Jono Bateman was born in Sydney, Australia in 1963.
Jono is a visual environmental artist who draws and paints in inks, acrylics and natural organic materials on paper and canvas.
His semi abstract work depicts elements of the natural world and the processes that occur within it. Jono focuses on micro, macro and aerial views of his subjects to give the viewer a renewed perspective. He uses his art to engage the viewer in environmental issues.
Jono studied at the Seven Hills Queensland College of Art where he completed a Diploma of Graphic Design in 1983. He has since applied his technical skills to Tshirt printing, signwriting and advertising before focussing on fine arts.
More recently, Jono has held exhibitions at the Rosebed St Gallery in Eudlo on the Sunshine Coast.
He also exhibited in Sunshine Coast Council’s Tree Line exhibition at the Maleny Wood Expo in 2011 and as a professional artist for the Gold Coast Council’s “Swells” Sculptural Trails “Animals with Attitude” exhibition.
Recent exhibitions include:
- 2016 Sunshine Coast Show Society finalist (first and second place)
- July 2014: “Friends of Sunshine Coast Regional Art Gallery
- December 2013: “Smalls” Exhibition, Rosebed St Gallery, Eudlo
- March 2013: “Animals with Attitude”, Gold Coast Council’s “Swells” Sculptural Trails
- July 2012: “Elements” collaboration with Rosebed St Gallery owners Maya Carter-Malins and Annie Burns
- March 2011: “Rediscovered Perspectives” Exhibition, Rosebed St Gallery
- February 2011: “Out of the Woodwork” Exhibition, Rosebed St Gallery
- May 2010: “Figs in the Forest”: A Tree Line project with Barung Land Care, Maleny.
Planned for Sept 2017, Solo Exhibition “The Thin Green Line” Sunshine Coast Arts and Ecology Centre.