Janice Gobey

Janice Gobey

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

About Janice Gobey

Janice Gobey is a Melbourne artist working in both oil painting and installation. Gobey’s work is a subtle play between figurative and abstract elements, woven together with autobiographical content, memories and the sub-conscious. She creates an alternate reality which is both beautiful and disturbing.



Masters in Visual Art, 1st Class Honours, University of Melbourne's, Victorian College of the Arts
Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Art, University of Melbourne's, Victoria College of the Arts
Bachelor of Arts, University of South Africa, Psychology and Sociology


I was selected as a finalist for the Kennedy Art Prize, the Sunshine Coast Art Prize as well as the Toyota Community Spirit Sculpture Prize.
I have completed a number of international artist residencies:
NG Creative Artist Residency, Provence, France
Leipzig International Artist Program, Germany
London Summer Intensive, collaborative residency between The Slade and Camden Arts Centre
Summer Painting Intensive at the School of Visual Arts, New York
Point B, New York


I have exhibited my work in Melbourne, Johannesburg, London, Berlin, Leipzig, New York and Provence. I have held several solo exhibitions at fortyfivedownstairs, Rubicon ARI, Alternating Current Art Space, and was selected as one of the artists for the Linden New Art Innovators program. I have also exhibited in a number of curated exhibitions such as The f Word at Ararat Rural Gallery, Fixation at the Town Hall Gallery and the f Generation at George Paton Gallery.