Josonia Palaitis


Currently showing at Hardware Gallery, Enmore is Josonia Palaitis’ evocative paint series Metamorphoses. Inspired by Ovid’s collection of poetry by the same name, the artist’s works provide a modern spin on classical myths such as Venus and Adonis, The Abduction of Europa and The Cave of Envy. Palaitis received her Diploma of Art Education from National Art School in Sydney, where she currently lives and works. She has received several awards for her art practice, including the 1994 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and the People’s Choice Award at the 1995 Archibald Prize Exhibition.

She has been commissioned to create works of highly notable subjects including ex-Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Jeanette, TV journalist Ray Martin and the victims of the Childers Backpackers Hostel fire.