Jo Lankester, Blood Rock, Multi-colour plate Intaglio, Diptych, 70 x 98cm, 2019
The pictures I make explore ideas of aesthetics, experience, and elements of the landscape; colour, line, texture, and form. My work is inspired by the unique combination of her local regions’ dry and wet tropical landscape extending west of Townsville to Charters Towers, Magnetic Island, and as far North as Weipa.
Jo Lankester is represented in the National Gallery of Australia Prints and Drawings collection, Art Bank, Artspace Mackay, Canson, Camberwell Grammar School, Grafton Regional Gallery, Lake Macquarie Art Gallery, Presbyterian Ladies College, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Print Council of Australia Archive, Shelford Girls Grammar, State Li
Jo Lankester is represented in the National Gallery of Australia Prints and Drawings collection, Art Bank, Artspace Mackay, Canson, Camberwell Grammar School, Grafton Regional Gallery, Lake Macquarie Art Gallery, Presbyterian Ladies College, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Print Council of Australia Archive, Shelford Girls Grammar, State Library of Queensland, State Library of Victoria, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Westbourne Grammar City of Yarra, Douro Museum Printmaking Collection Portugal as well as in private collections throughout Australia and overseas.
To purchase Unique State Prints by Jo Lankester click on the pages within this website
Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts
The Art Vault
Print Council of Australia (PCA)
Check out this great video created by Mia at Eyeswide Imaging for my solo exhibition at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville, North Queensland, Australia in 2019.
Check out this great video created by Aaron Ashley in 2014 during the install and exhibition launch at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, North Queensland, Austalia, in 2014.
Glide is the second collaborative project between the three Townsville-based artists. Robert Crispe, Michelle Hall and Jo Lankester. The choice to work collaboratively pushes boundaries and comfort zones within their individual practices, diversifying techniques and processes when working on obscure sub-straights.
I was recently invited to give a 20-minute artist talk for the Newcastle Printmakers Festival in 2021. Unfortunately due to Covid-19, I chose not to travel interstate but instead create a video in my studio discussing the PCA Print Commission edition I created in 2018.
Check out this great video that accompanies the touring exhibition with the same title. This is an exhibition which I'm very proud to be a part of. Toward the end of the video, I discuss my work 'Bloodlines' which is featured in this exhibition.
This short video describes my practice, process, and inspiration behind making this print and an artist book for Pivot ll.
We acknowledge the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun, Bindal, Gugu Badhun and Nywaigi as the Traditional Owners of this land. We pay our respects to their cultures, their ancestors and their Elders, past and present - and all future generations