About the artist
Joshua Charadia is a visual artist living and working in Sydney. In his work, Charadia casts an aesthetic and critical eye on the complex forms of Australia’s industrial landscape. He explores the nature of perception and awareness by closely examining these ubiquitous yet overlooked scenes. Working from photographs, he employs the “slow” mediums of oil paint and charcoal to afford time to these images, usually seen in passing or from a distance.
Charadia received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Art School, Sydney in 2017. He has presented solo exhibitions in Sydney and Katoomba, and been featured in group exhibitions throughout Australia. Charadia has been a finalist in numerous art prizes, including the prestigious Sulman Prize (2020) and Dobell Drawing Prize (2021, 2019). In 2021 Charadia won the South West Sydney Award at the Fisher's Ghost Art Award, in 2020 he was awarded People’s Choice at the Adelaide Perry Prize, and in 2018 he won 2nd place at the Belle ArtStart Prize. His works are held in the National Art School collection and private collections around Australia.