Emerge Judges 2021

Jo Darvall

Jo Darvall is an accomplished artist who responds to landscape, light and poetry by working with oil paint, printmaking and watercolour from her studio in Fremantle. Her art works have featured in eighteen solo exhibitions and forty two group exhibitions expanding across Australia, China and Singapore. A number of her artworks are held in many private, and major corporate collections.

Jo has taught at the Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC), at the University of Western Australia (UWA), is one of the founders of Artists for Kids Culture Trust Vic. - and more recently, with her students founded the Swan River Print Studio at the Goolagatup Heathcote Gallery in 2018. Her next solo exhibition “Wandoo” runs from the 5th to the 26th of June at Linton and Kay Galleries West Perth.


Stephen Castledine

Since his first solo exhibition in 1987, Stephen has pursued parallel careers in fine art and graphic design and his work in both fields has received numerous awards.

Castledine enjoys combining drawing and painting to capture the unexpected patterns which nature reveals. His favoured medium is watercolour because of its inherent unpredictability.
His work is represented in private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas.


Gordon Mitchell

Gordon Mitchell is an artist, designer and educator.

He has a successful background in the Visual Arts - Graphic Design, Art Education and Art Practice. His practice is defined by approach: Creative / Responsive ?Innovative.

His multidisciplinary practice is currently focussed on the design and creation of site specific sculpture. He has been designing and making Public art since 2008. He meets the unique challenges of each project with the creativity, expertise and experience required to successfully enhance the environment and inspire the visitors that experience the work.

He has exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe and Bondi.

Also at Sculpture @Bathers Fremantle, an active member of the organising committee. Gordon has been commissioned by private collectors as well as Corporate and Public Authorities.