Joy Ivill

Represented Artist


Joy’s art is profoundly confessional, at times amusing but simultaneously emanating an intensely emotional and vulnerable side. Her works raw openness, immediacy, and sexually provocative witty attitude fascinates the viewer. She reveals intimate details of her life in a powerful way. For her, art making is a cathartic process, it exorcises her pain and as a result she is highly prolific. Joy has exhibited throughout Australia and Asia. 
Needlework has always been a discipline used to inculcate feminine qualities and indicate a social setting where leisure prevailed.
Women from “good” families were encouraged to sit and do needlework while their brothers studied Latin poetry.
However, with the rise of the feminist art movement embroidery and sewing came into its own and became a strong political tool. Joy has completed three years as a sculpture major at UNSW College of Fine Arts, and completed her Honours in 2014.




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Joy Ivill

06 Aug - 28 Aug 2016


602 – Melbourne

18 Aug - 21 Aug 2016


Art Central 2016

23 Mar - 26 Mar 2016


Sydney Contemporary

10 Sep - 13 Sep 2015


Mythology of My Land

02 May - 31 May 2015