Joseph Attard

In 1980 Joseph was Harold Freedman’s assistant on Harold's renowned mosaic and painted murals.

History Told in Glass”, “The Legend of fire”, “History of Horseracing”
9 years with Harold gave Joseph a strong grounding in the classical approach to painting.

Joseph’s portraits capture the emotion and mood of people. He uses chiaroscuro to create drama, giving the sense of a real presence of a person.

His landscapes are ethereal, evocative, dramatic and full of light portraying the dreamtime pristine quality and the majesty of Gods creation.

Joseph teaches classes at the Diamond Valley Arts Society, also gives demonstrations and workshops.


2005 - Pastel Society of Victoria – Best Figure painting in show

2003 -Diamond Valley Artist Society Acquisition Show – Best in show – Best pastel

2002 - The Australian Art Excellence Medallion

2001 - The Alice Bale Award for oil painting.

2001 - The Tom Roberts Award – portraiture (Heidelberg Heritage Artists).

2001 - Australian Guild of Realist Artists Winter Exhibition prize.

2000 - The John Balmain Award for figure drawing,

Finalist 2001-2003 Alice Bale Travel Award.  

Finalist 2001- Camberwell Prize Travel Award.