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Artist in Focus – Joe Monteleone

Meet Joe Monteleone (he/him) who is a Deafblind printmaker and auspiced artist exhibiting in October.

Joe working at home studio on a linocut. photo by Jess Leane.

Joe working at home studio on a linocut. photo by Jess Leane.

What kind of art do you make?

Linocut work.

How long have you been making art?

Specialising in linocut work for the past 3 years.

What kind of art have you made in the past?

I have worked with paint in the past but in the last 3 years I have enjoyed working with linocut as it is tactile.

[Here are some of Joe’s previous works.]

Flinders Street Station: Through Tunnel Vision to Artistic Visions, My Journey

Joe working on his Queen Victoria Market linocut.

Joe working on his Queen Victoria Market linocut.

What art are you working on right now?

Queen Victoria Market is commissioning me to do the linocut work for their landmark.
How honoured I was of making my linocut work for me.

What are you looking forward to?

Looking forward to my art exhibition in October in Brighton.

Do you have any comments or thoughts about your AAV program?

I think AAV is an amazing organisation. I have received a lot of support from AAV. [They] helped me with all my grant applications. Without AAV I would not have achieved all the work I have done.

Joe recently received a Creators Fund (Creative Victoria) to diversify his practice. He will work with mentor Adrian Spurr to experiment with sculpture and apply his existing lino cut skills.

Joe’s Flinders Street Station project was supported by a City of Melbourne Quick Response grants, which will open again on 8 September and close 1 October 2023.

Learn more about how AAV can support artists through grants and auspicing here.

Find more of Joe’s work on his Linktree. Follow him at Monty Art on Facebook and @monteleone_art on Instagram.

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