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Recent events

Exhibition August 2020

Big Wide Land exhibitio ArtGeo

Big Wide Land Exhibition


Mundaring Hills Open Studio 2014

Mundaring Hills Open Studio 2014

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Circle, Line and Square

Zig Zag gallery Joel Smoker exhibition

Joel Smoker ceramics exhibition at Zigzag

Joel Smoker in the Zigzag Cultural Centre

Joel Smoker ceramics exhibition Zigzag Cultural Centre
Joel Smoker ceramics exhibition
Zigzag Cultural Centre
50 Railway Road, Kalamunda
12 April - 4 May 2014

'In your engagement and appreciation of the work of this exhibition you will experience a classical constraint that pulls against the disorderly tendencies of processes that are not fully controllable. You will find principles of design applied in a way that sets up a tension between desired order and the unruliness of clay, glaze and fire. Constructed detail, upon constructed form - with rebellious materials. And it is within this balanced but dramatic tension we find a Mozartian beauty. Of satisfying harmonies within structure. Everything satisfyingly complete. A fulfilling unity.' From Bela Kotai's opening address (click here to read the full speech)

The Human Condition album release party

Joel Smoker Human Condition CD cover
Saturday 11 May 2013
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Where the sun sleeps

Elephant Rocks AlbanyWhere the sun sleeps - an exhibition of art works by Joel Smoker
Opened Fri 22 March 6.30pm

At the Mezzanine Gallery, rear of Darlington Hall, Owen Rd, Darlington
Viewing Saturday 23 March to Sunday 24 March - 11am to 4pm

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MUNDARING HILLS OPEN STUDIOS EXHIBITION 2012 Mundaring Hills Open Studio Mundaring Hills Exhibition 2012

GALLERY 2 Artists in Focus: Greg Crowe, Graeme Pages- Oliver and Joel Smoker
5 October - 11 November 2012

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Joel smoker's Way Out West exhibition of drawings at The Gallery in Ellenbrook

Way out west invitation

Way out west invitation
Joel smoker's second monograph launched in June
Official opening & book launch
Sunday 24th of June 3pm - 5pm

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Joel smoker at the
Folk & Roots @ Perth Cultural Centre on Sunday April 1st 2011

Joel Smoker Folk & roots Perth
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Meticulous Miniatures

Mundaring Arts Centre
Main Gallery

18 November - 23 December 2011

Joel participated in this joint exhibition of artworks that express the intimate power and beauty of miniature art forms.
Mundaring Hills open studios exhibition 2011

Mundaring Hills Open Studio 2011
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Annual Selective Exhibition 2010

Central Gallery
13th Aug - 3rd Sept
Perth Central Institute of Technology, (TAFE)

Ceramic Arts Association of WA

Mundaring Hills Open Studios

Mundaring Hills Open Studios

Sat. 30 & Sun. 31 October - 10 am to 5 pm both days

Nine artists from the Shire of Mundaring have banded together to open up their studios to visitors on the last weekend in October. The Hills area east of Perth has long been known as a place where artists and craftspeople choose to live as the semi rural nature of the area provides space and inspiration for their art practice. The public will be able to talk to the artists and see how they go about making their art and buy direct if they wish. A Mundaring Hills Open Studios map is available for you here and gives clear directions on how to get to the studios where entry is free. The artists and craftspeople involved are Brian Aylward, Madeleine Clear, Greg Crowe, Inta Goddard, Christine Hingston, Jeremy Holton, Judy Kotai, Graeme Pages-Oliver and Joel Smoker. More information can be found here where you will find links to a number of the artists' web sites. Their work can be viewed and purchased at the Mundaring Arts Centre, located in the old post office building in the centre of Mundaring, 7190 Gt Eastern Highway ( The artists' studio map is also accessible on Google. October is a great time to visit the hills as the wildflowers are in full bloom and the weather's fine. Put a drive visit to the artist studios of Mundaring in your diary now. The artists would love to meet you and share their work.

Sunday Bands in the City

Joel Smoker and the Red Dirt Band will be performing at this WAM event in historic Forrest Place in downtown Perth along with Polly Medlen and Ruby Boots.

Forrest Place, Perth
Sunday 6 June 2010 1-3pm
Lineup: Polly Medlen | Ruby Boots | Joel Smoker and the Red Dirt Band

Presented by the City of Perth and WAM
Wam Perth Joel Smoker and the Red Dirt Band

Digital presentation at Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre

The artist’s monograph, The Kimberley Series by Joel Smoker, will be the subject of a digital presentation by Joel Smoker at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre, 11 Old York Road, Greenmount on the evening of Saturday the 28th of November. Those interested in photography and the natural and human history of Western Australia are invited to attend. Doors open at 6.30 pm and the presentation will run from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm after which Joel will take questions from the audience. Tea and coffee will be served with the opportunity to view and purchase the book and prints from the book.

Entry Fee is $7.00 ($4.00 for members)

For more information please contact Katrin Kuenstler, Coordinator of the KSP Writers Centre, on 9294 1872 or by email at or email Joel Smoker at

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Kimberley Series Book

The artist’s monograph, The Kimberley Series was launched by respected Australian landscape photographer, Richard Woldendorp at the Gallery at Ellenbrook House, 34 Main Street, Ellenbrook, on Sunday the 29th of March, 2009.
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The Kimberley Series of posters, metallic prints and A2 prints are also available.


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Kimberley Series Book

Joel Smoker's monograph The Kimberley Series is now available.
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Way Out West book

Joel Smoker's second monograph
Way Out West is now available.
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