New to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection

Johanna DeMaine’s porcelain tile “Postcards from far and wide #4” is an important example of her new work in two-dimensional form. Here dual influences are indicative of her time spent between Australia and Japan, and are represented in her distinctive aesthetic.

This Sunshine Coast based artist is arguably one of Queensland’s most accomplished ceramicists, and her porcelain forms are highly sought after.

In the newly received work to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection, “Postcards from far and wide #4”, Johanna DeMaine’s layered fragments of landscape, constructed through her sophisticated glazing techniques and decals in rich lustres and enamels, reveal why she’s held in such high acclaim. 

“I was exploring the idea of working in 2D as well as 3D. The tiles are porcelain tiles produced for the porcelain painters” (Johanna DeMaine, 2019).

She is represented in many private and public collections including the National Gallery of Australia; the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art; as well as in the collections of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

“Postcards from far and wide #4” was gifted to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection through the generosity of former Caloundra Regional Gallery Curator, Hamish Sawyer. 

Johanna DeMaine's artworks can be found online via the Art Collections database.