Biography 1


SELECTED BIOGRAPHY                                                                                                           

1955        Born Canberra, ACT

1975        Preliminary Visual Arts, Prahran Technical College, Melbourne VIC

1976        Visual Art, Seven Hills College of Art, Brisbane QLD

1977-79   Dip Art(Painting) Alexander Mackie CAE, Sydney NSW   



1981     Art Directors gallery, Nth Sydney, NCSW

1991     Access Gallery, Sydney NSW

1992     Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney NSW

1993     Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide SA

             Byron Shire Regional Gallery Inc, Byron Bay NSW

             Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney NSW

1995     Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney NSW

1996     Access Contemporary Art Gallery,Sydney NSW

1997     Beaver Galleries, Canberra ACT

1998     Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney NSW

1999     Lake Russel Gallery, Emerald Beach NSW

2000     Access Contemporary Art Gallery , Sydney NSW

2001     Lake Russell Gallery, Emerald Beach NSW

2004     Lake Russell Gallery, Emerald Beach NSW

2006      Lake Russell Gallery, Emerald Beach NSW

2008     Harrison Galleries, Sydney NSW

2009     Harrison Galleries, Sydney NSW 

2011     Lake Russell Gallery, Emerald Beach NSW

2014     Platypus gallery Casino, NSW




1979     PCA, Travelling, Student, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney NSW       

1980     Arts Council Gallery, Canberra.

1981     Photography,  Gallery Street, Sydney

1984     Zurich Land Regional Show, Zurich, Switzerland

             Sandra Muller-Hill Gallery, Horgen Switzerland

1986     Gemeinde Haus, Horgen, Switzerland.

1989,01 Southern Cross Arts Festival, Ballina NSW

1990     The Intimate Eye, Mullumbimby Art Gallery, Mullumbimby NSW

            Art Of Byron Bay, Collins Street , Melbourne VIC

1990,96 Trinity Art Show, Lismore, NSW.

1991,92 Logan City Art Awards, Qld.

1992     Alice Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs

1993.   Prime Prize, Newcastle Region Art Gallerry, Newcastle NSW

1995     Portia Geach, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney NSW

            It’s About Time, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney NSW

1996     Mosman Art Prize, Sydney NSW

1998     National Maritime Museum,Sydney NSW

1999-2000 The Romance of Coastal Shipping, a travelling exhibition to Manning,Stanthorpe,Hastings,Tweed and Bega Regional Galleries

2001     NSW Waterways Authority, Sydney.

2002    Relatively Speaking, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide SA

            Qld Maritime Museum, Brisbane  Qld

2011-2015      Mackay Harrison Gallery, Ballina NSW


1989     H.Commended, Easter Art Classic, Byron Bay NSW

1990    Acquired North Coast Art Show, Byron Bay,NSW

1991     2nd Prize, Open Section, Southern Cross Arts Festival, Ballina NSW

            H.Commended, Tweed Valley Art Prize,Tweed Regional Gallery NSW

            Acquired, Logan City Art Award, QLD

1992    Acquired, Southern Cross Arts Festival, Ballina NSW

1993    Doug and Margot Anthony 25th Anniversary Prize, Tweed Valley Art Prize, NSW

            The Epicentre Prize, Nth Coast Art Show, Byron Bay NSW.                                              

1993'4  Acquired, Tweed Valley Art Prize,  Tweed regional Gallery, NSW

1994, 98, 02   Acquired, Stanthorpe Heritage Arts Festival, Stanthorpe

1994   Major Award, Tweed Valley Art Prize, NSW

            H.Commended, Southern Cross Arts Festival QLD

1995     Acquired, Trinity Art Award, Lismore NSW

1996   2nd Prize, Easter Art Classic, Byron Bay NSW

            H.Commended, Southern Cross Arts Festival, Ballina NSW

1997   1st Prize Contemporary, Coffs Harbour  Harbour Arts and Crafts, NSW

           1st Prize Marine, H.Commended/Open & Painting, Southern Cross Arts Festival Ballina NSW

1998   1st/ Traditional, H.C.Contemporary, Coffs Harbour City Arts and Crafts, Coffs Harbour NSW

1999   2nd Mixed Media, Easter Arts Classic, Byron Bay NSW 

           HC Traditional and 1st prize Contemporary Chroma Prize for oils, Coffs Harbour City Arts and Crafts Exhibition NS

2000   1st Marine, 2nd Painting, Southern Cross Art Competion, Ballina NSW 

2001   Highly Commended, NSW Waterways, Sydney

            Highly Commended Border Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD

            Award of Excelleence, Trinity Arts & Crafts QLD

            Painting Prize, Southern Croaa Art Competion, Ballina   NSW

            Byron Wetlands Painting Prize, Byron Bay NSW

2002    2nd Prize Painting Border Art Prize, Tweed River Regional Gallery

2005    Finalist, Country Energy Art Prize for  Landscape Painting NSW  

2006   Finalist and Employees Choice,   Country Energy Art Prize, Golbourne NSW

2007   1st prize, Painting, Coraki Art Show, Coraki NSW

2008   1st prize Casino RSM Club acquisition, Bentley Art Show, Bentley NSW

2009   1st Prize Open section, Bentley Art Show NSW

           3rd Pize Challenge No.37 Australian Artist magazine

           Finalist, Country Energy Art Prize, Lismore NSW

2014   1st Prize, Coraki Australia Day Art Prize, Coraki NSW

          Ist Prize People and Places Coraki Art Show NSW

2015   Peoples' Choice, Bron Arts Classic, Byron Bay NSW

          Meat Packers Prize, Casino Beef Week, Casino NSW                


1979     Reproduced, Melbourne College of Printing and Graphic Arts, Print Council of Australia

1991     Article, Art for Art’s Sake, Today’s People, SMH Sydney NSW, January 24th by James Cockington.

             Jan 2  Weekend Australian, Elwyn Lynn,

             Feb 2  Article, Australian Artist Magazine  No.86, Aug

             Women Artists of Australia, Max Germaine, Craftsman House.

1993     New Art Eight, Nevill Drury,  Craftsman House

             Contemporary Australian Women Artists Poster Book, Nevill Drury,  Craftsman House.

             Article, Spoiled Chariots in the Sun  Annabel Frost, Australian CountryStyle, Dec

1994     Images 2, Nevill Drury, Craftsman House.

             Imagine, SBS Television

1995     Article’ Who Magazine, Alison Pearl, Feb 13

             Best of Australian Country Style , Annabel Frost, Country Style Magazine.

             Beyond Black and White, Stuart Owen Fox

             Who’s Who of Australian Women Artists DW Thorpe (in association with NAVA).

1996     Women Artists Diary, Jackii  Christians, Dunlop

1998     Images 3, Nevill Drury, Craftsmans House

             Canberra Times, Sasha Grishin, Sept.

              Reproduced, Country Style, Sept      

1999     Reproduced, Insight Guide Australia  APA

2006     Country Energy Christmas Card

2008     Homesickness, Nationalism in  Australian Visual Culture by Traudi Allen

2009     Australian Artist Magazine


Logan City Council Collection; Tweed River Regional Art Gallery Collection; Stanthorpe Art Gallery, Qld; private and corporate collections Australia, Switzerland, UK, USA.


Joanna Burgler is a Contemporary Australian Artist, born in Canberra ACT who has lived and worked on the Far North Coast of New South Wales for the last 25 years.

Internationally and Nationally collected for photo-realist oil paintings of old cars, sheds, water-tanks, windmills, boats, ropes and water landscapes.