Joe Furlonger is regarded as one of Australia′s most respected landscape painters. He is a nine time finalist in the Archibald Prize, winner of the Moet & Chandon Fellowship and the Fleurieu Art Prize for Landscape.
Furlonger′s work oscillates between figuration and abstraction. His paintings often depict the expansive, semi-arid regions of the Australian landscape and the harbours of Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales.
"Restlessly creative, Furlonger draws every day - he draws incessantly, with pencil, charcoal, brush, pen or crayon. He has filled countless sketchbooks and completed a large body of works on paper. These drawings are both preparatory studies for paintings and self-sufficient works of art. The quick, spontaneous transfer of his observations onto paper is at the heart of all Furlonger′s artistic activities, from painting and printmaking to ceramics and sculpture." - John McDonald, New Contemporaries
His work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia; The National Gallery of Victoria; The Queensland Art Gallery; The Art Gallery of New South Wales; The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, as well as numerous private collections.