Installation, Sculpture, Wall work
Having spent much of her childhood travelling with her Dutch family exploring the rich and diverse cultures of the world, artist, designer and stylist Joslin Koolen describes herself as a gatherer of all things eclectic, bold and disparate. With a practice founded on experimentation, she prefers to express herself in multi-disciplinary ways, transforming the conceptual into innovative, engaging outcomes through the well-worn process of experimentation, improvisation and interpretation.
After studying Interior Design at the University of South Australia, Koolen spent more than a decade working in floristry while enjoying various other creative pursuits before establishing A.nouk. Combining Koolen’s creative passions, A.nouk crafts contemporary, tactile plant and floral installations, offers styling services, and produces a bespoke, locally made collection of vessels, stands and made-to-spec pieces.
2015, Bold & embellished, Brick + Mortar, Norwood, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2014, Windows to the Soul, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2010, Floral Projections, Mary Martin Bookstore, Norwood, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2010, In my own skin, Tin Cat Café & Gallery, Kent Town, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2009, Road to India, Higherground Art Space, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2015, Facets: Florals + Forms, Brick + Mortar, Norwood, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2015, Adaption open-air installation, SALA festival, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2013, Home lines, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2012, Tapestry of Life, Tin Cat Café & Gallery, Kent Town, Adelaide, SA, Australia
1999-2000, Certificate IV Business Management Traineeship - Floristry, Adelaide Flower House, Parkside, Adelaide, SA, Australia
1994-1997, Bachelor of Design - Interior design, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2016, Life with Cujo, Private Commission
2015, Beauty Abstracted, Private Commission
2015, The Space In-between, Private Commission
2009, Transformation, Acrylic on canvas, Private Commission
2009, Union, Acrylic on canvas, Private Commission
01 May 2018
Sculptural art planter by A.nouk is now installed at Gallery Adelaide, Waymouth. This piece was commissioned by Gallery Adelaide, Waymouth through Well Made.
06 Apr 2017
Read about Joslin Koolen's love of plants in the 'Secrets of Garden Blog'. Joslin talks about growing up in The Netherlands and being surrounded by indoor plants as well as the wonderful fields and meadows of her childhood.
01 May 2016
Featured in the May edition of The Adelaide Review. Read the full article on the link below.