Joanne Makas

Born Sydney Australia


2017 - 2018   Master of Fine Art, National Art School, Sydney

2010 - 2013      Bachelor of Fine Art, Honours (Painting) National Art School, Sydney



Upcoming - Awkwardly Nothing, STACKS Project Space, Sydney

National Art School Postgraduate ExhibitionSydney

Material Explorations, STACKS Project Space, Sydney

Paint18, Artereal Gallery, Sydney

The Other Art Fair, Sydney

Unbounded, performanceShredding, STACKS Project Space, Sydney

FERRET 5, Articulate Project Space, Sydney

Synesthésies, Maison de Heidelberg, Montpellier, France

Crisp and Flow, École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Montpellier, France


Interplay, Library Stairwell Gallery, National Art School, Sydney

Home Alone, Floating Goose Gallery, Adelaid


Figuring/Grounding, STACKS Projetcs, Sydney

Memory Catchers, Airspace Projects, Sydney

Potentially Painting, STACKS Projects, Sydney


f generation: feminism, art, progressions, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne

+1, STACKS Projects, Sydney

FERAL, Articulate Project Space, Sydney

Smallworks art prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne


Impossibility of Desire, Galleryeight, Sydney

Topologies of Sexual Difference 2014, the seventh meeting of the Luce Irigaray Circle, RMIT, Melbourne


Emporio Armani National Art School Postgraduate Exhibition, Darlinghurst

14 Painters, Stairwell Library Gallery, National Art School, Sydney

Drunken Luster, Artsite Gallery, Sydney

The Space Between, Stairwell Library Gallery, National Art School, Sydney

Saatchi and Saatchi, Sydney


National Art School Graduate Exhibition, Darlinghurst

Grid Night Cowboy, National Art School, Sydney


Landscape Show, National Art School, Sydney



Finalist, The Galleries Emerging Artist Award, Sydney

Finalist, Hazlehurst Art On Paper Award, Sydney


Finalist, Mosman Art Prize, Sydney

Finalist, Flanagan art Prize, Ballarat

Finalist, The City of Ryde Women’s Art Prize, Sydney


Winner, Chroma Painting award, National Art School, Sydney

Professional Experience

2015 - Current

Managing Director STACKS Projects, ARI, Potts Point, Sydney

Related Experience


Teaching Internship, National Art School February Drawing Week


Teaching Internship, National Art School February Drawing Week


Gallery Internship, National Art School, Sydney