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Janice Gobey

Janice Gobey graduated from the University of Melbourne’s, Victorian College of the Arts with a Masters in Visual Art obtaining a 1st class honours. 

She was selected as one of the artists for the Linden New Art Innovators program as well as curated exhibitions such as The f Word at Ararat Rural Gallery, Fixation at the Town Hall Gallery and the f Generation at George Paton Gallery. 

Gobey was shortlisted for the Kennedy Art Prize, the Wyndham Art Prize, the Sunshine Coast Art Prize as well as the Toyota Community Spirit Sculpture Prize and has participated in numerous international residencies such as the NG Creative Art Residency in Provence, the Leipzig International Artist Programme in Germany, the London Summer Intensive, a joint residency between The Slade and Camden Arts Centre, ; Summer Painting Intensive at the School of Visual Arts, New York; Point B, New York and Takt, Berlin.


Janice Gobey


  •         2010 Masters of Visual Art, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne (First Class Honours)
  •         2009 Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Art, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
  •         Studied Diploma in Fine Art with Latrobe Street College of Art and Design (2003 – 2008)
  •         Studied Fine Art with the Johannesburg Art Foundation
  •         Bachelor of Arts, (Psychology and Sociology), University of South Africa



  •         2019 “Intervention”, Alternating Currents Art Space, Melbourne
  •         2019 “Primal”, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
  •         2018 “Running at Night”, 541 Art Space, Sydney
  •         2018 “Transform”, West End Art Space, Melbourne
  •         2017 “Aunt Bella’s Wrap”, Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, Melbourne
  •         2017 “Alchemy”, Alternating Currents Art Space, Melbourne
  •         2016 “Panacea”, Rubicon ARI, Melbourne 
  •         2015 “The Haunting”, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
  •         2014 “Refuge”, Linden Contemporary Gallery, Melbourne  
  •         2013 “Respite”, Rubicon ARI, Melbourne 
  •         2013 “The Invisible”, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne  
  •         2012 “Voyeur”, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
  •         2011 “Touch Me”, No No Gallery, Melbourne
  •         2009 “Til Death Do Us Part”, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough
  •         2008 “Til Death Do Us Part”, Trocadero Art Space, Footscray
  •         2008 “War Stories”, The Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, Melbourne
  •         2006 “Ten Reasons to Leave Your Lover ….”, Fresh Gallery, Melbourne



  •         2021 “Hidden Faces”, The 2021 Victorian Salon des Refusés, Melbourne
  •         2020 “Here”, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
  •         2020 “Microcosmographia”, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
  •         2019 “ACMD Art Prize”, St Vincent’s Hospital Art Gallery, Melbourne
  •         2018 “Kennedy Prize”, Royal South Australian Society of Arts, Adelaide
  •         2018 “Wyndham Prize”, Wyndham Gallery, Werribee
  •         2017 “Favour Economy”, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
  •         2017 “Ozländer”, Trafo, Die Spinnerei, Leipzig
  •         2017 “Affects on Absorption”, Herbst Rundgang, Die Spinnerei, Leipzig
  •         2017 “45@45”, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
  •         2017 The Other Art Fair, Presented by Saatchi Art, Melbourne
  •         2015 London Summer Intensive, Camden Arts Centre, London
  •         2015 “F generation: feminism, art, progressions”, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
  •         2014 “The Great Mandala”, Toyota Community Spirit Art Prize, Melbourne
  •         2014 “The F Word”, Ararat Regional Gallery, Ararat
  •         2014 “Sunshine Coast Art Prize”, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Caloundra, Queensland
  •         2014 “Fixation”, Hawthorn Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne
  •         2012 “Setting the Table”, Westspace, Melbourne
  •         2012 “Zu mir oder zu dir”, Kunstraum Tapir, Berlin
  •         2011 “Christmas HeArt”, Wyndham Gallery, Werribee
  •         2010 “The Masters Exhibition”, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
  •         2010 “Proud”, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
  •         2010 “Postcard Show”, Linden Art Gallery, Melbourne
  •         2009 “VCA Graduate Exhibition”, VCA Campus, Melbourne
  •         2009 “Proud”, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
  •         2009 “Sum”, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne



2019 NG Art Creative Residency, Eygalières, France

2017 Leipzig International Artist Program, Leipzig, Germany

2015 London Summer Intensive Residency Program, Slade School & Camden Arts Centre  (21 participants, 13 countries)

2015 School of Visual Arts, Painting Summer Intensive, New York

2012 Takt Kunstprojekraum, Berlin

2012 Point B, Brooklyn, New York



2019 Finalist, ACMD Acquisitive Art Prize

2018 Finalist, Kennedy Prize

2018 Finalist, Wyndham Art Prize

2014 Finalist, Toyota Community Spirit Art Prize

2014 Finalist, Sunshine Coast Art Prize 

2008 Winner “Artists in the Atrium”, Federation Square, Melbourne

2008 Highly Commended Award from Latrobe Street College

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