Joseph L. Griffiths
Constant Ecology project, 'Tideline', is a research-based project that re-orients our perception of the city in relation to its waterline. Recent modelling has forecast sea-level rise of up to 2 meters by 2100. During the residency Joseph will map the future high-water mark around Melbourne’s inter-tidal zones and document the historical diversions, dredging, channelization and drainage works that have expanded the city’s tide-line.
Joseph L. Griffiths completed an MFA from Monash MADA in 2018 (supervisors: Callum Morton and Nicholas Mangan) and a BFA from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2007. Exhibitions include Gertrude Glasshouse (2020), MACRO Testaccio, Rome (2016), Villa Medicis, Rome (2016), Centrum, Berlin (2016), The British School at Rome (2016), 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014), Station Gallery, Melbourne (2014), Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Denmark (2013), Atelier Richelieu, Paris (2013), and Next Wave Festival, Melbourne (2012). He has received funding from Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne and undertaken residencies in Sydney, Rome, Copenhagen, Paris, Mauritius, and regional France. His works are held in private collections in Australia and France and Esbjerg Kunstmuseum in Denmark. Joseph is a current studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary.