disposable' culture.