Jo Gallagher


Living in the small King Country settlement of Piopio provides me with rich visual and personal influences. The changing seasons which bring new light and colour, the shifting ecology that gives me reason for concern and the fluctuating activity that is ever present when part of a farming culture are all hugely significant to me as an artist.

My painting over the past sixteen years has covered many aspects of my surroundings, however more recently I have begun to add another layer of interest into my compositions – that of humour! The characters I feel best able to represent, the fun there is to be had with language, symbolism and entrenched beliefs are all present in my most recent body of painting.

 This new collection of work allows me to add quirky, peculiar and the somewhat eccentric elements into my practice to keep it (and me) current, energetic and engaged.

"This series of work use our native birds as both subject and object. They have been given a character and a starring role in my painting in order to voice my interest in the idiosyncratic and distinctive world we live in."

These giclee fine art reproductions are printed on 340gsm cotton rag acid free paper using archival inks. It is recommended to frame your print and hang away from direct sunlight. Each limited edition print is hand signed and matted ready to frame. Avaiblable in A3 Size Print 29.7 x 42 cm $155 and some are also availabe in A2 Size Measuring 42x 59.4cm. $220